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      57 Easy Cake Recipes for Last-Minute Entertaining

      Start with a mix or make the whole thing from scratch—it takes just 15 minutes (or less!) of hands-on time to whip up each one of these deliciously easy cakes. Yes, you can make cakes like coconut cake or angel food cake in just 15 minutes! The hardest part: waiting for dessert.

      Classic Chocolate Cake

      If you need to learn how to make chocolate cake from scratch, this easy homemade chocolate cake recipe is a...


      Mamaw Emily’s Strawberry Cake

      My husband loved his Mamaw's strawberry cake recipe. He thought no one could duplicate it. I made it, and it’s...


      Almond Custard Cake

      This white cake pairs well with all sorts of frostings and fillings, but the chocolate frosting in this recipe is...


      Grandma’s Red Velvet Cake

      In our family no one thinks it’s Christmas without this Red Velvet Cake recipe. I baked the first one for...

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      30 Valentine’s Day Cakes and Cheesecakes We Love

      Treat your sweetie (or your gals) to one of our favorite Valentine's Day cheesecake or cake recipes.


      25+ Cakes from Around the World

      Go global with your next bake. We rounded up traditional cakes from around the world. Find decadent recipes from Germany,...

      4-Ingredient Cake Recipes That Are Simple AND Delicious

      You don't need a lot to make a delicious dessert. These 4-ingredient cake recipes prove that you can have a...


      Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

      Indulge in this layer cake topped with rich buttercream—a vanilla lover's dream. I use pure vanilla extract for the best...


      Sugar Cookie Cake with Sour Cream Frosting

      My husband requested a giant sugar cookie for his birthday. I wanted to do something a bit more exciting than...


      25 Vintage Christmas Cakes

      Whether you bake up a vintage holiday layer cake or a beautiful Bundt, these old-fashioned Christmas cakes will impress everyone—even...

      Baby Shark Cake

      It doesn't take much to add a fun theme to a birthday party. This simply decorated baby shark cake, plus...


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      How to Make Apple Spice Cake (with Brown Sugar Frosting!)

      Serve up a slice of fall by learning how to make apple spice cake. It's so good, you'll reach for...


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      Pumpkin Snack Cake

      The crunchy, sweet topping makes this simple pumpkin snack cake taste extra special. If you prefer a sweeter cake, omit...


      How to Make the Swiss Pastry Shop Black Forest Cake

      Not your typical black forest cake, the Swiss Pastry Shop black forest cake is iconic in Fort Worth and beloved...


      How to Make a Smith Island Cake

      Meet Smith Island Cake—a beloved Maryland dessert that's rooted in community and coated in chocolate.

      19 Essential Cake Supplies Every Home Cook Needs

      The star of any party is always the cake. Be prepared to make a showstopper for any occasion with a...


      How to Freeze Wedding Cake for Your First Anniversary

      This step-by-step guide for how to freeze wedding cake will help you celebrate your first anniversary with the tradition of...


      Red Velvet Jar Cake

      I love to make these red velvet jar cakes for friends, family and teachers. Red velvet is my favorite during...


      The Best 1970s Cake Recipes

      We're taking it way back with our favorite 1970s cake recipes. These groovy desserts are sure to bring back...


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      25 Vintage Recipes for 1950s Cakes

      Go grab your apron! These 1950s cake recipes are as delicious today as they were decades ago. Find ideas for...


      10 Perfectly Sweet Caramel Cake Recipes

      Whether you like it sweetened or salty, these caramel cake recipes make the most of one of our favorite flavors.


      Layered Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

      This yellow cake will become your go-to recipe for birthdays, but the tender cake with flavorful chocolate buttercream is truly...


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      70 Cake Recipes with a Perfect 5-Star Rating

      We gathered our most delicious five-star cake recipes that have been baked, loved and rated by readers like you!

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      Spiced Pomegranate-Pear Cake

      This special-occasion pomegranate cake is a delicious combination of tender cake, tart fruit and rich buttercream. It is also beautiful...


      Cookie Cake

      This oversized cookie cake recipe is so easy and quick that I just might make it instead of traditional cookies...


      Swedish Flop

      Swedish flop was one of my Gramma Esther's favorites. Found mainly in the Chicago area, this combination of fluffy yeasted...


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      How to Make a Pull-Apart Cupcake Cake

      Learn how to make a pull-apart cupcake cake in not just one, but FOUR adorable ways. It'll be the perfect...


      Our Favorite Pumpkin Cakes

      Fall in love with our seasonal pumpkin cake recipes.


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      How to Bake a Cake: Your Ultimate Guide

      Learn how to bake a cake with our collection of from-scratch recipes, baking tools, cake decorating tips and more.