Layer Cake Recipes

Round out your homey celebration with a decadent homemade layer cake recipe cooked up by home bakers like you.

Add Filter

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 one will know that you saved time by spreading an easy-to-prepare frosting on a store-bought pound cake.

Banana Nut Layer Cake

"This cake is the top choice of the 'birthday child' in our family!" says Patsy Howard of Bakersfield, California.


Devil’s Food Cake

"THIS is a family favorite that we still enjoy. The 7-minute icing can also be used on other cake recipes,...


Brooklyn Blackout Cake

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


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....


German Chocolate Cake

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

Chocolate Mocha Torte

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


Chocolate Marvel Cake

"This tall chocolaty cake with its fluffy mocha frosting is deliciously moist," assures Pearl Watts from Cincinnati, Ohio. "It's a...


Chocolate Praline Torte

"No one will know this fancy dessert started with a handy boxed cake mix," assures Sandra Castillo of Watertown, Wisconsin....


Peanut Butter Lover’s Cake

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

German Chocolate Dream Cake

I love German chocolate cake — and this version truly is a dream! It’s not only luscious, it’s also easy...


German Black Forest Cake

As far as I know, this cake recipe can be traced back to my German great-grandma. When I got married,...


Chocolate Bavarian Torte

Whenever I take this eye-catching torte to a potluck, I get so many requests for the recipe. —Edith Holmstrom, Madison,...


Edna’s Ho Ho Cake

This treat serves up appealing flavor in big fluffy wedges of chocolate and cream. It's like a giant Ho Ho...


Toffee Bar Brownie Torte

Heads will turn when you serve this showstopping cake. The mild espresso frosting nicely complements the bittersweet brownie layers.—Megan Byers,...

Lemon Torte

This beautiful, light treat has an easy-to make meringue base that's complemented with tart and sweet fillings.


Eggnog Cake

With its moist cake layers, creamy filling and chocolate frosting, this cake appeals to all palates! -Edith Disch, Fairview Park,...


Zucchini Carrot Cake

I found this recipe in a cookbook and made some changes to it. My husband likes to have it for...


Chocolate Torte with Raspberry Filling

"When our daughter requested this fancy layered cake for her birthday, I was afraid it would be difficult to make,"...


Peanut Butter Layer Cake

My husband loves peanut butter, so this cake is his favorite. Sometimes I switch frosting recipes and use a chocolate...


Devil’s Food Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

This recipe won several blue ribbons at our state fair. The made-from-scratch chocolate layer cake topped with a fudgy homemade...


Cookies-and-Cream Cake

If you like cookies-and-cream ice cream, you'll love this cake. Chocolate sandwich cookies are mixed into the batter and pressed...


Chocolate Cherry Layer Cake

This luscious cake is really versatile for all-year fun. I've changed the design on top to a heart for Valentine's,...

Magazine Cover

Subscribe & SAVE

Save Up To 80%!

Zucchini Cake

This recipe came from my mother, whom I still proclaim as one of the best cooks in the country! Every...


Taste of Home Logo

Mississippi Mud Cake

Make this tempting cake and you'll satisfy kids of all ages! A fudgy brownie-like base is topped with marshmallow creme...


Icebox Cake

You don't have to bake to serve a wonderful dessert! This "cake" is made from chocolate wafers and whipping cream....


Butterscotch Torte

It's best to make the graham cracker cake for this torte the day before, because the flavor improves as it...


Pecan Torte

This is an old family recipe that uses our Texas pecans. I've made it often for birthdays and family gatherings....


Chocolate-Raspberry Angel Food Torte

Here's a classic angel food cake dressed up in its Christmas best. This no-fuss torte tastes as great as it...