Endlessly customizable and always impressive, a thickly frosted, tender-crumbed cake is the ultimate baked confection. The charm lies in its versatility. Nearly all occasions call for or would be improved with a little cake. It can be the elegant finale to a dinner party or the joyous centerpiece of a birthday celebration. We have the cakes for those special occasions and more. Our layer cakes come as two-, three-, and four-tiered extravaganzas, with ice cream fillings and rich buttercream coats. The simple, dependable single-layer cake recipes offer everything from a breakfast-ready coffee cake to a boozy sheet cake packed with bourbon and brown sugar. If you’re looking for something with a flashy design and minimal effort, reach for our beautifully ridged Bundt and tube cakes that are no-fuss but gorgeous additions to the dessert spread, from an Almond Joy-inspired chiffon wonder to a peachy keen pound cake. Find loaf cakes and skillet cakes perfect for sharing, whether it’s a jammy stone fruit skillet stunner or a bright, creamy strawberry and buttermilk loaf cake. With these recipes added to your collection, we promise satisfaction by the slice.
WHATEVER SWEET SEGUES I MAKE WITH BAKING, I ALWAYS RETURN TO CAKE
Cake-Baking 101 • OUR EXPERT TIPS AND TRICKS WALK YOU THROUGH SUCCESSFUL CAKE-BAKING FROM START TO FINISH
Frosting 101 • FROM TIPS ON HOW TO PROPERLY APPLY A CRUMB COAT TO STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR CREATING BEAUTIFUL DESIGNS, OUR TEST KITCHEN TECHNIQUES WILL HELP YOU GIVE YOUR CAKE THE FINISHING TOUCH IT DESERVES
one-layer CAKES • SIMPLE AND ELEGANT, OUR SINGLE-LAYER CAKES MAKE A SOPHISTICATED FINALE TO ANY OCCASION. FROM A STRAWBERRY AND CRÈME FRAÎCHE CHEESECAKE TO A FIGGY UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE, THIS RECIPE COLLECTION SPANS THE SEASONS SO YOU CAN MAKE ANY DAY A ONE-LAYER CAKE DAY.
layer CAKES • OUR SUMPTUOUS LAYER CAKES ARE DESTINED FOR THE SPOTLIGHT. COATED IN SILKY BUTTERCREAM, LOADED WITH ICE CREAM, OR DRIZZLED IN GANACHE, THESE TOWERING CAKES PROMISE INDULGENCE, LAYER AFTER LAYER.
bundt & tube CAKES • WITH SIGNATURE CURVES AND RIDGES, BUNDT AND TUBE PANS ARE THE PERFECT CANVASES FOR RICH FLAVOR AND GLAZES. FROM A CHOCOLATE-SWIRLED POUND CAKE TO A RUM CAKE TWIST ON BANANA BREAD, OUR BUNDTS AND TUBES EXPLORE THIS ICONIC SHAPE’S INFINITE BAKING POSSIBILITIES.
skillet and loaf CAKES • NOTHING SAYS COMFORT FROM SCRATCH LIKE A LOAF OR SKILLET CAKE WARM FROM THE OVEN. WITH EVERYTHING FROM A RICH CHOCOLATE LOAF TO A BOOZY APRICOT SKILLET CAKE, THESE RECIPES WILL BE THERE WHEN THE CRAVINGS CALL.