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The Ultimate Nostalgic Birthday: Kids’ Party Food for Grown-Ups

The Ultimate Nostalgic Birthday: Kids’ Party Food for Grown-Ups

Jello and ice cream should be a feature of your birthday party, no matter how old you are

Make your jello with Champagne for the ultimate grown-up yet nostalgic birthday treat.

We all remember the excitement of birthday parties as a kid: the candles on the cake, the party games, the magic tricks, the party favors, and, of course, the tasty food. As we grow up, the classic children’s party foods are forgotten, and birthdays come to center more around Champagne and a sophisticated dinner shared with friends.

The Ultimate Nostalgic Birthday: Kids’ Party Food for Grown-Ups (Slideshow)

But we’re rather sad that we seem to have said goodbye to our favorite childhood party treats forever. There appears to be no good reason that we should have to stop celebrating our birthdays with these classic birthday foods. Jello and ice cream, layer cakes, and chicken nuggets shouldn’t leave our diets forever just because we feel they’re too childish for our grown-up taste.

To make sure that none of these treats disappoint, and immediately dash our fond, nostalgic memories of all those sugar-filled parties of our childhood, it’s important that we put a slightly grown-up twist on our favorite old-school party treats. Brownies should now be made with extra dark chocolate, and be tainted with alcohol to give them an extra kick. Milkshakes should still be slurped out of a tall glass with a colorful straw, but they should definitely have a dash of bourbon slipped in. Mac and cheese should of course still be a key feature, but it should no longer be the orange, boxed variety: Swap the instant version for a homemade lobster mac and cheese to add a touch of decadence to your birthday.

For your next birthday party, don’t make a reservation at that fancy restaurant. Instead, turn to your favorite childhood treats for inspiration: Put on that retro playlist, play your favorite party games, and enjoy the fact that now you’re a grown-up you can eat as much candy as you please, and you can have vodka in your ice pops.


Crowd-Pleasing Cake Recipes

When it comes to desserts, cakes get all the attention — and for good reason! Towering layer cakes, frosted sheet cakes, buttery Bundt cakes, candle-topped birthday cakes: what’s not to love about eating two sweet treats (cake and frosting) in one?!

Related To:

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

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Photo By: Marshall Troy Photography ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Right Reserved.

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©Copyright 2015

Photo By: Kate Mathis ©© 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

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Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

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Photo By: Jackie Alpers ©Copyright 2012 Jackie Alpers - All rights reserved

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Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

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Fluffy Confetti Birthday Cake

Devil's Food Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

What's black and white and delicious all over? This double-decker chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting.

German Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Tahini Cake with Tahini Frosting

Tahini (ground sesame seeds) is the secret ingredient in Molly&rsquos chocolate cake. It balances out the sweetness and adds a nice, nutty flavor.

Strawberry Poke Cake

Big Chocolate Birthday Cake

Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Swiss Buttercream

Valerie&rsquos berry-topped, vanilla layer cake is elegant enough to serve for special occasions like baby showers, engagement parties or summer soiree &ndash but easy enough to make that anyone can do it!

Red Velvet Cake

Beatty's Chocolate Cake

Spiked Mudslide Cake

Strawberry Pocky Stick Cake

No master decorating skills needed to create this stunning cake. Cute, crunchy sticks encircle the cake (creating a whimsical fence), while graduated shades of pink frosting inside make it extra festive. Confetti sprinkles seal the party deal.

Rainbow Ribbon Cake

Orange Poppy Bundt Cake

Celebration Carrot Cake

Marble Cheesecake

Chocolate Cake

Raspberry Cheesecake

Snickerdoodle Cake

Snowy Pink Coconut Bundt Cake

Feeling nostalgic for the pink Snowball snack cake? Try our giant version: a moist chocolate cake covered in sweet marshmallow topping and covered with bright pink coconut.

Italian Rainbow Cookie Cake

Classic Vanilla Cake

Purely Pound Cake

Billie's Italian Cream Cake with Blueberries

Gold Cake

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Mayonnaise &mdash yes, mayonnaise &mdash steps in for oil and butter as the tenderizer and flavor-enhancer in this retro frosted layer cake. And it does a wonderful job no one will ever detect that it's your secret ingredient.

Chocolate-Vanilla Swirl Bundt Cake

Piping chocolate and vanilla cake batter into the swirls of a Bundt pan makes creating this beauty a breeze.

Graham Cracker Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

If you've ever had a snack of graham crackers smeared with peanut butter, then this cake is perfect for you. We added graham flour and a touch of cinnamon to the vanilla cake layers for the quintessential graham-cracker flavor. It's then stacked high with creamy peanut butter frosting for a fun and nostalgic treat.

Lemon Bundt Cake with Berry-Rhubarb Glaze

Rainbow Layer Cake

This colorful layered-and-sprinkled cake has FUN written all over it! For a full effect, dye the layers to match the colors of the rainbow.

Tres Leches Cake with Dulce de Leche Frosting

Caramel Peach Upside-Down Cake

Election Cake

Lemon Cake

Strawberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

The fresh, natural flavors you get from making your own strawberry puree is worth the time. This cake and its frosting also gets its rosy hue from fresh strawberries rather than food coloring.

Marble Snacking Cake with Chocolate Frosting

This cake really is the ultimate crowd pleaser, as it has something for everyone. Ribbons of chocolate are swirled into a fluffy vanilla cake which is topped with a light and airy chocolate frosting. By adding semisweet chocolate to a portion of the batter, we eliminated the need to make separate batches. The cake is perfect for a midweek snacking cake or celebratory dessert that you need in a pinch.

Classic Cheesecake

Pineapple Cake Roll

This cake looks and tastes like a tropical vacation. Fresh pineapple is filled with maraschino cream, then rolled in a coconut sponge and finished with pillowy coconut frosting and cherries on top.

Chocolate Cake with Divinity Icing

Shortcake Royale

Chocolate Coconut Cake

Giada's beautiful coconut cake starts with a shortcut and ends with a flurry of delicious, toasted coconut.

Angel Food Cake

Pink Lemonade Cake

This pretty-in-pink lemonade cake is ideal for your next summer party, thanks to the sweet lemony flavor in both the tender cake and fluffy, meringue-style frosting. The ombre pink layers are easy to achieve and sure to impress. If you love tangy pink lemonade and a slice of moist cake, then this recipe is for you!

Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream Cake

Hazelnut Crunch Cake with Mascarpone and Chocolate

Berry Layer Magic Cake

This cake is truly magic. You make just one batter, but after baking you end up with three distinct layers of cake, fruit and custard.

Icebox Cake with Orange-Caramel Cream

Blueberry Crumb Cake

Carrot-Coconut Birthday Cake

Bored of cream cheese frosting? This cake calls for a coconutty twist with unsweetened coconut milk, cream and toasted coconut flakes.

Naked Chocolate Cake

Carrot Cake

For an easy-to-decorate carrot cake, wrap each layer of cake in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. The tender cake will be so much easier to work with.

Lemon and Raspberry Cream Cake

This pretty-in-pink dessert uses natural coloring from raspberries for the frosting AND the cake.

Tie-Dye Rainbow Reveal Cake

Passion Fruit Cheesecake

Cappuccino Magic Cake

Hazelnut-Mocha Dacquoise

Lemon-Lime Pound Cake

From the tender pound cake to the sweet glaze, Ree transforms a typical Bundt into a zesty, citrusy treat.

Homemade Yellow Cake Mix

Do-It-All Cake Batter

Here's a go-to cake recipe you can keep in your back pocket: An all-purpose vanilla cake that'll please any crowd, and can also be effortlessly transformed. The flavor possibilities are endless. We've provided five great ideas: chocolate cake, lemon poppyseed cake, coffee cake, confetti cake and raspberry jam swirl cake. You simply add ingredients to the basic batter for a new flavor profile without major swaps or substitutions. We tried making the cake with whole milk, but after extensive testing, we found that buttermilk gave the cake better flavor and a lighter, more tender crumb. It doesn't get easier than this!

Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Whether you serve it as a birthday dessert, at a holiday get-together or after Sunday dinner, Ree&rsquos 5-star upside-down cake is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. Food Network fans rave that the cake is &ldquovery easy and foolproof&rdquo and that they&rsquoll &ldquodefinitely bake it again&rdquo.

Brown Butter Cake with Spiced Chocolate Ganache and Dulce de Leche

Kardea&rsquos heavenly brown butter cake includes three layers of vanilla and dulce de leche &mdash plus spiced chocolate ganache to top it off!


