65 Cake Recipes Made From Scratch
Whether you're looking for a way to celebrate or just want something sweet, you'll find the perfect recipe here! We have 65 delicious cake recipes that are perfect for birthdays, holidays, and every day. So grab your oven mitts and start baking!
Different Types of Cake Recipes
When it comes to baking cakes, you have no shortage of options. You can choose between easy cakes, classic cheesecakes, decorative layer cakes, festive party cakes, beautiful bundt cakes, and quick cupcakes.
1. Easy Cake Recipes
I know that you're busy, and sometimes it's just easier to grab something pre-made. But these easy cakes are so good, they'll make your time in the kitchen worth it! You can make them whenever you want a sweet treat and are perfect for lazy days with family or friends where you don't feel like cooking but still want to have an awesome dessert option on hand. Enjoy!
This Apple Cake is so easy to make and the salted caramel frosting takes it to the next level.
This Flourless Chocolate Cake is rich and chocolaty and you only need 7 ingredients to make it!
This Pumpkin Cake is the perfect recipe for cozy fall weekends, family events, Thanksgiving, or potlucks.
Texas Sheet Cake has been popular for many decades!
This Carrot Cake is perfectly spiced, super moist, and topped with the creamiest cream cheese frosting.
Your friends and family will rave about how delicious this Raspberry Cake is. It's a reader's favorite!
This Banoffee Cake is a dreamy combination of sweet bananas and salted caramel cream cheese frosting.
You only need 10 ingredients to make this stunning Pistachio Cake! Made with freshly ground pistachio. No artificial color, no box mix.
Ever heard of Bananas Foster Cake? It's so easy to make, has tons of bananas and a sweet and tasty sauce.
2. Cheesecake Recipes
Do you love cheesecake? You're lucky! I've put together a list of delicious recipes for you to try. They are all simple, taste amazing, and will please your family and friends. Bon Appetit!
This classic New York-style Air Fryer Cheesecake is super easy to make and incredibly delicious.
No-bake Blueberry Cheesecake is an irresistible treat for all occasions. Its soft and creamy filling has an incredibly intense blueberry taste.
If you want to satisfy your cheesecake cravings with little effort, this easy Cheesecake Bars recipe is your best bet.
This rich, creamy, and decadent Oreo Cheesecake is sinfully delicious. You only need 8 ingredients!
The filling of this No-bake Strawberry Cheesecake is super aromatic thanks to two heaping cups of fresh strawberries!
This Coconut Cheesecake has a coconut graham cracker crust and a coconut filling.
This Chocolate Cheesecake recipe is the perfect choice for chocoholics. It's creamy, chocolaty, and decadent.
You only need 10 ingredients and minimal prep time to make this super creamy Lemon Cheesecake!
Making Mini Cheesecakes is one of the easiest ways to make cheesecake.
If there is such a thing as Christmas cheesecake, it's this Eggnog Gingerbread Cheesecake for sure.
Again, if there is such a thing as a Thanksgiving cheesecake, it's this Sweet Potato Cheesecake topped with marshmallow meringue.
This No-bake Chocolate Cheesecake is beyond creamy and super chocolaty.
3. Birthday Cake Recipes (Layer Cakes)
These festive layer cakes can be served for birthdays, celebrations, family gatherings, holidays, or any other occasion like barbecues and potlucks. With the right recipe, you can make an amazing, delicious dessert to enjoy with family and friends. Here are my favorite birthday cake recipes for all occasions!
This delicious Sacher Torte is a two-layer chocolate sponge gateau, filled with apricot jam and glazed with smooth chocolate icing.
This delicious Peaches and Cream Cake is filled with fresh, succulent peaches and has a heavenly whipped topping.
If your birthday is in summer, this Brownie Ice Cream Cake should be your number one dessert request.
Everything about this Black Forest Cake (Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte) is mouthwatering.
This stunning Blackberry Cake is moist, full of flavor, and surprisingly easy to make.
Homemade cherry filling, moist vanilla cake layers, and creamy buttercream frosting. Ladies and Gentlemen, Cherry Cake!
14 layers of heaven! Every bite of this decadent S'mores Cake is just amazing.
This Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake is the indulgent treat you have been waiting for. It's creamy, crunchy, sweet, and salty.
This elegant Strawberry Cake is easy to replicate even if you don't have a lot of baking experience.
This Coconut Chocolate Cake is a real treat. The creamy coconut mascarpone frosting is just mindboggling!
I don't know what amazes me more about this Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake. The taste or the look?
This Lemon Blueberry Cake is tangy, sweet, super moist, creamy, and a real showstopper. It's a reader's favorite!
Triple Chocolate Cake is the perfect dessert for everyone who loves chocolate!
This Tiramisu Cake is made of genoise cake layers brushed with espresso and filled with coffee mascarpone cream.
This Chocolate Banana Cake is very easy to make. The chocolate cream cheese frosting is so, so creamy!
Chocolate Mousse Cake is a delicious, rich, and creamy chocolate dessert for every occasion.
Coffee and chocolate is a dream combination, right? So what do you think of this Chocolate Coffee Cake?
The dark, milk, and white chocolate layers of this Triple Chocolate Ombré Cake are delicious and beautiful!
If you've never eaten popcorn and dessert before, you need to change that by trying this Salted Caramel Popcorn Cake.
This colorful Rainbow Cake is not only super tasty but also stunningly beautiful. Almost too beautiful to eat.
Esterházy Torte consists of thin nut meringue layers, filled with kirsch custard buttercream and rum apricot jam, and glazed with icing.
This is the birthday dessert you will always remember! Mirror Glaze Galaxy Cake.
4. Holiday Cake Recipes
When the holidays are in full swing, there is nothing more satisfying than baking for the people you love. I’ve put together a list of great recipes that will have your loved ones asking for more!
This Cranberry Orange Cake is the perfect Christmas dessert! The cranberry filling is out of this world!
This Hot Chocolate Cake is a must-try for anyone who enjoys hot chocolate and marshmallows over the Christmas holidays.
These delightfully spooky Cake Pops are perfect for Halloween! Watch out, they disappear as fast as you can make them!
With this spooky graveyard-themed Halloween Cake, a perfect Halloween night and chocolate indulgence are guaranteed!
This Chocolate Easter Cake is the perfect way to celebrate Easter. Chocolate, marshmallow cream and candy!
In Germany, Bee Sting Cake is a classic Easter dessert. The sweet yeast dough is filled with custard and topped with honey almonds.
Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes are a quick and easy way to bake something sweet for your Valentine.
I think we all agree that nothing says I love you more than this romantic Valentine's Day Cake with strawberry and vanilla.
5. Bundt Cake Recipes
Bundt cakes are awesome because they come in plenty of flavors and look beautiful. The best part is, they are super easy to make! Here are my favorite recipes for you to try out at home.
This easy Banana Bundt Cake is made with sour cream and loads of mashed bananas to keep it moist and soft for days.
You only need 7 ingredients to make this ultra fluffy and delicious Angel Food Cake.
This Chocolate Bundt Cake not only tastes phenomenal but is also very easy to prepare!
This super moist and perfectly spiced Pumpkin Bundt Cake is loaded with chocolate chips.
This Lemon Bundt Cake is moist and flavorful. It is the perfect dessert for any occasion.
6. Cupcake Recipes
Cupcakes are a great way to celebrate any occasion. They're also perfect when you just want to bake something sweet and tasty without much effort. Here I have put together some cupcake recipes that will make your mouth water and keep you coming back for more!
These Strawberry Cupcakes are made with lots of fresh strawberries and are so easy to make.
These delicious Coffee Cupcakes are a dream for coffee lovers.
Soft Banana Cupcakes and creamy cream cheese frosting? Dream combination!
These fluffy Chocolate Orange Cupcakes are frosted with the tastiest orange buttercream.
These Brownie Cupcakes are super fudgy and chocolaty like real brownies.
If you love s'mores, this S’mores Cupcakes recipe is for you.
Calling all white chocolate lovers! These White Chocolate Cupcakes are beyond delicious and easy to make.
What better way to celebrate the 4th of July than with these festive 4th of July Cupcakes?
This recipe for Salted Caramel Vanilla Cupcakes is the perfect indulgence to add to your dessert repertoire.
How to Make Cake - Video Tutorials
Would you like to learn how to make a cake from scratch? I have great news for you! Each recipe posted on Also The Crumbs Please includes a video tutorial so that you can successfully replicate each recipe in your own kitchen. With my step-by-step instructions, even advanced recipes can be made easily.