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A slice of cake on a plate.

Monastic Hut CakeI want to share with you a recipe for a cake that everyone in my family loves very much. This cake has a pyramid shape, with so-called pastry "tubes" that have sour cherry (tart cherry) filling and sweet cream outside. This cake looks impressive, is very delicious, simple, easy to assemble and can be made ahead.


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Mandarin Orange CakeCombine all ingredients in one bowl and beat 2 1/2-3 minutes. Bake 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees F in 8 inch buttered pan.


Finishing the cake with whipped cream.

Quick Fruit CakeThis is a real summer treat that is made very quickly. It will take you about 20 minutes to prepare it. It contains only a few ingredients, is not baked and is great if you have surprise guests who want to serve something sweet.


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Applesauce Crazy CakeA crazy or wacky cake is missing a traditional ingredient. This one has no eggs, so it is good for those times when eggs are expensive, you ran out of eggs, need to watch your cholesterol or there is an allergy.


A Dutch apple cake before cutting.

Dutch Apple Cake RecipesDutch apple cake is batter layered with sliced apples and fall seasonings. It is also referred to as apple pie and is likely the basis for our classic All American dessert.


The completed mango buttercream cakes.

Mango Buttercream CakeMango is a very common fruit in my place. Our favorite delicacy that's made of mangoes is the dried ones and green mangoes with shrimp paste. This time, I'm going to share my newly learned sponge cake with ripe mango filling and mango buttercream.


A piece of Juicy Pear Cake with whipped cream on top.

Juicy Pear CakeThis delicious cake is laced with the flavours and textures of perfectly ripe pears. You make the batter a bit on the thick side so the juices from the pears will run through to give it a perfect consistency when it's done baking. It smells heavenly, too. I hope you try this cake!


A loaf of citrus pound cake.

Super Moist Citrus Pound CakeThis citrus-flavored pound cake is moist and delicious, perfect with a cup of coffee or tea. These pretty loaves would also make a good gift.


Apple Plum Cake on plate

Making Rustic Apple Plum CakeWhen you have an a lot of fresh fruit this rustic apple plum cake is a great way to use it. The fruit is placed on top of a old German cake recipe.


Blueberry cake cut into squares.

Blueberry Cake RecipesWhether you are baking a tea cake with a yummy crumb topping or a delicious lemon blueberry breakfast cake, the blueberry lovers in your family will thank you. Try some of the recipes found on this page.


Butterscotch Banana Cake on plate

Sticky Butterscotch Banana CakeThe surprise ingredient in this banana and butterscotch chip cake is the liquid from a can of garbanzo beans, 5 egg whites can be substituted. You will love the sticky sauce that forms at the bottom of this light fluffy cake. The recipe for sticky butterscotch banana cake is found on this page.



baked nectarine cake

Nectarine Cinnamon Banana CakeThis baked from scratch, cinnamon, nectarine, banana, and coconut powder cake is to die for. The recipe and instructions are right here. Start preheating the oven.


Lemon Glazed Mango Bundt cake on plate

Lemon Glazed Mango Bundt CakeMango and lemon are combined to make this tropical bundt cake. It's perfect for a family dessert or to accompany a cup of coffee or tea.


finished Strawberry Lime Cake

Strawberry Lime Cake RecipeStrawberries and lime are a perfect summer flavor combination. Make this delicious cake for a special occasion or potluck.


Crumb-Topped Blueberry Cake

Crumb-Topped Blueberry CakeThis delicious and simple blueberry cake is topped with a nutty crumb topping. You can use either fresh or frozen blueberries, making this a recipe you can enjoy year round. This page contains a crumb-topped blueberry cake recipe.


Naked berry cake surrounded by berries.

Berry Cake RecipesIf you have a bunch of fresh berries on hand or have frozen berries just waiting to be used, here are some delicious berry cake recipes to try. This page contains berry cake recipes.


Strawberry Soda Pop Cake

Strawberry Soda Pop CakeEnhance the flavor of fresh strawberries with a can of summery strawberry soda. This is a page about making strawberry soda pop cake.


Slice of Blueberry Cake.

