Cake Pans & Molds: Tutorials, Recipes & Guides

The best cake recipes deserve the best cake pans. Learn about the different types of cake pans and how to use them properly.

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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 and stays moist for days. —Kelly Koutahi, Moore, Oklahoma

Homemade Boston Cream Pie

This elegant-looking Boston cream pie is so easy to prepare. Our dinner guests always seem to enjoy it. —Jane Uphoff,...


Confetti Birthday Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

This is a moist confetti cake with lots of sprinkles and a whipped chocolate buttercream. It's perfect for birthday celebrations!...


Ganache-Topped Pumpkin Layer Cake

My dreamy pumpkin cake with cream cheese filling and rich homemade chocolate ganache is perfect for any autumnal gathering....


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Apple Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

I am a healthy eater most of the time, but this apple spice cake is worth the splurge! Every year,...

Shortcut Peppermint Layer Cake

When I first made this cake it was snowing outside, the entire family was home, and we enjoyed it all...


Black Walnut Layer Cake

My sister gave me the recipe for this beautiful cake years ago. The thin layer of frosting spread on the...

Pumpkin Cake with Whipped Cinnamon Frosting

My mom made this for me, and one bite can completely take me back to my childhood. You can easily...


Citrus-Kissed Sweet Potato Cake

I came up with this spiced cake to use up leftover sweet potatoes after Thanksgiving. Cover the grated sweet potatoes...


Brooklyn Blackout Cake

If you love chocolate, you will LOVE this cake. I found this recipe when looking for a special cake to...


Red Velvet Marble Cake

I watched my grandma prepare her red velvet showstopper many times for family get-togethers. The fluffy butter frosting perfectly complements...

Cranberry Layer Cake

I adapted a Bundt cake recipe to create this layer cake. Cranberries, walnuts and homemade frosting make it taste so...


Mint Patty Cake

Each slice of this dreamy layer cake is full of cool peppermint. The chopped peppermint patties in the frosting are...


Maple Walnut Cake

This maple-flavored cake with candied walnuts honors my grandpa, who made maple syrup. —Lori Fee, Middlesex, New York


Amaretto Cake with Buttercream Frosting

I came up with this amaretto cake recipe because I was craving something that tasted like wedding cake. The texture...


Chocolate & Grand Marnier Cake

I was running out of ideas on what to make for a friend for her upcoming 50th so I made...

Banana Pecan Cake with Coconut Frosting

One of my brothers always requested this banana cake for his birthday. When my mom entered the cake recipe to...


Chocolate Gingerbread Toffee Cake with Ginger Whipped Cream

This cake literally stands above the rest—it is exactly what you need for a special-occasion dessert. With notes of ginger...


Chocolate-Caramel Chiffon Cake

I learned how to make this fluffy, luscious cake while attending pastry school. My family just can’t get enough of...


Blue Ribbon Red Velvet Cake

This two-layer beauty features a striking red interior. It calls for more baking cocoa than most red velvet cakes, making...


Gender Reveal Cake

Is it a boy or a girl? Create the perfect reveal by displaying this scrumptious cake tinted with pink or...


Dr Pepper Cake

This is my favorite "go-to" recipe for any time I have to take food anywhere. Everyone loves it. When it...


Mint-Frosted Chocolate Cake

I often make a peanut butter version of this cake but wanted to switch things up by introducing a new...


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So-Easy-It’s-Spooky Bat Cake

This gorgeous dessert starts with a boxed cake mix. Then it’s an easy and magical trick to make the bat...

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Italian Cream Cheese Cake

Buttermilk makes every bite of this awesome Italian cream cheese cake recipe moist and flavorful. I rely on this recipe...


Cherry Cola Cake

Cherry cola and marshmallows make a zippy chocolate dessert that is scrumptious topped with vanilla ice cream. — Cheri Mason,...


Marvelous Marble Cake

Pound cake and chocolate make the best marble cake. — Ellen Riley, Birmingham, Alabama


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Come-Home-to-Mama Chocolate Cake

You'll spend less than a half hour whipping up this cure-all cake that starts with a mix. Sour cream and...


Chocolate-Praline Layer Cake

For the chocolate-lover in all of us, this dessert is the one. Packed with pecans, the luscious layers are topped...


Strawberries & Cream Torte

This festive strawberry summer treat is one of my mom's favorites. It wows guests every time yet is simple to...