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How to Make a Brown Sugar Cake

The caramel flavor of this cake always makes it a hit. It pairs well with milk chocolate frosting. If you are baking this to assemble a jack o’lantern cake for a Halloween celebration, you will need to [more…]

How to Make a Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Cake

Let this festive jack-o-lantern cake be the center piece of your Halloween party. A fluted bundt pan creates a realistic look, and the Brown Sugar Cake fits the tenor of October . . . but is delicious [more…]

How to Decorate Your Halloween Haunted Mansion Cake

This cake is a fun centerpiece to any Halloween party. After you bake 2 recipes of the Chocolate Cocoa Cake and whip up three batches of stiff decorator frosting, follow these steps to finish a ghostly [more…]

How to Make a Cornucopia Cake for Your Thanksgiving Gathering

If you’re eager to incorporate cake into your Thanksgiving buffet — or if you just want to lay off the pumpkin pie for a change — this not-too-sweet confection won’t disappoint. Taking some time with the [more…]

White Chocolate Bûche de Noël

Bûche de Noël is French for Christmas log. This dessert with the fancy name is found in every pastry-shop window in France during the month of December. It’s simply a yellow sponge cake rolled around a [more…]

How to Bake a Delicious Yellow Cake

If you are a baker, this cake should be a staple in your repertoire. This yellow cake is popular for all occasions and pairs well with buttercream and milk chocolate frosting. If you are using this cake [more…]

How to Make Red Velvet Cake

Rich and smooth red velvet cake has a lot of fans. If you are baking this cake to make the Christmas tree cake for your holiday party, you will need two batches. Its deep red color makes it makes it a [more…]

How to Make Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream Cheese Frosting pairs exceptionally well with a host of cakes, including the carrot cake, and red velvet cake. If you are making this frosting for your Christmas Tree cake, you will need to double [more…]

A Most Excellent White Cake

This delicious white cake bakes up high-and-mighty and is a staple for all kinds of celebrations. If you are using it to make the skating rink cake for you holiday party, you will need to make two batches [more…]

How to Make a Skating Rink Cake

Cake eaters will be amazed, surprised, and delighted by the visual impact of this design. Although the cake doesn’t pay homage to a particular holiday, it’s a great choice for any wintertime occasion. [more…]

Quick and Easy Dairy-Free Tofu Cherry Cheesecake

This cheesecake recipe uses tofu as a nondairy replacement for cream cheese used in traditional cheesecake. The cherries add a touch of sweetness and look pretty on top. To save time you can use a ready-made [more…]

Dairy-Free Island Upside-Down Cake

This dairy-free cake is so moist and has such a wonderful soft, springy texture that you won’t be able to tell the difference from versions made with cow’s milk. In this recipe, the blend of bananas, pineapple [more…]

Dairy-Free Poppy Seed Cake

In this recipe for poppy seed cake, cow’s milk is replaced with nondairy soymilk. A simple dusting of confectioner’s sugar adds a touch of sweetness to this delicate dairy-free cake that’s light in texture [more…]

Favorite Chocolate Pudding Cake

Chocolate . . . yum. Homemade chocolate pudding cake is an indulgence, but don't feel guilty with this healthier version. This recipe for chocolate pudding cake uses nonfat milk, light cream cheese, and [more…]

Bountiful Fruitcake

Fruitcakes have come a long way since their origin. No more picking the funny red things out of your slice of fruitcake. More dried fruits (including dried melon) and nuts are available than ever before [more…]

Part of the Series: Seven Dessert Recipes for Christmas and the Holidays

Christmas Tree Cake

This cake for a holiday crowd always draws raves . . . particularly after it’s cut and partygoers get a peek at the color inside. You can play around with your own color scheme for decorating this cake [more…]

Part of the Series: Seven Dessert Recipes for Christmas and the Holidays

Zucchini, Carrot, and Pineapple Cake Recipe

Although vegan sweet breads and cakes can be over-the-top sugary and just as unhealthy for you as the egg- and dairy-laced varieties, this delicious cake is a great way to enjoy tea time — and get an extra [more…]

Cinnamon Coffee Cake Recipe

There’s nothing like this fragrantly spiced cake for breakfast or as a snack in the late afternoon. Traditionally, this streusel-topped cake is made with plain yogurt or sour cream. The batter can also [more…]

Spiced Apple Cake Recipe

Serve warm for breakfast or as a snack. Try the cake with whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream for a simple country-style dessert. Or allow the cake to cool and then sprinkle the top with confectioners’ [more…]

Recipe for Island Upside Cake

This cake is very moist and has a wonderful soft, springy texture. The blend of bananas, pineapple, coconut, and pecans is scrumptious, and the fragrance is divine. [more…]


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