KFC Blueberry CakeThis favorite fast food dessert can be made in the comfort of your own home. This page contains a recipe for KFC blueberry cake.


baked Lemon Berry Cake

Lemon Berry CakeThis delicious and moist cake is perfect to serve for any occasion! You cannot go wrong with this Lemon Raspberry Blueberry Cake.


Slice of apple raspberry crumb cake on a white plate.

Apple Raspberry Crumb CakeChopped apples, raspberry jam, oatmeal, and ricotta cheese help make this a delicious cake, down to the last crumb. This is a page about making apple raspberry crumb cake.


Apple Crown Cake on plate

Apple Crown CakeThis is my mother's apple cake recipe that I've made my own. I now make it for her to treat her like royalty (it resembles a crown)! The added applesauce not only enhances the apple flavour, but also makes it very moist. The almond flour gives it some weight and character. This is one of my favourite cakes. Thanks, Queen Mum! ;)


Vegan Pineapple Banana Cake on plate

Vegan Pineapple Banana CakeVegan cake is easy to make and adding some fruit flavor with pineapple and banana is delicious and a little healthier. This page contains vegan pineapple banana cake.


Applesauce Raisin Cake with Butter Cream Icing

Applesauce Raisin Cake RecipeThis is a page about applesauce raisin cake with butter cream icing. Applesauce raisin cake is a delicious treat your whole family will enjoy.


Three Layer Coconut-Pineapple Cake

Three Layer Coconut-Pineapple CakeThis is a page about three layer coconut-pineapple cake. The tropical flavors of coconut and pineapple combine to make this delicious layer cake.


sour cream mango cake

Mango Cake RecipesA delicious cake can be made with the addition of this wonderful tropical fruit. This page contains mango cake recipes.


Upside Down Cake

Upside Down Cake RecipesThis page contains upside down cake recipes. In addition to the popular pineapple upside down cake, you can use a variety of other fruits to make similar delicious dessert cakes.



Banana Cake

Banana Cake RecipesThis page contains banana cake recipes. Ripe bananas are commonly used for making quick bread, but these sweet fruit are equally delicious baked into a moist cake.



Banana Upside Down Cake RecipesThis page contains banana upside down cake recipes. Enjoy bananas in a delicious cake.



Fruitcake RecipesA tasty medley of dried fruits, nuts, spices, and sometimes brandy are the basis for the often maligned, but delicious winter treat. This page contains fruitcake recipes.


Poor Man's Cake

Poor Man's Cake RecipesThis page contains poor man's cake recipes. Recipes of this type have been popular since the Great Depression and can be served as a simpler, less expensive alternative to the traditional fruitcake during the holidays too.


Cake using Dole pineapple.

Dole Pineapple Cake Recipes?This page contains Dole pineapple cake recipes. Food companies often print recipes on their cans. Dole pineapple has periodically published recipes on their labels, including some for cakes.


Banana Pound Cake

Banana Pound Cake RecipesThis page contains banana pound cake recipes. Fruit flavored pound cakes are easy to make.


Fresh Pears

Fresh Pear Cake RecipesThis page contains fresh pear cake recipes. When they are in season fresh pears are delicious when baked into a cake.


Fruit Cocktail Cake Recipes

Fruit Cocktail Cake RecipesThis page contains fruit cocktail cake recipes. For a delicious mixed fruit flavor, make a fruit cocktail cake for your next event or dinner.


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Pineapple Sour Cream Cake RecipesThis page contains pineapple sour cream cake recipes. If you love pineapple cake, try this variation.


Jewish apple cake on plate

Jewish Apple Cake RecipesThis page contains Jewish apple cake recipes. A delicious cake for any time of year.


Photo of a piece of pineapple angel food cake.

Pineapple Angel Food Cake RecipesThis page contains pineapple angel food cake recipes. A simple delicious dessert can be made with these ingredients.


Peach Cake

Peach Cake RecipesThis page contains peach cake recipes. Peaches are a delicious addition in many desserts.


Apple Cake Recipes

Apple Cake RecipesA delicious, moist, apple cake is the perfect fall dessert. This page contains apple cake recipes.


