Layer Cake Recipes

Round out your homey celebration with a decadent homemade layer cake recipe cooked up by home bakers like you.

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Mandarin Orange Cake

If you want to make cake but are squeezed for time, count on this recipe for a fast solution.—Charlene Wahlenmaier, Grants Pass, Oregon

Strawberry Bavarian Torte

This beautiful make-ahead dessert is deliciously light...the perfect ending to any meal.


Lemon Cream Torte

Although my husband has retired from farming, I haven't retired from the kitchen! I still enjoy cooking and preparing our...


Cran-Orange Delight

This is a recipe I put together just a few weeks ago, and my family really likes it. This cake...


Easy Rhubarb Dessert

I start with a boxed cake mix and add fresh rhubarb, sugar and cream to create this fast-to-fix favorite in...

Brown Sugar Cake

I can remember my mom making this cake more than 30 years ago. It's still a great dessert for special...


Bavarian Apple Torte

This rich, creamy torte has always been one of my favorite autumn desserts. Mom uses the freshest apples from a...

Angel Food Delight

For a show-stopping ending to the meal, the delicious cake only needs four ingredients. It's so simple to make ahead...


Italian Torte

This is one of my favorite dessert recipes because it's easily and quickly prepared, yet it's very different and delicious,...


Citrus Sherbet Torte

"When my mother-in-law first served this torte, I thought it was the prettiest dessert I ever saw," recalls Betty Tabb...


Basic White Layer Cake

Every recipe file should contain a standard delicious cake like this. Topped with your favorite flavor of frosting, it's great...

Yellow Layer Cake

Instead of turning to a boxed cake mix, why not try your hand at this easy recipe for a basic...


Black Forest Dessert Cake

“The cake is a traditional German dessert. When my daughter went to Germany on a backpacking trip, she said the...


Whipped Chocolate Dessert

This dessert makes a cool and delicious treat on a warm summer day. I bake a tender crust from a...


Fancy Fuss-Free Torte

Thanks to frozen pound cake and a can of pie filling, this torte's easy to make. If layers slide, keep...


Chocolate Bavarian Torte

Whenever I take this eye-catching torte to a potluck, I get so many requests for the recipe. —Edith Holmstrom, Madison,...

Edna’s Ho Ho Cake

This treat serves up appealing flavor in big fluffy wedges of chocolate and cream. It's like a giant Ho Ho...


Chocolate Raspberry Layer Cake

This recipe pulls together some of my favorite flavors. It's delicious, practically foolproof and looks beautiful. Impress dinner guests with...


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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...


Pineapple Angel Food Torte

In Duncansville, Pennsylvania, Jane Lynn uses a few simple ingredients to transform prepared angel food cake into an impressive dessert....


Lemon Torte

This beautiful, light treat has an easy-to make meringue base that's complemented with tart and sweet fillings.


Schaum Torte

Before the days of automatic mixers, this recipe involved long and tiresome beating. Many times, husbands were drafted to help...


Peanut Butter ‘N’ Jelly Cake

I made this fun and flavorful peanut butter and jelly cake for my son's first birthday. He just turned 33,...


Fruit-Filled Angel Food Torte

"I was so tired of eating plain angel food cake and fruit for dessert that I decided to combine the...

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Delightful Strawberry Dessert

My area is known for its strawberries, so I prepare this delicious and easy treat often. It always gets raves...


Chocolate Torte with Raspberry Filling

"When our daughter requested this fancy layered cake for her birthday, I was afraid it would be difficult to make,"...


Lemon Raspberry-Filled Cake

This attractive layer cake tastes as good as it looks. It's special enough for company, but you'll have to convince...


Icebox Cake

You don't have to bake to serve a wonderful dessert! This "cake" is made from chocolate wafers and whipping cream....


Banana Layer Cake

“Years ago I combined two recipes to come up with this delicious iced cake,” says Jennie Krell of El Cajon,...


Chewy Date Torte

Mother used to make this dessert only once each year, for Christmas dinner. When I was a child, this torte...