Layer Cake Recipes

Round out your homey celebration with a decadent homemade layer cake recipe cooked up by home bakers like you.

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Copycat Celebration Cheesecake

My children were born on the same day five years apart, so I go all out for their celebration. This beauty, with its seven layers, is "sweet!" in more ways than one. The baking and prep is easy, but assembly does take some time, so set aside an afternoon. —Kristyne Mcdougle, Lorain, Ohio

How to Make Chantilly Cake

You've never tasted a cake like this (unless you're from New Orleans).


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What Is a Naked Cake—and How You Can Master This Decorating Trend at Home

Cake fanatics, try this new frosting technique: the naked cake. With barely-there icing, you can see all the goodness you're...


Hippity Hop Bunny Cake

This cute, festive cake will have your guests 'hopping' with happiness! Make the cake ahead and add the decorations close...


Turkey Cake

Create a simple centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dessert table. This turkey cake comes together fast with the help of a...

Banana Pudding Cake

3 reviews

I love to make cakes, and my family loves banana pudding. One day while brainstorming in the kitchen, I came...


Chocolate Pecan Piecaken

11 reviews

Why fight over whether cake or pie is better when you can combine the two to make this Chocolate Pecan...

Almond Joy Cake

This is a fantastic Almond Joy cake recipe—tastes just like the candy bar. —Daria Burcar, Rochester, Michigan


Halloween Witch Cake

If you're looking for an extra-special dessert to serve for Halloween, this witch cake will delight all the ghouls and...


Layered Princess Cake

This magical princess cake will make any party feel special. Whether you're having a birthday party, princess party or baby...


Almond Custard Cake

This white cake pairs well with all sorts of frostings and fillings, but the chocolate frosting in this recipe is...

Spiced Pomegranate-Pear Cake

1 review

This special-occasion pomegranate cake is a delicious combination of tender cake, tart fruit and rich buttercream. It is also beautiful...


Homemade Boston Cream Pie

2 reviews

This elegant-looking Boston cream pie is so easy to prepare. Our dinner guests always seem to enjoy it. —Jane Uphoff,...


Homemade Confetti Cake

12 reviews

This is a moist and fluffy vanilla cake with lots of sprinkles and a whipped vanilla buttercream. It's almost impossible...


Bee Sting Cake

5 reviews

This bee sting cake (aka bienenstich) may look daunting, but it's well worth the effort. Take each step at a...


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Apple Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

22 reviews

I am a healthy eater most of the time, but this apple spice cake is worth the splurge! Every year...

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Reindeer Cake

1 review

Whether you turn this cake into a reindeer or decorate it with your own creative vision, it’s a three-layer stunner...


Strawberry-Lemon Crepe Cake

1 review

Each year for my husband's birthday I make him a different lemon cake (a tradition started by his mother). A...


Gingerbread Torte

This old-fashioned gingerbread cake is excellent. Lemon zest is a nice addition to the sweet cream cheese frosting. —Ginger Hendricksen...


Lady Baltimore Cake

4 reviews

I first made this cake for my fathers' birthday and now it is the only cake that he requests. This...


Caramel-Pecan Mocha Layer Cake

My version of a prize-winning chocolate cake is irresistible, especially when the rich caramel sauce oozes down the sides. —Judy...


Dark Chocolate Carrot Cake

8 reviews

Carrot cake has a dark side—and it’s divine! Cream cheese and shredded carrots in the batter keep the cake moist,...


White Chocolate-Coconut Layer Cake

1 review

This cake is special to me because I took a recipe I had been making for years and added my...


German Black Forest Cake

9 reviews

As far as I know, this cake recipe can be traced back to my German great-grandma. When I got married,...

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Best Red Velvet Cake

29 reviews

It's just not Christmas at our house until this festive cake appears. This is different from other red velvet cake...


Bavarian Apple Torte

13 reviews

This rich, creamy torte has always been one of my favorite autumn desserts. Mom uses the freshest apples from a...


Lemon-Filled Coconut Cake

14 reviews

One of my coworkers brought this cake to a luncheon almost 40 years ago. It was so delicious that I...


Red, White & Blueberry Poke Cake

39 reviews

A sweet treat in the summer, this patriotic poke cake with dazzling red and blue stripes is a fun one...


Strawberry Fudge Torte

3 reviews

We love strawberries and chocolate at our house, so I developed this fudgy, fruity torte out of two others we’ve...


Snowflake Cake

There will be a flurry of fuss when our eye-catching cake appears on your holiday table. Have fun fashioning snowflakes...