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.

Staff Picks

Guinness® Cupcakes with Espresso Frosting

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A nice mellow flavor: not too sweet, yet still chocolaty. Great with the coffee frosting!

Orange Fluff Cake

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Wonderful cake with a true orangey flavor.

Flourless Chocolate Cake I

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A dense chocolate cake for those of us who can't tolerate wheat or gluten.

27 Top-Rated Sour Cream Cakes

Sour cream adds a subtle tang and a uniquely rich texture in these tender cakes.
By Corey Williams

Strawberry Cream Roll

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Swiss roll cakes are easier than they look!

Fudge Layer Cake

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Perfect for any cake!

Chef John's Carrot Cake

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I finally added a video to my old and trusty recipe for carrot cake, revamped with coconut oil this time. If you want to decorate it with candied carrots, simply slice them thinly and boil for a couple minutes in a syrup made from equal parts sugar and water.

Baileys® Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

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This Irish cream-flavored cheesecake is studded with semisweet chocolate chips.

Inspiration and Ideas

12 Refreshing Citrus Cheesecakes

Pretty much the perfect dessert: a rich and decadent treat that's still somehow light and refreshing.

Best Carrot Cake Ever

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A moist and flavorful recipe that makes a large quantity of cake. I have been hounded to make this cake time and time again.