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

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Best Vanilla Cake

There's a reason this vanilla cake recipe is the best. Adding creamy vanilla bean paste into the moist, rich cake...


Shortcut Peppermint Layer Cake

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


Ginger Spice Cake

I make this spice cake every year during the holidays. It has such lovely rich ginger flavor and dense texture,...


Black Walnut Layer Cake

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

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...


Holiday Wreath Brownies

My son, Jeremy, acts as if he's 5 when he sees these brownies—I've been making them for more than 30...

Cranberry Layer Cake

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


Pesto Pull-Apart Bread

I combined some of my favorite flavors in an easy bread to complement our Italian meals. I make the pesto,...


Gingerbread Cake with Whipped Cream Frosting

Pleasantly-spiced gingerbread and crunchy nuts are the stars in this stunning dessert. Top the delectable delight with spiced whipped cream...


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...

Maple Walnut Cake

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


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...


Grasshopper Baked Alaska

Can you believe it? This stunning dessert is completely make ahead, including the meringue. All you need to do is...


Maple-Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

Every year my family and I visit our local pumpkin patch. Afterward, we come home and enjoy our first autumn...

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Doughnut Hole Cake

This is the easiest, most impressive cake I’ve ever made! You can use chocolate, lemon or strawberry cake mix in...


Cherry-Almond Coffee Cake

Every Christmas morning, I bake a coffee cake that's rich and creamy like a cheesecake. My family loves cherries on...


Caramel-Pecan Mocha Layer Cake

My version of a prize-winning chocolate cake is irresistible, especially when the rich caramel sauce oozes down the sides. —Judy...


Easy Cranberry-Pecan Sticky Buns

These gooey breakfast buns will have your whole family happily licking their fingers! The recipe is easy to prepare using...


Mint-Frosted Chocolate Cake

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


Gingerbread Coffee Cake

At our house, we love gingerbread that’s not too sweet. To sweeten it, mix powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract...


Italian Cream Cheese Cake

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


Southern Lane Cake

I just love this southern-style dessert, and so do dinner guests. With pecans, cherries and raisins in the filling and...

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Holiday Snow Globe Cake

I can change up the decorations on this cake depending on the holiday—or birthday. My daughter loves this Christmas version....


Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting

I once sent this rich chocolate cake to my kids' teachers, and it vanished, so I had to make another...


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Grandma’s Red Velvet Cake

It's just not Christmas at our house until this festive cake appears. This is different from other red velvets I’ve...


Zesty Citrus Cake

We grow our own citrus trees, so I'm always trying to come up with new recipes for the fruit. My...


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...


Molasses-Bourbon Pecan Pie

Guests’ mouths water when they glimpse this southern charmer. Its flaky crust perfectly complements the rich, nutty filling. —Charlene Chambers,...