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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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 years! My daughter, Jayme, and my four grandchildren love them, too. If you're short on time, a boxed mix works just fine. —Jeannine Schneider, Fremont, California

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...


Chocolate & Grand Marnier Cake

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


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...

Mint-Frosted Chocolate Cake

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


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...


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...


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...


Cherry Chocolate Layer Cake

Heads will turn when you bring this unforgettable cake to the table. And the attention will only increase when you...

Blue-Ribbon Peanut Butter Torte

Carol Wilson of Ancho, New Mexico claimed Grand Prize in the Taste of Home Recipe Box Contest with this impressive...


Frosted Chocolate Cake

This recipe is my mother's oldest and most popular chocolate cake recipe. I always thought it should have a fancier...


Ganache-Topped Chocolate Cake

To say this cake is elegant would be an understatement. It’s worthy of special occasions, but once you learn


Three-Layer Chocolate Ganache Cake

This decadent triple-layer beauty is pure chocolate indulgence. The cake layers can be frozen prior to final assembly; in fact,...


White Chocolate Cake with Peaches

Topped with a to-die-for white chocolate frosting, this cake looks and tastes like a professional made it. I like to...


White Chocolate Fluffy Cake

A former co-worker shared the recipe for this decadent cake. I fell in love with it. Forget the calorie count...


Coconut Cake with White Chocolate Frosting

My husband adores coconut but not so much cake. When I take this beauty to family potlucks, he gets his...


Very Chocolate Torte with Raspberry Cream

Here's a way to take a simple cake mix and make it look spectacular! The filling and frosting are really...

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Best Chocolate Raspberry Torte

How do you make already delicious chocolate cake even more decadent? By adding a heavenly raspberry filling and a lovely...


Chocolate Strawberry Torte

The gorgeous torte combines two great ingredients—chocolate and strawberries. —Paula Magnus, Republic, Washington


Vanilla Bean Cake with White Chocolate Ganache

For a distinctive dessert with unforgettable flavor, I recommend this cake. Feel free to substitute your favorite jam and lend...


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Chocolate Carrot Cake

Finely shredding the carrots gives this cake an extra-nice texture. The walnuts sprinkled on top add crunch, but you can...