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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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 from everyone.

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...


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 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...

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 Mint Layer Cake

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

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...


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 Orange Torte

This eye-catching dessert takes the cake at any holiday gathering. Chocolate truffles on top are a fantastic finishing touch.


Chocolate-Strawberry Bombe

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

Nutty Chocolate Cake

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


Makeover Chocolate Mint Layer Cake

With its minty, chocolate flavor and rich frosting, this cake tastes decadent. But it's really light! —Melissa Gleason, Sugar Grove,...


Chocolate Raspberry Layer Cake

This recipe pulls together some of my favorite flavors. It's delicious, practically foolproof and looks beautiful. Impress dinner guests with...


Chocolate Coconut Cake

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


Chocolate Torte

Mom's three-layer chocolate torte was always perfect with it's delicious whipped cream filling and a yummy chocolate frosting. Making this...

Chocolate Bavarian Torte

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


Marvelous Marble Cake

Pound cake and chocolate make the best marble cake. — Ellen Riley, Birmingham, Alabama


Crumb-Topped Chocolate Cake

Sharon Anderson of Lyons, Illinois has a favorite cake, and it's a winner; in fact, it's very sweet and chocolaty,...


Chocolate Chiffon Torte

"This is an old recipe that I made often when we were on the farm and I had lots of...


Best Chocolate Cake

With a tender crumb and rich frosting, a layered chocolate cake always impresses, no matter the occasion. One bite and...


Orange Chocolate Torte

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


Mint Chocolate Torte

This recipe is a combination of two different ones—the chocolate cake from my childhood and the filling from a pie...


French Chocolate Cake

Tender cake layers, a delightful fudge filling and a light and airy frosting await your taste buds! "If you're a...

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Chocolate Cookie Torte

This recipe has been used many times in our family for get-togethers. It's easy to make and beautiful when served.


Raspberry-Cream Chocolate Torte

This spectacular torte looks and tastes like it came from a European bakery. Although it takes some time to make,...


Victorian Strawberry Chocolate Cake

With it's alternating light and dark layers, rich chocolate frosting and fresh strawberry garnishes, Amy Parker's heart-shaped cake will be...


Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Cake

As youngsters, my 10 children always loved this moist fudgy cake with the coconut center. It's still at the top...


Makeover Crumb-Topped Chocolate Cake

This chocolate cake is very sweet, chocolaty, and definitely a special dessert. —Sharon Anderson, Lyons, Illinois


Cherry-Coconut Chocolate Torte

This torte reminds me of two favorite treats: chocolate covered cherries and old-fashioned Cherry Mash candy bars. —Dian Hicks Carlson,...