Our easy cake recipes include one-pan cake recipes and how to decorate a cake, but also include favorites like: chocolate cake recipes, red velvet cake recipes, carrot cake recipes, sponge cake recipes, pound cake recipes, angel food cake, bundt cake recipes as well as coffee cake recipes.
How to Make Cheesecake, Step-by-Step
New York-style cheesecake is our hands-down favorite. Here's how to make it.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Luscious Chocolate CakeThere are few desserts that provoke so many comments about "decadence" as a truffle cake. Serve it slightly chilled, with a glass of cold milk as an innocent accompaniment.
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6 Classic Chocolate Cake Recipes That Are Easy to Make and Totally DeliciousIn the mood for a dark, rich, irresistible dessert? Here are our new must-have chocolate cake recipes, from Texas sheet cake to Bundt to torte to Swiss roll.
Simple CakesEasy cake recipes for casual desserts, brunches, and mid-morning or afternoon breaks -- times when you want something sweet but unfussy. Our collection includes chocolate pound cake, lemon Bundt cake, spiced carrot cake, cinnamon coffee cake, buttery apple cake, and more.
Chocolate Chip Cake and Cupcake Recipes for Every Sweet ToothChocolate chips are a childhood favorite, and is it any wonder why? They make everything better: decadent cakes, bite-size cupcakes, and soft, chewy cookies.
Pound CakesPound cake gets its name from a traditional recipe that includes a pound each of flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. Check out our collection of recipes -- from the classic vanilla to ones spiced with cinnamon, cardamom, flavored with berries, and yes we have several super chocolatey loaves here.
From old-fashioned chocolate layer cake to carmelized-apple spice cake to the ultimate coconut cake, choose from more than 40 of our best layer cake recipes.
Upside-Down Cake Recipes
Turn your fresh, seasonal fruit into a showstopping dessert with these takes on upside-down cake. Besides the traditional pineapple, there's peach, blueberry, plum, pear, and more.
Crave-Worthy Carrot Cake RecipesWe love carrot cake in any form, from the classic layer cake and tea cakes to cupcakes and even cheesecake. There’s something about the addition of shredded carrots that makes it feel less decadent than other desserts -- though with a rich, spiced batter and cream cheese frosting, it's certainly a treat.
Angel Food Cake Recipes
Angel food cake is made with egg whites and no butter, which makes it low in cholesterol and virtually fat-free. Looking for something a little less angelic? Try it with bourbon creme anglaise, chocolate sauce, or any of the other toppings featured here.
Our Favorite Cheesecake RecipesWhether you're seeking New York-style tradition or holiday whimsy, there's a cheesecake recipe for every occasion.
Must-Make Ice Cream Cake RecipesWe all scream for ice cream…cakes! They’re spectacular make-ahead desserts and can be as simple or as fancy as you please. Use homemade or store-bought ice cream, show off the layers in a terrine, add meringue to make baked Alaska, and more. Whatever you choose, they’ll appeal to adults and kids alike and are a delightful way to celebrate a birthday or end a dinner party.
Crumb and Coffee Cake Recipes
These satisfying recipes are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or snacking; included in this collection are classic cinnamon coffee cake, blueberry crumb cake, and much more.
Jelly Roll and Other Rolled Cakes
After following our tips on how to make a great genoise, try one of these heavenly recipes for jelly rolls, chocolate-rum Swiss rolls, and more.
Comfort Cakes: The Allure of the Hummingbird CakeOh, how could you not love a tall, thickly-frosted cake, especially when its layers are a luscious combination of banana, pineapple, and coconut?
We love the humble Bundt cake for its versatility, broad appeal, and delicious taste. Here are a dozen of our favorite easy Bundt recipes, including chocolate, lemon-blueberry, maple, sour cream-mocha, and more. These beautifully shaped cakes are guaranteed showstoppers whether you serve them at day or night.
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Blitz TorteRich orange-flavored pastry cream is sandwiched between layers of meringue-topped yellow cake in this decadent dessert. Martha made this recipe on "Martha Bakes" episode 713.Recipe
Peppermint Yule LogThis festive yule log is made from a red-velvet cake filled with fluffy peppermint frosting.Recipe
Traditional Tres Leches CakeYou can make this triple milk-soaked cake a day in advance and whip the cream just before serving. Martha made this recipe on "Martha Bakes" episode 711.Recipe
Eggnog Semifreddo Genoise Cake with Meringue FrostingLooking for a dessert to impress? This extravagant cake features layers of genoise alternated with a nutmeg-and-rum-scented semifreddo -- and yes, the layers are vertical!Video
Watch as Sarah Carey takes the intimidation factor out of making these impressive French tea cakes. Give this buttery Vanilla Madeleines recipe a try!Recipe
Gateau BasqueBasque settlers first arrived in Nevada during the Gold Rush of the mid-1800s. Originally from the Pyrenees region of France, they brought with them a treasured recipe called gateau Basque, a tart that is traditionally filled with either pastry cream or black cherry jam. Martha's recipe combines the best of both worlds and calls for pastry cream and brandy-soaked cherries. She made this recipe on “Martha Bakes” episode 710.Recipe
Mini Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes with Rum Caramel SauceIndividual pineapple upside-down cakes sitting in a pool of decadent rum caramel are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Martha made this recipe on "Martha Bakes" episode 710.Recipe
Southern Caramel Cake with Caramel Whipped CreamBrown-sugar cake is layered with rounds of sticky-sweet caramel and finished with fluffy caramel whipped cream in this Southern treat. Martha made this recipe on episode 707 of Martha Bakes.Recipe
Lane CakeInvented by Emma Rylander Lane in the late 19th century, this bourbon-spiked raisin, pecan, and coconut showstopper gets more flavorful with age. Martha made this recipe on episode 707 of Martha Bakes.Video
Sarah Carey shows you how to make the ultimate Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe with a crisp graham cracker crust and delicious warming spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Give it a try!Post
How to Make a Tarte Soleil
Also known as a sunburst tart, this French-inspired twisted pastry may look tricky, but it's surprisingly easy to pull together. We break it down in three simple steps.Recipe
Red-Currant Poppy-Seed Linzer TorteThe rope trimmings from this recipe can be baked into cookies: Roll them into 1/2-inch-thick ropes and cut them into two-inch pieces. Arrange on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet, snip each piece into a wheat-stalk shape, and bake until lightly golden, about 12 minutes.
For the torte decorating technique, see our step-by-step photos.Video
Vanilla Sheet Cake
Sarah Carey takes you through the steps of making this simple and sweet Vanilla Sheet Cake. It’s the perfect cake for any occasion!Recipe
Spiced Apple CakeThis cake also makes a lovely addition to a breakfast or brunch table. Try it with a dollop of sour cream, or as a sweet counterpoint to bacon and eggs.Recipe
Kentucky Bourbon-Brown Butter CakeUse a high-quality bourbon -- we like Bulleit -- for the glaze; the flavor will shine through.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
KransekakeKransekake is a showstopping Scandinavian cake served on special occasions such as weddings or Christmas. Martha made this recipe on episode 703 of Martha Bakes.Recipe
Idaho Potato CakePotato in a cake that isn't a latke? You bet! Mashed potato gives this dessert body and a super moist texture. Martha made this on episode 704 of Martha Bakes.Recipe
Werewolf PawsYou know what comes out when there's a full moon, don't you? Yup: incredibly frightening (read: delicious and chocolaty) "werewolf paws." If you use store-bought frosting and madeleines, you can whip these up in just 30 minutes.