Cake Recipes & Ideas
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The Not-So-Secret Ingredient to Ina’s Best-Ever Chocolate Cake
Baking Tips From The Kitchn
The recipe includes the usual suspects (flour, sugar, eggs, butter, cocoa powder), but there's one extra ingredient in both the cake and the frosting.
Jan 14, 2021
This Is, Hands-Down, the Very Best Birthday Cake Recipe
Celebrity Recipe Showdown
It's the birthday cake everybody dreams of.
Jan 14, 2021
The Unassuming Recipe That’s So Pillowy and Perfect, It Inspired My Wedding Cake
Kitchn Love Letters
And you probably have everything you need to bake it right now.
Jan 13, 2021
Joy the Baker Has a Surprising Secret for Better Homemade Chocolate Frosting
Celebrity Recipe Showdown
You might already have it in your pantry.
Jan 13, 2021
This Recipe Took Ina Garten 6 Years to Develop, but It’s Perfect
Recipe Review
Ina comes through yet again.
Jan 13, 2021
The Unexpected Ingredient That Makes Smitten Kitchen’s Birthday Cake So Good
Celebrity Recipe Showdown
I've never experienced frosting like this.
Jan 12, 2021
This Chocolate Frosting Is So Good, I’ll Never Use Another Recipe Again
Celebrity Recipe Showdown
It's hands-down the best chocolate frosting I've ever had.
Jan 12, 2021
This Was, Hands-Down, the Most Popular Article We Posted on Kitchn This Year
It has nothing to do with sourdough or banana bread.
Dec 29, 2020
Our 10 Most Popular Baked Goods of 2020
Yes, there's banana bread.
Dec 23, 2020
Lemon Meringue Cheesecake Is the Ultimate Holiday Showstopper
Most Wanted
It's the best of both worlds.
Dec 21, 2020
Red Wine Chocolate Cake Is the Perfect Holiday Dessert
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Chocolate + wine. Could there *be* a better pairing?
Dec 17, 2020
This Light & Fluffy White Cake Is Perfect for Winter Holidays
It's a classic for a reason.
Dec 14, 2020
Edna Lewis’ White Pound Cake
Cookbook Club
Edna Lewis' white pound cake recipe is included in her "Race Day Picnic" menu in The Taste of Country Cooking.
Dec 4, 2020
Edna Lewis’ White Pound Cake Taught Me the Importance of Using Good Ingredients
It’s not as humble as it appears.
Nov 28, 2020
Pumpkin Tres Leches Cake
This cake is essential fall baking.
Oct 15, 2020
How To Make the Ultimate Rainbow Surprise Cake
If you can dream it, then you can do it.
Oct 7, 2020
This Apple Cider Bundt Cake Is Essentially a Giant Doughnut
All the flavors of a classic apple cider doughnut in Bundt cake form.
Oct 1, 2020
I Tried Reddit’s Wildly Popular Lemon Bars (and They’re Worth the Hype)
Reddit Recipes
I had to see if they were worth the hype.
Sep 8, 2020
I Tried Reddit’s Popular Black Midnight Cake (It’s as Good as Promised)
Recipe Review
It's the one-bowl, fuss-free cake recipe I'll definitely be making again.
Sep 19, 2020
Before There Was Dump Cake, There Was “Do Nothing” Cake — The Ultimate Cake for Lazy Bakers
We gave the old-school recipe a delicious upgrade.
Sep 8, 2020
Recipe: Yule Log Cake
We think you're ready for this jelly...roll.
Sep 16, 2020
Recipe: Sticky Spiked Double-Apple Cake with a Brown Sugar-Brandy Sauce
It’s harvest time, which means apples, which means that we’ve already made our harvest apple traditional recipe once – and we’ll make it again. What’s this recipe? An outrageously amazing apple cake, spiked up with brandy and drizzled brown sugar sauce. And when we say outrageous here, we mean it. This recipe is from Regan Daley’s fabulous dessert cookbook, In the Sweet Kitchen (see our review here).
Sep 12, 2020
The Unexpected Technique That Makes This Carrot Cake So Good
It all comes down to the butter.
Sep 10, 2020
The Best Alton Brown Recipe Isn’t the One You’re Thinking Of
Alton Brown's greatest recipe is one most fans have yet to try.
