Cake Recipes

Our best 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.

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Classic Yellow Cake Batter

Rating: 3.5 stars 628
Layer cake, cupcakes, or loaf cake? Our basic yellow cake batter recipe makes all these and more. This classic, all-purpose batter will help you turn out Raspberry-Cream Layer Cake, Cappuccino-Chocolate Cupcakes, and Chocolate-Vanilla Marble Cakes. The buttermilk in the batter is not only a flavor enhancer with its subtle tang, but it also keeps the cake moist and tender. Be patient creaming the butter and sugar, as this important step ensures the final product is light and fluffy.

25 Easy Cake Recipes That Every Home Baker Should Master

Classics for a reason, these easy cake recipes are just that good. We recommend you give them all a try.
By Jennifer Anderson

Lemon Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars 1804
Martha loves lemons, and her all-time favorite way to use them is in desserts—like this moist lemon cake recipe that features the citrus in every element. A yellow layer cake with lemon zest and juice in the batter is baked, then brushed with a simple lemon syrup, and sandwiched together with either whipped frosting or lemon curd. Top it with our Whipped Frosting and candied lemon slices—and enjoy!

These Beautiful Bundt Cakes Are Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home

Serve these gorgeously shaped cakes at brunch or for dessert—either way, they're guaranteed showstoppers.
By Jennifer Anderson

Truly, Madly, Deeply: 12 Chocolate Cake Recipes to Fall in Love With

Get your fix of rich and intense chocolate with a dozen of our top treats.
By Lynn Andriani

Our 25 Favorite Cheesecake Recipes

From New York-style to no-bake styles and seasonal spins, you'll find there's a cheesecake here for everyone.
By Kelly Vaughan

No-Bake Cheesecake

Rating: 3.5 stars 1833
Cheesecake is a fan favorite for good reason; it's a rich, creamy, and irresistible dessert. With this no-bake cheesecake recipe, making it is as simple as enjoying it. An easy press-in graham-cracker crust is filled with a rich cream cheese and condensed milk filling, flavored with vanilla and lemon. After preparing, just refrigerate until set—no cooking necessary. It's a great dessert for summer when you don't want to heat up the kitchen, but it's also a classic any time of year.

One-Bowl Chocolate Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars 494
A super-easy chocolate layer cake belongs in every cook's recipe repertoire. This chocolate-buttermilk cake is luscious enough for a special occasion, but easy enough for everyday desserts. And the recipe gets brownie points for using just a single bowl. You can also use this cake batter to make two dozen cupcakes: Fill lined tins two-thirds full and bake for 20 minutes, rotating once. A decadent chocolate frosting is the finishing touch and your cake is ready for its star turn at a birthday, anniversary, or pretty much any celebration.

Lucinda's New York-Style Cheesecake

Rating: 3.5 stars 307
A New York cheesecake is heavy on the cream, so our recipe calls for five packages of cream cheese plus a cup of sour cream. Under the fluffy, decadent filling is a simple graham cracker crust. The trick to making this cheesecake is to cook the filling enough so it sets without cracking the top. Then allow plenty of time for it to chill so you can slice it easily.

Apple-Cider Donut Cake

If you love the apple-cider donuts often sold at farmers' markets, you'll love this cake! Baked in a Bundt pan, it's essentially a giant cakey donut, made a little more wholesome with whole-wheat flour. A blend of olive oil and applesauce helps keep it moist and makes it our favorite fall dessert. This recipe appears in our cookbook, A New Way to Bake and Martha made this recipe on Martha Bakes.

Lemony Angel Food Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars 136
Remember Mom's heavenly angel food cake? Ours has the same ethereal texture (due to egg whites) but with a bright burst of lemon flavor, thanks to fresh juice and zest. Fluffy citrus cream frosting and pretty candied lemon "daffodils" make it an even more memorable dessert.

Coconut Cloud Cake

Rating: 4 stars 565
What makes this cloud cake so cloud-like? The flour and superfine sugar are sifted four times and the delicate batter is leavened by plenty of beaten egg whites. The result is a light and tender vanilla cake that is the perfect complement to the silky seven-minute frosting that’s used to fill and ice it. Coconut flakes are the final touch, bringing flavor and a light crunch.

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Our Favorite Lemon Cake Recipes
From pound cake to crepe cake, lemon adds luscious flavor to these recipes.
Our Most Popular Cake Recipes of All Time
From no-bake cheesecake to family-friendly sheet cakes and everything in between, you'll enjoy making these cake recipes.
No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake

This easy mousse-like treat blends the tartness of Key lime pie with the richness of cheesecake. Its graham-cracker crust sets in the freezer rather than the oven, and the traditional whipped-cream topping is folded right into the filling, along with fresh citrus juice and zest, cream cheese, and sweetened condensed milk. Chill it overnight, and wake up to a world of bliss.