Cake Recipes & Ideas
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Berry Shortcake Trifle Is Two Desserts in One
Bring it to your next cookout and watch it disappear.
Jul 2, 2022
This Peach Upside-Down Cake Deserves the Top Spot on Your Summer Baking List
Make it before peaches are gone.
Jun 26, 2022
This Strawberry Jell-O Poke Cake Is Ready for Your Summer Cookouts
It's a classic dessert that feeds a crowd.
Jun 25, 2022
This Recipe Will Give You a Dozen Cupcakes While Only Using One Stick of Butter
Joy the Baker does it again!
Jun 10, 2022
This No-Bake Banana and Peanut Butter Caramel Icebox Cake Is the Best Recipe I’ve Ever Developed
I'll never forget the moment I knew I'd nailed it.
May 25, 2022
This Blueberry Cake Is an Anytime-of-Day Cake
Fit for breakfast, dessert, and everything in between.
May 23, 2022
Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes Are Potluck-Ready
A cuter form of the classic cake.
May 22, 2022
Recipe: Lemon Meringue Layer Cake
Sometimes you need someone else to come up with a bright idea — especially the ones that are so obvious in hindsight — so you can simply partake in its glory. That’s how we feel about this confection that brings the flavors and gooey textures of lemon meringue pie to a towering layer cake. We’re just happy someone dreamt it up so we can make it at home! To demystify some of the magic, start by watching this video.
May 18, 2022
Recipe: Salted Caramel and Cream Cheese Banana Layer Cake
There’s no question that this is one of the most decadent banana cakes we’ve laid eyes on. And hey! Maybe it is about time the humble banana cake get its four-layer debut. To help further the cause, this cake is also layered and drizzled with a thick salted caramel. Half the fun of this cake is getting to slather that caramel with wild abandon. The other half, of course, is getting to eat it.
May 18, 2022
Recipe: Rustic Honey and Almond Naked Cake
Looking for a baking project that screams spring? This stunning honeycomb almond cake requires just enough of your attention to get you in the baking zone without becoming overwhelming. It’s a great cake for pro-bakers and intrepid beginners alike, thanks to its mix of classic techniques with minimalist styling. If you’re in charge of dessert for a spring shower, birthday party, or afternoon tea, consider this rustic naked cake for the special occasion.
May 18, 2022
Recipe: Chocolate Hazelnut Ombre Cake
We never get over how magical baking is. You take all these raw ingredients and mix them together, and a few hours later you have something beautiful and delicious to share. If you find comfort in stirring a bowl of chocolate batter, or a sense of calm frosting a cake, you’re probably already aware of the fact that baking can make you feel better. We also think watching someone bake something beautiful can have the same effect.
May 18, 2022
Party Recipe: Birthday Cake Marshmallows with Sprinkles
Rainbow sprinkles turn anything into a party. How else can you explain the effervescent popularity of Funfetti cake? When we threw a backyard S’mores birthday party for my sister, I knew that sprinkles had to be part of the plan. And what better place to put sprinkles, but in a marshmallow? Colored sugar, mixed into fluffy sugar, toasted on a S’more. Sounds about right to me.
May 17, 2022
This Clever Baking Video Answers the Butter Versus Oil Question Once and for All
So THAT’S why we’re supposed to use room-temperature butter in our cakes!
May 16, 2022
Can I Make German Chocolate Cake Without Coconut?
Q: I love German chocolate cake, but I know people who are allergic to coconut.Can I recreate the caramel and evaporated milk frosting without coconut? Will the layered cake still hold up?Sent by LaurenEditor: Lauren, the filling would still be delicious without coconut, but we would recommend making a little more of it (perhaps 50% more) to bulk up the filling between the layers. You could also substitute finely chopped nuts for the coconut.
May 13, 2022
Good Question: Easy, Transportable Birthday Cake?
