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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.

Cake with Lemon Sauce

Cake with Lemon Sauce

Cake with Lemon Sauce

Refreshing Cake with Lemon Sauce completes the delightful dinner. "This is a family favorite on hot summer nights," notes Claire Dion from Canterbury, Connecticut. Cream cheese, milk and pudding mix are all that's needed for the sunny sauce drizzled over prepared pound cake and topped with a few berries.

Rapid Raspberry Torte

Rapid Raspberry Torte

Rapid Raspberry Torte

I always have the ingredients for this torte on hand so I can make this dessert at a moment's notice. Whipped cream and lemon pudding are combined in the fluffy topping for this yummy pound cake that's layered with raspberry jam.—Ruth Peterson, Jenison, Michigan

Itsy Bitsy Spider Cakes

Itsy Bitsy Spider Cakes

Itsy Bitsy Spider Cakes

You'll want to catch these cute critters before they climb up the waterspout one more time. The no-bake treats take advantage of coconut-covered snack cakes and other packaged items to make assembly a snap.
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Raspberry Cake Hearts

Raspberry Cake Hearts

Raspberry Cake Hearts

Come Valentine's Day, Tisha Cottman knows that this pretty dessert is the way to her family's heart. "It's such a simple way to say 'I love you'," writes the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma homemaker of her annual treat. Best of all, each fun little heart takes only minutes to assemble from purchased snack cakes and can be prepared ahead of time. "It's sure to impress those you care about," Tisha adds.

Pineapple Icebox Dessert

Pineapple Icebox Dessert

Pineapple Icebox Dessert

"While living in Italy, I fell in love with Italian tiramisu, but I didn't like all the fat and calories it contains," remarks Julie Vyska of North Las Vegas, Nevada. "So I substituted healthier ingredients to make this pineapple version."

Citrus Torte

Citrus Torte

Citrus Torte

Utilizing convenience products and a can of mandarin oranges, Janice Prytz created this lightly sweet, tasty dessert. “This is a recipe I use time and again, always with rave reviews,” writes the Murrieta, California reader.

Creamy Mango Loaf Cake

Creamy Mango Loaf Cake

Creamy Mango Loaf Cake

For a refreshing finale, I dresses up prepared angel food cake with a handful of items; this recipe is the luscious result. If your family doesn't like mango, replace it with a cup of any other diced fruit. It tops off a meal deliciously.—Linda McLyman, Syracuse, New York

Citrus Shortcake

Citrus Shortcake

Citrus Shortcake

This classic dessert gets an update when fresh berries meet the convenience of prepared whipped topping, individual sponge cakes and other packaged items. It's fast and delicious when time is short. Sometimes I use scones instead of shortcakes.—Ron Gardner, Grand Haven, Michigan

Butterscotch Angel Cake

Butterscotch Angel Cake

Butterscotch Angel Cake

“I found a recipe similar to this in a cookbook and make up my own variation,” notes Karen Grant of Tulare, California. She adds, “My husband always chuckles at me, because I seldom make a recipe as it is called for-I always think I have a better tasting way!”

Boston Cream Angel Cake

Boston Cream Angel Cake

Boston Cream Angel Cake

You can prepare this delectable dessert in no time. To change this cake to your family's liking, try different flavors of instant pudding or different ice cream toppings.

Pineapple-Caramel Sponge Cakes

Pineapple-Caramel Sponge Cakes

Pineapple-Caramel Sponge Cakes

Want the flavor of pineapple-upside-down cake without the heat and hassle of turning on the oven? Whip up Lynn Mahle’s delicious no-bake dessert. Only four ingredients make it a fuss-free winner for the Quincy, Florida reader!
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