Cake Recipes

See the best cake recipes. Trusted recipes for chocolate cake, white cake, banana cakes, and carrot cakes with photos and tips from home cooks.

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Italian Cream Cake II

Rating: 4.74 stars
220
Very delicious cake!

Chocolate-Peppermint Cheesecake

Rating: 4.63 stars
8
A delicious blend of chocolate and peppermint, a favourite festive mix. Creamy chocolate cheesecake, frosty peppermint and luscious whipped cream. A beautiful and delectable cheesecake recipe!
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Nutmeg Feather Cake

Rating: 4.63 stars
16
This is a delicious, easy-to-make spice cake with a lovely texture.

Chocolate Yule Log

Rating: 4.75 stars
93
If you haven't tried this classic holiday dessert because you thought it required advanced baking and pastry skill, then get ready to buche up this Noel, since the techniques required are actually quite simple. This classic holiday dessert is a showstopper, but it's often better looking than it is tasting, which is not the case here, thanks to a simple-to-make, rich chocolate sponge cake, and mocha buttercream filling. Garnished here with meringue mushrooms and rosemary.

Maple Buttercream Frosting

Rating: 4 stars
9
This is a very sweet frosting - it reminds me of maple candy.

Hungarian Chestnut Cake

Rating: 4.83 stars
6
This rich dessert is full of all sorts of wickedness, and is a bit labor-intensive, but well worth the work. Chestnuts and marrons glace are available in specialty food stores and gourmet stores.

Fresh Cranberry Cake

Rating: 4.26 stars
23
A beautiful and easy cake to make! Great for the holiday season and even better in the summer with any fresh berry you have on hand!

Eggnog Cheesecake III

Rating: 4.64 stars
541
This is a delicious cheesecake for eggnog lovers. The secret to a smooth cheesecake is to cream the cream cheese in a food processor for several minutes.

Dark Chocolate Sheet Cake with Dark Chocolate Frosting

Rating: 4.75 stars
8
A super rich, not-too-sweet, dark chocolaty sheet cake that's perfect for any party!

Cake Balls

Rating: 4.26 stars
2318
This recipe is very versatile and heavily addictive. You can mix and match cake and icing flavors as well as the chocolate coatings. The variations are unlimited, and they can be nicely packaged and given as gifts.

Christmas Wreath Cake

Rating: 4.52 stars
23
A really good fruit cake recipe, one you can eat the same day you make it; it's even better if you let sit for awhile.

Deep South Eggnog Cake

Rating: 3.83 stars
64
You can really taste the eggnog in this lovely, rich, moist cake. No eggnog? No problem. You can make enough for the recipe in a jiffy. Nothing says Southern hospitality like this impressive cake. If you like, set aside and tint 1/4 cup of the frosting to your desired shade for decorating the top.
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Inspiration and Ideas

15 Cranberry Cakes Bursting With Holiday Flavor
From cranberry upside-down cakes to cranberry breakfast cakes and even decadent cranberry cheesecakes, these cranberry cakes are worthy of your holiday dessert spread. 

Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

Rating: 4.77 stars
4361

A great alternative to pumpkin pie, especially for those cheesecake fans out there. Serve topped with whipped cream.