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

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Layer cake, cupcakes, or loaf cake? One basic batter makes all these and more. Raspberry-Cream Layer Cake, Cappuccino-Chocolate Cupcakes, and Chocolate-Vanilla Marble Cakes each use this entire batch of batter. For the Pineapple Buckle, halve the recipe -- leftover batter would deflate if stored.

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: 3.54 stars 1804
This cheery lemon cake is perfect for festive occasions. Top it off with our Whipped Frosting that's the perfect light and fluffy complement to this moist cake.

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

Fruit-topped, chocolate-laced, fun-sized, no-bake, made with cream cheese or ricotta -- cheesecake is as adaptable as it is irresistible. Whether you're seeking New York-style tradition or holiday whimsy, there's a cheesecake recipe for every occasion.
By Kelly Vaughan

No-Bake Cheesecake

Rating: 3.58 stars 1833
There are certain days during the summer when the last place anyone wants to be is in a hot kitchen. But that's when kids can come to the rescue, making a delicious dessert for the whole family without ever having to ask their parents to turn on the oven. This no-bake cheesecake is sure to please with its creamy center. 

Coconut Cloud Cake

Rating: 3.77 stars 565
This light, flavorful dessert, filled and topped with seven-minute frosting and coconut, is a little slice of heaven.

Lucinda's New York-Style Cheesecake

Rating: 3.7 stars 307
Creamy, tangy, and oh so sweet, this New York-Style Cheesecake will become an instant favorite. 

Vanilla Pound Cake

Rating: 3.35 stars 2324
How sweet it is—pound cake from scratch in three simple steps! We've added vanilla to our recipe for an extra hint of flavor!

Coconut-Sugar Hummingbird Cake

This classic southern cake can be over-the-top sweet. Enter coconut sugar, a sweetener from the sap of the coconut tree's flower buds. While it has no coconut flavor, it does bring a caramelized, almost savory complexity to baked goods. It's perfect in a cake that's plenty sweet (as well as moist), thanks to the fresh banana and pineapple. This recipe appears in our cookbook, "A New Way to Bake" (Clarkson Potter).

Individual Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes

Once cooled, individual Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes can be immediately turned out onto pretty dessert plates for serving.
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Your Most Common Cake Baking Problems, Solved
Whether you're dealing with raw batter, a cake stuck in a pan, or a confection that's taking too long to bake, we'll help you identify—and solve—the problem at hand.
Swiss Meringue Buttercream
Rating: 3.55 stars
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This all-purpose buttercream has an ultra-silky, stable texture that spreads beautifully over cakes and cupcakes, and can be piped into perfect peaks and patterns.