Classic Cake Recipes
Red Velvet Cake
Serious home bakers will want to master these crowd-pleasing recipes for cheesecake, chocolate cake, carrot cake, and more.First up: What could make traditional red velvet cake even better? Chocolate, of course!
Moist Devil's Food Cake
Great swoops of glossy frosting make this a wonderfully exuberant cake for chocoholics -- at birthdays and other times.Watch how to create a swoopy finish with the frosting.
The classic sponge cake is not just plain vanilla, it's an essential recipe in every baker's repetoire. It's a versatile cake that can be customized with a variety of fillings and icings.
Angel Food Cake
It's tender, light as air, and tastes, well, divine. What's more, angel food cake is virtually fat-free and uses just six ingredients.
1-2-3-4 Lemon Cake
The name of this old-fashioned cake comes from its simple measuring formula: one cup butter, two cups sugar, three cups flour, and four eggs. Our take on this classic comes with sweetened whipped cream, custardy lemon curd, and fresh mixed berries.
Moist, mildly spiced cake flecked with carrots and pecans and enveloped by a generous coating of cream-cheese frosting -- it doesn't get better than this.
Chocolate Bundt Cake
This American classic, not a pie at all, first made by a Boston chef in the 1850s, is a cake: two magnificent sponge layers with custard-cream filling and a shiny chocolate glaze.
Coconut Layer Cake
Yellow Butter Cake with Chocolate Frosting
The combination of yellow butter cake and rich chocolate frosting is classic for a reason and a favorite for many.
Classic Pound Cake
A crumbly graham-cracker crust and silky cream-cheese filling make this New York-style cheesecake a winner.
Chocolate-Vanilla Marble Cakes
Some cakes just don't need frosting. Why hide the marble glory of this simple loaf cake?