Crowd-Pleasing Cake Recipes

When it comes to desserts, cakes get all the attention — and for good reason! Towering layer cakes, frosted sheet cakes, buttery Bundt cakes, candle-topped birthday cakes: what’s not to love about eating two sweet treats (cake and frosting) in one?!

Related To:

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Marshall Troy Photography ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Right Reserved.

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©Copyright 2015

Photo By: Kate Mathis ©© 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Jackie Alpers ©Copyright 2012 Jackie Alpers - All rights reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Tara Donne ©©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Tara Donne ©©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Fluffy Confetti Birthday Cake

Devil's Food Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

What's black and white and delicious all over? This double-decker chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting.

German Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Tahini Cake with Tahini Frosting

Tahini (ground sesame seeds) is the secret ingredient in Molly&rsquos chocolate cake. It balances out the sweetness and adds a nice, nutty flavor.

Strawberry Poke Cake

Big Chocolate Birthday Cake

Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Swiss Buttercream

Valerie&rsquos berry-topped, vanilla layer cake is elegant enough to serve for special occasions like baby showers, engagement parties or summer soiree &ndash but easy enough to make that anyone can do it!

Red Velvet Cake

Beatty's Chocolate Cake

Spiked Mudslide Cake

Strawberry Pocky Stick Cake

No master decorating skills needed to create this stunning cake. Cute, crunchy sticks encircle the cake (creating a whimsical fence), while graduated shades of pink frosting inside make it extra festive. Confetti sprinkles seal the party deal.

Rainbow Ribbon Cake

Orange Poppy Bundt Cake

Celebration Carrot Cake

Marble Cheesecake

Chocolate Cake

Raspberry Cheesecake

Snickerdoodle Cake

Snowy Pink Coconut Bundt Cake

Feeling nostalgic for the pink Snowball snack cake? Try our giant version: a moist chocolate cake covered in sweet marshmallow topping and covered with bright pink coconut.

Italian Rainbow Cookie Cake

Classic Vanilla Cake

Purely Pound Cake

Billie's Italian Cream Cake with Blueberries

Gold Cake

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Mayonnaise &mdash yes, mayonnaise &mdash steps in for oil and butter as the tenderizer and flavor-enhancer in this retro frosted layer cake. And it does a wonderful job no one will ever detect that it's your secret ingredient.

Chocolate-Vanilla Swirl Bundt Cake

Piping chocolate and vanilla cake batter into the swirls of a Bundt pan makes creating this beauty a breeze.

Graham Cracker Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

If you've ever had a snack of graham crackers smeared with peanut butter, then this cake is perfect for you. We added graham flour and a touch of cinnamon to the vanilla cake layers for the quintessential graham-cracker flavor. It's then stacked high with creamy peanut butter frosting for a fun and nostalgic treat.

Lemon Bundt Cake with Berry-Rhubarb Glaze

Rainbow Layer Cake

This colorful layered-and-sprinkled cake has FUN written all over it! For a full effect, dye the layers to match the colors of the rainbow.

Tres Leches Cake with Dulce de Leche Frosting

Caramel Peach Upside-Down Cake

Election Cake

Lemon Cake

Strawberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

The fresh, natural flavors you get from making your own strawberry puree is worth the time. This cake and its frosting also gets its rosy hue from fresh strawberries rather than food coloring.

Marble Snacking Cake with Chocolate Frosting

This cake really is the ultimate crowd pleaser, as it has something for everyone. Ribbons of chocolate are swirled into a fluffy vanilla cake which is topped with a light and airy chocolate frosting. By adding semisweet chocolate to a portion of the batter, we eliminated the need to make separate batches. The cake is perfect for a midweek snacking cake or celebratory dessert that you need in a pinch.

Classic Cheesecake

Pineapple Cake Roll

This cake looks and tastes like a tropical vacation. Fresh pineapple is filled with maraschino cream, then rolled in a coconut sponge and finished with pillowy coconut frosting and cherries on top.

Chocolate Cake with Divinity Icing

Shortcake Royale

Chocolate Coconut Cake

Giada's beautiful coconut cake starts with a shortcut and ends with a flurry of delicious, toasted coconut.

Angel Food Cake

Pink Lemonade Cake

This pretty-in-pink lemonade cake is ideal for your next summer party, thanks to the sweet lemony flavor in both the tender cake and fluffy, meringue-style frosting. The ombre pink layers are easy to achieve and sure to impress. If you love tangy pink lemonade and a slice of moist cake, then this recipe is for you!

Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream Cake

Hazelnut Crunch Cake with Mascarpone and Chocolate

Berry Layer Magic Cake

This cake is truly magic. You make just one batter, but after baking you end up with three distinct layers of cake, fruit and custard.

Icebox Cake with Orange-Caramel Cream

Blueberry Crumb Cake

Carrot-Coconut Birthday Cake

Bored of cream cheese frosting? This cake calls for a coconutty twist with unsweetened coconut milk, cream and toasted coconut flakes.

Naked Chocolate Cake

Carrot Cake

For an easy-to-decorate carrot cake, wrap each layer of cake in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. The tender cake will be so much easier to work with.

Lemon and Raspberry Cream Cake

This pretty-in-pink dessert uses natural coloring from raspberries for the frosting AND the cake.

Tie-Dye Rainbow Reveal Cake

Passion Fruit Cheesecake

Cappuccino Magic Cake

Hazelnut-Mocha Dacquoise

Lemon-Lime Pound Cake

From the tender pound cake to the sweet glaze, Ree transforms a typical Bundt into a zesty, citrusy treat.

Homemade Yellow Cake Mix

Do-It-All Cake Batter

Here's a go-to cake recipe you can keep in your back pocket: An all-purpose vanilla cake that'll please any crowd, and can also be effortlessly transformed. The flavor possibilities are endless. We've provided five great ideas: chocolate cake, lemon poppyseed cake, coffee cake, confetti cake and raspberry jam swirl cake. You simply add ingredients to the basic batter for a new flavor profile without major swaps or substitutions. We tried making the cake with whole milk, but after extensive testing, we found that buttermilk gave the cake better flavor and a lighter, more tender crumb. It doesn't get easier than this!

Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Whether you serve it as a birthday dessert, at a holiday get-together or after Sunday dinner, Ree&rsquos 5-star upside-down cake is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. Food Network fans rave that the cake is &ldquovery easy and foolproof&rdquo and that they&rsquoll &ldquodefinitely bake it again&rdquo.

Brown Butter Cake with Spiced Chocolate Ganache and Dulce de Leche

Kardea&rsquos heavenly brown butter cake includes three layers of vanilla and dulce de leche &mdash plus spiced chocolate ganache to top it off!


Crowd-Pleasing Cake Recipes

When it comes to desserts, cakes get all the attention — and for good reason! Towering layer cakes, frosted sheet cakes, buttery Bundt cakes, candle-topped birthday cakes: what’s not to love about eating two sweet treats (cake and frosting) in one?!

Related To:

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Marshall Troy Photography ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Right Reserved.

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©Copyright 2015

Photo By: Kate Mathis ©© 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Jackie Alpers ©Copyright 2012 Jackie Alpers - All rights reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Tara Donne ©©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Tara Donne ©©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Fluffy Confetti Birthday Cake

Devil's Food Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

What's black and white and delicious all over? This double-decker chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting.

German Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Tahini Cake with Tahini Frosting

Tahini (ground sesame seeds) is the secret ingredient in Molly&rsquos chocolate cake. It balances out the sweetness and adds a nice, nutty flavor.

Strawberry Poke Cake

Big Chocolate Birthday Cake

Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Swiss Buttercream

Valerie&rsquos berry-topped, vanilla layer cake is elegant enough to serve for special occasions like baby showers, engagement parties or summer soiree &ndash but easy enough to make that anyone can do it!

Red Velvet Cake

Beatty's Chocolate Cake

Spiked Mudslide Cake

Strawberry Pocky Stick Cake

No master decorating skills needed to create this stunning cake. Cute, crunchy sticks encircle the cake (creating a whimsical fence), while graduated shades of pink frosting inside make it extra festive. Confetti sprinkles seal the party deal.

Rainbow Ribbon Cake

Orange Poppy Bundt Cake

Celebration Carrot Cake

Marble Cheesecake

Chocolate Cake

Raspberry Cheesecake

Snickerdoodle Cake

Snowy Pink Coconut Bundt Cake

Feeling nostalgic for the pink Snowball snack cake? Try our giant version: a moist chocolate cake covered in sweet marshmallow topping and covered with bright pink coconut.

