Recipes for cake are wonderful testaments to the generations of bakers before us. Most cake recipes have been handed down from great-grandmothers to grandmothers to mothers, and passed between friends and family.
Our collection of cake recipes are the favorites, the ones that are baked for special occasions and birthday parties or when a perfect rich treat is needed to end a great meal. From rich and delicious chocolate cake to spice laden carrot cake, you’ll find your favorite here.
Some have frosting recipes with them, others let you choose what type of topping you want for the cake, and others have recipes for different toppings. Each cake recipe is a completely different taste experience, and all are equally delectable. Nothing beats the smell of a cake being baked in the oven. Forget air fresheners, bake a cake for the perfect home scent!
You can serve any type of meal you want for dinner, but those with a sweet tooth will really be waiting for the masterstroke: dessert!
Dessert fads seem to come and go over the years but one type of dessert that seems to be a mainstay is cake. And, of course, this makes sense. Cake can come in any variety of flavors, come as a layer cake or a sheet cake. It can be decadent and sweet or more savory when served as a coffee or pumpkin cake.
Cakes can be store bought or you can buy a box of batter in the supermarket, but a homemade cake will always shine. Not only is a homemade cake delicious, you can add any ingredients you want to make for a dessert that is unique and delectable. Cakes are also perfect for parties as they can be thematically decorated to suit any occasion.
If you need a cake for a special occasion and are thinking of baking one yourself, Moms Who Think have several cake recipes you can choose from. There are chocolate cakes, funnel cakes, pound cakes, bundt cakes and more. Each recipe has clear directions of exactly what ingredients you will need and how to prepare them to guarantee you will get perfect results each time.
Cakes are delectable treats that can make any event memorable. Use our unique recipes to create a dessert that is sure to wow your guests….and remember to save a slice for me!
Make a Gorgeous Birthday Smash CakeUpdated:
Do you want to do something a little different for a first birthday? Maybe you’re tired of store-bought cakes, or you want to add a little extra activity to a party. This is a great idea for a kid’s first birthday party, so read on to find out all about it! Key Points The idea […]Read more »
Easter Bunny Cake Recipe and DirectionsUpdated:
Easter Bunny Cake This Easter, make a dessert the kids will have just as much fun making as they will eating. Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups coconut, divided green food coloring 2 baked 9-inch round cake layers, cooled 3-4 cups buttercream or vanilla frostingassorted jelly beans and/or other candies for decorating Directions: 1. Tint 1/4 […]Read more »
Yum Yum Cake RecipeUpdated:
Yum Yum Cake Yum Yum cake is a retro sheet cake made with a few simple ingredients yet tastes completely homemade. This cake has been showing up at potlucks, church socials and backyard barbecues for decades, always with an empty plate at the end. Everyone loves Yum Yum cake! Yum Yum Sheet Cake Ingredients: […]Read more »
Death by Chocolate Cake RecipeUpdated:
Easy Death by Chocolate Sheet or Bundt Cake This deliciously decadent chocolate cake can easily be made as a sheet cake or a bundt cake. When making as a sheet cake be sure to follow the timing for the sheet cake or oblong cake to end up with a perfectly moist indulgent treat. Easy Sheet […]Read more »
7-Up Cake RecipeUpdated:
7-Up Cake 7-Up Cake is a cake that was popular in the 1950s and 1960s, because it made it incredibly easy to make a delicious homemade cake. It has a refreshingly light lemon flavor with the texture of pound cake. You can substitute 2 Tablespoons lemon extract for more intense lemon flavor, but the natural […]Read more »
Blueberry Cake RecipeUpdated:
Blueberry Cake Recipe We’ve all heard of blueberry pie, but blueberry cake is not as well known. Yet, it is quite a delectable treat that can be eaten for breakfast or as a dessert. It is also perfect for serving at picnics and barbecues. When we look up blueberry cake, we see there is a […]Read more »
Hummingbird Cake RecipePublished:
Hummingbird Cake Recipe This hummingbird cake recipe is an old fashioned favorite that gets passed around at potlucks and picnics and family gatherings. Shared for years, this cake recipe has stood the test of time. It’s deliciously different, filled with sweet fruit and spicy cinnamon. Hummingbird Cake Ingredients: 3 cups flour2 cups sugar1 teaspoon salt1 […]Read more »
Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake RecipePublished:
Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake Recipe Strawberry shortcake is luscious, but much like dipping strawberries in chocolate makes the fruit heavenly…so does adding chocolate to the cake in shortcake. As easy to make as traditional strawberry shortcake, the chocolate version is a sure winner for any occasion. Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake Ingredients: 3-1/2 cups biscuit/baking […]Read more »
Cranberry Cake RecipePublished:
Cranberry Cake Recipe This delicious cake recipe is one we use around the holidays, when fresh cranberries are in season. If you can’t get fresh cranberries, frozen work just as well because they’re frozen at the peak of the season. You can also stock up when the fresh ones are in the stores (usually on […]Read more »
Caramel Frosted Chocolate Cake RecipePublished:
Caramel Frosted Chocolate Cake Caramel and chocolate have long been perfect partners and this recipe is one reason why. The rich caramel of the frosting and the deep chocolate cake flavor both shine through without too much of one or the other. Chocolate Cake with Caramel Frosting Ingredients: Cake Ingredients: 3 squares (1 ounce each) […]Read more »
Chocolate Angel Food Cake RecipeUpdated:
Chocolate Angel Food Cake Angel Food Cake is white and Devil’s Food Cake is chocolate…everyone knows that… or do they? Prepare to get your world rocked by this Chocolate Angel Food Cake. Let’s start at the beginning. Angel’s Food Cake is a sponge cake made with flour, sugar and egg whites. It is unique because […]Read more »
Apple Gingerbread Cake RecipePublished:
Apple Gingerbread Upside-Down Cake Recipe Apples and gingerbread work well together as a perfect flavor pairing in this twist on the traditional pineapple upside-down cake. It’s a warmly spiced cake for fall or great as a different take on plain holiday gingerbread cake. Apple Gingerbread Cake Ingredients: Apple Layer: 1/4 cup butter, melted1/3 cup packed […]Read more »
Chocolate Chip Cake RecipeUpdated:
Chocolate Chip Cake Recipe Chocolate chip cake is a simple yet classic favorite. With the taste of a cookie in a dense cake, you get the best of both worlds. This is a perfect cake for pairing with coffee and some recharging time for yourself. Chocolate Chip Cake Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups flour3 teaspoons baking powder1 […]Read more »
Chocolate Roll RecipePublished:
Chocolate Roll Recipe Roll cakes are made for frosting lovers! Every bite of cake has filling with it so you don’t have to fight for the corner piece of cake anymore. This one has a whipped cream filling, much like the beloved ho-ho’s and yodels of childhood. Chocolate Roll Chocolate Roll Ingredients : 5 eggs1/2 […]Read more »
Banana Oatmeal Crumb Cake RecipeUpdated:
Banana Oatmeal Crumb Cake This is a great tasting breakfast or afternoon coffee cake. Without the extra sweetness of sugary frosting it doesn’t have the sugar crash that comes with heavier cakes. We made this as muffins (pictured) and as a cake, it’s a versatile recipe and super easy to make. If you’re making muffins, […]Read more »
Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake RecipeUpdated:
Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake Perfect for breakfast or as a coffee cake, this wonderfully moist bundt cake is filled with a tasty brown sugar cinnamon swirl. Take it to any gathering or have it ready for a quick breakfast, it’s a dessert sure to go fast! Cinnamon Bundt Cake Recipe Ingredients: 3/4 cup butter1 1/2 […]Read more »
Strawberry Shortcake RecipePublished:
Strawberry Shortcake Recipe Nothing says summer like old fashioned strawberry shortcake. With a crumbly cake filled with sweet, sun kissed strawberries and fresh whipped cream; this recipe is a delightful taste of summertime in every morsel. Strawberry Shortcake Ingredients: Cake Ingredients 2 quarts fresh strawberries, sliced1 cup sugar2 cups all-purpose flour2 Tablespoons sugar3 teaspoons baking […]Read more »
Gooey Butter Cake RecipePublished:
Gooey Butter Cake This wonderfully simple cake is rich and gooey, without the need for frosting of any kind. Famous in St. Louis and sold in dozens of flavors there, the plain is still the all-time favorite choice. If you haven’t had butter cake, this is a must-try St. Louis treat! If you have had […]Read more »
Mafioso Chocolate Cake RecipePublished:
Mafioso Chocolate Cake Mafioso Chocolate Cake with La Famiglia Chocolate Frosting is just as rich as the Don himself. Surrounded by the best ingredients instead of bullets, this is the cake to serve for family gatherings (that don’t involve illegal plotting and revenge). While the secrets of La Famiglia remain shrouded in mystery, the recipe […]Read more »
Black Forest Cake RecipePublished:
Black Forest Cake Recipe This rich dark chocolate cake filled with cherries and decadent kirsch make it a cake that will impress even the most jaded foodies. Black Forest Cake Ingredients: 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda1 teaspoon salt1/2 cup shortening1 1/2 cups white sugar2 eggs1 teaspoon vanilla […]Read more »
Tiramisu Cake RecipeUpdated:
Tiramisu Cake Recipe Tiramisu is a well-known Italian dessert. It made by dipping ladyfingers (soft, spongy biscuits) in coffee and layering with a whipped mixture of eggs, sugar and mascarpone cheese flavored with cocoa. The result is a light, creamy coffee flavored dessert. It is said that the origin of tiramisu dates back to the […]Read more »
Peanut Butter Cake RecipePublished:
Peanut Butter Cake with Chocolate Frosting Peanut butter cup lovers will rave about this cake, it’s a delicious peanut butter cake enrobed in rich chocolate frosting. A definitely distinctive flavor, peanut butter cake is everything you want in a cake including the chocolate! Peanut Butter Cake Ingredients: Cake Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup […]Read more »
Orange Chiffon Cake RecipePublished:
Orange Chiffon Cake Chiffon cakes are light and airy, much like angel food cakes (but moister). This recipe is a 1950’s classic, and has withstood the test of time. Perfect for springtime, this orange chiffon cake is a refreshing dessert that is perfectly sweet without being overwhelming. Orange Chiffon Cake Recipe Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups […]Read more »
Rum Cake RecipePublished:
Rum Cake Recipe This rum cake recipe is made with the famous Bacardi rum. It’s a crowd pleaser when you want something extra special for dessert. Top with whipped cream and berries or fruit slices for an elegant touch when serving. Bacardi Rum Cake Ingredients: For the cake: 1 cup chopped pecans – substitute with […]Read more »