Cranberry Upside Down Cake

Cranberry Cake RecipesThis page contains cranberry cake recipes. The tart flavor of cranberries is a great addition when making a cake, for the holidays or anytime.


Applesauce Cake

Applesauce Cake RecipesThis page contains applesauce cake recipes. Applesauce is a healthy addition in a cake and eliminates the need for shortening or butter in many recipes.



Strawberry cake viewed up close from above

Strawberry Cake RecipesStrawberries are delicious when used to make a strawberry cake. This page contains strawberry cake recipes.


Fruit cake loaf.

Fruit Cake RecipesThis page contains fruit cake recipes. Love it or hate it fruit cake is a long standing traditional holiday treat.


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Strawberry DelightIt's delightfully delicious. Perfect for summer days.


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Blueberry Cake Recipe for 200 People?I would like a recipe for blueberry cake for 200, or any way to use blueberries.


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Fresh Apple Cake Cream sugars and margarine, then stir in eggs. Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with the milk. Add chopped apples. Pour into a greased and floured 9x13 inch baking pan.


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Dark Fruit Cake Recipe?I am looking for a recipe for a dark rich fruit cake, one that is nice and moist. I want it for a Christmas cake.


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Eggless Fruit LoafA tea time loaf good for vegetarians,slice and spread with butter have it with a cup of tea.


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Healthy Apple Spice CakeI found a way to make apple spice cake that is healthy for us. Here it is


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Almond Pear CakeIn a food processor, combine almonds and 1/2 cup sugar. Cover and process until blended; transfer to a bowl. Stir in flour and salt. Melt 4 Tbsp. butter; whisk in eggs and milk; stir into almond mixture.


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"Ice Box" Fruit CakeUse a rolling pin to crush graham crackers into fine crumbs. Put the crumbs in a large mixing bowl, with cut up candied cherries, raisins, cut up dates, and chopped walnuts. Mix well.


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Blueberry CakeCream together the butter and sugar. Beat the eggs and vanilla together. Combine the flour, salt and baking powder together and fold it in the blueberries. Combine the two mixtures and pour into a greased and floured tube pan.


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Icebox Fruitcake Recipe?I need a recipe for icebox fruitcake. I know it has marshmallow cream, pecans, raisins and graham crackers. I just don't know how much of each.


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Rhubarb ShortcakeSlice enough rhubarb to cover bottom of a greased baking dish. Mix rest of ingredients to make cake. Pour over rhubarb. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon, if desired. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-45 minutes.


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Lemon Lime Refrigerator CakeBake cake in a 9x13 inch pan as directed on box. Poke holes in cake with a fork, after it has baked 20 minutes. Mix lime gelatin and boiling water, cool. Pour over cake when cool.


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Prune Cake RecipeI am trying to find a recipe for a prune cake my neighbor used to make when I was a child. The recipe called for baby food prunes and apricot juice. It had a glaze that soaked into the cake and made it very moist.


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Old-Fashioned Dried Apple CakeCream butter and sugar together in large bowl. Add jam and apples, beating well. Sift dry ingredients together. Combine 1 cup flour mixture with raisins, nuts and dates, tossing to coat.


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Banana Crunch CakeCombine margarine, frosting mix and oats in bowl, stirring until crumbly; set aside. Mix next 3 ingredients in large bowl until smooth.


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Date CakeMix soda in 1 cup boiling water and pour over dates. Cool. Mix 1 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon butter and egg. Sift salt and baking powder into flour.


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Banana Chocolate Cake With Coffee FrostingPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream butter and sugar; add lightly beaten eggs and baking soda dissolved in sour cream. Beat well and add mashed bananas, flour, salt and vanilla.


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Lemon Pecan CakeCream butter and sugar well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, and beat well after each. Add extract. Mix in sifted dry ingredients. Stir in pecans and oil. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45-60 minutes in greased and floured bundt pan


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Red Plum CakeCream sugar, oil and eggs. Sift together flour, spices, soda and salt and add to creamed mixture, mixing well. Add red plums, food coloring and pecans and mix. Pour in greased and floured bundt or tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.


