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

    Baby Shark Cake

    It doesn't take much to add a fun theme to a birthday party. This simply decorated baby shark cake, plus...


    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...


    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!...

    PB & Banana French Toast Bake

    This is a nice treat for breakfast or brunch. Peanut butter is tasty and full of protein. Spread jam or...


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    Best Vanilla Cake

    There's a reason this vanilla cake recipe is the best. Adding creamy vanilla bean paste into the moist, rich cake...

    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,...


    Coastal Coconut Cream Cake

    This is my son's county fair cake. He was awarded a top-10 prize and auctioned his coconut cream cake off...


    Ginger Spice Cake

    I make this spice cake every year during the holidays. It has such lovely rich ginger flavor and dense texture,...

    Shortcut Peppermint Layer Cake

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


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    Tuscan Sun Orange Cranberry Cake

    This recipe came to be through much trial and error. Growing up, my family used farina flour in desserts, and...


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    The No-Fail Way to Grease a Cake Pan

    The Taste of Home Test Kitchen shows you how to prepare your cake pan. Say goodbye to cakes that stick.


    Black Walnut Layer Cake

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


    Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake

    Years ago, I added some zucchini to a peanut butter bar I had created, and this time I wanted to...

    Unicorn Cake

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


    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,...


    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...


    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...


    Honey-Coconut Sticky Buns

    Thanks to a friend, I got my hands on this easy recipe for sticky buns and tweaked it. Sprinkle them...


    Sausage-Apple Breakfast Bread

    To make breakfast a little more satisfying, I added sausage to a sweet quick bread. Serve this bread warm, nestled...


    Chocolate & Grand Marnier Cake

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

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    Banana Pecan Cake with Coconut Frosting

    One of my brothers always requested this banana cake for his birthday. When my mom entered the cake recipe to...


    Lemon Layer Cake

    This citrusy cake with a luscious cream cheese frosting will garner plenty of applause. The flavor, a duet of sweet...


    White Chocolate Cake with Peaches

    Topped with a to-die-for white chocolate frosting, this cake looks and tastes like a professional made it. I like to...


    Blue Ribbon Red Velvet Cake

    This two-layer beauty features a striking red interior. It calls for more baking cocoa than most red velvet cakes, making...


    Maple-Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

    Every year my family and I visit our local pumpkin patch. Afterward, we come home and enjoy our first autumn...


    Majestic Pecan Cake

    This recipe truly lives up to its name. The pecan-dotted cake is stacked in three layers, and made-from-scratch frosting is...