Sep 8, 2020
I Tried Ina Garten’s “Foolproof” Carrot Cake and Did Not Expect These Results
With a five-star rating and glowing reviews, I had high hopes for this cake.
Sep 9, 2020
The Universally Perfect Carrot Cake Everyone You Know Will Love
It's a masterclass in simplicity.
Sep 8, 2020
I Tried Cook’s Illustrated Rule-Breaking Carrot Cake (and Honestly, I Can’t Stop Eating It)
It's unlike any other carrot cake we've seen.
Sep 7, 2020
The Timeless Cake I Bake Every Single Summer
Kitchn Love Letters
It's my very favorite way to cap off the season.
Sep 2, 2020
The Rich, Buttery, Fruit-Filled Cake I Make Every August (and You Should Too)
What’s not to love about a moist cake studded with melted fruit, and edges fried in brown butter?
Aug 26, 2020
I Tried Ina Garten’s Favorite Recipe of All Time
Recipe Review
I had to find out if it was worthy of such high praise.
Aug 25, 2020
How a Glorious Mistake Resulted in Gooey Butter Cake: A St. Louis Tradition Since the ’40s
Good things happen when you add too much butter.
Aug 9, 2020
Here’s the Story Behind Bumpy Cake — The 100-Year-Old Recipe That’s Blowing Up the Internet
Plus, a recipe for making the iconic Heartland cake at home.
Aug 9, 2020
The Real Difference Between a Cupcake and a Muffin Might Surprise You
Nope, it isn't just the frosting!
Aug 17, 2020
Get Your Fall Baking Started Early with Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
It's never too soon for pumpkin cake.
Aug 18, 2020
Marshmallow Fluff Makes the Easiest Buttercream Frosting
Easy, forgiving, and oh-so fluffy.
Aug 17, 2020
Clafoutis Is the Rustic French Dessert That Uses Whatever Fruit You've Got
French clafoutis is mixed up in just one bowl, can be customized with an array of stone fruit, and bakes up with a soft, custardy texture.
Aug 9, 2020
This Magic Chocolate Cake Is a Good Excuse to Celebrate Anything
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You got through the week? Time to celebrate!
Aug 11, 2020
I Tried Juicing a Lemon “Butt Up” Versus the WRONG Way, and I’ll Give You One Guess as to What Happened
In a recent TikTok video with 3 million likes, a woman shows the proper way to juice your lemons and limes.
Aug 6, 2020
My Mom Hacked Cake Mix to Make the Best Birthday Cake Ever
My mom's "legendary" birthday cake was actually doctored-up cake mix. Here's how she made It incredible.
Jul 14, 2020
This 4-Ingredient Ice Cream Cake Is Impossibly Easy to Make
Three words: ice cream sandwiches.
Jul 2, 2020
How to Make an Intensely Chocolatey Black Forest Cake at Home
The classic cake is the perfect combination of tart cherries, light whipped cream, and decadent dark chocolate.
Jun 30, 2020
Your Instant Pot Is the Ultimate "Summer Oven" (We'll Prove It with This Cake)
Churn out cakes, pies, and brownies without heating up the house.
Jun 26, 2020
A Sparkly Spangly Fourth of July Flag Cake
This cake has a colorful surprise inside that makes it stand out from the rest.
Jun 23, 2020
This Extra-Moist Caramel Banana Cake Is Practically Perfect in Every Way
Homemade caramel sauce is swirled into every bite.
Jun 20, 2020
Mini Baked Alaskas: A Fun, At-Home Science Project with Delicious Results
These mini treats are a marvel in contrasts: soft toasted meringue, cold ice cream in the center, and tender cake to soak it all up.
Jun 11, 2020
How to Freeze Cake Slices, According to a Pastry Pro
So you can bake a cake and eat it all too.
May 15, 2020
A Sweet Strawberry Cake (Made with Fresh Strawberries!) for Mother's Day
This pretty pink cake is always a hit.
May 10, 2020
Breakfast to Midnight Snack: There's a Cake Here for Every Time of Day
Cake All Day
Can't remember what time it is anymore? Let cake guide you. Breakfast cake, afternoon cake, midnight snack cake — all times are good for cake.
