9 Decadent Desserts with Cream Cheese Frosting

A must-have dessert with cream cheese frosting, combining flavors perfectly; cool before icing and top with roasted pecans for extra crunch. —Robin Smith, Old Fort, North Carolina

Red Velvet Pound Cake:

Lemon pie filling adds citrus flavor to cake mix, with rich cream cheese frosting; best served cold, cut into squares and frozen. —Alyce Dubisar, North Bend, Oregon

Lemon Sheet Cake: 

Popular at picnics, these cupcakes feature creamy frosting and coconut sprinkles; a crowd-pleaser for any occasion. —Judy Wilson, Sun City West, Arizona

Coconut Cupcakes:

A silky-smooth chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting reminiscent of a pint’s foamy head; perfect for toasting. —Marjorie Hennig, Seymour, Indiana

Chocolate Guinness Cake:

Fall and winter staple inspired by classic cinnamon rolls, pairing well with tea; suitable as dessert or snack with versatile fillings. —Elizabeth Ding, El Cerrito, California

Cinnamon Roll Macarons:

Cream cheese frosted pumpkin bars, a beloved fall treat enjoyed year-round by the family. —Brenda Keller, Andalusia, Alabama

Pumpkin Bars:

Inspired by a basic pound cake recipe, now a gathering favorite; the unfrosted cake freezes well. —Pat Stewart, Canton, Georgia

Key Lime Pound Cake:

Easy cake with pineapple and mandarin oranges, offering a tropical twist; made with cake and pudding mix, perfect for make-ahead potluck and party desserts. —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Million Dollar Cake:

A moist cake with sweet carrots and cinnamon, topped with fluffy buttery cream cheese frosting and chopped walnuts; a favorite birthday treat. —Kim Orr, West Grove, Pennsylvania

Old-Fashioned Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting: