How Into Pumpkin Spice Lattes are You?

Put your spice-loving status to the test with this ultimate quiz of fall's signature sipper.

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How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Don't throw out those seeds from pumpkin carving, put them to delicious use as a fall snack. Here's our simple method for roasting pumpkin seeds.

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Ultimate Fall Dessert: Chocolate-Pumpkin Brownies!

Lose yourself in tangy pumpkin and luscious chocolate in hot-from-the-oven brownies that feature pretty swirled tops.

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Your One-Can Plan to Everything Pumpkin

Pumpkin ... it's basically the best ingredient ever. We love it in everything -- pies, cookies, soups (and the list goes on). But let's be frank: There's nothing worse than having leftover canned pumpkin to use up. That's where we step in! Our collection of irresistible pumpkin recipes use up a full can of pumpkin. Try one of our canned pumpkin recipes today.

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Fall Slow Cooker Recipes

Our slow-cooked fall recipes are perfect for warming yourself up on a cool autumn night. Comfort food favorites like pumpkin bread and spiced chili, as well as global twists on classic autumn flavors, guarantee that these fall slow cooker recipes are sure to satisfy.

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Wickedly Fun Halloween Cupcakes

Whip up a cupcake creation that is sure to dazzle your Halloween party guests by decorating store-bought or homemade cupcakes. Our Halloween cupcake monsters, black cats, witches, and ghosts are all magic to make and decorate!

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Recipes for Decorated Cakes

Make every occasion extra special with a fun decorated cake recipe. You'll find delicious cake and frosting recipes, as well as amazing decorating ideas that have been tested and tasted in the Better Homes and Gardens® Test Kitchen to ensure your cake-making success every time.


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    • Cherry Flower Power Cake

      Forget fussy fondant -- the cute flowers adorning this cherry-flavor cake recipe are made from our easy, four-ingredient candy clay recipe. Make the flowers in whatever colors fit your party theme.

    • Layered Sherbet Cake

      Celebrate big and small occasions with a colorful triple-sherbet frozen cake. Depending on how much time you have, you can start with our homemade cake recipe or use a purchased cake mix.

    • Octopus Cake

      Think you need a special pan to make this deep-sea creature? Think again! All it takes is a common oven-safe glass mixing bowl. Customize your octopus cake with different colors of frosting and candies.

    • Mother Hen and Chicks Cake

      Celebrate Easter with an easy-to-make hen cake and a brood of cupcake chicks. Shredded coconut turns a round cake layer and a cupcake into the mother chicken, while yellow frosting and candies on top of cupcakes create adorable springtime hatchlings.

    • Double-Layer White Chocolate Cake

      White chocolate in both the cake and the frosting make this dessert a rich and decadent indulgence. If you choose to pipe the frosting into beautiful rosettes as pictured, you'll need to prepare an extra batch of frosting.

    • Rainbow Pinwheel Cake

      Expect amazement when you cut into this colorful rainbow-swirl cake at your little one's next birthday party. For older children, you can customize this cake by alternating just two or three of the child's favorite colors in the cake and the sprinkles.

    • Decorate Like a Pro

      Watch as we show you how to decorate beautiful birthday cakes with a pastry bag.

    • Race Car Cakes

      These tricked-out rides will have the little racers in your life completely captivated. What's the secret? Each car cake is made from an 8- or 9-inch-round cake layer, cut in half, and sandwiched together with frosting. For a fun, girly twist, tint the frosting pink or purple and arrange candies in flower designs on the tops and sides of each car. 

    • Graham Cracker Cake

      Take a walk down memory lane with this classic two-layer cake reminiscent of grandma’s kitchen. We added some updates -- a creamy vanilla filling and fluffy brown sugar frosting -- but left all the homespun graham cracker goodness you love.

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      Earth Cake

      Geography just got a whole lot more delicious with this global cake! The best part? Each half of the globe is baked in an oven-safe glass mixing bowl, so expensive new pans aren't required. To assemble, the flat sides of the two cakes are sandwiched together with frosting to create a perfect ball.

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      Furry Purse Cake

      Take fashion to an all-new level with this hipster handbag cake crafted from a round cake layer cut in half crosswise and sandwiched together. Add your own creative touches by piping on the frosting with different pastry bag tips or making designs with your favorite colorful candies.

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      Lemonade Cake

      Highlight the bright lemon flavor in this easy sheet cake by decorating with a lemon slice on each serving.

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      Spiderweb Cake

      There's nothing creepy or crawly about these three spiders made from cupcake tops, black frosting, and shoestring licorice. But, perched on their tasty frosting spiderweb cake, they certainly do make an excellent Halloween dessert for parties big and small.

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      Birthday Cakes and Cupcakes for Girls

      Whether you have an athlete or a princess, these cakes and cupcakes will thrill your birthday girl. With creative ideas and simple techniques, cakes and cupcakes are transformed into birthday treats that party guests will adore. These ideas work well with a purchased cake or cupcakes, or bake your cake from scratch using our recipe suggestions.
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