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8 easy everyday cake recipes

There's nothing better than making a simple cake on the weekend and slowly slicing into it all through the week.

By Amy Valm

8 easy everyday cake recipes

Best-Ever Applesauce Cake

This cake comes by its sweetness naturally from apples and dates—no refined sugar at all. You’ll want to eat it at breakfast, snack time and dessert. Get the recipe: Best-Ever Applesauce Cake

pan of apple cakePhoto: Maya Visnyei

Lemon-Strawberry Mug Cake

A single-serve cake that takes two minutes in the microwave. Need more convincing? It calls for ingredients you likely already have on hand and turns out soft, light and delicious. Get the recipe: Lemon-Strawberry Mug Cake

8 easy everyday cake recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Spicy Gingerbread Cake

This super-moist cake keeps well as long as it’s tightly wrapped, which means your weekend baking can last throughout the week (though we can’t guarantee leftovers). Get the recipe: Spicy Gingerbread Cake

plate of glazed bundt cakePhoto: Ryan Szulc

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Don’t be intimidated by a cake on a pedestal. This carrot cake is a no-fail crowd-pleaser. Plus, you’re basically eating vegetables. Get the recipe: Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

carrot cake on a pedestalPhoto: Erik Putz

Almond Butter Cake

Dense and chewy like a brownie, this cake tastes like it came from a European pastry shop (but is easily stirred together in one bowl). The best part: It goes from batter to table in an hour. Get the recipe: Almond Butter Cake

8 easy everyday cake recipesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

Don’t fear the flip factor! Place a serving plate over the pan and tip the cake out before it cools completely. Replace any cranberries left behind on the parchment paper, and no one will know! Get the recipe: Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

Cake topped with candied cranberriesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Rhubarb-Walnut Sweet Tea Bread

This not-too-sweet loaf has a pretty lemony glaze. No rhubarb? No problem—frozen raspberries are a smart swap. Get the recipe: Rhubarb-Walnut Sweet Tea Bread

glazed rhubarb loaf sliced on a platePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Chocolate Pound Cake with Fudgy Glaze

This classic cake stays moist with the addition of sour cream, while the fudgey three-ingredient glaze takes it over the top. Get the recipe: Chocolate Pound Cake with Fudgy Glaze

plate with chocolate cake topped with berriesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

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This article was originally published on Feb 10, 2019
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