Your Guide to a Beautiful (and Delicious!) Cake
No sugarcoating here: When you mix two essential cake recipes with 27 easy frosting, filling, and decorating ideas, you end up with 256,620 (really—do the math) delectable options. Sweet!
Once you settle on one of these two no-fail options, it’s time to pull out your baking pans. Each recipe provides enough batter for two 8- or 9-inch rounds for a layer cake, one 9-by-13-inch sheet cake, or 24 cupcakes.
Get the recipe for Chocolate Cake.
Get the recipe for Yellow Cake.
Want to make a cake that looks as good as it tastes? It’s easy with Real Simple’s cake decorating techniques.