Birthday party in the park! Here’s a good question from reader Theresa.I am organizing a birthday picnic BBQ for 2 friends next weekend. We’re expecting about 20 guests. Our picnic site is at a park so we have no access to a refrigerator or freezer (just coolers). Could you suggest a birthday cake (or cupcakes? Pies?) that is tasty, easy to make, transportable, and won’t melt at the sight of the sun? Thanks so much!Theresa, a birthday park in the picnic sounds like a blast.
May 13, 2022
How To Make an Anatomically Correct Lego Cake
Speaking of birthday cakes, I made one last weekend. This particular cake was for a friend’s son, who was having his eighth birthday. My friend’s son is madly into LEGOs, and when he saw a building block cake on LEGO’s website, he fell in love. My friend, who is a magnificent cook but doesn’t bake, asked if I would try it. Sure! Why not? I went looking online for LEGO cake inspiration and discovered many, many cakes — but a dearth of really practical directions.
May 13, 2022
Make Your Own Homemade Cake Mix
We’ve talked a little bit about box mixes this week, and tomorrow we’re going to look at what’s better, when it comes to cake — boxed, or from scratch. But we also wanted to interject this note into the discussion: Did you know that you can make your own cake mix? This bright tip comes from I Am Baker. She assembles this cake mix out of flour, sugar, and a few other staples and throws it all into a jar for quicker cake-making down the road.
May 13, 2022
Alternative to Carrot: Banana Nut Birthday Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
We threw a birthday party for a friend on Friday, and we asked her what kind of cake she wanted. The answer: “A banana cake with cream cheese frosting.” Come again? We asked if she didn’t mean carrot. No, she wanted banana. And not banana bread, mind you. Birthday cake. Well, we found a great recipe from a funny source…Turns out Paula Deen, the high priestess of Southern decadence, served none other than a banana nut cake with cream cheese frosting as her wedding cake.
May 12, 2022
This Fresh Mango Cake Is a Bright and Creamy Showstopper
It's worthy of any celebration.
May 12, 2022
How Can I Make Cake Pops Less Sweet?
Q: Speaking of cake pops — any tips on making them less sweet? I know they are an inherently sweet dessert, but I have reservations serving them as I feel they might be too sweet for most people.I’ve make the version from Bakerella’s book with her homemade white cake recipe and storebought icing. (A compromise as I was short for time). PS. Shark-jumped or not, they are new to most of my friends and impressing them is fun!
May 12, 2022
Easy Cake Decorating: 4 Ideas for a Pretty Party Dessert
Consider this cake decorating for dummies—foolproof ways to make a layer cake look super impressive without a lot of fancy tools. Two even use store-bought candy.One of these designs requires a piping bag of sorts, although we’re sure a Ziploc would work. And number 3? Malted milk balls! How mod and futuristic does that look? And you could be as sloppy as you wanted with the frosting underneath.
May 12, 2022
Recipe: Cake Batter Waffles
Like many things in life, our breakfast choices are all about balance and moderation. Most days we stick with our smoothies, yogurt, and avocado toast, but every once in a while we all deserve something a little special — like cake for breakfast. Whoever says cake for breakfast is unacceptable clearly hasn’t been introduced to cake batter waffles.
May 12, 2022
Product Review: Mini Tiered Cakelet Pan
Remember this tiered cakelet pan? I got a chance to try it out, and I used it to make Easter dinner desserts. It’s awfully cute, and easy to use, too.I have always been impressed by Nordicware’s elaborately shaped pans; they nearly always release well and include clear, well-tested recipes. But there aren’t many cake pans I would actually make space for in my cupboard (anyone want to start up Netflix for cake pans?). This cakelet pan, though, is one that I would buy.
May 12, 2022
Recipe: Lemon-Blueberry Yogurt Cake with Lemon Cream
I’m a sucker for an unfussy cake, the kind of cake that you can whip up in an hour or less without any extra trips to the grocery store, one that is special enough to serve to guests, but homey enough to not need a special occasion at all. This fragrant lemon cake — scattered with juicy blueberries and dolloped with soft lemon cream — is the perfect unfussy cake, just the thing to bring to a last-minute spring dinner party or to snack on with afternoon tea.
