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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Baby Shark Cake

It doesn't take much to add a fun theme to a birthday party. This simply decorated baby shark cake, plus a few colorful frills, will bring the theme to life. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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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Reindeer Cake

Whether you turn this cake into a reindeer or decorate it with your own creative vision, it’s a three-layer stunner...


Unicorn Cake

This magical unicorn cake tastes as good as it looks. Baking in smaller pans creates impressive height, and a few...


Birthday Clown Cake

I baked this cake for every one of our two sons' birthdays until they became teens. Kids and adults alike...

Rich Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

The combination of mocha and peanut butter will satisfy every sweet tooth at your table. The garnish is a little...


Maple Tree Cake

Here's a colorful confection folks will fall for! To top off the scrumptious maple-flavored cake from Lorraine Tishmack of Casselton,...

Cowpoke Corral Birthday Cake

This is our traditional treat for everyone's birthday. It's not a birthday unless this cake is served. The addition of...


Ghostly Pirate Cake

This moist white cake is a snap to prepare because it starts with a mix. Have fun decorating it--we sure...


Chocolate-Strawberry Bombe

Layers of rich devil's food cake and strawberry filling are covered in a heavenly whipped cream frosting. The treat is...


Sweet Stars Cake

TO TOP OFF your birthday bash just right, be sure to serve this star-studded confection from Flo.
Creating it...

Candy Land Cake

My friend asked me to make her son's 5th birthday cake, and when I asked her what he wanted on...


Banana Split Ice Cream Cake

Every time they visit, my children and grandkids request this fantastic frozen dessert. It takes time to assemble, but it's...


Rocky Road Cake

This creative take on classic rocky road flavors creates a showstopping and absolutely delectable dessert. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


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...


Candy Explosion Cake

"I made this cake for a friend's 40th birthday party." This explosion of all things ooey, gooey and chocolate will...

Cookies-and-Cream Cake

If you like cookies-and-cream ice cream, you'll love this cake. Chocolate sandwich cookies are mixed into the batter and pressed...


Icebox Cake

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


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...


“Give Me S’more” Cake

Bring a yummy s'mores cake to your table minus the sticky marshmallow fingers. Kids and kids-at-heart will love this new...


Ocean Cake

Whether it's for a pool or birthday party, this fish-themed cake will snag smiles from kids of all ages! —Taste...


Peanut Butter Cake

Our Test Kitchen combines the popular flavors of chocolate and peanut butter in a mini layer cake that's delectable and...


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....


Carousel Cake

YOUNGSTERS are sure to circle this merry-go-round in a hurry...and form long lines to get a piece! CT's kitchen staff...

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Clown Cake

You can't go wrong planning a circus theme for your child's birthday party, especially with this colorful cake from our...


Chocolate Banana Cream Cake

My inspiration for this cake came from my desire to create a dessert combining my father’s love for cake, my...


Coffin Pumpkin Cake

The maple flavoring in the frosting makes this spooky cake taste delicious! And the gingersnap crumbs make the "coffin" look...


Circus Cake

Ideal for a child's party, this whimsical cake steals the show with its cotton candy topping and cookie-laced sides. —Taste...


Devil’s Food Caramel Torte

My family calls this festive dessert “turtle cake” because of the delectable candy bits in the moist cake layers and...


Pumpkin Patch Torte

This Halloween cake is unforgettably moist and delicious, and not too sweet. The frosting's subtle maple flavor is the perfect...