Cake Recipes

See the best cake recipes. Trusted recipes for chocolate cake, white cake, banana cakes, and carrot cakes with photos and tips from home cooks.

Staff Picks

One Bowl Chocolate Cake III

Rating: 4.68 stars
This is a rich and moist chocolate cake. It only takes a few minutes to prepare the batter. Frost with your favorite chocolate frosting.

Cannoli Cheesecake

Cannoli are Italian pastries consisting of tube-shaped shells of fried pastry dough, filled with a sweet, creamy filling usually containing ricotta--a staple of Sicilian cuisine. This is a cheesecake inspired by the flavors of a traditional cannoli. Serve with a big glass of cold milk! This would last several days, covered, in the refrigerator.

Orange Fluff Cake

Rating: 3.94 stars
Wonderful cake with a true orangey flavor.

Maple Buttercream Frosting

Rating: 4 stars
This is a very sweet frosting - it reminds me of maple candy.

Pistachio Layer Cake with Cream Cheese Buttercream

This pistachio layer cake with cream cheese buttercream is really special. The layers are light, moist, and not too sweet, with plenty of pistachio flavor. The presentation with the swirled top and pistachio-coated sides make it a real showpiece. Layers can be made, wrapped well, and frozen up to a month in advance.

Blueberry Buttermilk Coffeecake

Rating: 4.58 stars
Simple, delicious coffee cake recipe that my mom made for company. I took the basic recipe and added blueberries.

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Lite Carrot Cake

Rating: 4.51 stars
An alternative to the usually high fat carrot cake. Moist and delicious.

Dark Chocolate Sheet Cake with Dark Chocolate Frosting

Rating: 4.75 stars
A super rich, not-too-sweet, dark chocolaty sheet cake that's perfect for any party!

Hummingbird Cake

Rating: 4.6 stars
Impress your friends with this Hummingbird Cake--a recipe that has been passed down through many generations. If desired, crush additional nuts and press them into the sides of the frosting, and put sliced maraschino cherries on top of the cake to gild the lily.

Blood Orange Yogurt Olive Oil Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars
Wonderful use for blood oranges in the winter. Plus, the cake is moist and requires no butter and very little processed sugar. It's delicious with or without the glaze.

Inspiration and Ideas

10 Texas Sheet Cake Recipes
We've rounded up our best Texas sheet cake recipes, as well as a few great riffs.
17 Traditional German Cake Recipes
Traditional German cakes are famous all over the world. Not only are they scrumptious, but the country's cake repertoire is also highly diverse.

Buche de Noel

Rating: 4.67 stars

Buche de Noel is the French name for a Christmas cake shaped like a log. This one is a heavenly flourless chocolate cake rolled with chocolate whipped cream. Traditionally, Buche de Noel is decorated with confectioners' sugar to resemble snow on a Yule log.