May 12, 2022
Chicken & Dumplings, Dutch Ovens, and Campfire Cake
Popular posts from this past week included a recipe for old-fashioned chicken and dumplings, and another for easy chickpea curry. There was a fun campfire cake, and ideas for Brussels sprouts. Read on for these posts and the top ten!15. Kitchen Tour: Jeremy Cooks his First Post-Collegiate Meals14. Recipe: Easy, Tasty Chickpea Curry13. Beloved Turkish Breakfast: The Secret’s in the Swirl12. Good Product: Martha Stewart Dutch Oven11.10. Weekend Meditation: From My Childhood9.
May 12, 2022
How To Flavor a Cake with Jam Syrup
If you’ve got a few spoonfuls of jam in your refrigerator, you can turn a plain yellow or chocolate cake into something special without altering the recipe one bit. We added a hint of raspberry flavor to a basic chocolate cake, above, just by mixing some jam with a little hot water.
May 12, 2022
This 3-Ingredient Mixture Is the Key to Stick-Free Chocolate Cakes
You just need three ingredients, and you probably already have them on hand.
May 11, 2022
My Mother-in-Law’s Carrot Cake Is the Stuff of Legends. Now You Can Make It Too.
A thick, tangy cream cheese frosting is the perfect finishing touch.
May 8, 2022
I Tried the Fruity Pebbles Ice Cream Cake Recipe and It Gave Me More Baking Confidence than I Imagined
"It is the perfect combination of challenging and fun to make, and I truly feel like it is a great introduction to the ever-so-creative world of baking."
May 6, 2022
Ina Garten's Parchment Paper Hack Makes Decorating Cakes So Much Easier
It's a simple trick, but it's a "game-changer."
May 1, 2022
This Clever Trick Helps Make Buttercream Bright White (While Still Using Real Butter)
Perfectly white frosting without sacrificing flavor!
Apr 29, 2022
I Tried the Homemade Zebra Cakes from TikTok and They Transported Me Right to My Childhood
I Tried It
My friends couldn't stop eating them.
Apr 24, 2022
Battenberg Cake Is a Piece of British History
It's been around since the 1800s.
Apr 23, 2022
These 5-Ingredient No-Bake Cheesecake Bars Just Made Snacking on the Go So Much Easier
Cheesecake and Biscoff cookies in one dessert? Sign me up!
Apr 22, 2022
Strawberry Cheesecake Is Timeless for a Reason
Make it while fresh berries are in season.
Apr 21, 2022
These Strawberry Crunch Cupcakes Are Exactly What Dreams Are Made Of
This is one recipe worth the time and effort.
Apr 20, 2022
Vegan Carrot Cake
So good, it fooled my family.
Apr 12, 2022
These 3 Tips Will Help You Upgrade Your Boxed Cake Mix Recipes With Ease
These tips will take the taste up a notch.
Apr 12, 2022
Lemon Cheesecake
The perfect ending to your spring celebrations.
Apr 11, 2022
I Tried the Recipe for Tangy Loopy Cukes and It’s Next-Level Delicious
Spoiler alert: I think I’ve found my new favorite snack.
Apr 5, 2022
Pizza Cupcakes
Individual cheesy perfection.
Apr 1, 2022
This Unique Upside-Down Cake May Be the Answer to Your Leftover Citrus Problem
Never let those oranges go bad again.
Apr 1, 2022
This Simple Hack Will Upgrade Your DIY Pastry Bags Forever
Wait — why didn’t I think of that?!
Mar 29, 2022
Carrot Cake Muffins
Complete with a tangy cream cheese glaze.
