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- Hummingbird Cheesecake imageRating: 5 stars 1
- Key Lime-Shortbread Icebox Cake image
- Rice Krispy Cake CloseRating: 4.5 stars 3
- Eggnog Magic Cake imageRating: 4 stars 2
- Orange Slice CakeRating: 2.5 stars 7
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Make sure you’re stocked up on these baking aisle stars—you’ll thank us later.
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30 Classic Cake Recipes You Need to Add to Your Repertoire
There is never, and we mean never, a wrong opportunity for cake, especially when it's a recipe that's stood the test of time. These cake recipes are the ones you'll keep coming back to, whether you're celebrating a birthday, holiday, friendship, or just being alive.
40+ Vibrant Cakes to Make This Spring
Celebrate springtime's best occasions, including Easter, Mother's Day, graduation, and lots of sunny days, with these spring cake recipes.
Chocolate cake with Swiss meringe buttercream will get you across the finish line, or help someone else to.
By Odette Williams
Must-Have Mini Cakes
Great things often come in small packages and that’s the case with these mini cakes and cupcakes. Cute as can be and just as flavorful as full-sized cakes, these little treats are perfect for holiday gifts and dessert buffets.
45 Decadent Cake Recipes From Scratch
We're huge fans of a box cake mix, but if you've got the time to pay a little extra attention, there's nothing like a homemade cake from scratch. We've rounded up our best from-scratch cake recipes and covered all the bases, from vanilla cake to holiday-worthy carrot cake, cakes dressed up like unicorns, and even cakes inspired by our favorite cocktails. No matter how simple or complex you go, these cake recipes from scratch guarantee a memorable treat.
Rating: 5 stars 1
All of the elements of a classic hummingbird cake come together here in decadent cheesecake form. Layers of banana cheesecake, pineapple-pecan praline sauce, vanilla cheesecake, and white chocolate ganache are all stacked into a pecan-coconut graham cracker crust for a show-stopping dessert you won’t soon forget. Despite the intimidation factor that often surrounds making cheesecakes at home, we highly encourage you to give this one a go. In all honesty, cheesecakes are much easier to make—and make well—than you’d probably think. A layered cheesecake like this one is certainly simpler to pull off than baking, assembling, and frosting a traditional layer cake. So break out your springform pan with confidence—you’ve got this.
By Darcy Lenz
30 Perfectly Sweet Strawberry Cake Recipes
If you've never had a strawberry cake made from scratch, you're seriously missing out. Just like its namesake fruit, strawberry cake has a flavor you can't ignore: It's sweet without being too sweet, lightly tart, and, at times, deliciously jammy. Whether you're looking to make strawberry shortcake, strawberry sheet cake topped with cream, or a strawberry layer cake, these strawberry cake recipes will prove strawberry is the best cake flavor.
Key Lime-Shortbread Icebox Cake
Layers upon layers of fresh key lime, luscious cream cheese, and shortbread cookies make for a delicious no-bake cake with a show-stopping presentation. A thin layer of pistachios adds a crunch to each creamy, bright bite. The taste is light and sweet, making it the perfect ending to a large holiday meal. If you can't find Key limes to juice, try Nellie & Joe's brand.
By Ivy Odom
35+ Decadent Chocolate Cake Recipes
Does your mouth water at the thought of fluffy, decadent chocolate cake? Us too. Our best chocolate cake recipes include all the favorites: molten chocolate cake, delightfully dense fudge cake, chocolate bundt cake, and even a vegan chocolate cake made with avocados.
Rice Krispies Treat Neapolitan Cake
Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Take Rice Krispies Treats to the next level by flavoring them with strawberry and chocolate and stacking them into “cake” layers to create a dessert that resembles a Neapolitan sundae. It’s a perfect dessert child’s birthday party at school.
By Ana Kelly Recipe Developer
25 Creamy Custard and Pudding Cakes
The magical marriage of pudding or custard and cake in one recipe results in a superbly moist treat with irresistible texture.
Crazy for Cupcakes
From holiday celebrations to weddings to birthdays, cakes everywhere are moving to personal serving sizes. Dive into these delicious miniature cakes–no layering required.
Eggnog Magic Cake
Rating: 4 stars 2
Finally, eggnog you can eat. One magic cake batter transforms into two layers when baked and chilled: a cake layer and a custard layer. This dessert looks difficult to make, but is actully simple with easy-to-find ingredients. Try it topped with boozy whipped cream, made by whipping heavy cream and bourbon until stiff peaks form. Hungry for more? Check out 20 Eggnog Desserts to Sweeten the Holiday Season next.
By Ivy Odom
Orange Slice Cake
Rating: 2.5 stars 7
Citrus fans will love this lemon-orange cake decorated to resemble a fresh orange slice. You can make the homemade buttercream frosting that’s listed here, or you can use a canned frosting. We recommend that you use a fondant smoother tool from Wilton for best results.
By Ana Kelly Recipe Developer
Our Best Pound Cake Recipes
Perfectly dense and buttery yet somehow light, pound cake is delicious any time of the year and for any occasion. While plain pound cake is fantastic on its own, special touches like flavored glaze or additional ingredients take things up a notch. Of course, you can always learn, and then master, our basic pound cake recipe, but if you'd rather experiment, take a go at one of our seasonal and specialty pound cake recipes.
Our Best Coconut Cake Recipes
Coconut cake is rich and airy at the same time, making it a perfect dessert for spring. From impressive coconut layer cakes to easy coconut sheet cakes and cupcakes, we’ve got the perfect coconut cake recipe for you.
45 Delectable Cakes for Fall
Some of fall’s best flavors—we’re talking cinnamon, apple, maple, caramel, ginger, pumpkin, and more—were meant to be enjoyed as desserts. Luckily, there’s always an occasion for cake, no matter the season. Whether you’re looking for a pumpkin loaf, caramel apple cake, sweet potato pound cake, caramel buttercream, or just a seriously good piece of chocolate cake, these recipes satisfy the sweet cravings that come with cooler nights.
20+ Apple Cake Recipes to Make This Fall
What's one of the best ways to enjoy fresh, in-season apples? Apple cake, of course. These apple cake recipes celebrate fall's flavors in full force, and best of all, you don't have to be an expert baker to master them. From oven-baked to skillet-cooked, we rounded up our top-rated cakes that celebrate fall's bounty of apples and spice.
Layer Cake Confidential
At last–the surprising shortcuts to spectacular home-style layer cakes are revealed.