25 Best Cake Recipes

Mandarin Cake

Mandarin Cake

Freshly grated zest and thin mandarin slices do double duty as edible decoration for this irresistibly versatile cake. Blanching the citrus slices removes ...


By Whole Foods Market

Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake
2

Harrison Keevil, executive chef at Brookville Restaurant in Charlottesville, Va., used this recipe, along with pound cake, when making his own wedding ...


By Harrison Keevil

Pound Cake

Pound Cake
3

Harrison Keevil, executive chef at Brookville Restaurant in Charlottesville, Va., used this recipe, along with carrot cake, when making his own wedding ...


By Harrison Keevil

Tiramisu Cake

Tiramisu Cake
4

In my family, the cooking is left to the ladies in our home kitchen and the baking is left to my father, at our pastry shop. Ergo, when it came time to ...


By Francesca Borgognone

Ricotta Cake

Ricotta Cake
3

This is a crustless, light verison of an Italian cheesecake. I find that baking it a day in advance and refrigerating it is not only convenient, but it also ...


By New Kosher Cuisine

Fireball Cake

Fireball Cake

This twist on a ginger cake incorporates Tabasco and cinnamon and delivers a perfectly spiced dessert.Click Here for 15 Ways to Use Tabasco at Your Barbecue


By Anne Dolce

Halloween Cake

Halloween Cake

This cake is perfect for Halloween because of the bold flavors and the cool look of the green, orange, and white colors inside. It is sure to delight all ...


By Lauren Gordon

Salmon Cakes

Salmon Cakes

 We love this recipe because we think it’s an easy way to serve fish to a crowd during one of your summertime gatherings. Throw together the salmon cakes ...


By Whole Foods Market

Lemon Cake

Lemon Cake
1.3

Don't let the simple title deceive you. This lemon cake is something truly special. Served with a custard with Kaffir orange and lime and a simple sugar ...


By Pierre Gagnaire

Pizza Cake

Pizza Cake

Oh yes, you read that right. Pizza cake is totally a thing. This recipe doubles regular two-pie dough for a layered cake that only the biggest pizza fans ...


By Lauren Gordon

Strawberry Coconut Cake

Strawberry Coconut Cake
4

This cake recipe highlights strawberries in their truest form by layering them with a thick, sweet frosting and moist yellow cake made from coconut milk.


By Driscoll's

Cake Crumb Cookies

Cake Crumb Cookies

Make multipurpose cake crumbs from your wedding cake to add to a frosted cake for texture, or to make these Cake Crumb Cookies.Click here to see What to Do ...


By Robin Selden

Sweet Cake Batter Cookies

5

I love this recipe! I changed it around tonight though and I think that I have finally perfected it!There are a few things that you can add in for fun if ...


By Jessi VanStaalduinen

Irish Wake Cake

Irish Wake Cake
4

Of course, the primary food group featured at any good Irish funeral is booze. With all that alcohol, a groaning board of food was necessary to help absorb ...


By lisarogak

Orange Glow Cake

Orange Glow Cake
5

Turn a classic yellow cake into a spicy dessert with an orange juice and Tabasco glaze.Click Here for 15 Ways to Use Tabasco at Your Barbecue


By Anne Dolce

Paleo Honey Cake

Paleo Honey Cake
3

Most honey cake recipes include coffee, I left it out of this one to simplify the recipe and make it a couple of steps easier.My husband loved this cake — ...


By Elana Amsterdam

Flip-Flops Cake Recipe

Flip-Flops Cake Recipe

Kids can wear their flip-flops to the beach and eat them, too, with this flip-flop-shaped cake recipe. Decorate with food colors, chewy fruit snacks, candy, ...


By Betty Crocker

Butterfly Cake Recipe

Butterfly Cake Recipe
3

Transform an ordinary cake into a beautiful butterfly with this recipe that uses rainbow sugar and candy to make it colorful and fun.


By Betty Crocker

Watermelon Cake Recipe

Watermelon Cake Recipe
2.75

This watermelon cake recipe is as sweet as it looks. To look just like a watermelon, it’s decorated with chocolate chips in place of watermelon seeds and ...


By Betty Crocker

Chocolate Peppermint Cake

Chocolate Peppermint Cake

This holiday sweet treat is a breathe of fresh air for your holiday Christmas party!


By Lauren Gordon

Grilled Strawberry Pound Cake

Grilled Strawberry Pound Cake
3.5

Grilled pound cake is my signature dessert. It’s a perfect match for my style of cooking, which is heavy on barbecue, the real, slow-smoked kind, as well as ...


By Kent Whitaker

Strawberry Angel Food Cake

Strawberry Angel Food Cake
3

This recipe is an adaptation of strawberry shortcake using store-bought angel food cake. It's incredibly light, fluffy, and summery, even though it was a ...


By Karen Lo

Ice Cream Cake

Ice Cream Cake

This easy ice cream cake is loaded with chocolate and of course, ice cream. It uses store-bought cake mix and ice cream for a simple preparation that is ...


By Emily Jacobs

Very Good Chocolate Cake

Very Good Chocolate Cake

For a delicious chocolate cake, make this decadent treat for your home!


By Watershed on Peachtree

Bakerella's Cake Pops Recipe

Bakerella's Cake Pops Recipe
3.8

Not only can you make cake balls and turn them into cake pops, but you can also mold them into other shapes using a small metal cookie cutter. For these ...


By Angie Dudley

What is Cake?

According to Barbara Ann Kipfer's The Culinarian: A Kitchen Desk Reference, "Cheesecake is a dessert consisting of a layer of sweetened soft cheese (cream cheese, Neufchâtel, cottage cheese, and ricotta) mixed with cream, sugar, eggs, and flavorings and set in a cracker-crumb or pastry base." ...

Cake Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Cake Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.

Pairing Wine With Cake

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based cakes; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and fruit tarts or pies; sweet chenin blanc or muscat, Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, or sec or demi-sec vintage or non-vintage champagne or sparkling wine with frosted white or yellow cakes; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines,