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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    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 perfect for any occasion. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    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...


    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,...


    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...


    Cranberry Cake with Tangerine Frosting

    Sugary cranberries and candied citrus dress up to this smartly elegant cake. It’s my favorite Christmas dessert for its sheer...


    Red Velvet Marble Cake

    I watched my grandma prepare her red velvet showstopper many times for family get-togethers. The fluffy butter frosting perfectly complements...


    Chocolate Lover’s Mousse Torte

    With layer after luscious layer of creamy filling and cake, Chocolate Lover’s Mousse Torte proves irresistible every time. —Brenda Fisher,...


    Birthday Clown Cake

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


    White Chocolate Raspberry Torte

    We grow raspberries, and this is one of my favorite ways to use them. Whenever I serve this scrumptious torte,...


    Maple-Mocha Brownie Torte

    This impressive-looking dessert is at the top of my list of speedy standbys. It's simple to make because it starts...


    Raspberry Chocolate Cake

    Whenever I make this cake, I get rave reviews. It's impressive, and the raspberry filling is wonderful. —Marlene Sanders, Paradise,...

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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...


    Delightful Devil’s Food Cake

    There's more than chocolate in this luscious layer cake. The creamy ricotta cheese frosting is flavored with orange juice, mini...


    Mom’s Favorite White Cake

    I received this recipe as part of a wedding gift. I have made it for a couple of summer gatherings...


    Potluck Pumpkin Torte

    A local newspaper featured this potluck-friendly recipe years ago. A creamy alternative to pumpkin pie, it quickly became one of...


    Raspberry Lemon Layer Cake

    Cooking is my best and biggest hobby – trying recipes with different flavor combinations like pound cake with lemon curd...


    Ghost Cake

    For a perfect centerpiece at your next Halloween party, try making this cake. Guests will think it is more cute...