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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Bee Sting Cake

This bee sting cake (aka bienenstich) may look daunting, but it's well worth the effort. Take each step at a time, and you'll be surprised how easy it is to make. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Strawberry Bavarian Torte

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


Black Forest Torte

Looking for a surefire way to impress guests? Present this eye-catching torte! It features a moist chocolate cake and both...


Sauerkraut Apple Cake

Sweet and sour is what comes to mind with this cake. Apples and sauerkraut have always complimented each other so...


German Chocolate Birthday Cake

This moist, flavorful cake was the traditional birthday cake at our house when I was growing up. Everyone requested it....

German Chocolate Sauerkraut Cake

"People who compliment me on this chocolaty treat are surprised to learn it's a sauerkraut cake," reports Patricia Kile of...


Confetti Cream Cake

Luscious layers of cake and creamy filling form this eye-popping dessert. If you're short on time, ready the filling ingredients...

Black Forest Cake

One taste and you'll agree this spectacular dessert is worth the effort.—Patricia Roylance, U.S. Navy, Stationed in Spain


Makeover German Sweet Chocolate Cake

"This is a delicious family recipe that I just love," writes Patricia Peebles from Springfield, Missouri. It's been slimmed-down using,...


Black Forest Dessert Cake

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


German Sweet Chocolate Cake

This is a real treat. My sister and I always enjoy preparing this together.—Patricia Peebles, Springfield, Missouri

Strawberry Schaum Torte

I've served this impressive dessert at baptisms and holidays and enjoy making it for our children and grandchildren when they...


Schaum Torte

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


Black Forest Chocolate Torte

If you're thinking about pulling out all the stops for a dessert that says wow, look no further. This cherry-crowned...


Heart’s Delight Torte

Cherry pie filling dresses up homemade chocolate cake layers in this impressive dessert. "I found the recipe on a newspaper...


Almond Pear Torte

Yum! This recipe combines cheesecake, pears and nutmeg for a scrumptious holiday dessert. I sprinkle slivered almonds on top. —Trisha...

Easy Black Forest Torte

This dessert couldn't be simpler—all you need is a boxed cake mix. pie filling, miniature marshmallows and whipped topping. This...


Chocolate Cherry Layer Cake

This luscious cake is really versatile for all-year fun. I've changed the design on top to a heart for Valentine's,...


Apricot Almond Torte

This pretty cake takes a bit of time, so I like to make the layers ahead of time and assemble...


Meringue Torte

Ruth Grover writes from Portland, Connecticut: “My grandmother, who came here from Sweden when she was 21, used to make...


Strawberry Blitz Torte

I really love baking up my mom's German torte. Don't be intimidated by this dessert—it's much easier to put together...


Almond Torte

Reduced-fat sour cream, egg whites and applesauce lighten up this gorgeous almond torte. A creamy custard filling lends richness. —Kathy...