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: 3.51 stars 628
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. 

Magnolia Bakery Vanilla Cupcakes

Rating: 3.72 stars 158
The most popular flavor at the celebrated New York City bakery is vanilla for a reason! With a moist, tender crumb and rich buttercream frosting, these cupcakes are a true classic. This recipe comes from "More from Magnolia: Recipes from the World-Famous Bakery and Allysa Torey's Home Kitchen."

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Rating: 3.47 stars 1388
We took the pumpkin out of the pie and baked it into a rich and creamy cheesecake; it's an especially memorable ending to a holiday meal.

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. 

Apple-Cider Doughnut Cake

If you love the apple-cider doughnuts often sold at farmers' markets, you'll love this cake! Baked in a Bundt pan, it's essentially a giant cakey doughnut, made a little more wholesome with whole-wheat flour. A blend of olive oil and applesauce helps keep it moist. This classic fall dessert recipe appears in our cookbook, "A New Way to Bake" (Clarkson Potter). Martha also made this recipe on "Martha Bakes" episode 802.

Apple Layer Cake with Cream-Cheese Frosting

Three layers of delicately spiced apple cake are filled and frosted with tangy cream-cheese frosting here, yielding a towering dessert worthy of any celebration.
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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.