Cake Recipes

See the best cake recipes. Trusted recipes for chocolate cake, white cake, banana cakes, and carrot cakes with photos and tips from home cooks.

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Pumpkin Cake III

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"I have made this twice now: once in a Bundt pan and once as cupcakes. A hit!" – Ruby Lembach

Apple Crumble Coffee Cake

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Finally, after all these years, I've come up with a solution for people who can't decide whether to make an apple crumble or coffee cake. This features the best things about both of those recipes. It's like baking a crumb-topped coffee cake on top of another coffee cake!

Grandma's Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake

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This is hands-down my all-time favorite cake! I fell in love making it after my grandmother shared the recipe with me. This cake is super quick, easy, and fun to make! Definitely recommend this for first time bakers and anyone else who would love to take a bite out of a delicious chocolate Texas sheet cake.

Apple Upside-Down Cake

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This apple upside-down cake is a wonderful twist on an old favorite. Will have your mouth watering as it bakes, because it smells as good as it tastes! Large and tasty enough for family gatherings, potlucks, parties, etc.

Maple Buttercream Frosting

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This is a very sweet frosting - it reminds me of maple candy.

Grandma's Skillet Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

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This skillet pineapple upside-down cake is baked in a cast iron skillet and served warm. It is wonderful!

Spiced Orange Olive Oil Cake

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With just a touch of sweetness, this olive oil cake has a hint of orange zest and five-spice powder. If you don't eat it all the first day, cut it into cubes and layer with whipped cream and oranges, or toast and slather with honey.

Nutella® Cream Cheese Pound Cake

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Not your traditional pound cake, but dense and creamy just like the original. This uses cream cheese and yogurt instead of butter for a bit of tang then gets swirled with Nutella® for a rich cocoa and nutty addition. It also contains less sugar.

Cranberry Upside-Down Sour Cream Cake

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I received this recipe a couple of years ago from a friend and get rave reviews from everyone each time I prepare it. It is not only delicious, but very pretty for a holiday table. Great for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Cream Cheese Frosting II

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This is a wonderfully creamy frosting that goes well with pumpkin bread, carrot cake, chocolate cake, on cookies, or between cookies. If you want chocolate frosting, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup cocoa, according to how rich you want it.
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Pumpkin Roll I

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An easy pumpkin roll dessert that tastes great.

Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

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A great alternative to pumpkin pie, especially for those cheesecake fans out there. Serve topped with whipped cream.
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Inspiration and Ideas

15 Fall Coffee Cakes

These tender cakes showcase warming spices, toasted nuts, cranberries, apples, and pumpkin.

Simple Cake Pops

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Everyone loves cake pops! They are simple to make, and you can create anything for any occasion. They are also nice small bites of dessert instead of large slices of cake or pie. Can be made up in partial batches and the remaining ingredients stored for a few weeks.