Comfort Food

Comfort food is food that stirs up fond foodie memories and makes you feel warm and cozy. These comfort food recipes deliver on that promise.

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    Almond Custard Cake

    This white cake pairs well with all sorts of frostings and fillings, but the chocolate frosting in this recipe is one of my favorites. Pressed for time? Add 1/2 tsp. of almond extract to a white cake mix instead. —Diane Shipley, Mentor, Ohio

    Layered Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

    This yellow cake will become your go-to recipe for birthdays, but the tender cake with flavorful chocolate buttercream is truly...


    Spiced Pomegranate-Pear Cake

    This special-occasion pomegranate cake is a delicious combination of tender cake, tart fruit and rich buttercream. It is also beautiful...


    Swedish Flop

    Swedish flop was one of my Gramma Esther's favorites. Found mainly in the Chicago area, this combination of fluffy yeasted...


    Homemade Boston Cream Pie

    This elegant-looking Boston cream pie is so easy to prepare. Our dinner guests always seem to enjoy it. —Jane Uphoff,...

    Confetti Birthday Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

    This is a moist confetti cake with lots of sprinkles and a whipped chocolate buttercream. It's perfect for birthday celebrations!...


    Confetti Birthday Drip Cake

    This is a moist and fluffy vanilla drip cake with lots of sprinkles and a whipped vanilla buttercream. It's almost...

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    Chocolate Pecan Pavlova

    This will definitely capture your taste buds! This recipe is one of my family's favorites—especially at the holidays. Although it...


    Wacky Argyle Cake

    This wacky cake will be the star of your ugly Christmas-sweater party. Have fun with the decorations, choosing the colors...


    Homemade Confetti Cake

    This is a moist and fluffy vanilla cake with lots of sprinkles and a whipped vanilla buttercream. It's almost impossible...


    Bee Sting Cake

    This bee sting cake (aka bienenstich) may look daunting, but it's well worth the effort. Take each step at a...

    Ganache-Topped Pumpkin Layer Cake

    My dreamy pumpkin cake with cream cheese filling and rich homemade chocolate ganache is perfect for any autumnal gathering....


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    Apple Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

    I am a healthy eater most of the time, but this apple spice cake is worth the splurge! Every year,...


    Shortcut Peppermint Layer Cake

    When I first made this cake it was snowing outside, the entire family was home, and we enjoyed it all...


    Poutine Cake

    Recently my daughter was talking about her favorite food, poutine. I was inspired and created a homemade poutine-inspired cake for...


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    Our Most Elegant Torte Recipes

    These stunning tortes taste as good as they look!

    Black Walnut Layer Cake

    My sister gave me the recipe for this beautiful cake years ago. The thin layer of frosting spread on the...


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    Reindeer Cake

    Whether you turn this cake into a reindeer or decorate it with your own creative vision, it’s a three-layer stunner...


    Unicorn Cake

    This magical unicorn cake tastes as good as it looks. Baking in smaller pans creates impressive height, and a few...


    Favorite Hazelnut-Mocha Torte

    When my daughter was newly married, one of the recipes she received was this wonderful torte. It looks gorgeous decorated...


    Chocolate & Grand Marnier Cake

    I was running out of ideas on what to make for a friend for her upcoming 50th so I made...


    Amaretto Cake with Buttercream Frosting

    I came up with this amaretto cake recipe because I was craving something that tasted like wedding cake. The texture...


    Three-Layer Chocolate Ganache Cake

    This decadent triple-layer beauty is pure chocolate indulgence. The cake layers can be frozen prior to final assembly; in fact,...


    Rich Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

    The combination of mocha and peanut butter will satisfy every sweet tooth at your table. The garnish is a little...

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    White Chocolate Fluffy Cake

    A former co-worker shared the recipe for this decadent cake. I fell in love with it. Forget the calorie count...


    Cranberry Orange Cake

    Here’s a bright and lovely addition for your dessert table! Mayonnaise is the secret ingredient that gives this cake its...


    Susan’s Favorite Mocha Cake

    My family insists on this mocha cake for our Christmas dinner. They refer it to as "the best cake in...


    Strawberry Rhubarb Torte

    This pretty, airy cake will delight your tastebuds! My children, especially my son, really enjoyed this dessert while they were...


    Chocolate Cappuccino Mousse Cake

    Layers of coffee-flavored angel food cake and decadent chocolate mousse are covered with a to-die-for buttercream frosting. Each slice of...


    Makeover Chocolate Mint Layer Cake

    With its minty, chocolate flavor and rich frosting, this cake tastes decadent. But it's really light! —Melissa Gleason, Sugar Grove,...