Potluck Recipes

Looking for potluck recipes? Impress friends and family with these crowd-pleasing potluck ideas that range from easy appetizers and sides to elegant dinners and desserts.

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Coconut Chiffon Cake

Toasted coconut adds visual appeal to this tall and impressive cake. With an airy texture and heavenly coconut-ginger flavor,it's a lovely end to meals throughout the year.

Heavenly Surprise Mini Cupcakes

“My grandmother was an accomplished baker, and this was one of the many special treats she liked to make. It's...


Favorite Italian Cake

Marilyn Morel
KEENE, NEW HAMPSHIRE

Here’s a scrumptious cake that melts in your mouth and makes you say, “Mil...


Coconut Cream Cake

Have the urge to splurge? Try Deborah Protzman's moist and mouthwatering cake. "No one who's ever eaten a piece can...


Crumb-Topped Cranberry Cake

This dessert has something for everyone—moist yellow cake, cream cheese filling and cranberry-coconut topping. Serve it at breakfast, lunch and...

Pina Colada Icebox Cake

This icebox cake has all of the flavors of a pina colada. It takes just one bite to escape to...


Aloha Cupcakes

A friend asked me to make a coconut and pineapple cupcake for a gathering she was hosting. Everyone agreed that...

Sad Cake

Sad is such a misnomer for the name. The simple-to-make cake—it takes only 10 minutes to mix up—is sweet, chewy...


Pistachio and Coconut Cake

This coconut cake is good any time of the year, but the color is perfect for St. Patrick's Day. The...


German Chocolate Lazy Daisy Cake

Traditional German chocolate cake gets a whole new spin with this inventive version that's finished off under the high heat...


Black Walnut Coconut Cake

I’ve been making cakes for over 60 years, and this is one of my favorites. I’m often asked to bring...

Chocolate Macaroon Cake

"This cake is always popular with chocolate lovers, including my five children," notes Saburo Aburano of Ann Arbor, Michigan. "I...


Best Coconut Chocolate Cake

I hope other families enjoy this chocolate coconut cake as much as my family does. I've given almost 100 copies...


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Coconut Gingerbread Cake

This unusual dessert came from a little book I bought at a flea market many years ago. The broiled orange-coconut...


Pecan Pound Cake

This cake always turns out great. It's wonderful with a steaming cup of coffee on a chilly winter day.


Cranberry Coconut Cake with Marshmallow Cream Frosting

Filled with a homemade cranberry curd and smothered with one of the fluffiest frostings you've ever had, this tall cake...

Holiday Snow Globe Cake

I can change up the decorations on this cake depending on the holiday—or birthday. My daughter loves this Christmas version....


Southern Lane Cake

I just love this southern-style dessert, and so do dinner guests. With pecans, cherries and raisins in the filling and...


Easter Basket Cupcakes

My mother and I would make these when I was growing up, and I had just as much fun sharing...


Lemon-Filled Coconut Cake

One of my coworkers brought this cake to a luncheon almost 40 years ago. It was so delicious that I...


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Holiday Snowflake Cake

The coconut sprinkled on this old-fashioned, fluffy white cake gives the impression of snow, without the cold. It's a beautiful...


Six-Layer Coconut Cake with Lemon Filling

I found this recipe when going through my grandmother's old files. It was originally made with an orange filling, but...


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Coconut Italian Cream Cake

I’d never tasted an Italian cream cake before moving to Colorado. Now I bake for people in the area, and...


White Chocolate Coconut Cake

This eye-catching cake is my own creation. The white "snowball" look makes it the perfect choice for a holiday celebration....

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Pina Colada Tube Cake

We named this a “pina colada” cake because it has coconut, pineapple and rum. It’s a soothing finish at the...


German Chocolate Tres Leches Cake

I first tried tres leches cake while in Ecuador several years ago. Since then, I’ve changed it up by adding...


Coconut Pecan Cupcakes

Pecan lovers have lots to cheer about with these flavorful cupcakes. I created the recipe for my best friend, Ann,...


Coconut Layer Cake

"This dessert is my specialty - it's great for wedding or baby showers," offers Marilyn Dick, a field editor from...


Lazy Daisy Cake

We couldn't wait until Mom sliced this old-fashioned cake with its caramel-like frosting, loaded with chewy coconut. Even after one...


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Incredible Coconut Cake

I found this coconut cake recipe in a newspaper many years ago and modified it to suit my taste. This...