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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Vermont Maple-Pecan Cake

This delectable nutty maple cake has become a hands-down favorite. Chopped pecans add delicious flavor, and the rich cream cheese frosting is accented with a teaspoon of real maple syrup. —Teresa Cardin, Mansfield, Missouri

German Chocolate Birthday Cake

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


No-Bake Chocolate Torte

Here's a delightful dessert that only looks like you fussed all day. With its attractive appearance and wonderful taste, no...


Classic Red Velvet Cake

This ruby-red cake with it's lovely cream cheese frosting has become my "signature dessert." I can't go to any family...


Tiramisu Toffee Torte

Tiramisu is Italian for "pick-me-up," and this treat truly lives up to its name. The torte is truly worth every...

Quilter’s Cake

The story behind this patchwork birthday dessert is a sweet one. It all started when subscriber Sue Anne Busby of...


Magnificent Carrot Cake

If you’re looking for something a little more traditional, nothing says Easter like a homemade carrot cake covered in rich...

Chocolate Mint Cake

This lovely layered cake takes some time to prepare, but cake mix gives it a head start. The mint flavor...


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...


Sauerkraut Apple Cake

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


Cran-Orange Delight

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

German Chocolate Cake

According to my husband, this is the best German chocolate cake recipe in the whole world. Every bite has a...


Blackberry Cake

Wild blackberries are plentiful here, so I started making this cake to put that pretty crop to good use. Everyone...


Six-Layer Coconut Cake

"I found this recipe when going through my grandmother's old files," explains Angela Leinenbach of Mechanicsville, Virginia. "It is simply...


Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake

This is a chocolate lover's dream! It will definitely satisfy any chocolate craving you may have. I often make this...


Delicate Chocolate Cake

"A special friend gave me this recipe more than 20 years ago," recalls Annette Foster of Taylors, SOuth Carolina. "The...

Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

Impressive to look at but easy to make, this cake is a good old-fashioned "Sunday supper" dessert that melts in...


Mama’s Snow Cake

For a beautiful finish to a winter meal, I serve this "snow" cake. This dessert is so impressive its fluffy...


Lemon Raspberry Cake

Springtime sweets aren’t any more appealing than Lemon Raspberry Cake shared by Eden Atkerson of Atlanta, Georgia.


Chocolate Eclair Torte

I take this impressive dessert to the table whole, then slice it and serve. It can be made ahead of...


Brown Sugar Cake

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


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...


Layered Chocolate Cake

"It is hard to believe this impressive dessert started with a boxed cake mix," relates Dorothy Monroe of Pocatello, Idaho....


Maple Nut Cake

Our state is famous for its maple syrup. I like using maple syrup in desserts because it lends a distinct...

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Dark Chocolate Layer Cake

—David Heppner, Brandon, Florida


Orange Layer Cake

My sister gave me this recipe over 50 years ago...and I still make it for Christmas. With its creamy nut...


Pumpkin Spice Torte

Instead of pumpkin pie, why not try this pretty dessert for Thanksgiving? The maple frosting nicely complements the pumpkin spice...


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,...


Peanut Butter Lover’s Cake

My family thrives on peanut butter, so they just love it when I make this recipe.


Festive Holly Cake

I learned the brush embroidery technique at a beginner cake-decorating class. Visual appeal is always nice, but what's extra special...