Italian Rainbow Cookie Cake

Classic Vanilla Cake

Purely Pound Cake

Billie's Italian Cream Cake with Blueberries

Gold Cake

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Mayonnaise &mdash yes, mayonnaise &mdash steps in for oil and butter as the tenderizer and flavor-enhancer in this retro frosted layer cake. And it does a wonderful job no one will ever detect that it's your secret ingredient.

Chocolate-Vanilla Swirl Bundt Cake

Piping chocolate and vanilla cake batter into the swirls of a Bundt pan makes creating this beauty a breeze.

Graham Cracker Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

If you've ever had a snack of graham crackers smeared with peanut butter, then this cake is perfect for you. We added graham flour and a touch of cinnamon to the vanilla cake layers for the quintessential graham-cracker flavor. It's then stacked high with creamy peanut butter frosting for a fun and nostalgic treat.

Lemon Bundt Cake with Berry-Rhubarb Glaze

Rainbow Layer Cake

This colorful layered-and-sprinkled cake has FUN written all over it! For a full effect, dye the layers to match the colors of the rainbow.

Tres Leches Cake with Dulce de Leche Frosting

Caramel Peach Upside-Down Cake

Election Cake

Lemon Cake

Strawberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

The fresh, natural flavors you get from making your own strawberry puree is worth the time. This cake and its frosting also gets its rosy hue from fresh strawberries rather than food coloring.

Marble Snacking Cake with Chocolate Frosting

This cake really is the ultimate crowd pleaser, as it has something for everyone. Ribbons of chocolate are swirled into a fluffy vanilla cake which is topped with a light and airy chocolate frosting. By adding semisweet chocolate to a portion of the batter, we eliminated the need to make separate batches. The cake is perfect for a midweek snacking cake or celebratory dessert that you need in a pinch.

Classic Cheesecake

Pineapple Cake Roll

This cake looks and tastes like a tropical vacation. Fresh pineapple is filled with maraschino cream, then rolled in a coconut sponge and finished with pillowy coconut frosting and cherries on top.

Chocolate Cake with Divinity Icing

Shortcake Royale

Chocolate Coconut Cake

Giada's beautiful coconut cake starts with a shortcut and ends with a flurry of delicious, toasted coconut.

Angel Food Cake

Pink Lemonade Cake

This pretty-in-pink lemonade cake is ideal for your next summer party, thanks to the sweet lemony flavor in both the tender cake and fluffy, meringue-style frosting. The ombre pink layers are easy to achieve and sure to impress. If you love tangy pink lemonade and a slice of moist cake, then this recipe is for you!

Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream Cake

Hazelnut Crunch Cake with Mascarpone and Chocolate

Berry Layer Magic Cake

This cake is truly magic. You make just one batter, but after baking you end up with three distinct layers of cake, fruit and custard.

Icebox Cake with Orange-Caramel Cream

Blueberry Crumb Cake

Carrot-Coconut Birthday Cake

Bored of cream cheese frosting? This cake calls for a coconutty twist with unsweetened coconut milk, cream and toasted coconut flakes.

Naked Chocolate Cake

Carrot Cake

For an easy-to-decorate carrot cake, wrap each layer of cake in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. The tender cake will be so much easier to work with.

Lemon and Raspberry Cream Cake

This pretty-in-pink dessert uses natural coloring from raspberries for the frosting AND the cake.

Tie-Dye Rainbow Reveal Cake

Passion Fruit Cheesecake

Cappuccino Magic Cake

Hazelnut-Mocha Dacquoise

Lemon-Lime Pound Cake

From the tender pound cake to the sweet glaze, Ree transforms a typical Bundt into a zesty, citrusy treat.

Homemade Yellow Cake Mix

Do-It-All Cake Batter

Here's a go-to cake recipe you can keep in your back pocket: An all-purpose vanilla cake that'll please any crowd, and can also be effortlessly transformed. The flavor possibilities are endless. We've provided five great ideas: chocolate cake, lemon poppyseed cake, coffee cake, confetti cake and raspberry jam swirl cake. You simply add ingredients to the basic batter for a new flavor profile without major swaps or substitutions. We tried making the cake with whole milk, but after extensive testing, we found that buttermilk gave the cake better flavor and a lighter, more tender crumb. It doesn't get easier than this!

Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Whether you serve it as a birthday dessert, at a holiday get-together or after Sunday dinner, Ree&rsquos 5-star upside-down cake is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. Food Network fans rave that the cake is &ldquovery easy and foolproof&rdquo and that they&rsquoll &ldquodefinitely bake it again&rdquo.

Brown Butter Cake with Spiced Chocolate Ganache and Dulce de Leche

Kardea&rsquos heavenly brown butter cake includes three layers of vanilla and dulce de leche &mdash plus spiced chocolate ganache to top it off!


Crowd-Pleasing Cake Recipes

When it comes to desserts, cakes get all the attention — and for good reason! Towering layer cakes, frosted sheet cakes, buttery Bundt cakes, candle-topped birthday cakes: what’s not to love about eating two sweet treats (cake and frosting) in one?!

Related To:

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Marshall Troy Photography ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Right Reserved.

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©Copyright 2015

Photo By: Kate Mathis ©© 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Jackie Alpers ©Copyright 2012 Jackie Alpers - All rights reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Tara Donne ©©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Tara Donne ©©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Fluffy Confetti Birthday Cake

Devil's Food Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

What's black and white and delicious all over? This double-decker chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting.

German Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Tahini Cake with Tahini Frosting

Tahini (ground sesame seeds) is the secret ingredient in Molly&rsquos chocolate cake. It balances out the sweetness and adds a nice, nutty flavor.

Strawberry Poke Cake

Big Chocolate Birthday Cake

Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Swiss Buttercream

Valerie&rsquos berry-topped, vanilla layer cake is elegant enough to serve for special occasions like baby showers, engagement parties or summer soiree &ndash but easy enough to make that anyone can do it!

Red Velvet Cake

Beatty's Chocolate Cake

Spiked Mudslide Cake

Strawberry Pocky Stick Cake

No master decorating skills needed to create this stunning cake. Cute, crunchy sticks encircle the cake (creating a whimsical fence), while graduated shades of pink frosting inside make it extra festive. Confetti sprinkles seal the party deal.

Rainbow Ribbon Cake

Orange Poppy Bundt Cake

Celebration Carrot Cake

Marble Cheesecake

Chocolate Cake

Raspberry Cheesecake

Snickerdoodle Cake

Snowy Pink Coconut Bundt Cake

Feeling nostalgic for the pink Snowball snack cake? Try our giant version: a moist chocolate cake covered in sweet marshmallow topping and covered with bright pink coconut.

Italian Rainbow Cookie Cake

Classic Vanilla Cake

Purely Pound Cake

Billie's Italian Cream Cake with Blueberries

Gold Cake

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Mayonnaise &mdash yes, mayonnaise &mdash steps in for oil and butter as the tenderizer and flavor-enhancer in this retro frosted layer cake. And it does a wonderful job no one will ever detect that it's your secret ingredient.

Chocolate-Vanilla Swirl Bundt Cake

Piping chocolate and vanilla cake batter into the swirls of a Bundt pan makes creating this beauty a breeze.

Graham Cracker Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

If you've ever had a snack of graham crackers smeared with peanut butter, then this cake is perfect for you. We added graham flour and a touch of cinnamon to the vanilla cake layers for the quintessential graham-cracker flavor. It's then stacked high with creamy peanut butter frosting for a fun and nostalgic treat.

Lemon Bundt Cake with Berry-Rhubarb Glaze

Rainbow Layer Cake

This colorful layered-and-sprinkled cake has FUN written all over it! For a full effect, dye the layers to match the colors of the rainbow.

Tres Leches Cake with Dulce de Leche Frosting

Caramel Peach Upside-Down Cake

Election Cake

Lemon Cake

Strawberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

The fresh, natural flavors you get from making your own strawberry puree is worth the time. This cake and its frosting also gets its rosy hue from fresh strawberries rather than food coloring.

Marble Snacking Cake with Chocolate Frosting

This cake really is the ultimate crowd pleaser, as it has something for everyone. Ribbons of chocolate are swirled into a fluffy vanilla cake which is topped with a light and airy chocolate frosting. By adding semisweet chocolate to a portion of the batter, we eliminated the need to make separate batches. The cake is perfect for a midweek snacking cake or celebratory dessert that you need in a pinch.

