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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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 for big bucks! —Amy Freeze, Avon Park, Florida

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...


Magnificent Carrot Cake

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


Toasted Butter Pecan Cake

If you like butter pecan ice cream, you'll love this cake. Loads of nuts are folded into the batter, and...


Strawberry-Banana Angel Torte

Readers of the "Cooking with Millie" newspaper food column I've written for many years share their best recipes, like this...

Triple-Layer Chocolate Cake

Crunchy pecans and coconut fill each layer of this tempting cake spread with a homemade cream cheese frosting. Big slices...


Amaretto Cake with Buttercream Frosting

I came up with this amaretto cake recipe because I was craving something that tasted like wedding cake. The texture...

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries Cake

“I made this cake for our Cub Scout cake auction and almost didn’t take it because it looked so good,”...


Layered Citrus Cake

I slightly simplified my mother-in-law's orange cake recipe to come up with this tall, beautiful version. Orange juice and lemon...


Coconut Dream Cake

My friends and family love this beautiful cake. I keep it refrigerated before serving to keep it moist and sweet....


Coconut Citrus Layer Cake

Make a showstopper holiday treat: tender white cake layered with tangy grapefruit curd and topped with fluffy cream cheese frosting....

Petite Pineapple Coconut Cakes

Defy wintry weather and transport your guests to the tropics with these beautiful, single-serving confections. Cake mix never tasted so...


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...


Pineapple & Macadamia Nut Cake

This delicious cake is one of my own invention. It's been a huge hit among family and friends and even...


Layered Orange Sponge Cake

This recipe's been handed down in my family for 40 years, from a relative who was a French baker. It's...


Orange Grove Cake

A few years ago, I won Best in Show in the Western Idaho State Fair for this citrusy cake with...

Apricot Almond Torte

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


Apricot-Raspberry Angel Torte

Guests will never guess you used a prepared angel food cake and canned pie filling to create this gorgeous torte....


Old-Fashioned Orange Layer Cake

THIS is a very old-fashioned cake, tender and moist, with a good orange flavor.


Lemonade Layer Cake

Lemonade concentrate gives both the cake and frosting fantastic flavor. I like to garnish this dessert with lemon slices and...


Banana Pecan Torte

The state tree of Texas is the pecan tree, so this recipe definitely represents my area. A friend shared the...


Pineapple Cake

"I often prepare this moist golden cake at Easter, but it's wonderful just about any time of year," relates Linda...


Blueberry Sour Cream Torte

For a pleasant taste of summer, consider my berry specialty. Cinnamon and nutmeg lend a hint of spice to the...


Chocolate Pecan Torte

This impressive dessert looks lovely on a buffet table. It takes some time to prepare, but it’s worth the effort....

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Chocolate Strawberry Torte

The gorgeous torte combines two great ingredients—chocolate and strawberries. —Paula Magnus, Republic, Washington


Almond Raspberry Torte

This gorgeous torte looks and tastes like it came from a gourmet shop. Guests have a hard time believing it’s...


Pineapple Layer Cake

"My mother had a large family to care for and not a lot of spare time for fixing fancy desserts....


Raspberry Coconut Cake

This seemed like a festive dessert to fix for the holidays, so I decided to try it out on my...


Makeover White Christmas Cake

“I made this amazing cake for our annual Christmas dinner several years ago, and it quickly became a family favorite.”...


Holiday Walnut Torte

This torte is one of my grandma's best-loved recipes-tender layers of nut-filled cake put together with apricot glaze and cream...