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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Apple Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

I am a healthy eater most of the time, but this apple spice cake is worth the splurge! Every year, I treasure the opportunity to make my own birthday cake, and I choose this. You can add a cup of raisins to the batter before baking if you'd like. —Jennifer Owen, Louisville, Kentucky

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...


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...


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...


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 Applesauce Cake

"THIS CAKE was always my mother's special treat for her six children. It's a delectable 'mountain' of cake and fruit,...


Petite Chocolate-Hazelnut Cakes

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

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...


Pretty Pineapple Torte

"Pineapple stars in both the cake and filling in this tall, beautiful dessert," remarks Iola Egle of McCook, Nebraska. "It's...


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...


Pastel Torte

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

Pumpkin Spice Torte

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


Makeover German Sweet Chocolate Cake

"This is a delicious family recipe that I just love," writes Patricia Peebles from Springfield, Missouri. It's been slimmed-down using,...


Makeover Yummy Cake

This delectable cake lives up to its name and you can enjoy it gult-free. You'll find it makes the perfect...


Walnut Raspberry Torte

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


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...

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...


Coconut Cream Dream Cake

This pretty four-layer cake is easy to make with an instant pudding filling and 7-minute frosting. "It tastes like coconut...


Hawaiian Sunset Cake

This three-layer orange cake is pretty enough for company, but it's so simple to fix that you'll find yourself making...


Layered Pecan Torte

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


Coconut-Mint Chocolate Cake

You can’t go wrong with this one-of-a-kind chocolate cake from Jess Apfe of Berkeley, California. The moist cake, creamy mint...


White Chocolate Torte

Looking for a change from heavy, chocolate desserts? Try this white chocolate cake! It's wonderfully moist and slices well.


Caramel-Pecan Mocha Layer Cake

My version of a prize-winning chocolate cake is irresistible, especially when the rich caramel sauce oozes down the sides. —Judy...


Pumpkin Torte

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

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Strawberry-Almond Chocolate Torte

"This layer cake is wonderful when strawberries are in season," Diane Kensinger of Manheim, Pennsylvania notes of her eye-catching dinner...


Snowballs Cake

I couldn't pry this family secret recipe from my sister-in-law, but her mother did...and I was thrilled! The old-fashioned flavor...


Black Forest Chocolate Torte

If you're thinking about pulling out all the stops for a dessert that says wow, look no further. This cherry-crowned...


Nutty Chocolate Cake

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


Raspberry Butter Torte

Raspberry pie filling and homemade chocolate frosting jazz up a packaged cake mix in this picture-perfect torte created by our...


Coconut Cream Torte

"This three-layer cake is rich and yummy," says Carol Barton from Bowling Green, Kentucky. Sour cream is the secret ingredient...