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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Brooklyn Blackout Cake

If you love chocolate, you will LOVE this cake. I found this recipe when looking for a special cake to make my chocolate-loving daughter-in-law's birthday. Be sure to give the pudding and the cake enough time to cool or the end results will be disappointing. —Donna Bardocz, Howell, Michigan

Raspberry Chocolate Cake

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


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...


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Flourless Chocolate Torte

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


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 & Grand Marnier Cake

I was running out of ideas on what to make for a friend for her upcoming 50th so I made...


Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

Impressive to look at but easy to make, this cake is a good old-fashioned "Sunday supper" dessert that melts in...

Strawberry Delight Torte

This tort is extremely festive looking and yet so easy to make. It can also be prepared ahead of time.


Sweetheart Fudge Cake

"When asked to make dessert for a friend's engagement party, I came up with this cake," recalls Tiffany Taylor of...


Heavenly Chocolate Cake

The cake's name says it all. Plus, it's tall, dark and delicious.—Billie B. Isaacs, Miamisburg, Ohio


Sweetheart Red Cake

"This red velvet cake has become a family favorite since I first found the recipe," writes Jeannette Beauchemin from her...

Maraschino Party Cake

Here's the recipe for Carol Anne's favorite birthday cake-minus that secret "optional" ingredient, of course.


Chocolate Cappuccino Mousse Cake

Layers of coffee-flavored angel food cake and decadent chocolate mousse are covered with a to-die-for buttercream frosting. Each slice of...


Raspberry Orange Torte

Guests are sure to be dazzled by this super-moist dessert from our Test Kitchen that’s ideal for special occasions. A...


Chocolate-Strawberry Bombe

Layers of rich devil's food cake and strawberry filling are covered in a heavenly whipped cream frosting. The treat is...


Walnut Raspberry Torte

This lovely three-layered cake is moist, tender and light. It rivals any cake from the finest bakery. I use black...

Chocolate Ganache Cake

Here's to that chocolate fix we all need! I use cream in both the filling and glaze of this beautiful...


Black Forest Dessert Cake

“The cake is a traditional German dessert. When my daughter went to Germany on a backpacking trip, she said the...


Fudgy Pudgy Cake

"This wonderful layer cake is definitely worth the work," says Doris Jennings of Allen Park, Michigan. "Enjoy a great big...


Mint-Frosted Chocolate Cake

I often make a peanut butter version of this cake but wanted to switch things up by introducing a new...


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...


Cupid’s Chocolate Cake

I'm pleased to share the recipe for the very best chocolate cake I have ever tasted. I prepare this treat...


Lovelight Chocolate Cake

—Eilene Bogar, Minier, Illinois


Washington Cream Pie

Lyn Robitaille of East Hartland, Connecticut recalls, "My mom made this cherry-topped cake every year for my uncle, who shares...

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Fudgy Peppermint Stick Torte

I created this recipe based on a chocolate cake a friend made for me several years ago. It's a favorite...


Chocolate Bavarian Torte

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


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,...


Candy Explosion Cake

"I made this cake for a friend's 40th birthday party." This explosion of all things ooey, gooey and chocolate will...


Cheesecake Layered Red Velvet Cake

I love both red velvet cake and cheesecake. So why not combine them into one stunning red velvet cheesecake recipe?...


Chocolate-Praline Layer Cake

For the chocolate-lover in all of us, this dessert is the one. Packed with pecans, the luscious layers are topped...