Classic Cheesecake

Pineapple Cake Roll

This cake looks and tastes like a tropical vacation. Fresh pineapple is filled with maraschino cream, then rolled in a coconut sponge and finished with pillowy coconut frosting and cherries on top.

Chocolate Cake with Divinity Icing

Shortcake Royale

Chocolate Coconut Cake

Giada's beautiful coconut cake starts with a shortcut and ends with a flurry of delicious, toasted coconut.

Angel Food Cake

Pink Lemonade Cake

This pretty-in-pink lemonade cake is ideal for your next summer party, thanks to the sweet lemony flavor in both the tender cake and fluffy, meringue-style frosting. The ombre pink layers are easy to achieve and sure to impress. If you love tangy pink lemonade and a slice of moist cake, then this recipe is for you!

Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream Cake

Hazelnut Crunch Cake with Mascarpone and Chocolate

Berry Layer Magic Cake

This cake is truly magic. You make just one batter, but after baking you end up with three distinct layers of cake, fruit and custard.

Icebox Cake with Orange-Caramel Cream

Blueberry Crumb Cake

Carrot-Coconut Birthday Cake

Bored of cream cheese frosting? This cake calls for a coconutty twist with unsweetened coconut milk, cream and toasted coconut flakes.

Naked Chocolate Cake

Carrot Cake

For an easy-to-decorate carrot cake, wrap each layer of cake in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. The tender cake will be so much easier to work with.

Lemon and Raspberry Cream Cake

This pretty-in-pink dessert uses natural coloring from raspberries for the frosting AND the cake.

Tie-Dye Rainbow Reveal Cake

Passion Fruit Cheesecake

Cappuccino Magic Cake

Hazelnut-Mocha Dacquoise

Lemon-Lime Pound Cake

From the tender pound cake to the sweet glaze, Ree transforms a typical Bundt into a zesty, citrusy treat.

Homemade Yellow Cake Mix

Do-It-All Cake Batter

Here's a go-to cake recipe you can keep in your back pocket: An all-purpose vanilla cake that'll please any crowd, and can also be effortlessly transformed. The flavor possibilities are endless. We've provided five great ideas: chocolate cake, lemon poppyseed cake, coffee cake, confetti cake and raspberry jam swirl cake. You simply add ingredients to the basic batter for a new flavor profile without major swaps or substitutions. We tried making the cake with whole milk, but after extensive testing, we found that buttermilk gave the cake better flavor and a lighter, more tender crumb. It doesn't get easier than this!

Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Whether you serve it as a birthday dessert, at a holiday get-together or after Sunday dinner, Ree&rsquos 5-star upside-down cake is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. Food Network fans rave that the cake is &ldquovery easy and foolproof&rdquo and that they&rsquoll &ldquodefinitely bake it again&rdquo.

Brown Butter Cake with Spiced Chocolate Ganache and Dulce de Leche

Kardea&rsquos heavenly brown butter cake includes three layers of vanilla and dulce de leche &mdash plus spiced chocolate ganache to top it off!


Crowd-Pleasing Cake Recipes

When it comes to desserts, cakes get all the attention — and for good reason! Towering layer cakes, frosted sheet cakes, buttery Bundt cakes, candle-topped birthday cakes: what’s not to love about eating two sweet treats (cake and frosting) in one?!

Related To:

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

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Photo By: Marshall Troy Photography ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Right Reserved.

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©Copyright 2015

Photo By: Kate Mathis ©© 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Jackie Alpers ©Copyright 2012 Jackie Alpers - All rights reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

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Photo By: Tara Donne ©©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Tara Donne ©©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Fluffy Confetti Birthday Cake

Devil's Food Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

What's black and white and delicious all over? This double-decker chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting.

German Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Tahini Cake with Tahini Frosting

Tahini (ground sesame seeds) is the secret ingredient in Molly&rsquos chocolate cake. It balances out the sweetness and adds a nice, nutty flavor.

Strawberry Poke Cake

Big Chocolate Birthday Cake

Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Swiss Buttercream

Valerie&rsquos berry-topped, vanilla layer cake is elegant enough to serve for special occasions like baby showers, engagement parties or summer soiree &ndash but easy enough to make that anyone can do it!

Red Velvet Cake

Beatty's Chocolate Cake

Spiked Mudslide Cake

Strawberry Pocky Stick Cake

No master decorating skills needed to create this stunning cake. Cute, crunchy sticks encircle the cake (creating a whimsical fence), while graduated shades of pink frosting inside make it extra festive. Confetti sprinkles seal the party deal.

Rainbow Ribbon Cake

Orange Poppy Bundt Cake

Celebration Carrot Cake

Marble Cheesecake

Chocolate Cake

Raspberry Cheesecake

Snickerdoodle Cake

Snowy Pink Coconut Bundt Cake

Feeling nostalgic for the pink Snowball snack cake? Try our giant version: a moist chocolate cake covered in sweet marshmallow topping and covered with bright pink coconut.

Italian Rainbow Cookie Cake

Classic Vanilla Cake

Purely Pound Cake

Billie's Italian Cream Cake with Blueberries

Gold Cake

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Mayonnaise &mdash yes, mayonnaise &mdash steps in for oil and butter as the tenderizer and flavor-enhancer in this retro frosted layer cake. And it does a wonderful job no one will ever detect that it's your secret ingredient.

Chocolate-Vanilla Swirl Bundt Cake

Piping chocolate and vanilla cake batter into the swirls of a Bundt pan makes creating this beauty a breeze.

Graham Cracker Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

If you've ever had a snack of graham crackers smeared with peanut butter, then this cake is perfect for you. We added graham flour and a touch of cinnamon to the vanilla cake layers for the quintessential graham-cracker flavor. It's then stacked high with creamy peanut butter frosting for a fun and nostalgic treat.

Lemon Bundt Cake with Berry-Rhubarb Glaze

Rainbow Layer Cake

This colorful layered-and-sprinkled cake has FUN written all over it! For a full effect, dye the layers to match the colors of the rainbow.

Tres Leches Cake with Dulce de Leche Frosting

Caramel Peach Upside-Down Cake

Election Cake

Lemon Cake

Strawberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

The fresh, natural flavors you get from making your own strawberry puree is worth the time. This cake and its frosting also gets its rosy hue from fresh strawberries rather than food coloring.

Marble Snacking Cake with Chocolate Frosting

This cake really is the ultimate crowd pleaser, as it has something for everyone. Ribbons of chocolate are swirled into a fluffy vanilla cake which is topped with a light and airy chocolate frosting. By adding semisweet chocolate to a portion of the batter, we eliminated the need to make separate batches. The cake is perfect for a midweek snacking cake or celebratory dessert that you need in a pinch.

Classic Cheesecake

Pineapple Cake Roll

This cake looks and tastes like a tropical vacation. Fresh pineapple is filled with maraschino cream, then rolled in a coconut sponge and finished with pillowy coconut frosting and cherries on top.

Chocolate Cake with Divinity Icing

Shortcake Royale

Chocolate Coconut Cake

Giada's beautiful coconut cake starts with a shortcut and ends with a flurry of delicious, toasted coconut.

Angel Food Cake

Pink Lemonade Cake

This pretty-in-pink lemonade cake is ideal for your next summer party, thanks to the sweet lemony flavor in both the tender cake and fluffy, meringue-style frosting. The ombre pink layers are easy to achieve and sure to impress. If you love tangy pink lemonade and a slice of moist cake, then this recipe is for you!

Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream Cake

Hazelnut Crunch Cake with Mascarpone and Chocolate

Berry Layer Magic Cake

This cake is truly magic. You make just one batter, but after baking you end up with three distinct layers of cake, fruit and custard.

Icebox Cake with Orange-Caramel Cream

Blueberry Crumb Cake

Carrot-Coconut Birthday Cake

Bored of cream cheese frosting? This cake calls for a coconutty twist with unsweetened coconut milk, cream and toasted coconut flakes.

Naked Chocolate Cake

Carrot Cake

For an easy-to-decorate carrot cake, wrap each layer of cake in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. The tender cake will be so much easier to work with.

Lemon and Raspberry Cream Cake

This pretty-in-pink dessert uses natural coloring from raspberries for the frosting AND the cake.

Tie-Dye Rainbow Reveal Cake

Passion Fruit Cheesecake

Cappuccino Magic Cake

Hazelnut-Mocha Dacquoise

Lemon-Lime Pound Cake

From the tender pound cake to the sweet glaze, Ree transforms a typical Bundt into a zesty, citrusy treat.

