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Tillie’s Ginger Crumb Cake

6 reviews

This recipe goes back at least as far as my grandmother, who was born in the early 1900s. Our sons and I enjoy eating it in a bowl with milk poured on it—much to the dismay of my husband, who prefers it plain! —Kathy Nienow Clark, Byron, Michigan

Peanut Butter Banana Cake

19 reviews

I've had this well-worm recipe for as long as I've been married. I often make it for potluck functions. The...


Almond Snack Cake

17 reviews

My oldest son was allergic to chocolate, so I had to find goodies to make without it. These treats filled...


Grandma Riley’s Banana Cake

9 reviews

This favorite recipe has been passed down through my husband’s family. His grandmother wrote this out for me shortly after...


Zucchini Walnut Cake

24 reviews

What gardener doesn't have extra zucchini? When it's abundant, I shred and freeze plenty so I have it on hand...

Carrot Raisin Cake

3 reviews

A creamy frosting with a touch of vanilla and orange juice tops this deliciously moist cake. The room quiets down...


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

3 reviews

I have been baking this cake for friends and neighbors for years. It's an easy to make-and-take treat. —Kellie Moore,...


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Classic Chocolate Cake

89 reviews

If you need to learn how to make chocolate cake from scratch, this easy homemade chocolate cake recipe is a...


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Tropical Carrot Cake

37 reviews

I look forward to August because our family reunion means fun and great food, like this classic cake with the...


Grandma’s Applesauce Cake

13 reviews

This moist applesauce cake recipe is a treasured heirloom passed down from my Grandma Stuit, who cooked for a family...


Blueberry Snack Cake

17 reviews

I love blueberries and have many recipes calling for them. One of my favorites is this quick dessert. I always...


Chocolate Cherry Cake

5 reviews

This is a very quick and easy cake to make. It is fancy enough to serve to guests.—Lois Valley, Morgan...


Zucchini Carrot Spice Cake

5 reviews

My family adores sweets, and I like to serve treats like this that are good for them, too. The cake...