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...


    Ganache-Topped Pumpkin Layer Cake

    My dreamy pumpkin cake with cream cheese filling and rich homemade chocolate ganache is perfect for any autumnal gathering....


    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...

    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...


    Red, White & Blueberry Poke Cake

    A sweet treat in the summer, this patriotic poke cake with dazzling red and blue stripes is a fun one...


    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...


    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....


    California Cranberry Torte

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


    Pumpkin Cake with Whipped Cinnamon Frosting

    My mom made this for me, and one bite can completely take me back to my childhood. You can easily...

    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...


    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...


    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,...


    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!...

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    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,...


    Ghost Cake

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


    Raspberry Chocolate Cake

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


    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...


    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...