Who wants cake? Everyone. Always! Cakes are for birthdays, graduations, weddings, and other life events. A cake makes it a special occasion, a celebration. Whether you need chocolate cake recipes, red velvet cake recipes, carrot cake recipes or banana cake recipes, our comprehensive collection of recipes has these flavors and more besides. We have all types of cakes; sponge cake recipes, pound cake recipes, angel food cake, bundt cake recipes as well as coffee cake recipes. Our easy cake recipes include one-pan cake recipes and cake recipes that don’t need any frosting or decoration. Of course we have cupcake recipes too, because sometimes the good things come in small packages. And whether the cake is small or impressively tall, our frosting recipes and decorating videos and tips will help you put the icing on your cake!
How to Make Cheesecake, Step-by-Step
New York-style cheesecake is our hands-down favorite. Here's how to make it.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Monogram CupcakesPipe guests' initials onto the tops of these cupcakes, or create a message that is spelled out when the cupcakes are lined up.
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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.
24 Easy Cake Recipes
Thirty-three easy cakes for casual desserts, brunches, and mid-morning or afternoon breaks -- times when you want something sweet but unfussy, without layers or frosting. 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.
Favorite Pound Cake RecipesPound 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.
Our Best Layer Cake Recipes
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 RecipesCarrot cake is an all-time favorite, a total crowd-pleaser too. There’s something about the addition of shredded carrots that makes this classic feel less decadent than other cakes -- 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.
Rolled Cake Recipes
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?
Bundt Cake Recipes
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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Cloudberry CakeCloudberry cakes are made from tart orange fruits that grow wild in Scandinavia, New England, and Canada. Rarely found in abundance, the fruits are so beloved in the Nordic countries that special laws protect them. The layers of this cake are glazed with cloudberry jam, which is much easier to find than the whole fresh berries.Recipe
Flag CakeThis homage to Old Glory is a moist, sour-cream pound cake flavored with a little lemon zest, and lots of cream-cheese frosting -- all topped with an abundance of fresh summer berries.Recipe
Vanilla Sheet CakeA classic vanilla sponge cake like this one is an invaluable recipe -- we love piling layers of this delicate cake with lemon semifreddo for our Lemon Semifreddo Cake.Recipe
Orange Pound CakeOrange juice and zest adds citrus brightness to rich, buttery poundcake.Video
Sarah Carey makes a decadent No-Bake Cheesecake in a few simple steps without ever having to turn on the oven. It’s the perfect warm-weather treat that your whole family will love.Recipe
Whole-Wheat Apple CakeUsing whole-milk yogurt yields the best results for this cake. You will need a spring form pan.Recipe
Yeasted Coffee Cake with Poppy-Seed FillingThis coffee cake may take longer to make than others, but the results are worth it. Freeze one for later.Recipe
Chocolate Spice CakeWe like a glass of ice-cold milk to accompany our cake. Baked with dried cranberries, golden raisins, and ginger, the cake gets a gentle tang from sour cream.Recipe
Molten Chocolate Cakes with Earl Grey Ice CreamServed with a scoop of our Earl Grey Ice cream and with a surprise Chocolate Truffle hidden inside, these aren't your typical molten cakes.Recipe
Belgian Chocolate Birthday CakeThis luscious chocolate-hazelnut cake is coated with a ganache made from chocolate and cream. It's topped with a mountain of bittersweet chocolate curls, and surrounded by crunchy praline hazelnuts coated in tempered chocolate and rolled in cocoa powder.Recipe
Rose-Water MadeleinesMadeleines, miniature French sponge cakes, are unassertive pastries that benefit from additional flavoring. Rose water, popular in British tea cakes, works well these rich cakes.Recipe
NavettesNavettes, boat-shaped cakes from Provence, are unassertive pastries that benefit from additional flavoring; orange-flower water is traditionally used to make them.Recipe
Lemon-Thyme Tower CakeBuild yourself a golden tower with layers of rich, tart lemon cake filled with lemon-thyme pastry cream and decorated with slices of sweet candied lemons for a dessert that is equal parts refined and rustic.Recipe
Gianduja Roulade with Prune-Armagnac FillingA sleek Franco-American roulade is a chocolate cake, lavishly filled with a glistening puree of Armagnac-soaked prunes and a rich Gianduja mousse.Recipe
White Sheet CakeOur classic sheet cake is the tried-and-true foundation for a traditional birthday cake. The cake ingredients are enough to make one layer; you will need two to assemble the cake.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
GingerbreadThis moist, cakelike version of the perennial favorite is made with fresh ginger and unsulfured molasses.Recipe
Almond CakeThis pretty cake is decorated with glazed apricot slices and toasted almonds.Recipe
Apricot Tea CakesThese round cornmeal tea cakes are drizzled with honey for a simply sweet treat.