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...


    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...


    Swedish Flop

    Swedish flop was one of my Gramma Esther's favorites. Found mainly in the Chicago area, this combination of fluffy yeasted...


    Homemade Boston Cream Pie

    This elegant-looking Boston cream pie is so easy to prepare. Our dinner guests always seem to enjoy it. —Jane Uphoff,...

    Confetti Birthday Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

    This is a moist confetti cake with lots of sprinkles and a whipped chocolate buttercream. It's perfect for birthday celebrations!...


    Confetti Birthday Drip Cake

    This is a moist and fluffy vanilla drip cake with lots of sprinkles and a whipped vanilla buttercream. It's almost...

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    Chocolate Pecan Pavlova

    This will definitely capture your taste buds! This recipe is one of my family's favorites—especially at the holidays. Although it...


    Wacky Argyle Cake

    This wacky cake will be the star of your ugly Christmas-sweater party. Have fun with the decorations, choosing the colors...


    Homemade Confetti Cake

    This is a moist and fluffy vanilla cake with lots of sprinkles and a whipped vanilla buttercream. It's almost impossible...


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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...

    Bee Sting Cake

    This bee sting cake (aka bienenstich) may look daunting, but it's well worth the effort. Take each step at a...


    Ganache-Topped Pumpkin Layer Cake

    My dreamy pumpkin cake with cream cheese filling and rich homemade chocolate ganache is perfect for any autumnal gathering....


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    Apple Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

    I am a healthy eater most of the time, but this apple spice cake is worth the splurge! Every year,...


    Coastal Coconut Cream Cake

    This is my son's county fair cake. He was awarded a top-10 prize and auctioned his coconut cream cake off...


    Shortcut Peppermint Layer Cake

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

    Poutine Cake

    Recently my daughter was talking about her favorite food, poutine. I was inspired and created a homemade poutine-inspired cake for...


    Black Walnut Layer Cake

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


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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...


    Red, White & Blueberry Poke Cake

    A sweet treat in the summer, this patriotic poke cake with dazzling red and blue stripes is a fun one...


    Velma’s Pumpkin Torte

    For a perfect fall treat, I make this torte. Its wonderful pumpkin flavor will be loved by everyone who tries...


    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...

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    Grandma Zauner’s Dobosh Torte

    This rich torte has been a tradition in our family for many years. My mother still serves it on Christmas...


    Chocolate Holiday Cake

    Don't let the length and steps of this recipe scare you. It's simple...and the fudgy richness will bring rave reviews...


    Black Forest Torte

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


    Walnut Graham Torte

    This torte is great to take to someone's house for dinner - I rarely have any to bring back home....


    Sauerkraut Apple Cake

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


    California Cranberry Torte

    I developed this torte myself, and it seems that everyone I serve it to enjoys it. This recipe requires relatively...