Homemade Yellow Cake Mix

Do-It-All Cake Batter

Here's a go-to cake recipe you can keep in your back pocket: An all-purpose vanilla cake that'll please any crowd, and can also be effortlessly transformed. The flavor possibilities are endless. We've provided five great ideas: chocolate cake, lemon poppyseed cake, coffee cake, confetti cake and raspberry jam swirl cake. You simply add ingredients to the basic batter for a new flavor profile without major swaps or substitutions. We tried making the cake with whole milk, but after extensive testing, we found that buttermilk gave the cake better flavor and a lighter, more tender crumb. It doesn't get easier than this!

Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Whether you serve it as a birthday dessert, at a holiday get-together or after Sunday dinner, Ree&rsquos 5-star upside-down cake is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. Food Network fans rave that the cake is &ldquovery easy and foolproof&rdquo and that they&rsquoll &ldquodefinitely bake it again&rdquo.

Brown Butter Cake with Spiced Chocolate Ganache and Dulce de Leche

Kardea&rsquos heavenly brown butter cake includes three layers of vanilla and dulce de leche &mdash plus spiced chocolate ganache to top it off!


Crowd-Pleasing Cake Recipes

When it comes to desserts, cakes get all the attention — and for good reason! Towering layer cakes, frosted sheet cakes, buttery Bundt cakes, candle-topped birthday cakes: what’s not to love about eating two sweet treats (cake and frosting) in one?!

Related To:

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Marshall Troy Photography ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Right Reserved.

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©Copyright 2015

Photo By: Kate Mathis ©© 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Jackie Alpers ©Copyright 2012 Jackie Alpers - All rights reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Tara Donne ©©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Tara Donne ©©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Fluffy Confetti Birthday Cake

Devil's Food Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

What's black and white and delicious all over? This double-decker chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting.

German Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Tahini Cake with Tahini Frosting

Tahini (ground sesame seeds) is the secret ingredient in Molly&rsquos chocolate cake. It balances out the sweetness and adds a nice, nutty flavor.

Strawberry Poke Cake

Big Chocolate Birthday Cake

Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Swiss Buttercream

Valerie&rsquos berry-topped, vanilla layer cake is elegant enough to serve for special occasions like baby showers, engagement parties or summer soiree &ndash but easy enough to make that anyone can do it!

Red Velvet Cake

Beatty's Chocolate Cake

Spiked Mudslide Cake

Strawberry Pocky Stick Cake

No master decorating skills needed to create this stunning cake. Cute, crunchy sticks encircle the cake (creating a whimsical fence), while graduated shades of pink frosting inside make it extra festive. Confetti sprinkles seal the party deal.

Rainbow Ribbon Cake

Orange Poppy Bundt Cake

Celebration Carrot Cake

Marble Cheesecake

Chocolate Cake

Raspberry Cheesecake

Snickerdoodle Cake

Snowy Pink Coconut Bundt Cake

Feeling nostalgic for the pink Snowball snack cake? Try our giant version: a moist chocolate cake covered in sweet marshmallow topping and covered with bright pink coconut.

Italian Rainbow Cookie Cake

Classic Vanilla Cake

Purely Pound Cake

Billie's Italian Cream Cake with Blueberries

Gold Cake

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Mayonnaise &mdash yes, mayonnaise &mdash steps in for oil and butter as the tenderizer and flavor-enhancer in this retro frosted layer cake. And it does a wonderful job no one will ever detect that it's your secret ingredient.

Chocolate-Vanilla Swirl Bundt Cake

Piping chocolate and vanilla cake batter into the swirls of a Bundt pan makes creating this beauty a breeze.

Graham Cracker Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

If you've ever had a snack of graham crackers smeared with peanut butter, then this cake is perfect for you. We added graham flour and a touch of cinnamon to the vanilla cake layers for the quintessential graham-cracker flavor. It's then stacked high with creamy peanut butter frosting for a fun and nostalgic treat.

Lemon Bundt Cake with Berry-Rhubarb Glaze

Rainbow Layer Cake

This colorful layered-and-sprinkled cake has FUN written all over it! For a full effect, dye the layers to match the colors of the rainbow.

Tres Leches Cake with Dulce de Leche Frosting

Caramel Peach Upside-Down Cake

Election Cake

Lemon Cake

Strawberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

The fresh, natural flavors you get from making your own strawberry puree is worth the time. This cake and its frosting also gets its rosy hue from fresh strawberries rather than food coloring.

Marble Snacking Cake with Chocolate Frosting

This cake really is the ultimate crowd pleaser, as it has something for everyone. Ribbons of chocolate are swirled into a fluffy vanilla cake which is topped with a light and airy chocolate frosting. By adding semisweet chocolate to a portion of the batter, we eliminated the need to make separate batches. The cake is perfect for a midweek snacking cake or celebratory dessert that you need in a pinch.

Classic Cheesecake

Pineapple Cake Roll

This cake looks and tastes like a tropical vacation. Fresh pineapple is filled with maraschino cream, then rolled in a coconut sponge and finished with pillowy coconut frosting and cherries on top.

Chocolate Cake with Divinity Icing

Shortcake Royale

Chocolate Coconut Cake

Giada's beautiful coconut cake starts with a shortcut and ends with a flurry of delicious, toasted coconut.

Angel Food Cake

Pink Lemonade Cake

This pretty-in-pink lemonade cake is ideal for your next summer party, thanks to the sweet lemony flavor in both the tender cake and fluffy, meringue-style frosting. The ombre pink layers are easy to achieve and sure to impress. If you love tangy pink lemonade and a slice of moist cake, then this recipe is for you!

Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream Cake

Hazelnut Crunch Cake with Mascarpone and Chocolate

Berry Layer Magic Cake

This cake is truly magic. You make just one batter, but after baking you end up with three distinct layers of cake, fruit and custard.

Icebox Cake with Orange-Caramel Cream

Blueberry Crumb Cake

Carrot-Coconut Birthday Cake

Bored of cream cheese frosting? This cake calls for a coconutty twist with unsweetened coconut milk, cream and toasted coconut flakes.

Naked Chocolate Cake

Carrot Cake

For an easy-to-decorate carrot cake, wrap each layer of cake in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. The tender cake will be so much easier to work with.

Lemon and Raspberry Cream Cake

This pretty-in-pink dessert uses natural coloring from raspberries for the frosting AND the cake.

Tie-Dye Rainbow Reveal Cake

Passion Fruit Cheesecake

Cappuccino Magic Cake

Hazelnut-Mocha Dacquoise

Lemon-Lime Pound Cake

From the tender pound cake to the sweet glaze, Ree transforms a typical Bundt into a zesty, citrusy treat.

Homemade Yellow Cake Mix

Do-It-All Cake Batter

Here's a go-to cake recipe you can keep in your back pocket: An all-purpose vanilla cake that'll please any crowd, and can also be effortlessly transformed. The flavor possibilities are endless. We've provided five great ideas: chocolate cake, lemon poppyseed cake, coffee cake, confetti cake and raspberry jam swirl cake. You simply add ingredients to the basic batter for a new flavor profile without major swaps or substitutions. We tried making the cake with whole milk, but after extensive testing, we found that buttermilk gave the cake better flavor and a lighter, more tender crumb. It doesn't get easier than this!

Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Whether you serve it as a birthday dessert, at a holiday get-together or after Sunday dinner, Ree&rsquos 5-star upside-down cake is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. Food Network fans rave that the cake is &ldquovery easy and foolproof&rdquo and that they&rsquoll &ldquodefinitely bake it again&rdquo.

Brown Butter Cake with Spiced Chocolate Ganache and Dulce de Leche

Kardea&rsquos heavenly brown butter cake includes three layers of vanilla and dulce de leche &mdash plus spiced chocolate ganache to top it off!


Crowd-Pleasing Cake Recipes

When it comes to desserts, cakes get all the attention — and for good reason! Towering layer cakes, frosted sheet cakes, buttery Bundt cakes, candle-topped birthday cakes: what’s not to love about eating two sweet treats (cake and frosting) in one?!

Related To:

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Marshall Troy Photography ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Right Reserved.

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©Copyright 2015

Photo By: Kate Mathis ©© 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Jackie Alpers ©Copyright 2012 Jackie Alpers - All rights reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Tara Donne ©©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Tara Donne ©©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Fluffy Confetti Birthday Cake

Devil's Food Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

What's black and white and delicious all over? This double-decker chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting.

German Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Tahini Cake with Tahini Frosting

Tahini (ground sesame seeds) is the secret ingredient in Molly&rsquos chocolate cake. It balances out the sweetness and adds a nice, nutty flavor.

