Cake Recipes

See the best cake recipes. Trusted recipes for chocolate cake, white cake, banana cakes, and carrot cakes with photos and tips from home cooks.

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Angel Food Cake II

Rating: Unrated
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Some people like to make an angel food cake as a birthday cake. I have made this one before, and it was great. I made a butter icing, and just tinted the color I wanted. I put in those little dragees you see in the store inside the batter.

Pastel de Tres Leches (Three Milk Cake)

Rating: Unrated
94
Is a sponge cake soaked in a mixture of three kinds of milk, topped with whipped cream and strawberries (optional).

Classic Victoria Sponge Cake

Rating: Unrated
15
Probably the most iconic British cake, a good Victoria sponge should be well-risen, moist, and as light as air. Serve dusted with sifted confectioners' sugar.
By Anonymous

Hungarian Flourless Hazelnut Cake

Rating: Unrated
80
This cake was traditionally a birthday cake in my friend's home. Her mother is from Hungary and only has this recipe in her head! Now it will be preserved.... Note: hazelnuts may be toasted or untoasted. The skins may be removed or left on.

Strawberry Cream Roll

Rating: Unrated
93
Ideal for that special ending to a special luncheon. Decorate this jelly roll with crystallized violets, if desired. A few fresh violet leaves on top also may be used.

Fudge Layer Cake

Rating: Unrated
12
This decadent cake is creamy-smooth and buttery. It literally melts in your mouth and leaves you swooning for more! Sprinkle frosted cake with chocolate shavings.

Nutella® Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Rating: Unrated
3
Not your traditional pound cake, but dense and creamy just like the original. This uses cream cheese and yogurt instead of butter for a bit of tang then gets swirled with Nutella® for a rich cocoa and nutty addition. It also contains less sugar.

Spiced Orange Olive Oil Cake

Rating: Unrated
19
With just a touch of sweetness, this olive oil cake has a hint of orange zest and five-spice powder. If you don't eat it all the first day, cut it into cubes and layer with whipped cream and oranges, or toast and slather with honey.

Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Rating: Unrated
22
I was inspired by a few different banana cupcake recipes before settling on this one. The cream cheese frosting is probably my favorite part; it's just wonderfully decadent on a banana cupcake. Refrigerate cupcakes after frosting. P.S. They taste much better the next day!

Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting

Rating: Unrated
116
Perfect for any cake!

Old-Fashioned Coconut Cake

Rating: Unrated
2
Great coconut cake with an old-fashioned taste.

German Chocolate Upside Down Cake

Rating: Unrated
36
This upside-down version of German chocolate cake is both quicker and easier then the traditional right side-up cake.

Inspiration and Ideas

Luscious Lemon Cakes to Put a Smile on Your Face

Need an instant pick-me-up? You just can't help smiling when you bite into a slice of bright, citrusy, refreshing lemon cake.

Our Best Cheesecake

Rating: Unrated
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Not only is this our best cheesecake-a rich, creamy, cherry-topped showstopper--it's also one of the easiest to make!