Making a gorgeous dessert for your next get-together is, well, a piece of cake! We've picked our favorite easy cakes for you to try, from decadent red velvet to classic chocolate cake recipes. With shortcut ingredients, simple methods, and fast prep times, we have an irresistible cake recipe to fit any occasion.
Carrot cake, meet juicy mango. The sweet fruit brings irresistible tropical notes and incredible moisture to this gorgeous and easy cake. A layer of quick cream cheese frosting adds delicious zip.
Turn the classic kids snack into a sweet, sophisticated layer cake. Crunchy graham crackers give this cake recipe its warm cinnamon-honey flavor, and the airy brown sugar frosting adds sweetness without overpowering.
We're seeing spots! Bright-color dots made from purchased fondant adorn this quick and easy vanilla cake. You can use canned or homemade frosting, depending on how much time you have.
Rich, made-from-scratch buttercream frosting gives this three-layer cake recipe its name. Coconut and chopped pecans flavor the simple yellow cake, and a ring of chopped nuts around the edge makes an elegant yet easy finishing touch.
Watch our tips and tricks for making a beautiful layer cake that won't fall apart during assembly.
Who doesn't love chocolate? This decadent cake is made with rich cocoa powder and a generous coating of fluffy chocolate butter frosting. Make decorating a breeze by using a flat knife to create sophisticated peaks and swirls all over the cake.
A little cocoa and red food coloring turn regular cake into a stunning red dessert. Buttercream frosting adds extra layers of decadence.
This beautiful cake only looks like a lot of work. Packaged white cake mix cuts down on prep time, and you can make the cake ahead and frost right before serving. A quick caramelized-sugar drizzle hints at the classic dulce de leche dessert.
Three tangy citrus fruits -- grapefruit, lime, and orange -- team up for a zesty, 300-calorie spin on traditional pound cake recipes. A simple powdered-sugar frosting adds sweetness and a gorgeous finish.
Who knew summer's sweetest sipper could double as a refreshingly fruity cake recipe? All you need is a little frozen lemonade concentrate, creamy lemon-butter frosting, and sugared lemon slices to transform this cake from simple to pretty in pink.
Warm honey lends subtle sweetness to this pistachio-cornmeal cake. Top it with juicy strawberries and luscious mascarpone-honey frosting for one fabulous fruit dessert.
Hosting a dinner party? Add a splash or two of bourbon to classic chocolate cake for a rich, warm flavor that's sure to keep your party going.
Our special homemade berry compote takes this layered spice cake recipe over the top. Prepare the compote up to two weeks in advance using fresh berries, a splash or two of orange juice, molasses, and blueberry brandy.
Who says sprinkles and icing make the cake? When classic white cake is this soft and moist, you don't need any extra flair. Simplicity makes this cake recipe beautifully sophisticated.
If you have 30 minutes, you can whip up a partyworthy cake that's brimming with harvest-inspired fruits and topped with sweet, smooth caramel.
Calling all chocoholics! This rich and gooey caramel cake is nothing short of a chocolate-lover's dream. Be sure to keep it chilled until it's time to top. Then go crazy with the creamy caramel and mounds of crunchy pecans.
Forget boring banana bread and upgrade to our zippy, citrus-infused cake recipe. We topped it off with a mouthwatering fruit sauce made with crunchy pomegranate seeds and tart jelly.
We've simmered pears, kumquats, and fresh cranberries in melted butter and caramelized sugar to make the ultimate candy-sweet fruit topping. This easy pumpkin-carrot cake won't know what hit it!
Crispy malted milk balls and a simple malted-chocolate frosting add a little something special to our yummy and easy chocolate cake recipe.
This twist on tres leches features espresso coffee powder baked into moist chocolate cake that's topped with creamy curls of whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles.
Light and moist, sticky and sweet -- this lumberjack cake recipe carries a large load of delicious flavors and textures. Top it with sugar-glazed pears and kumquats just before serving.
Amaretti -- crisp Italian macaroon cookies -- give this easy mousse cake its crunchy crust. If you can't find amaretti, shortbread cookies work, too. When cooled, the creamy white chocolate filling gives the cake a playfully smooth texture similar to ice cream. Sprinkle with pastel candy eggs for a colorful touch.
Give ordinary coffee cake a fabulous facelift using reduced-fat cream cheese, fruity jam, and fresh red raspberries. Best of all, you can indulge in this delicious dessert for fewer than 150 calories per piece.