Strawberry Poke Cake

Big Chocolate Birthday Cake

Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Swiss Buttercream

Valerie&rsquos berry-topped, vanilla layer cake is elegant enough to serve for special occasions like baby showers, engagement parties or summer soiree &ndash but easy enough to make that anyone can do it!

Red Velvet Cake

Beatty's Chocolate Cake

Spiked Mudslide Cake

Strawberry Pocky Stick Cake

No master decorating skills needed to create this stunning cake. Cute, crunchy sticks encircle the cake (creating a whimsical fence), while graduated shades of pink frosting inside make it extra festive. Confetti sprinkles seal the party deal.

Rainbow Ribbon Cake

Orange Poppy Bundt Cake

Celebration Carrot Cake

Marble Cheesecake

Chocolate Cake

Raspberry Cheesecake

Snickerdoodle Cake

Snowy Pink Coconut Bundt Cake

Feeling nostalgic for the pink Snowball snack cake? Try our giant version: a moist chocolate cake covered in sweet marshmallow topping and covered with bright pink coconut.

Italian Rainbow Cookie Cake

Classic Vanilla Cake

Purely Pound Cake

Billie's Italian Cream Cake with Blueberries

Gold Cake

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Mayonnaise &mdash yes, mayonnaise &mdash steps in for oil and butter as the tenderizer and flavor-enhancer in this retro frosted layer cake. And it does a wonderful job no one will ever detect that it's your secret ingredient.

Chocolate-Vanilla Swirl Bundt Cake

Piping chocolate and vanilla cake batter into the swirls of a Bundt pan makes creating this beauty a breeze.

Graham Cracker Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

If you've ever had a snack of graham crackers smeared with peanut butter, then this cake is perfect for you. We added graham flour and a touch of cinnamon to the vanilla cake layers for the quintessential graham-cracker flavor. It's then stacked high with creamy peanut butter frosting for a fun and nostalgic treat.

Lemon Bundt Cake with Berry-Rhubarb Glaze

Rainbow Layer Cake

This colorful layered-and-sprinkled cake has FUN written all over it! For a full effect, dye the layers to match the colors of the rainbow.

Tres Leches Cake with Dulce de Leche Frosting

Caramel Peach Upside-Down Cake

Election Cake

Lemon Cake

Strawberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

The fresh, natural flavors you get from making your own strawberry puree is worth the time. This cake and its frosting also gets its rosy hue from fresh strawberries rather than food coloring.

Marble Snacking Cake with Chocolate Frosting

This cake really is the ultimate crowd pleaser, as it has something for everyone. Ribbons of chocolate are swirled into a fluffy vanilla cake which is topped with a light and airy chocolate frosting. By adding semisweet chocolate to a portion of the batter, we eliminated the need to make separate batches. The cake is perfect for a midweek snacking cake or celebratory dessert that you need in a pinch.

Classic Cheesecake

Pineapple Cake Roll

This cake looks and tastes like a tropical vacation. Fresh pineapple is filled with maraschino cream, then rolled in a coconut sponge and finished with pillowy coconut frosting and cherries on top.

Chocolate Cake with Divinity Icing

Shortcake Royale

Chocolate Coconut Cake

Giada's beautiful coconut cake starts with a shortcut and ends with a flurry of delicious, toasted coconut.

Angel Food Cake

Pink Lemonade Cake

This pretty-in-pink lemonade cake is ideal for your next summer party, thanks to the sweet lemony flavor in both the tender cake and fluffy, meringue-style frosting. The ombre pink layers are easy to achieve and sure to impress. If you love tangy pink lemonade and a slice of moist cake, then this recipe is for you!

Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream Cake

Hazelnut Crunch Cake with Mascarpone and Chocolate

Berry Layer Magic Cake

This cake is truly magic. You make just one batter, but after baking you end up with three distinct layers of cake, fruit and custard.

Icebox Cake with Orange-Caramel Cream

Blueberry Crumb Cake

Carrot-Coconut Birthday Cake

Bored of cream cheese frosting? This cake calls for a coconutty twist with unsweetened coconut milk, cream and toasted coconut flakes.

Naked Chocolate Cake

Carrot Cake

For an easy-to-decorate carrot cake, wrap each layer of cake in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. The tender cake will be so much easier to work with.

Lemon and Raspberry Cream Cake

This pretty-in-pink dessert uses natural coloring from raspberries for the frosting AND the cake.

Tie-Dye Rainbow Reveal Cake

Passion Fruit Cheesecake

Cappuccino Magic Cake

Hazelnut-Mocha Dacquoise

Lemon-Lime Pound Cake

From the tender pound cake to the sweet glaze, Ree transforms a typical Bundt into a zesty, citrusy treat.

Homemade Yellow Cake Mix

Do-It-All Cake Batter

Here's a go-to cake recipe you can keep in your back pocket: An all-purpose vanilla cake that'll please any crowd, and can also be effortlessly transformed. The flavor possibilities are endless. We've provided five great ideas: chocolate cake, lemon poppyseed cake, coffee cake, confetti cake and raspberry jam swirl cake. You simply add ingredients to the basic batter for a new flavor profile without major swaps or substitutions. We tried making the cake with whole milk, but after extensive testing, we found that buttermilk gave the cake better flavor and a lighter, more tender crumb. It doesn't get easier than this!

Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Whether you serve it as a birthday dessert, at a holiday get-together or after Sunday dinner, Ree&rsquos 5-star upside-down cake is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. Food Network fans rave that the cake is &ldquovery easy and foolproof&rdquo and that they&rsquoll &ldquodefinitely bake it again&rdquo.

Brown Butter Cake with Spiced Chocolate Ganache and Dulce de Leche

Kardea&rsquos heavenly brown butter cake includes three layers of vanilla and dulce de leche &mdash plus spiced chocolate ganache to top it off!


Crowd-Pleasing Cake Recipes

When it comes to desserts, cakes get all the attention — and for good reason! Towering layer cakes, frosted sheet cakes, buttery Bundt cakes, candle-topped birthday cakes: what’s not to love about eating two sweet treats (cake and frosting) in one?!

Related To:

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Marshall Troy Photography ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Right Reserved.

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©Copyright 2015

Photo By: Kate Mathis ©© 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Jackie Alpers ©Copyright 2012 Jackie Alpers - All rights reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Tara Donne ©©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Tara Donne ©©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Fluffy Confetti Birthday Cake

Devil's Food Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

What's black and white and delicious all over? This double-decker chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting.

German Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Tahini Cake with Tahini Frosting

Tahini (ground sesame seeds) is the secret ingredient in Molly&rsquos chocolate cake. It balances out the sweetness and adds a nice, nutty flavor.

Strawberry Poke Cake

Big Chocolate Birthday Cake

Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Swiss Buttercream

Valerie&rsquos berry-topped, vanilla layer cake is elegant enough to serve for special occasions like baby showers, engagement parties or summer soiree &ndash but easy enough to make that anyone can do it!

Red Velvet Cake

Beatty's Chocolate Cake

Spiked Mudslide Cake

Strawberry Pocky Stick Cake

No master decorating skills needed to create this stunning cake. Cute, crunchy sticks encircle the cake (creating a whimsical fence), while graduated shades of pink frosting inside make it extra festive. Confetti sprinkles seal the party deal.

Rainbow Ribbon Cake

Orange Poppy Bundt Cake

Celebration Carrot Cake

Marble Cheesecake

Chocolate Cake

Raspberry Cheesecake

Snickerdoodle Cake

Snowy Pink Coconut Bundt Cake

Feeling nostalgic for the pink Snowball snack cake? Try our giant version: a moist chocolate cake covered in sweet marshmallow topping and covered with bright pink coconut.

Italian Rainbow Cookie Cake

Classic Vanilla Cake

Purely Pound Cake

Billie's Italian Cream Cake with Blueberries

Gold Cake

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Mayonnaise &mdash yes, mayonnaise &mdash steps in for oil and butter as the tenderizer and flavor-enhancer in this retro frosted layer cake. And it does a wonderful job no one will ever detect that it's your secret ingredient.

Chocolate-Vanilla Swirl Bundt Cake

Piping chocolate and vanilla cake batter into the swirls of a Bundt pan makes creating this beauty a breeze.

Graham Cracker Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

If you've ever had a snack of graham crackers smeared with peanut butter, then this cake is perfect for you. We added graham flour and a touch of cinnamon to the vanilla cake layers for the quintessential graham-cracker flavor. It's then stacked high with creamy peanut butter frosting for a fun and nostalgic treat.

