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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Nutty Chocolate Cake

I got the idea for this incredibly easy yet impressive holiday dessert from a magazine. It is now a family favorite—and has been for the last 15 years! It is absolutely gorgeous on my buffet. —Linda DuVal, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Nutcracker Sweet

My mother baked this chocolate-almond dessert for family gatherings and her bridge club meetings when I was growing up. Continuing...


Strawberry-Almond Chocolate Torte

"This layer cake is wonderful when strawberries are in season," Diane Kensinger of Manheim, Pennsylvania notes of her eye-catching dinner...


Coconut-Filled Nut Torte

This beautiful torte is loaded with five different kinds of nuts, a coconut filling and plenty of cream cheese frosting....


Almond Chocolate Torte

This no-bake chocolate dessert from Rhonda Lanterman of Terrace, British Columbia has a tasty almond crust and smooth fluffy filling...

Chocolate Coconut Cake

Field editor Joanie Ward of Brownsville, Indiana says her sweet treat satisfies both chocolate and coconut lovers.


Sachertorte

Guests will be surprised to hear that this Sacher torte recipe starts with a convenient cake mix. Each bite features...

Chocolate Nut Torte

This recipe brings back pleasant memories of my childhood—my grandmother would make it when we'd come to visit. Now I...


Almond Pear Torte

Yum! This recipe combines cheesecake, pears and nutmeg for a scrumptious holiday dessert. I sprinkle slivered almonds on top. —Trisha...


Caramel Nut Torte

"The full-size version of this recipe caught my eye many years ago because it uses apple cider," shares Karla Stichter...


Chocolaty Almond Cake

"I love to have family over for the holidays and serve this requested dessert," says Margaret Malinowski of Oak Creek,...

Almond Chocolate Torte with Chocolate Curls

“I’ve been making this recipe since the 70s, and it’s often requested by family and friends. It’s popular not only...


Almond Torte

Reduced-fat sour cream, egg whites and applesauce lighten up this gorgeous almond torte. A creamy custard filling lends richness. —Kathy...


Almond Raspberry Torte

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


Apricot Almond Torte

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