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Easy Cake Recipes

Looking for easy cake recipes? Taste of Home has the best easy cake recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

Shortcake Supreme

Shortcake Supreme

Shortcake Supreme

The mother of my shortcakes recipe was necessity. I needed a quick way to use up a bounty of wild berries that we picked on a family camping trip one summer.—Kenna Robinson, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario

Angel Food Delight

Angel Food Delight

Angel Food Delight

For a show-stopping ending to the meal, the delicious cake only needs four ingredients. It's so simple to make ahead of time, but it looks like I spent hours fussing.—Beth Stephas, Eagle Grove, Iowa

Pound Cake S'mores

Pound Cake S'mores

Pound Cake S'mores

This dessert requires almost no effort and there are no leftovers. These s'mores taste as good as the campfire version of childhood.—Grace Yaskovic, Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey
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Banana Split Shortcake

Banana Split Shortcake

Banana Split Shortcake

I use purchased pound or sponge cake instead of from-scratch biscuits. By varying the fruits, it's a treat for any season. Kids enjoy adding their choice of sandae toppings.—Christi Gillentine, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Sherbet Angel Torte

Sherbet Angel Torte

Sherbet Angel Torte

For a dramatic dessert, you can't miss with this torte, shared by Amy Nichols of Brownville, Maine. "It's a wonderful make-ahead treat," Amy assures.

Pound Cake with Sherbet

Pound Cake with Sherbet

Pound Cake with Sherbet

Her fast finale, Pound Cake with Sherbet, is easy to assemble and sure to get compliments. "It's lusciously light and refreshing. Feel free to vary the fruit to suit what's in season," Judy adds.

Blueberry Angel Dessert

Blueberry Angel Dessert

Blueberry Angel Dessert

Make the most of angel food cake, pie filling and whipped topping by creating this light impressive dessert that doesn't keep you in the kitchen for hours. It's the perfect way to end a summer meal. —Carol Johnson, Tyler, Texas

Peach Angel Food Cake

Peach Angel Food Cake

Peach Angel Food Cake

Dessert doesn't mean slaving in the kitchen all day long when you use this recipe. The prepared angel food cake makes it so easy.—Jean Nichols, Eugene, Oregon

Italian Torte

Italian Torte

Italian Torte

This is one of my favorite dessert recipes because it's easily and quickly prepared, yet it's very different and delicious, good for any occasion. It is sure to impress your guests as it has mine. -Theresa Stewart, New Oxford, Pennsylvania

Red, White 'n' Blue Torte

Red, White 'n' Blue Torte

Red, White 'n' Blue Torte

Guests will see fireworks when you turn a frozen pound cake into a patriotic pleaser. Assemble this tempting torte early in the day and keep it in the refrigerator until it's time for dessert. —Margery Bryan, Moses Lake, Washington

Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men

Cookie cutters work well to form these fun and festive fellows from our Test Kitchen. Kids of all ages will enjoy spreading the cutouts with soft, sweet white chocolate frosting, then giving them character by decorating with colorful store-bought candies.
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