18 Decadent Cake Recipes to Bake at Home

Sharing one big, perfect dessert is a wonderful way to mark a special day. Just pick your favorite flavor and start baking!

Toffee Crunch Cake Toffee Crunch Cake 

Fold toffee candy into caramel crème fraiche to fill this chocolate cake. Frost the outside of the cake with more caramel crème fraiche and sprinkle it with almonds.

Recipe: Toffee Crunch Cake

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake 

Homage to the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, this cake is for the true peanut butter and chocolate lover.

Recipe:  Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

 

Lemon Meringue Cake Lemon Meringue Cake 

 

Our butter cake meets classic lemon meringue pie. We used a loaf pan to change the shape of the cake ― a simple twist that dramatically alters the presentation.

Recipe:  Lemon Meringue Cake

 

Strawberry Tall cake Strawberry Tall cake

We created this elegant, elongated version of strawberry shortcake by stacking cake layers with berries and whipped cream.

Recipe:  Strawberry Tallcake

 

Glazed Chocolate Bundt Cake Glazed Chocolate Bundt Cake 

This moist cake studded with gooey chocolate chips is made even more delicious with a creamy, bourbon-laced glaze.

Recipe: Glazed Chocolate Bundt Cake

 

Berry-Lemon Cake Berry-Lemon Cake 

Berry jam and lemon curd fill this easy butter cake. Lemony-sweet whipped cream is the icing.

Recipe: Berry-Lemon Cake

 

Fudge Butter Cake Fudge Butter Cake 
A classic birthday cake, with a tender crumb and a luscious fudge frosting. All you need are candles.

Recipe:  Fudge Butter Cake

 

 

Coconut Cake Coconut Cake 

Frost this 4-layer yellow cake with whipped cream, sweetened shredded coconut, and just a touch of light rum.

Recipe: Coconut Cake

 

Pistachio Cream Cake Pistachio Cream Cake

This cardamom-perfumed pistachio layer cake is topped with nuts, wrapped and filled with softly whipped cream, and served with a sesame seed-flavored custard sauce.

Recipe: Pistachio Cream Cake

 

Midnight Chocolate CakeMidnight Chocolate Cake 

This lightened up version of chocolate cake, is still as delicious treat as the original.

Recipe: Midnight Chocolate Cake

 

 

Almond-Apricot Cake Almond-Apricot Cake 

Apricot jam and almond paste makes this basic butter cake worthy of its pedestal. More jam flavors the buttercream frosting, and sliced almonds add crunch.

Recipe: Almond-Apricot Cake

 

Chocolate-raspberry CakeChocolate-raspberry Cake

This 4-layer chocolate raspberry cake features a tangy raspberry filling and a rich foolproof buttercream icing. Top it with fresh raspberries for a simple and elegant presentation.

Recipe: Chocolate-raspberry Cake

 

Maple Pecan CakeMaple Pecan Cake
Pecan flour adds a deep flavor and subtle texture to this chiffon-style cake. Top it with Maple-cream-cheese frosting and toasted nuts.

Recipe: Maple Pecan Cake

 

Cream Cake with StrawberriesCream Cake with Strawberries 

What a great use for the season’s best berries. Toss them in sugar and spoon onto this extra-moist cake.

Recipe: Cream Cake with Strawberries

 

Spice Cake with Coffee Toffee CrunchSpice Cake with Coffee Toffee Crunch
This towering cake, garnished with chunks of coffee-flavored toffee, makes a luscious centerpiece for the holiday dessert table.

Recipe:  Spice Cake with Coffee Toffee Crunch

 

Tres Leches Cake with Raspberries Tres Leches Cake with Raspberries 

We love this cake from Doña Tomás restaurant in Oakland, California; it’s rich with a sauce like dulce de leche.

Recipe:  Tres Leches Cake with Raspberries

 

Blueberry Yogurt CakeBlueberry Yogurt Cake 

Yogurt gives this moist cake recipe extra tang, blueberries add bright color and summer sweetness, and a nutty streusel topping finishes off this simple recipe. 

Recipe:  Blueberry Yogurt Cake

 

Spiced Apple Carrot Cake with Goat Cheese Frosting Spiced Apple Carrot Cake with Goat Cheese Frosting 

Tart, grated apples give this moist carrot cake a delicious twist. Mild goat cheese adds a tang to the cream cheese frosting.

Recipe: Spiced Apple Carrot Cake with Goat Cheese Frosting

 

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