Layer Cake Recipes

Round out your homey celebration with a decadent homemade layer cake recipe cooked up by home bakers like you.

Add Filter

Black Walnut Layer Cake

My sister gave me the recipe for this beautiful cake years ago. The thin layer of frosting spread on the outside gives it a chic modern look. —Lynn Glaze, Warren, Ohio

Walnut Graham Torte

This torte is great to take to someone's house for dinner - I rarely have any to bring back home....


Banana Nut Layer Cake

"This cake is the top choice of the 'birthday child' in our family!" says Patsy Howard of Bakersfield, California.


Chocolate Mocha Torte

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


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...

Old-Fashioned Poppy Seed Torte

I got this recipe from my grandmother; it's an old fashioned recipe, but well worth it. My dad requests this...


Cranberry Layer Cake

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

Maple Walnut Cake

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


Rich Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

The combination of mocha and peanut butter will satisfy every sweet tooth at your table. The garnish is a little...


Banana Pecan Cake with Coconut Frosting

One of my brothers always requested this banana cake for his birthday. When my mom entered the cake recipe to...


Raspberry Walnut Torte

I get lots of compliments on this sweet treat filled with nuts and fruity flavor. It was a favorite at...

Walnut Blitz Torte

This pretty torte is very popular at family gatherings. Everyone always asks for the recipe.—Suzan Stacey, Parsonsfield, Maine


Apricot Hazelnut Torte

Husband Gerry and I, married 36 years, love it when our children and grandchildren visit. One cake that gets "oohs"...


Maple Nut Cake

Our state is famous for its maple syrup. I like using maple syrup in desserts because it lends a distinct...


Butternut Squash Layer Cake

The recipe for this lovely tall cake with its yummy old-fashioned frosting has been in our family for as long...


Peanut Butter Lover’s Cake

My family thrives on peanut butter, so they just love it when I make this recipe.

Layered Pecan Torte

"Even though the holidays always seem to be more pie-oriented, this cake steals the show at our family celebrations," writes...


Layered Poppy Seed Cake

It's just not Christmas at our house until I bake and ice this old-time layer cake-my husband's favorite since he...


Petite Chocolate-Hazelnut Cakes

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


Magnificent Carrot Cake

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


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...


Makeover Coconut Supreme Torte

Heavenly cakes are a hallmark of dessert time, and this lightened-up treat is no exception. “My neighbor made the scrumptious...


Walnut Raspberry Torte

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


Taste of Home Logo

Dark Chocolate Pecan Cake

Made in a single loaf pan, this doubly good chocolate cake has a nutty praline layer and two layers of...

Magazine Cover

Subscribe & SAVE

Save Up To 80%!

Mocha Nut Torte

My husband doesn't like chocolate cake, but this spectacular three-layer torte is a favorite of his. I've been using this...


Nutty Chocolate Cake

I got the idea for this incredibly easy yet impressive holiday dessert from a magazine. It is now a family...


Nutcracker Sweet

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


Pecan Pumpkin Torte

Times were lean when I was younger, so we would tend a big vegetable garden packed with tomatoes, beans, zucchini...


Peanut Butter ‘N’ Jelly Cake

I made this fun and flavorful peanut butter and jelly cake for my son's first birthday. He just turned 33,...


Strawberry Hazelnut Torte

"This beautiful dessert is a very big hit at parties," relates Phyllis Amboss of Pacific Palisades, California. "The tender meringues...