What's not to love about cake? It's a mainstay of life's milestones -- birthdays, weddings, and graduations, to name just a few. And now it's easy for you to make stunning cakes -- luscious layered cake, creamy cheesecake, light-as-air angel food cake, simple sheet cakes, and more in any flavor you can dream up -- with this guide to all things cake. If you've never made frosting, it's easy to learn how with our recipe for homemade butter frosting that's delectable on top of cakes and cupcakes. If you have mastered frosting and are ready to dive into cake decorating, try our guides for cake decorating, with tips and creative ideas as well as step-by-step tutorials. If you need a whimsical cake for a little (or a big) kid, check out our ideas. For more elegant affairs, there are a dozen keepsake recipes for special occasions. Avoid cake catastrophes with our expert advice on how to avoid tragedies such as cake sticking to the pan and how to convert cakes to cupcakes in a flash. There's something for everyone in this extensive cake collection.
Delicious Cake Inspiration
Classic Cake Ideas
Easy Cake Recipes
How to Make Sponge Cake
Follow these simple instructions for a sponge cake that’s so light and airy, it might float off your plate.
How to Make Chiffon Cake
To make the perfect chiffon cake, it’s all about the eggs. We’ll show you how to prepare this delicious dessert.
How to Make a Cake Roll
Cake rolls might look hard to make, but we’ll show you how to prepare these luscious cream-filled cakes with ease.
How to Keep Cake from Sticking to the Pan
Follow our expert advice on how to easily remove your freshly baked cake from the pan.
How to Make Buttercream Frosting
Our creamy and delicious buttercream frosting provides the finishing touch to your homemade cakes.
How-To: Cake Decorating Ideas and Basics
Get into the party spirit with these simple tips and fun ideas for decorating cakes of all kinds.
Creative Cake-Decorating Ideas
Create a party centerpiece with these unique decorating ideas that work for both store-bought and homemade cakes.
How to Convert a Cake Recipe into a Recipe for Cupcakes
Let the Better Homes and Gardens baking experts show you how to convert a cake into cupcakes in a snap.
How to Make Angel Food Cake
See how simple it is to make a spongy, moist angel food cake when you follow our step-by-step instructions.
How to Make Cheesecake
Use our tips and tricks for creating elegant cheesecakes that will rival the best bakeshops.
How to Make Coconut Cake
Chef Scott Peacock shares his secrets to making an exquisitely fresh three-layer coconut cake.
How to Make Cupcakes
Whether you’re looking for birthday party treats or an after-school snack, cupcakes are always a popular choice.
How to Make Pound Cake
Cooking guru Scott Peacock shows you how to make a rich, buttery pound cake with success.
Carrot Cake Recipes
Look no further for moist and tender carrot cake recipes. We offer the tried-and-true classic plus fresh ideas.
Chocolate Cake Recipes
These cakes are for chocolate-lovers only. We offer decadent desserts such as molten chocolate cake and red velvet...
Elegant and Easy Cake Recipes
These 27 luscious cakes are truly extraordinary. They make the perfect party dessert or sweet ending to a meal.
Fabulous Fall Cake Recipes
Savor the flavors of fall with these 31 delectable cakes that include molasses, apple, caramel, and pumpkin.
Creative Birthday Cakes for Kids
These clever cakes are packed with birthday party inspiration whether you have a budding princess or dragon slayer.
Our Best Birthday Cake Recipes
Celebrate the big day with these 19 classic and creative cakes that will be the highlight of any birthday party.
Our Best Cupcake Recipes
From Hazelnut Creme Brulee to Peanut Butter-Chocolate Twist, this cupcake collection features our favorites.
Pamper family and friends with these celebration-worthy cheesecakes that include creamy classics and new surprises.
Showcase your special day with these lovely and truly memorable wedding cakes that are both elegant and romantic.