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How to Make Chantilly Cake

You've never tasted a cake like this (unless you're from New Orleans).


How to Make a Battenberg Cake Recipe

This classic British dessert is stunning to look at and full of delicious, almond marzipan sweetness. Our Battenberg Cake recipe...


Lazy Cake

This lazy cake will fix that sweet tooth craving. The no-bake treat is made with cookie pieces stirred with hazelnut...


How to Make Vintage Poor Man’s Cake

No money? No problem! Try this vintage cake recipe, appropriately named poor man's cake.

This Chocolate Kahlua Cake from 1981 Will Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Who could pass on a dessert made with chocolate, coffee and Kahlua?


We Made an Andes Candies Chocolate-Mint Whipped Cream Cake from 1968

This vintage Andes chocolate cake is layered with dreamy layers of mint whipped cream. Here's how to make it!

Here’s What Happened When We Made This 1950 Recipe for “Magic Tomato Soup C...

This tomato soup cake has to be one of the more unusual recipes we've come across!


Turkey Cake

Create a simple centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dessert table. This turkey cake comes together fast with the help of a...


Banana Pudding Cake

I love to make cakes, and my family loves banana pudding. One day while brainstorming in the kitchen, I came...


We Made the Iconic Duncan Hines Double-Layer Pineapple Upside-Down Cake and It’s ...

The classic pineapple upside-down cake has been a go-to dessert for decades. But the Duncan Hines double-layer pineapple upside down-cake...

We Tried Betty Crocker’s Original Recipe for Apple Cinnamon Cake

With just a few ingredients, you'll have Betty Crocker's Apple Cinnamon Cake on the table in no time.


We Tried Joanna Gaines’ Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake Recipe (and You Should, Too)

An ooey-gooey Bundt cake with plenty of chocolate flavor? Yes, please! Joanna Gaines' chocolate chip Bundt cake is a recipe...


How to Make Easy Wacky Cake

What makes this treat "wacky" is also what makes it super easy to whip up if you're craving chocolate! Here's...


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Gooey Butter Cake

A friend gave me a quick version of this gooey butter cake recipe using a cake mix, but I prefer...


Homemade Confetti Cake

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

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Strawberry Buttermilk Skillet Shortcake

This scratch-made strawberry buttermilk cake is a family favorite. The recipe is over 100 years old, and I remember my...


How to Bake Chocolate Layer Cake from Scratch

Learn how to make a chocolate layer cake that's sure to impress all your party guests. This decadent cake has...


Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes

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My granddaughter Sydney has acquired a love of baking. While I was visiting her in Tampa, we made these light,...


Our Favorite Frosting Tools for Bakery Window-Worthy Cakes

Serious about cake decorating? We've rounded up the most essential frosting tools you need to create professional-looking cakes.


Butter Pound Cake

Whether garnished with fresh berries and sprigs of rosemary or just served plain, this rich cake is fabulous. It bakes...


Unicorn Cake

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


Cranberry Sauce Cake

This moist cake is so easy to make because it mixes in one bowl. Slice it at the table so...


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Hummingbird Cake

This impressive hummingbird cake is my dad’s favorite, so I always make it for his birthday. It makes a memorable...


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Classic Tres Leches Cake

Tres leches means "three milks." This cake gets its name because it uses three kinds of milk—evaporated, condensed and cream....

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Ganache-Topped Chocolate Cake

To say this cake is elegant would be an understatement. It’s worthy of special occasions, but once you learn


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Banana Split Icebox Cake

One day a friend showed me how to make a traditional icebox cake with just cream and graham crackers. I...


Contest-Winning Chocolate Potato Cake

I won grand champion honors in a potato festival baking contest with this moist chocolate cake. The icing recipe can...


Chocolate Guinness Cake

One bite and everyone will propose a toast to this silky-smooth chocolate Guinness cake. The cream cheese frosting reminds me...


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Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

My 3-year-old son loves these vanilla bean cupcakes! Vanilla bean flecks give the moist, tender cupcakes special-occasion status. —Alysha Braun,...


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7UP Pound Cake

My grandmother gave me this 7UP pound cake recipe. On top of being delicious, this 7UP cake represents family tradition,...