Lemon Bundt Cake with Berry-Rhubarb Glaze

Rainbow Layer Cake

This colorful layered-and-sprinkled cake has FUN written all over it! For a full effect, dye the layers to match the colors of the rainbow.

Tres Leches Cake with Dulce de Leche Frosting

Caramel Peach Upside-Down Cake

Election Cake

Lemon Cake

Strawberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

The fresh, natural flavors you get from making your own strawberry puree is worth the time. This cake and its frosting also gets its rosy hue from fresh strawberries rather than food coloring.

Marble Snacking Cake with Chocolate Frosting

This cake really is the ultimate crowd pleaser, as it has something for everyone. Ribbons of chocolate are swirled into a fluffy vanilla cake which is topped with a light and airy chocolate frosting. By adding semisweet chocolate to a portion of the batter, we eliminated the need to make separate batches. The cake is perfect for a midweek snacking cake or celebratory dessert that you need in a pinch.

Classic Cheesecake

Pineapple Cake Roll

This cake looks and tastes like a tropical vacation. Fresh pineapple is filled with maraschino cream, then rolled in a coconut sponge and finished with pillowy coconut frosting and cherries on top.

Chocolate Cake with Divinity Icing

Shortcake Royale

Chocolate Coconut Cake

Giada's beautiful coconut cake starts with a shortcut and ends with a flurry of delicious, toasted coconut.

Angel Food Cake

Pink Lemonade Cake

This pretty-in-pink lemonade cake is ideal for your next summer party, thanks to the sweet lemony flavor in both the tender cake and fluffy, meringue-style frosting. The ombre pink layers are easy to achieve and sure to impress. If you love tangy pink lemonade and a slice of moist cake, then this recipe is for you!

Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream Cake

Hazelnut Crunch Cake with Mascarpone and Chocolate

Berry Layer Magic Cake

This cake is truly magic. You make just one batter, but after baking you end up with three distinct layers of cake, fruit and custard.

Icebox Cake with Orange-Caramel Cream

Blueberry Crumb Cake

Carrot-Coconut Birthday Cake

Bored of cream cheese frosting? This cake calls for a coconutty twist with unsweetened coconut milk, cream and toasted coconut flakes.

Naked Chocolate Cake

Carrot Cake

For an easy-to-decorate carrot cake, wrap each layer of cake in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. The tender cake will be so much easier to work with.

Lemon and Raspberry Cream Cake

This pretty-in-pink dessert uses natural coloring from raspberries for the frosting AND the cake.

Tie-Dye Rainbow Reveal Cake

Passion Fruit Cheesecake

Cappuccino Magic Cake

Hazelnut-Mocha Dacquoise

Lemon-Lime Pound Cake

From the tender pound cake to the sweet glaze, Ree transforms a typical Bundt into a zesty, citrusy treat.

Homemade Yellow Cake Mix

Do-It-All Cake Batter

Here's a go-to cake recipe you can keep in your back pocket: An all-purpose vanilla cake that'll please any crowd, and can also be effortlessly transformed. The flavor possibilities are endless. We've provided five great ideas: chocolate cake, lemon poppyseed cake, coffee cake, confetti cake and raspberry jam swirl cake. You simply add ingredients to the basic batter for a new flavor profile without major swaps or substitutions. We tried making the cake with whole milk, but after extensive testing, we found that buttermilk gave the cake better flavor and a lighter, more tender crumb. It doesn't get easier than this!

Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Whether you serve it as a birthday dessert, at a holiday get-together or after Sunday dinner, Ree&rsquos 5-star upside-down cake is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. Food Network fans rave that the cake is &ldquovery easy and foolproof&rdquo and that they&rsquoll &ldquodefinitely bake it again&rdquo.

Brown Butter Cake with Spiced Chocolate Ganache and Dulce de Leche

Kardea&rsquos heavenly brown butter cake includes three layers of vanilla and dulce de leche &mdash plus spiced chocolate ganache to top it off!


Crowd-Pleasing Cake Recipes

When it comes to desserts, cakes get all the attention — and for good reason! Towering layer cakes, frosted sheet cakes, buttery Bundt cakes, candle-topped birthday cakes: what’s not to love about eating two sweet treats (cake and frosting) in one?!

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Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

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Fluffy Confetti Birthday Cake

Devil's Food Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

What's black and white and delicious all over? This double-decker chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting.

German Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Tahini Cake with Tahini Frosting

Tahini (ground sesame seeds) is the secret ingredient in Molly&rsquos chocolate cake. It balances out the sweetness and adds a nice, nutty flavor.

Strawberry Poke Cake

Big Chocolate Birthday Cake

Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Swiss Buttercream

Valerie&rsquos berry-topped, vanilla layer cake is elegant enough to serve for special occasions like baby showers, engagement parties or summer soiree &ndash but easy enough to make that anyone can do it!

Red Velvet Cake

Beatty's Chocolate Cake

Spiked Mudslide Cake

Strawberry Pocky Stick Cake

No master decorating skills needed to create this stunning cake. Cute, crunchy sticks encircle the cake (creating a whimsical fence), while graduated shades of pink frosting inside make it extra festive. Confetti sprinkles seal the party deal.

Rainbow Ribbon Cake

Orange Poppy Bundt Cake

Celebration Carrot Cake

Marble Cheesecake

Chocolate Cake

Raspberry Cheesecake

Snickerdoodle Cake

Snowy Pink Coconut Bundt Cake

Feeling nostalgic for the pink Snowball snack cake? Try our giant version: a moist chocolate cake covered in sweet marshmallow topping and covered with bright pink coconut.

Italian Rainbow Cookie Cake

Classic Vanilla Cake

Purely Pound Cake

Billie's Italian Cream Cake with Blueberries

Gold Cake

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Mayonnaise &mdash yes, mayonnaise &mdash steps in for oil and butter as the tenderizer and flavor-enhancer in this retro frosted layer cake. And it does a wonderful job no one will ever detect that it's your secret ingredient.

Chocolate-Vanilla Swirl Bundt Cake

Piping chocolate and vanilla cake batter into the swirls of a Bundt pan makes creating this beauty a breeze.

Graham Cracker Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

If you've ever had a snack of graham crackers smeared with peanut butter, then this cake is perfect for you. We added graham flour and a touch of cinnamon to the vanilla cake layers for the quintessential graham-cracker flavor. It's then stacked high with creamy peanut butter frosting for a fun and nostalgic treat.

Lemon Bundt Cake with Berry-Rhubarb Glaze

Rainbow Layer Cake

This colorful layered-and-sprinkled cake has FUN written all over it! For a full effect, dye the layers to match the colors of the rainbow.

Tres Leches Cake with Dulce de Leche Frosting

Caramel Peach Upside-Down Cake

Election Cake

Lemon Cake

Strawberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

The fresh, natural flavors you get from making your own strawberry puree is worth the time. This cake and its frosting also gets its rosy hue from fresh strawberries rather than food coloring.

Marble Snacking Cake with Chocolate Frosting

This cake really is the ultimate crowd pleaser, as it has something for everyone. Ribbons of chocolate are swirled into a fluffy vanilla cake which is topped with a light and airy chocolate frosting. By adding semisweet chocolate to a portion of the batter, we eliminated the need to make separate batches. The cake is perfect for a midweek snacking cake or celebratory dessert that you need in a pinch.

Classic Cheesecake

Pineapple Cake Roll

This cake looks and tastes like a tropical vacation. Fresh pineapple is filled with maraschino cream, then rolled in a coconut sponge and finished with pillowy coconut frosting and cherries on top.

Chocolate Cake with Divinity Icing

Shortcake Royale

Chocolate Coconut Cake

Giada's beautiful coconut cake starts with a shortcut and ends with a flurry of delicious, toasted coconut.

Angel Food Cake

Pink Lemonade Cake

This pretty-in-pink lemonade cake is ideal for your next summer party, thanks to the sweet lemony flavor in both the tender cake and fluffy, meringue-style frosting. The ombre pink layers are easy to achieve and sure to impress. If you love tangy pink lemonade and a slice of moist cake, then this recipe is for you!

Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream Cake

Hazelnut Crunch Cake with Mascarpone and Chocolate

Berry Layer Magic Cake

This cake is truly magic. You make just one batter, but after baking you end up with three distinct layers of cake, fruit and custard.

Icebox Cake with Orange-Caramel Cream

Blueberry Crumb Cake

Carrot-Coconut Birthday Cake

Bored of cream cheese frosting? This cake calls for a coconutty twist with unsweetened coconut milk, cream and toasted coconut flakes.

