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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Delightful Devil’s Food Cake

There's more than chocolate in this luscious layer cake. The creamy ricotta cheese frosting is flavored with orange juice, mini chocolate chips and bits of candied cherries. —Betty Knorr, Chandler, Arizona

German Chocolate Birthday Cake

This moist, flavorful cake was the traditional birthday cake at our house when I was growing up. Everyone requested it....


Raspberry Fudge Torte

This special-occasion cake impresses all who see and taste it. People are surprised to hear that this torte starts with...


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...


Petite Chocolate-Hazelnut Cakes

Add these sweet treats to a dessert platter featuring other small confections. The cake is moist, tender and extra special...

Chocolate Truffle Cake

Love chocolate? Then this tender, luxurious layer cake is for you. With a ganache glaze and a fabulous bittersweet filling,...


Makeover Ricotta Nut Torte

Looking for a special, lightened-up treat? Lots of thin layers and a luscious frosting make this cake a winner that's...

Chocolate Gingerbread Toffee Cake with Ginger Whipped Cream

This cake literally stands above the rest—it is exactly what you need for a special-occasion dessert. With notes of ginger...


Over-the-Top Chocolate Cake

This chocolate cake looks as awesome as it tastes. The swirls of dulce de leche sauce and toffee topping make...


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Flourless Chocolate Torte

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


Brooklyn Blackout Cake

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

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...


German Chocolate Cake

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


Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake

This is a chocolate lover's dream! It will definitely satisfy any chocolate craving you may have. I often make this...


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...


Chocolate Praline Torte

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

Chocolate Eclair Torte

I take this impressive dessert to the table whole, then slice it and serve. It can be made ahead of...


German Chocolate Sauerkraut Cake

"People who compliment me on this chocolaty treat are surprised to learn it's a sauerkraut cake," reports Patricia Kile of...


Chocolate Cake with Sour Cream

This luscious chocolate layer cake gets wonderful moistness from sour cream. Its irresistible topping and marvelous from-scratch goodness make it...


Chocolate Meringue Torte

This divine dessert is a chocoholic's dream come true with its moist made-from scratch cake and crunchy meringue.


Dark Chocolate Layer Cake

—David Heppner, Brandon, Florida


Chocolate-Strawberry Bombe

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


Makeover German Sweet Chocolate Cake

"This is a delicious family recipe that I just love," writes Patricia Peebles from Springfield, Missouri. It's been slimmed-down using,...


Chocolate Sour Cream Torte

This elegant cake is sure to evoke stunned “wows” from guests. Create toppings to fit the occasion; it lends itself...

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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...


Chocolate Ganache Cake

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


Whipped Chocolate Dessert

This dessert makes a cool and delicious treat on a warm summer day. I bake a tender crust from a...


Cappuccino Torte

Holidays are a time to spend with family and friends...it's also a chance to enjoy every bite of rich desserts...


Chocolate-Glazed Raspberry Torte

Folks just won’t believe a dessert so decadent and delicious could be so low-fat. Our Test Kitchen can take a...


Chocolate Mint Layer Cake

With its rich icing and minty whipped cream filling, this chocolate mint cake makes a fitting finale to a special...