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 Pecan Pavlova

This will definitely capture your taste buds! This recipe is one of my family's favorites—especially at the holidays. Although it may take a little longer to make and assemble, it is truly worth the work. It's a rich-tasting, light dessert that everyone will enjoy. I usually use pecans, but you can substitute walnuts, hazelnuts or other nuts. —Nancy Preussner, Delhi, Iowa

Bee Sting Cake

This bee sting cake (aka bienenstich) may look daunting, but it's well worth the effort. Take each step at a...


Mom’s Favorite White Cake

I received this recipe as part of a wedding gift. I have made it for a couple of summer gatherings...


Potluck Pumpkin Torte

A local newspaper featured this potluck-friendly recipe years ago. A creamy alternative to pumpkin pie, it quickly became one of...


No-Bake Chocolate Torte

Here's a delightful dessert that only looks like you fussed all day. With its attractive appearance and wonderful taste, no...

Chocolate Peppermint Cake

Guests make sure to save room for this light and moist cake with its refreshing mint flavor and chocolate glaze....


Tiramisu Toffee Torte

Tiramisu is Italian for "pick-me-up," and this treat truly lives up to its name. The torte is truly worth every...

Mandarin Orange Cake

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


Cherry Cream Torte

When you set this gorgeous dessert on the table, your guests will sing your praises. You're the only one who...


Banana Nut Layer Cake

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


Lemon Whipped Cream Torte

This recipe features a creamy, refreshing filling in between light layers of moist sponge cake. It's a treat to make...

French Berry Torte

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


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...


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...


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....

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...


Layered Peppermint Icebox Cake

Our home economists take four ingredients and turn them into an impressive, no-bake cake. Do-ahead desserts don't get any better!...


Brooklyn Blackout Cake

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


Mint Patty Cake

Each slice of this dreamy layer cake is full of cool peppermint. The chopped peppermint patties in the frosting are...


Velma’s Pumpkin Torte

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


Strawberry Bavarian Torte

This beautiful make-ahead dessert is deliciously light...the perfect ending to any meal.


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...


California Cranberry Torte

I developed this torte myself, and it seems that everyone I serve it to enjoys it. This recipe requires relatively...

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Six-Layer Coconut Cake

"I found this recipe when going through my grandmother's old files," explains Angela Leinenbach of Mechanicsville, Virginia. "It is simply...


Strawberry Custard Torte

"This elegant dessert is as beautiful as it is delicious," says Brenda Bodnar from Euclid, Ohio. "Not only is it...


Chocolate Cream Dessert

Since the 1960's, whenever I've asked my family what dessert I should fix, this is what they've requested. It has...


Gelatin Torte

Says Sophie Hilicki of Racine, Wisconsin, "You can make this lovely summer dessert ahead. The fluffy cake layer is topped...


Pastel Torte

Gloria Denton of Courtenay, British Columbia relates, "I've made this pretty layered dessert for many showers. The delicate almond flavor...


Chocolate Praline Torte

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