Naked Chocolate Cake

Carrot Cake

For an easy-to-decorate carrot cake, wrap each layer of cake in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. The tender cake will be so much easier to work with.

Lemon and Raspberry Cream Cake

This pretty-in-pink dessert uses natural coloring from raspberries for the frosting AND the cake.

Tie-Dye Rainbow Reveal Cake

Passion Fruit Cheesecake

Cappuccino Magic Cake

Hazelnut-Mocha Dacquoise

Lemon-Lime Pound Cake

From the tender pound cake to the sweet glaze, Ree transforms a typical Bundt into a zesty, citrusy treat.

Homemade Yellow Cake Mix

Do-It-All Cake Batter

Here's a go-to cake recipe you can keep in your back pocket: An all-purpose vanilla cake that'll please any crowd, and can also be effortlessly transformed. The flavor possibilities are endless. We've provided five great ideas: chocolate cake, lemon poppyseed cake, coffee cake, confetti cake and raspberry jam swirl cake. You simply add ingredients to the basic batter for a new flavor profile without major swaps or substitutions. We tried making the cake with whole milk, but after extensive testing, we found that buttermilk gave the cake better flavor and a lighter, more tender crumb. It doesn't get easier than this!

Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Whether you serve it as a birthday dessert, at a holiday get-together or after Sunday dinner, Ree&rsquos 5-star upside-down cake is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. Food Network fans rave that the cake is &ldquovery easy and foolproof&rdquo and that they&rsquoll &ldquodefinitely bake it again&rdquo.

Brown Butter Cake with Spiced Chocolate Ganache and Dulce de Leche

Kardea&rsquos heavenly brown butter cake includes three layers of vanilla and dulce de leche &mdash plus spiced chocolate ganache to top it off!


Crowd-Pleasing Cake Recipes

When it comes to desserts, cakes get all the attention — and for good reason! Towering layer cakes, frosted sheet cakes, buttery Bundt cakes, candle-topped birthday cakes: what’s not to love about eating two sweet treats (cake and frosting) in one?!

Related To:

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Marshall Troy Photography ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Right Reserved.

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©Copyright 2015

Photo By: Kate Mathis ©© 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Jackie Alpers ©Copyright 2012 Jackie Alpers - All rights reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Renee Comet ©Renee Comet

Photo By: Tara Donne ©©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Tara Donne ©©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Fluffy Confetti Birthday Cake

Devil's Food Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

What's black and white and delicious all over? This double-decker chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting.

German Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Tahini Cake with Tahini Frosting

Tahini (ground sesame seeds) is the secret ingredient in Molly&rsquos chocolate cake. It balances out the sweetness and adds a nice, nutty flavor.

Strawberry Poke Cake

Big Chocolate Birthday Cake

Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Swiss Buttercream

Valerie&rsquos berry-topped, vanilla layer cake is elegant enough to serve for special occasions like baby showers, engagement parties or summer soiree &ndash but easy enough to make that anyone can do it!

Red Velvet Cake

Beatty's Chocolate Cake

Spiked Mudslide Cake

Strawberry Pocky Stick Cake

No master decorating skills needed to create this stunning cake. Cute, crunchy sticks encircle the cake (creating a whimsical fence), while graduated shades of pink frosting inside make it extra festive. Confetti sprinkles seal the party deal.

Rainbow Ribbon Cake

Orange Poppy Bundt Cake

Celebration Carrot Cake

Marble Cheesecake

Chocolate Cake

Raspberry Cheesecake

Snickerdoodle Cake

Snowy Pink Coconut Bundt Cake

Feeling nostalgic for the pink Snowball snack cake? Try our giant version: a moist chocolate cake covered in sweet marshmallow topping and covered with bright pink coconut.

Italian Rainbow Cookie Cake

Classic Vanilla Cake

Purely Pound Cake

Billie's Italian Cream Cake with Blueberries

Gold Cake

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Mayonnaise &mdash yes, mayonnaise &mdash steps in for oil and butter as the tenderizer and flavor-enhancer in this retro frosted layer cake. And it does a wonderful job no one will ever detect that it's your secret ingredient.

Chocolate-Vanilla Swirl Bundt Cake

Piping chocolate and vanilla cake batter into the swirls of a Bundt pan makes creating this beauty a breeze.

Graham Cracker Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

If you've ever had a snack of graham crackers smeared with peanut butter, then this cake is perfect for you. We added graham flour and a touch of cinnamon to the vanilla cake layers for the quintessential graham-cracker flavor. It's then stacked high with creamy peanut butter frosting for a fun and nostalgic treat.

Lemon Bundt Cake with Berry-Rhubarb Glaze

Rainbow Layer Cake

This colorful layered-and-sprinkled cake has FUN written all over it! For a full effect, dye the layers to match the colors of the rainbow.

Tres Leches Cake with Dulce de Leche Frosting

Caramel Peach Upside-Down Cake

Election Cake

Lemon Cake

Strawberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

The fresh, natural flavors you get from making your own strawberry puree is worth the time. This cake and its frosting also gets its rosy hue from fresh strawberries rather than food coloring.

Marble Snacking Cake with Chocolate Frosting

This cake really is the ultimate crowd pleaser, as it has something for everyone. Ribbons of chocolate are swirled into a fluffy vanilla cake which is topped with a light and airy chocolate frosting. By adding semisweet chocolate to a portion of the batter, we eliminated the need to make separate batches. The cake is perfect for a midweek snacking cake or celebratory dessert that you need in a pinch.

Classic Cheesecake

Pineapple Cake Roll

This cake looks and tastes like a tropical vacation. Fresh pineapple is filled with maraschino cream, then rolled in a coconut sponge and finished with pillowy coconut frosting and cherries on top.

Chocolate Cake with Divinity Icing

Shortcake Royale

Chocolate Coconut Cake

Giada's beautiful coconut cake starts with a shortcut and ends with a flurry of delicious, toasted coconut.

Angel Food Cake

Pink Lemonade Cake

This pretty-in-pink lemonade cake is ideal for your next summer party, thanks to the sweet lemony flavor in both the tender cake and fluffy, meringue-style frosting. The ombre pink layers are easy to achieve and sure to impress. If you love tangy pink lemonade and a slice of moist cake, then this recipe is for you!

Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream Cake

Hazelnut Crunch Cake with Mascarpone and Chocolate

Berry Layer Magic Cake

This cake is truly magic. You make just one batter, but after baking you end up with three distinct layers of cake, fruit and custard.

Icebox Cake with Orange-Caramel Cream

Blueberry Crumb Cake

Carrot-Coconut Birthday Cake

Bored of cream cheese frosting? This cake calls for a coconutty twist with unsweetened coconut milk, cream and toasted coconut flakes.

Naked Chocolate Cake

Carrot Cake

For an easy-to-decorate carrot cake, wrap each layer of cake in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. The tender cake will be so much easier to work with.

Lemon and Raspberry Cream Cake

This pretty-in-pink dessert uses natural coloring from raspberries for the frosting AND the cake.

Tie-Dye Rainbow Reveal Cake

Passion Fruit Cheesecake

Cappuccino Magic Cake

Hazelnut-Mocha Dacquoise

Lemon-Lime Pound Cake

From the tender pound cake to the sweet glaze, Ree transforms a typical Bundt into a zesty, citrusy treat.

Homemade Yellow Cake Mix

Do-It-All Cake Batter

Here's a go-to cake recipe you can keep in your back pocket: An all-purpose vanilla cake that'll please any crowd, and can also be effortlessly transformed. The flavor possibilities are endless. We've provided five great ideas: chocolate cake, lemon poppyseed cake, coffee cake, confetti cake and raspberry jam swirl cake. You simply add ingredients to the basic batter for a new flavor profile without major swaps or substitutions. We tried making the cake with whole milk, but after extensive testing, we found that buttermilk gave the cake better flavor and a lighter, more tender crumb. It doesn't get easier than this!

Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Whether you serve it as a birthday dessert, at a holiday get-together or after Sunday dinner, Ree&rsquos 5-star upside-down cake is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. Food Network fans rave that the cake is &ldquovery easy and foolproof&rdquo and that they&rsquoll &ldquodefinitely bake it again&rdquo.

Brown Butter Cake with Spiced Chocolate Ganache and Dulce de Leche

Kardea&rsquos heavenly brown butter cake includes three layers of vanilla and dulce de leche &mdash plus spiced chocolate ganache to top it off!


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