Top Rated Cake Recipes

Plain Cake Doughnut
Brace yourself for an unbelievably adorable, moist, and perfectly sweet cake donut that will leave you breathless and endlessly happy. We’re going to bake them, not deep-fry them! If you’re OK with sugar, this should be your go-to recipe, as it yields a fantastically crispy outside that secures the light, pillowy inside. Click here to see Baking with Babycakes.
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The pressure was beginning to mount. What the hell was I supposed to contribute (as a hostess gift) to a garden/BBQ party thrown by two caterers?  This was certainly one instance where slice n' bake cookies would not cut it (no pun intended).Nothing says BBQ to me like "Texas," and nothing says "Texas" to me like my favorite Southern dessert: my mother's Coca-Cola cake. Rich, dense, moist and chocolately; this decadent dessert has the power to turn enemies in to friends, friends in to lovers and pessimists in to optimists. Trust me, this is the best chocolate cake that you will ever eat. Period.  Beautiful photo from: www.biscuitsandsuch.com
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Vanilla Cake Cones
The perfect tea-time treat for a sunny afternoon! They go down great with kids, so why not trailblaze a trend and serve at parties instead of cupcakes? — Mima Sinclair, Mug Cakes.
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Developed by James Beard Award-winner Todd English, this is a sweet representation of how authentic and high-quality Chilean olive oil goes a long way with cooking.
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Black Forest Icebox Cake
Traditionally, a black forest cake is a chocolate cake layered with whipped cream and cherries. Our version keeps the cherries, puts the chocolate in the cream, and substitutes ladyfingers for the cake itself. The kirsch pudding, made with the cherry liqueur that is mandatory in the original German recipe, tames the sweetness of the cherry preserves, making this the ideal treat to pair with wine. (You’ll have extra ladyfingers left over after assembling your cake — lucky you! Store them in a resealable plastic bag in the freezer and enjoy them for up to one month.) — Jean Sagendorph and Jessie Sheehan, authors of Icebox Cakes: Recipes for the Coolest Cakes in Town.
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This is the perfect recipe if you're looking for a delicious and healthy dessert. As a paleo-friendly and gluten-free dish, it's safe enough to feed to the whole family, no matter their diets. Click here to see more recipes on Cindy's Table.
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From the kings and queens of baking at KitchenAid, this lemon roll recipe creates a lemony, moist cake filled with a filling that's both tangy and sweet. 
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Candy Corn Krispie Cake
A homemade Rice Krispie treat is awesome. A homemade Rice Krispie treat cake filled with your favorite Halloween candy is even better. This colorful, fun cake will look beautiful at any Halloween party. 
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Coffeecake is a great staple to have lying around the house after the holidays, and this recipe makes use of all of those leftover cranberries you have lying around, too. The spiced cranberries are a delicious addition to this classic recipe, and are so good you’ll probably find other things to use them in besides coffeecake.
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 250 g Flour, Wheat, White, Self Raising, (9oz)  2 teaspoons (as purchased) Baking Powder  1 teaspoons Bicarbonate of Soda  1/2 teaspoons Salt  110 g Sugar, Muscovado, light, (4oz) or soft brown sugar     2 medium Egg, Whole  1 teaspoons (level) Vanilla Extract     175 ml Milk, Skimmed, (6fl oz)  50 g Margarine, Soft, Polyunsaturated, (1 3/4oz), melted and cooled     225 g Carrots, Old, Raw, (8oz), finely grated  50 g Raisins, (1 3/4oz)To serve:  150 g Cheese, Soft, Medium Fat, (5 1/2oz)  2 teaspoons (level) Sugar, Icing     1 zest(s) of 1 Orange, 1 tsp finely grated orange rind    Preheat the oven to 350 F. Spray an 8" square baking pan with nonstick spray.Sift t6he flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt into a medium bowl.Combine the granulated sugar, egg, egg white and oil in a large bowl and stir until blended. Add the flour mixture and stir just until combined. Stir in the pineapple and reserved liquid, carrots and raisins. Scrape the batter into the pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool the cake in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan and cool completely on the rack.Beat the cream cheese, confections' sugar and maple syrup in a medium bowl just until blended and smooth. Spread on top of the cooled cake. Cut into 12 squares. 
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Mexican Wedding cookies (back)
These shortbread-like nut balls are mysteriously referred to both as Russian Tea Cookies and Mexican Wedding Cakes — for Phoebe’s Top Chef Cook-Off, I stuck with the theme of the latter. Typically, you make them with very little sugar in the dough; they’re sweetened instead by rolling them through a mountain of powdered sugar after baking. But because I wasn’t in the mood to dust powdered sugar from every corner of my kitchen, I opted to mix the sugar into the dough. They stay crisp this way, too — whereas sugar on the outside can become soggy. 
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National S’mores Day is August 10, and this recipe is perfect for sharing with friends, even without building a fire. As an added perk, you get to wield a torch in the kitchen, which is always a fun technique.
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