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!
Choose a Cake Flavor
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.