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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Pumpkin Cake with Whipped Cinnamon Frosting

My mom made this for me, and one bite can completely take me back to my childhood. You can easily convert it into a great carrot cake recipe: just use grated carrots in place of pumpkin and add raisins. —Melissa Pelkey Hass, Waleska, Georgia

Magnificent Carrot Cake

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


French Berry Torte

For a showstopping dessert that highlights the peak of berry season, turn to this luscious meringue dressed with jam, sweetened...


Pumpkin Cream Tiramisu

Pumpkin isn’t only for pies. Now you can take the classic fall vegetable and enjoy it in a tiramisu-style dessert....


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...

Velma’s Pumpkin Torte

For a perfect fall treat, I make this torte. Its wonderful pumpkin flavor will be loved by everyone who tries...


Sauerkraut Apple Cake

Sweet and sour is what comes to mind with this cake. Apples and sauerkraut have always complimented each other so...

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...


Pumpkin Spice Torte

Instead of pumpkin pie, why not try this pretty dessert for Thanksgiving? The maple frosting nicely complements the pumpkin spice...


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...


Orange Pumpkin Cake

A subtle orange flavor really brings out the pumpkin flavor in this elegant layered cake. Our holiday dinners aren't complete...

Ghostly Pirate Cake

This moist white cake is a snap to prepare because it starts with a mix. Have fun decorating it--we sure...


Coconut Carrot Cake

I found this recipe in a cookbook years ago. It's easy to make, and my family loves its moistness. It's...


Maple Pumpkin Torte

This pumpkin dessert always gets rave reviews. When people ask where I bought the cake, I smile and say that...


Ocean Cake

Whether it's for a pool or birthday party, this fish-themed cake will snag smiles from kids of all ages! —Taste...


Sweet Potato Layer Cake

"A true Southern classic, this cake is a hit at church functions and bake sales," writes Christy Shepard from Marion,...

Pumpkin Torte

This beautiful layered cake has a creamy filling with a mild pumpkin flavor and a little spice. It's quick and...


Buttermilk Carrot Cake

This is a scrumptious treat that has been a favorite of families for generations.—Mrs. Harold Podraza, Houston, Texas


Cranberry-Carrot Layer Cake

This moist cake smothered with rich cream cheese frosting makes any dinner festive. Every autumn, I go to a cranberry...


Pumpkin Spice Layer Cake

I made up this recipe when my son requested pumpkin cake for Thanksgiving. It was such a hit that it's...


Zucchini Fudge Cake

Even those who don't care for zucchini will love it baked inside this luscious chocolaty cake.—Robert Keith, Rochester, Minnesota


Zucchini Carrot Cake

I found this recipe in a cookbook and made some changes to it. My husband likes to have it for...


Praline Pumpkin Torte

Homemade pralines, big poufs of whipped cream and spiced cake make this torte
decadent to the last bite. It's...


Pumpkin Patch Torte

This Halloween cake is unforgettably moist and delicious, and not too sweet. The frosting's subtle maple flavor is the perfect...

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Zucchini Cake

This recipe came from my mother, whom I still proclaim as one of the best cooks in the country! Every...


Sweet Potato Pineapple Cake

Crushed pineapple adds moistness and subtle fruity flavor to this tasty layered cake. The cream cheese frosting is mouthwatering.—Joyce Walter,...


Carrot Layer Cake

My sister gave me this recipe for what she calls "the ultimate carrot cake," and it really lives up to...


Pecan Pumpkin Torte

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


Chocolate-Caramel Pumpkin Torte

I'm pretty proud to say this is one of my first experiments in the kitchen that turned out "to-die-for" delicious....


Coffin Pumpkin Cake

The maple flavoring in the frosting makes this spooky cake taste delicious! And the gingersnap crumbs make the "coffin" look...