Mar 26, 2022
This Gluten-Free Make-Ahead Banana Smash Cake Is a Deliciously Easy Way to Make Your Baby’s Day
It's so good, you'll want to eat it too.
Mar 25, 2022
Here’s How You Can Prevent Your Cupcakes from Baking Too Fast — Once and for All
And it uses one ingredient you probably already have!
Mar 25, 2022
This Ingenious Rainbow Buttercream Hack Gives You Six Colors with Just One Bowl
Just one bowl and one spatula dirty? Yes, please!
Mar 18, 2022
I Tried 4 Popular Coffee Cake Recipes and the Winner Is Buttery, Cinnamony Perfection
Celebrity Recipe Showdown
The winning recipe has lots of buttery streusel and a gooey cinnamon swirl.
Mar 18, 2022
King Arthur’s Coffee Cake Is the Coffee Cake to End All Coffee Cakes (It Even Has a Gooey Filling)
You can't beat this combo of tender cake, gooey cinnamon ripple, and buttery crumb topping.
Mar 17, 2022
Pecans! Chocolate! Espresso! This Coffee Cake Is Seriously Next-Level Good.
Toasted pecans, espresso powder, and chocolate take the standard crumb topping up a notch.
Mar 17, 2022
This Budget-Friendly Soda Cupcake Recipe Requires Just 3 Ingredients and Costs Less Than $5
$3 for a whole batch of cupcakes? Sign us up.
Mar 17, 2022
Honey Bun Cake
Inspired by the classic Little Debbie snack.
Mar 9, 2022
Cheryl Day’s Very Chocolate Bundt Cake
Tender chocolate cake and a rich dark chocolate ganache frosting? Yes, please!
Mar 7, 2022
Thalia Ho’s Dense Fernet Cake
It's a drink and dessert in one!
Mar 7, 2022
How to Store Homemade Frosting So It Lasts for Months
Have some extra homemade frosting? Here's how to store and use it.
Mar 4, 2022
Key Lime Cheesecake
The best of both in one slice.
Mar 3, 2022
This Simple Method Will Give You Two-Toned Frosting for Your Baked Goods
The method is so easy, you'll wish you knew it sooner.
Mar 3, 2022
Peanut Butter Cake
It doubles down on peanut butter flavor.
Mar 2, 2022
Triple Chocolate Cheesecake
Most Wanted
It's stunning — and surprisingly simple to make.
Mar 2, 2022
Zingerman’s Bakeshop Tunisian Orange and Olive Oil Cake
Olive oil, an orange, and a sprinkling of sesame seeds team up in this tasty dessert.
Feb 28, 2022
Black Bottom Cupcakes
Ultra chocolatey and decadently cream cheese-filled.
Feb 25, 2022
I Tried the Super-Easy Popcorn Cake Recipe and It’s So Good, I Can’t Stop Eating It
Besides being delicious, it’s pretty, colorful, and a real conversation piece.
Feb 23, 2022
This Simple Hack Is a Brilliant Solution to Baking Without a Bundt Pan
No Bundt pan? No problem!
Feb 22, 2022
This Recipe for Microwave Chocolate Cake Will Deliver Sweet Goodness in Just 10 Minutes
Ten minutes until chocolate heaven? Yes, please!
Feb 17, 2022
Strawberry Cupcakes
A pretty pink, perfectly sweet treat.
Feb 16, 2022
Martha Stewart’s Heart-Shaped Flourless Cake Is the Valentine’s Day Dessert Worth Talking About
This gives a totally new meaning to the saying "eat your heart out."
Feb 12, 2022
The Surprising Ingredient You Should Skip in Your Chocolate Cake
This might be the one time that butter isn't better.
Feb 11, 2022
My Grandma’s Chocolate Cake Is the Only One That Matters
Kitchn Love Letters
It's impossibly moist and fudgy.
Feb 10, 2022
You’ll Want to Make These Strawberry Cheesecake Buns Every Week
There's no turning back after your first bite.
Feb 8, 2022