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Chocolate Cream Cheese Pound Cake

If you can’t get enough chocolate, a drizzle of royal icing is a simple, easy complement to this dense, rich cake.

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Appalachian Apple Stack Cake

For generations, families and communities have come together around this traditional mountain dessert.

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School Days Peanut Butter Cake

In grade school, recipe developer Lynn Wells always looked forward to peanut butter cake day in the cafeteria. Now, she shares her recipe.

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Blueberry Pound Cake

Load up this pound cake with blueberries and top it off with a lemony glaze. 

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Pineapple Pig Pickin’ Cake

This cake is an essential companion to any good barbecue (noun, not a verb).

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Perfect Tar Heel Pound Cake

For a quintessential North Carolina dessert, try James Villas’s tried-and-true pound cake recipe.

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Vanilla Honey Cake

A cake as beautiful as it is flavorful — just add flowers.

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