Apr 25, 2020
5-Minute Banana Bread Mug Cake Is the Fastest Way to Get Your Banana Bread Fix
Don't wait a second longer to make it.
Apr 23, 2020
Buttered Toast Bundt Cake with Honey and Jam
The perfect treat to snack on any time of day.
Apr 22, 2020
Double Chocolate Fudge-Stuffed Loaf Cake Is the Ultimate Midnight Snack
Best served with a glass of cold milk.
Apr 22, 2020
This Boozy Coconut Tres Leches Cake Is Spiked with Rum
Need we say more?
Apr 22, 2020
Easy Baked Goods That Start with Cake Mix
No flour? No problem.
Apr 21, 2020
Ina Garten’s Lemon Yogurt Cake
Cookbook Club
You don't need butter to make this Ina classic!
Apr 21, 2020
Sticky Bun Sour Cream Coffee Cake Is the Breakfast Mash-Up of Our Dreams
It's never too early for cake.
Apr 21, 2020
Rhubarb Cheesecake Bars Are Perfectly Sweet and Tart
They'll satisfy all your weeknight cheesecake cravings.
Apr 17, 2020
10 Oil-Based Cakes That Practically Make Themselves
We love them now more than ever.
Apr 15, 2020
This Rhubarb Coffee Cake Is the Best Way to Upgrade a Box of Cake Mix
If you think regular coffee cake is good, wait until you try it with tart, sweet rhubarb.
Apr 15, 2020
Snacking Cakes Are the Best Cakes to Make Right Now. Here’s Why.
Kitchn Love Letters
Snacking cakes are perfect for the moment we've found ourselves in now, with more time to bake and fewer ingredients to bake with.
Apr 14, 2020
Hot Take: Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake Is Even Better Than Pineapple
And it only takes six ingredients (and less than one hour) to make.
Apr 12, 2020
3 Simple Tricks for Getting Perfect Slices of Cake
No more sloppy slices!
Apr 10, 2020
6 Food-Stylist Tips to Make a More Beautiful Cake
Pretty Delicious
From trimming the layers to crumb-coating, here's how to create picture-perfect cakes.
Apr 1, 2020
Recipe: Christmas Funfetti Bar Cookies
By now we all know the history of Funfetti, a rainbow-hued twist on a boxed cake mix, thanks to the folks at Pillsbury way back in 1989. It was revolutionary because instead of using the packet of sprinkles to decorate the outside of the cake, bakers were instructed to mix them into the batter. Today, you’d be hard-pressed to scroll through Instagram or Pinterest without seeing a joyful array of rainbow-colored sprinkles adorning everything from doughnuts to dips.
Mar 30, 2020
Recipe: Classic PB&J Snack Cake
If you’re a fan of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches then boy oh boy, are you in for a treat. This snack cake starts with a tender, moist cake full of peanut flavor, but the crowning touch is in the hypnotic swirl of jelly over the top. A creamy peanut butter mixture and dollops of grape jelly mix and mingle throughout the cake batter and bake up so that every single bite of this cake tastes as though a PB&J and yellow cake collided.
Mar 30, 2020
This Healthy Apple Cake Is a Great Recipe to Make with Kids
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The frosting is made with Greek yogurt, vanilla, and maple syrup.
Mar 26, 2020
You Can Make This Gluten-Free Chocolate Lava Cake in 20 Minutes
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Because we could all use a little more chocolate right now.
Mar 23, 2020
Take a Break and Bake This Happy, Bright Lemon Cake
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This might be the richest, creamiest cake you’ll ever taste.
Mar 18, 2020
Honestly, This Is the Only Cheesecake Recipe Worth Making
Kitchn Love Letters
The Instant Pot does it again.
Mar 11, 2020
Gluten-Free Chocolate Chunk Banana Cake Will Make Your Monday So Much Better
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Bake away your Monday blues!
Feb 23, 2020
Has Your Cake Batter Curdled? Here’s How to Fix It
Don't toss it out! It's still salvageable.
Feb 16, 2020
Instant Pot Death by Chocolate Cheesecake Is Over-the-Top in All the Right Ways
And it's surprisingly easy to make.
Feb 14, 2020
Recipe: Black Cocoa Chocolate Cake
The trick to making an intensely dark chocolate cake all comes down to one thing.
Feb 13, 2020