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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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 wow factor. &mdashSandy Gaulitz, Spring, Texas

Mandarin Orange Cake

If you want to make cake but are squeezed for time, count on this recipe for a fast solution.—Charlene Wahlenmaier,...


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...


Orange Layer Cake

My sister gave me this recipe over 50 years ago...and I still make it for Christmas. With its creamy nut...


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...

Orange Dream Torte

Our Test Kitchen home economists came up with this fancy-looking torte. The fluffy filling is encircled by store-bought ladyfingers and...


Rhubarb-Orange Angel Food Torte

This pretty torte is the perfect dessert for when company comes! And it's so simple—just spread a fruit sauce between...

Zesty Citrus Cake

We grow our own citrus trees, so I'm always trying to come up with new recipes for the fruit. My...


Chocolate & Grand Marnier Cake

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


Cranberry Orange Cake

Here’s a bright and lovely addition for your dessert table! Mayonnaise is the secret ingredient that gives this cake its...


Orange Dream Cake

We tried to save room for a big slice of this pretty cake. The flavor of orange and lemon really...

Orange Chocolate Torte

This impressive torte is doubly delicious with chocolate in both the batter and frosting. Orange marmalade adds a bit of...


Orange Pineapple Torte

"Special family dinners wouldn't be complete without this beautiful, impressive cake," remarks Karen Mellinger Baker of Dover, Ohio. "It's surprisingly...


Blueberry Citrus Cake

“My husband and I grow blueberries for market-and this cake is my favorite way to use them. Our fresh berries...


Coconut Citrus Layer Cake

Make a showstopper holiday treat: tender white cake layered with tangy grapefruit curd and topped with fluffy cream cheese frosting....


Layered Orange Sponge Cake

This recipe's been handed down in my family for 40 years, from a relative who was a French baker. It's...

Orange Grove Cake

A few years ago, I won Best in Show in the Western Idaho State Fair for this citrusy cake with...


Old-Fashioned Orange Layer Cake

THIS is a very old-fashioned cake, tender and moist, with a good orange flavor.


Three-Layered Carrot Cake

My mom loved carrots so much she put them in various dishes at least five times a week when I...


Sunny Orange Layer Cake

If you like orange flavor, you'll love this made-from-scratch orange cake recipe. No one will ever believe that you use...


Strawberry Mascarpone Cake

Don't let the number of steps in this recipe fool you —it's easy to assemble. The cake bakes up high...


Lemon Orange Cake

I like to bake this lovely three-layer cake instead of a more traditional pie for Thanksgiving. It has that tangy...


Grapefruit Layer Cake

I grew up in Florida where we had 10 grapefruit trees and were constantly trying to use the fruit in...