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Ambrosia CakeCut cake crosswise into three layers, Combine sour cream, crushed pineapple, coconut flakes, and brown sugar. Place the bottom layer of cake on serving platter; top with 1/3 of the pineapple mixture.


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Apple CakeSeveral recipes for Apple Cake


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Apple Cake With SauceCream sugar and margarine, add beaten eggs. Sift together dry ingredients. Add. Add chopped apples and nuts. Put into 9x13 inch pan. Bake 45 minutes at 350 degrees F.


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Apple Cake with Cream Cheese FrostingBeat sugar and oil to blend. Add eggs. Beat in rest of ingredients until well blended, 1-2 minutes. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Cool.


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Harvest Apple Upside-Down CakePreheat oven to 350 degrees F. For topping, pour butter into 9 inch square baking pan; tilt pan to evenly coat bottom of pan. In small bowl, combine walnuts, brown sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle evenly onto bottom of pan.


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Blueberry Pound CakeIn a saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and cranberry juice concentrate until smooth. Add the blueberries. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.


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Plum Good CakeCombine ingredients. Stir in 1 cup nuts, if desired, and bake in greased bundt pan for 1 hour at 350 degrees F.


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Blueberry Surprise CakeGrease 9x13 inch baking pan. Space marshmallows evenly across the bottom.combine blueberries and their juice with the dry gelatin in a separate bowl; set aside.


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Citrus Mini CakesIn a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, water, eggs and oil. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Fill well-greased miniature muffin cups two-thirds (2/3) full.


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Dried Apple Stack CakeCream sugar, shortening, molasses, then add egg and buttermilk, mix well. Stir in dry ingredients together with vinegar-soda mixture.


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Strawberries-and-Cream Roll Mash 1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries with a potato masher or fork. Beat cream and sugar in a medium size bowl with electric mixer until stiff peaks form when beaters are lifted.


Strawberry Soda Pop Cake

Strawberry Soda Pop CakeTwo recipes for Strawberry Soda Cake


Lemon Glazed Mango Bundt cake on plate

Lemon Glazed Mango Bundt CakeIt's mango season so I'm really enjoying all the huge mango sales. This is pretty dense mango cake with a lovely, zesty lemon glaze that beautifully punches through it. This recipe calls for mostly basic ingredients and serves 8 to 10.


Apple Cake

Apple CakeA great way to use apples and make a delicious homemade cake.


A slice of autumn grape cake with whipped cream.

Autumn Grape CakeI love this cake, especially for the autumn season. It's got both grapes and raisins in it. I serve it warm with a ginger lime honey reduction syrup. It's very easy to make but incredibly elegant. I hope you try it. :)


finished Strawberry Lime Cake

Strawberry Lime CakeThis is an elegant looking yet easy to make cake for these warmer months. The juice from the strawberries seep into the sponge and makes for a really moist cake. Using both the juice and the zest of the limes really gives it a nice kick. I hope you enjoy this cake!


Cake with whipped cream topping.

Banana Cake with Built-In Butterscotch SauceThis cake is so delicious and incredibly easy to make. The best part about it is the butterscotch drizzling sauce is made at the same time, right under the cake in the same pan. All in one goodness!


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Recipe for Pineapple Pound Cake?I saw a recipe for pineapple pound cake. Does anyone have this recipe?


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Banana Upside Down Cake?Does anyone have a banana upside down cake recipe?


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Chocolate Fruit Cake Recipe?I need the recipe for a fruit cake that has cocoa powder in it and sliced almonds around the side. It was in the San Francisco Chronicle or the San Mateo Times in the 60s or 70s.


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KFC Blueberry Cake Recipe?Can frozen blueberries be used in the huckleberry cake from KFC?


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Fruitcake Recipe Using Bourbon?I am looking for a fruitcake recipe that uses bourbon or wine. A grandparent had a recipe many years ago but has passed on and no one has her recipe. I would appreciate someone sharing their recipe if possible.


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Luau Cake?I am looking for a recent post for a luau cake. It was a can of pineapple crushed mixed with an angel food cake mix with cool whip for icing and then roasted coconut I believe.


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