Cake is certainly a dessert made to mark life's major occasions. Whether a birthday, wedding, or some other special event, you can find a cake recipe here that will be worthy of the celebration.

How to Make Carrot Cake

Although it became a food fad in the 1970s, knowing how to make carrot cake has officially withstood the test of time.

How to Bake a Cake from Scratch

A box cake might be easy, but nothing tastes better and makes you feel more proud than discovering how to bake a cake from scratch.

How to Make Pound Cake

If you've ever wondered how pound cake got its name, it's because the traditional recipe for how to make pound cake called for one pound each of four basic ingredients: butter, sugar, eggs and flour. As you can imagine, the original recipe yielded quite a lot of cake. But it was simple to learn and remember, and the recipe thus easily passed among neighbors and friends and down through many generations. It dates back at least to the 18th century, with many improvements being made on the recipe in the 19th century when leavening agents, such as baking powder, were introduced.

Orange-Cranberry Bundt Cake

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Oranges and cranberries join forces in this delectable dessert recipe. Garnished with sugared cranberries and orange peel, this cake makes an impressive presentation for the holidays.

Aunt Jewel's Coffee Cake

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Sugar and cinnamon make a perfectly delectable topping for this any-occasion dessert recipe.

Carrot-Cake Bars

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Red, White and Blueberry Ice Cream Dessert

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Raspberry sorbet, vanilla ice cream, and a flavored syrup create this summer dessert.

Peach Cake Roll

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Based on a recipe from the Michigan Peach Sponsors, this cake roll is a flavor chameleon. Swirl in any ice cream you like, and top the cake with any complementary fruit.

Doberge Cake

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Ingenious New Orleans bakers took the famous European dobos torte and fashioned the New Orleans version--Doberge (DO-bash) Cake, a six-layer cake. If you have only two cake pans, bake two layers at a time.

Lemony Prairie Cake

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How to Make Chocolate Cake

How can you not love a concoction that has names like Devil's Food or Chocolate Decadence? It's no wonder we give chocolate cake names that suggest naughtiness on our part. Whether you prefer traditional German chocolate, flourless dark chocolate or molten lava cakes with gooey centers, this treat can seem downright sinful--which is exactly why you should know how to make chocolate cake.

Blueberry Cheesecake

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Fresh blueberries are folded into the filling to make this luscious cheesecake recipe. Additional berries tossed in raspberry jam are piled on top for a truly eye-catching dessert.

Best-Ever Carrot Cake

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The carrots should be finely chopped or they may sink to the bottom of the pan during baking.This dessert is a delight for birthdays or special occasions.

Ooey-Gooey Butter Cake

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The cream cheese filling makes this rich and buttery dessert stand out among other cake recipes.

Almond Cake in a Crust

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Is it cake or a pie? It's hard to tell with this dessert. Either way, it's sweet and delicious.

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