Easy and Delicious Cake Recipes
A homemade cake doesn't have to be daunting—try one of these easy recipes for crumb cake, cheesecake, chocolate cake, and more.
Glazed Lemon Pound Cake
This citrusy, buttery cake can be baked and glazed up to a day in advance.
Get the recipe: Glazed Lemon Pound Cake
Apple-Molasses Spice Cake
Cinnamon, cloves, and grated fresh ginger give this dessert a warm, comforting spiciness.
Get the recipe: Apple-Molasses Spice Cake
Gingersnap Cherry Cheesecake
The gingersnap crust is easy to make—just grind the cookies in a food processor, then combine with melted butter and press into a pan.
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Pecan Cake With Rum Frosting
Mix a splash of rum into the creamy frosting to add a subtle kick.
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Olive Oil Cake With Vanilla Oranges
Top this easy cake with sweet vanilla-scented oranges and rich mascarpone.
Get the recipe: Olive Oil Cake With Vanilla Oranges
Mexican Chocolate Cake
Cinnamon and a dash of cayenne pepper provide a surprising hint of heat.
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Easy Ice Cream Cake
The secret to this astonishingly simple four-ingredient dessert? Using ice cream sandwiches to build your cake.
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Blackberry Crumb Cake
Sprinkle the cake with fresh blackberries before baking; they’ll sink into the batter a bit, creating a sweet and juicy berry layer.
Get the recipe: Blackberry Crumb Cake
Fresh Plums With Polenta Cake
Baked with honey, eggs, and sugar and topped with whipped cream, this polenta dessert will convince you that the Italian cornmeal staple isn’t reserved for dinner.
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Strawberry Ice Cream Cake
Ripe strawberries give vanilla ice cream a beautiful pink hue; top the dessert with fresh whipped cream before serving.
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Plum Upside-Down Cake
This gorgeous cake boasts a delightfully sticky, juicy fruit topping.
Get the recipe: Plum Upside-Down Cake
Get the recipe: Strawberry Shortcake
Maple syrup provides the sweetness in this simple and delicious cake.
Get the recipe: Apple-Maple Cake
Citrus Pound Cake With Cranberry Syrup
Both orange and lemon zest provide bright citrus notes in this buttery cake.
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All-Occasion Marble Cake
A rich chocolate frosting turns this baked treat into a decadent dessert.
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Chocolate-Earl Grey Cake
Add a cup of Earl Grey tea into the batter to infuse the cake with bergamot flavor and fragrance.
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Spiced Sweet-Potato Cake With Custard Sauce
Drizzle the chilled custard sauce over the warm cake before serving for an elegant finish.
Get the recipe: Spiced Sweet-Potato Cake With Custard Sauce
Applesauce Spice Cake
Use chunky applesauce to give extra texture to this moist, raisin-studded sweet.
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Chocolate Icebox Cake
With just three ingredients—semisweet chocolate, ricotta, and wafer cookies—you can create this easy crowd-pleasing dessert.
Get the recipe: Chocolate Icebox Cake
This ultra creamy, fabulously rich cheesecake takes just 30 minutes to prep.
Get the recipe: Classic Cheesecake