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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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 and stays moist for days. —Kelly Koutahi, Moore, Oklahoma

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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...


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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...


Shortcut Peppermint Layer Cake

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


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...


Velma’s Pumpkin Torte

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

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...


California Cranberry Torte

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


Chocolate Peppermint Cake

Guests make sure to save room for this light and moist cake with its refreshing mint flavor and chocolate glaze....

Cherry Cream Torte

When you set this gorgeous dessert on the table, your guests will sing your praises. You're the only one who...


Chocolate Mocha Torte

A mocha filling is spread between the layers of this decadent chocolate cake that's piled high with flavor.


Citrus-Kissed Sweet Potato Cake

I came up with this spiced cake to use up leftover sweet potatoes after Thanksgiving. Cover the grated sweet potatoes...


Layered Peppermint Icebox Cake

Our home economists take four ingredients and turn them into an impressive, no-bake cake. Do-ahead desserts don't get any better!...


Brooklyn Blackout Cake

If you love chocolate, you will LOVE this cake. I found this recipe when looking for a special cake to...

White Chocolate Raspberry Torte

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


Raspberry Chocolate Cake

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


Peppermint Red Velvet Cake

A couple of years ago, I saw a recipe for a peppermint red velvet cake that called for cake mixes....


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...


Potluck Pumpkin Torte

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


Strawberry Ladyfinger Dessert

I like to garnish this dessert with strawberry slices arranged to look like flowers. It's pretty, festive and feeds a...


Cranberry Layer Cake

I adapted a Bundt cake recipe to create this layer cake. Cranberries, walnuts and homemade frosting make it taste so...

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Over-the-Top Chocolate Cake

This chocolate cake looks as awesome as it tastes. The swirls of dulce de leche sauce and toffee topping make...


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Flourless Chocolate Torte

Chocoholics—like me!—know that nothing says chocolate like a flourless torte. —Kayla Albrecht, Freeport, Illinois


Eggnog Ladyfinger Dessert

The combination of cranberries and eggnog will bring a festive end to any holiday meal. Plus, it's super simple to...


Maple Walnut Cake

This maple-flavored cake with candied walnuts honors my grandpa, who made maple syrup. —Lori Fee, Middlesex, New York


Holiday White Cake

Garnished with red and green gumdrops, this moist cake makes a holiday statement! The white chocolate, almond and coconut flavors...


Toffee-Mocha Cream Cake

Guests’ eyes will sparkle when they catch a glimpse of this rich, beautiful layer cake. The dessert serves 12, so...