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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Ganache-Topped Pumpkin Layer Cake

My dreamy pumpkin cake with cream cheese filling and rich homemade chocolate ganache is perfect for any autumnal gathering. —Michelle Sorensen, Bountiful, Utah

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...


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...


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...


Potluck Pumpkin Torte

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

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...


Cranberry Layer Cake

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

Magnificent Carrot Cake

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


Pumpkin Cream Tiramisu

Pumpkin isn’t only for pies. Now you can take the classic fall vegetable and enjoy it in a tiramisu-style dessert....


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Flourless Chocolate Torte

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


Maple Walnut Cake

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

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...


Velma’s Pumpkin Torte

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


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...


Chocolate Mocha Torte

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


Pumpkin Spice Torte

Instead of pumpkin pie, why not try this pretty dessert for Thanksgiving? The maple frosting nicely complements the pumpkin spice...

Maple Tree Cake

Here's a colorful confection folks will fall for! To top off the scrumptious maple-flavored cake from Lorraine Tishmack of Casselton,...


Orange Pumpkin Cake

A subtle orange flavor really brings out the pumpkin flavor in this elegant layered cake. Our holiday dinners aren't complete...


Gingerbread Torte

This old-fashioned gingerbread cake is excellent. Lemon zest is a nice addition to the sweet cream cheese frosting. —Ginger Hendricksen...


Caramel-Pecan Mocha Layer Cake

My version of a prize-winning chocolate cake is irresistible, especially when the rich caramel sauce oozes down the sides. —Judy...


Pumpkin Torte

This beautiful layered cake has a creamy filling with a mild pumpkin flavor and a little spice. It's quick and...


Cranberry-Carrot Layer Cake

This moist cake smothered with rich cream cheese frosting makes any dinner festive. Every autumn, I go to a cranberry...


Pumpkin Spice Layer Cake

I made up this recipe when my son requested pumpkin cake for Thanksgiving. It was such a hit that it's...


Praline Pumpkin Torte

Homemade pralines, big poufs of whipped cream and spiced cake make this torte
decadent to the last bite. It's...

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Apple Stack Cake

My mom loved to bake this sky-high apple stack cake. Layer the apple goodness two days before serving. Later, a...


Cranberry Coconut Cake with Marshmallow Cream Frosting

Filled with a homemade cranberry curd and smothered with one of the fluffiest frostings you've ever had, this tall cake...


Chocolate Layer Cake

No one will suspect this decadent layered chocolate cake is light! Our Test Kitchen staff concocted the eye-catching dessert.


Chewy Date Torte

Mother used to make this dessert only once each year, for Christmas dinner. When I was a child, this torte...


Sweet Potato Pineapple Cake

Crushed pineapple adds moistness and subtle fruity flavor to this tasty layered cake. The cream cheese frosting is mouthwatering.—Joyce Walter,...


Cranberry Meringue Cake

A fan of Southern cooking and baking, I love to exchange recipes when I’m working in my beauty salon. I...