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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      Chocolate Pecan Piecaken

      Why fight over whether cake or pie is better when you can combine the two to make this Chocolate Pecan Piecaken recipe? —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor

      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...

      Baby Shark Cake

      It doesn't take much to add a fun theme to a birthday party. This delightfully decorated baby shark cake, plus...


      Layered Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

      This yellow cake will become your go-to recipe for birthdays, but the tender cake with flavorful chocolate buttercream is truly...

      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...


      Swedish Flop

      3 reviews

      Swedish flop was one of my Gramma Esther's favorites. Found mainly in the Chicago area, this combination of fluffy yeasted...


      Homemade Boston Cream Pie

      1 review

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


      Confetti Birthday Drip Cake

      1 review

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

      Confetti Birthday Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

      1 review

      This is a moist confetti cake with lots of sprinkles and a whipped chocolate buttercream. It's perfect for birthday celebrations!...


      Chocolate Pecan Pavlova

      This will definitely capture your taste buds! This recipe is one of my family's favorites—especially at the holidays. Although it...


      Wacky Argyle Cake

      This wacky cake will be the star of your ugly Christmas-sweater party. Have fun with the decorations, choosing the colors...


      Homemade Confetti Cake

      11 reviews

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


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      Best Vanilla Cake

      8 reviews

      There's a reason this vanilla cake recipe is the best. Adding creamy vanilla bean paste into the moist, rich cake...

      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...


      Ganache-Topped Pumpkin Layer Cake

      My dreamy pumpkin cake with cream cheese filling and rich homemade chocolate ganache is perfect for any autumnal gathering....


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      Apple Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

      21 reviews

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


      Coastal Coconut Cream Cake

      4 reviews

      This is my son's county fair cake. He was awarded a top-10 prize and auctioned his coconut cream cake off...


      Shortcut Peppermint Layer Cake

      When I first made this cake it was snowing outside, the entire family was home, and we enjoyed it all...


      Poutine Cake

      1 review

      Recently my daughter was talking about her favorite food, poutine. I was inspired and created a homemade poutine-inspired cake for...


      Black Walnut Layer Cake

      2 reviews

      My sister gave me the recipe for this beautiful cake years ago. The thin layer of frosting spread on the...


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      Reindeer Cake

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

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      Unicorn Cake

      1 review

      This magical unicorn cake tastes as good as it looks. Baking in smaller pans creates impressive height, and a few...


      Coconut Cream Torte

      "This three-layer cake is rich and yummy," says Carol Barton from Bowling Green, Kentucky. Sour cream is the secret ingredient...


      Lemon Raspberry-Filled Cake

      3 reviews

      This attractive layer cake tastes as good as it looks. It's special enough for company, but you'll have to convince...


      Makeover Peanut Butter Layer Cake

      1 review

      Our home economists accepted Janice Perdue's challenge to slim down both the cake and frosting for this tried-and-true treat. The...


      Creamy Mango Loaf Cake

      2 reviews

      For a refreshing finale, I dresses up prepared angel food cake with a handful of items; this recipe is the...


      Chocolate Layered Cake

      9 reviews

      You can "halve" your cake and eat it, too, when you make Verna Mae Floyd's chocolaty classic for two. "My...