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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      Potluck Pumpkin Torte

      A local newspaper featured this potluck-friendly recipe years ago. A creamy alternative to pumpkin pie, it quickly became one of my favorites. —Peggy Shea, Lowell, Indiana

      Raspberry Lemon Layer Cake

      Cooking is my best and biggest hobby – trying recipes with different flavor combinations like pound cake with lemon curd...


      Ghost Cake

      For a perfect centerpiece at your next Halloween party, try making this cake. Guests will think it is more cute...


      Green Tea Tiramisu

      Put a creative spin on a classic dessert from our Test Kitchen! Orange and green tea add special taste to...


      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...

      German Chocolate Birthday Cake

      This moist, flavorful cake was the traditional birthday cake at our house when I was growing up. Everyone requested it....


      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....


      Strawberry Ladyfinger Dessert

      I like to garnish this dessert with strawberry slices arranged to look like flowers. It's pretty, festive and feeds a...


      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...


      Classic Red Velvet Cake

      This ruby-red cake with it's lovely cream cheese frosting has become my "signature dessert." I can't go to any family...


      Chocolate Layered Cake

      You can "halve" your cake and eat it, too, when you make Verna Mae Floyd's chocolaty classic for two. "My...


      Raspberry Fudge Torte

      This special-occasion cake impresses all who see and taste it. People are surprised to hear that this torte starts with...

      Cranberry Layer Cake

      I adapted a Bundt cake recipe to create this layer cake. Cranberries, walnuts and homemade frosting make it taste so...


      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...


      Apricot Layer Cake

      "Pssst! Don't tell anyone this tender fruity layer cake starts with a convenient mix!" urges Eureka, Illinois farm woman Molly...


      Quilter’s Cake

      The story behind this patchwork birthday dessert is a sweet one. It all started when subscriber Sue Anne Busby of...

      Pastel Four-Layer Cake

      Bryan Anderson of Granite Falls, Minnesota recalls, "My mother made this special birthday cake for me and my sister as...


      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,...


      Devil’s Food Cake

      "THIS is a family favorite that we still enjoy. The 7-minute icing can also be used on other cake recipes,...


      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...


      Strawberry Rhubarb Torte

      This pretty, airy cake will delight your tastebuds! My children, especially my son, really enjoyed this dessert while they were...