How to Make Hot Fudge Sauce

Ice cream just got dreamier. Top your favorite scoops with homemade hot fudge: Just five ingredients!

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Freezer-Ready Casseroles

A make-ahead casserole is perfect for just about any occasion. You can welcome new neighbors, prep for an upcoming party, or plan next week's meals. With cheesy lasagnas, bubbly tuna bakes, and more, these enticing freezer casserole recipes are sure to make life easier!

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This summer, say good-bye to room-temperature red wine and slightly chilled whites. We've got 15 cool recipes to help you beat the heat, because we all need a little more wine in our lives.

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Celebrate Independence Day with these festive 4th of July desserts! With star-shape scones and piecrusts, tempting tarts, colorful shakes, and fresh berries, these recipes for 4th of July desserts are sure to stand out at your patriotic celebration.

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How to Make Ice Cream Cake

Need a birthday cake idea or a fun way to change up a cake recipe? See how to make an ice cream cake better than any store-bought version.

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Summer is here! Make the most of the season's bounty of fresh produce with these quick dinner recipes. They're all ready in 30 minutes or less.

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Classic Cake Recipes

For a versatile dessert that is sure to please a crowd, try one of our classic cake recipes. With traditional vanilla, red velvet, chocolate, tart lemon, fluffy angel food, and more, we've got a cake recipe for every special occasion, whether it's a birthday party, holiday event, or summer potluck.

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    • Carrot Cake

      Shredded carrots provide irresistible texture to this classic carrot cake recipe, while applesauce makes it extra moist. Top the carrot cake with a cream cheese frosting and sprinkle of chopped pecans or fresh pineapple slices.

    • Classic Vanilla Cake

      Three-layer vanilla cake with 25 minutes hands-on time? It can be done! Cover your stacked-high masterpiece with savory cream cheese frosting for a birthday-worthy dessert.

    • Best-Ever Chocolate Cake

      Make any gathering special with our ultimate chocolate cake recipe. Moist and rich, the dessert gets its irresistible flavor from a cocoa-flavored cake and chocolate-sour cream frosting. Serve with ice cream and enjoy!

    • Red Velvet Cake

      Red velvet cake, the luxurious chocolate dessert traditionally topped with cream cheese frosting, gets its red hue from food coloring. Buttermilk makes this red velvet cake recipe extra light and fluffy.

    • Devil's Food Cake

      Enticingly airy, devil's food cake is a chocolate-lover's dream. The sinful dessert is richer, darker, and fluffier than its traditional chocolate cake counterpart, thanks to a dollop of shortening, extra dose of baking soda, and sprinkling of cocoa powder.

    • Classic Coconut Cake

      Whole milk and sifted cake flour transform this classic coconut cake recipe into a mouthwatering dessert. Fresh coconut flakes make for a pretty presentation.

      Cake Recipe Tip: Any extra coconut water can be used as a replacement for part of the milk.

    • Yellow Cake with Chocolate Butter Frosting

      Please a crowd with this basic yellow cake recipe. With simple ingredients and just 20 minutes of prep, the classic cake can be transformed into cupcakes, a layer cake, or a specialty cake with the simple swap of a pan.

    • German Chocolate Cake

      A rich and nutty coconut-pecan frosting fills the moist layers of this classic German chocolate cake. The recipe calls for traditional ingredients like sweet baking chocolate to flavor the cake.

    • Decorate a Cake Like a Pro!

      A pastry bag makes cake decorating easy. And with our secrets to success, you'll see how easy it is to hone your pastry-bag prowess.

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      Angel Food Cake

      With just six ingredients, you can create a decadent angel food cake. Prepare this classic angel food cake recipe for a light, fluffy indulgence, or sift in 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder for chocolate angel food cake.

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      Classic New York-Style Cheesecake

      Wow guests with this impressive New York-style cheesecake recipe. A graham cracker crust, flavored with a pinch of cinnamon, cradles the dessert. Delicate and delicious, the cheesecake can be made up to 1 month in advance.

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      Champagne Cake with Fresh Strawberries

      Elevate packaged white cake mix with bubbly champagne. This simple champagne cake recipe calls for just five ingredients yet results in a decadent cake complete with a topping of fresh strawberries and vanilla frosting.

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      Classic Pound Cake

      Deliciously dense with a velvety, fine crumb, this perfect pound cake recipe uses simple ingredients yet tastes complex. Our recipe incorporates cake flour for a lighter pound cake, but all-purpose flour can be used if you don't have cake flour.

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      Milk Chocolate Marble Cake

      Can't decide between chocolate cake and vanilla cake? Have both with this delicious marble cake recipe!

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      Triple-Layer Lemon Cake

      This tart and refreshing lemon cake is sure to brighten any special occasion. Layers of fluffy lemon cake sandwich a zesty lemon curd filling, while a lemon cream cheese frosting covers the surface.

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      No-Bake Cheesecake Recipes

      Tight on time? Not to worry -- we've got your cheesecake cravings covered! We've chosen 13 of our favorite (and easy) no-bake cheesecake recipes for you to try -- including frozen blueberry, amaretti cherry, swirly-chocolate cheesecake, and more.
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