12 Mouthwatering Homemade Cake Recipes

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Whether you’re new to baking or a seasoned home baker, you’ll love this collection of 12 Mouthwatering Homemade Cake Recipes. There’s dozen and dozens of cake recipes to chose from on my site, but I’ve hand picked the top 12 recipes including classics like my chocolate  layer cake, my moist vanilla layer cake and my yellow cake. There’s also fruity flavors like blueberry, coconut, lemon and strawberry.  Whether you like layer cakes, poke cakes, bundt or easy sheet cakes, I’ve got you covered. For a complete collection of my cake recipes, you can visit my recipe index. 


A collection of 12 mouthwatering homemade cake recipes

Chocolate Cake Recipe

This Chocolate Cake Recipe truly is the BEST EVER! You HAVE TO try it! It’s a 3-layer, super moist chocolate cake with a rich, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate buttercream frosting. It’s covered with a chocolate ganache drip. It’s chocolate overload and you won’t regret it.

An side view of the top of a chocolate cake that is swirled with chocolate ganache, chocolate sprinkled and covered with chocolate frosting rosettes. Sliced strawberries surround the cake.


Lemon Coconut Cake Recipe

Tangy Lemon Coconut Cake is a moist buttermilk lemon cake are with layers of a lemon curd. This cake is finished with a silky Toasted Coconut Swiss Meringue Buttercream.

A gorgeous layer cake frosted with toasted coconut buttercream, with toasted coconut pressed into the bottom edge. It's sitting on a white ruffled cake plate, and there's a yellow napkin and sliced lemon sitting next to it.


Oreo Cookies and Cream Cake

This Oreo Cookies and Cream Layer Cake is layers of moist vanilla cake loaded with crushed Oreos. The cake is filled with a chocolate fudge filling and topped with an easy Oreo buttercream. Glazed with chocolate ganache, this Oreo cake recipe is a showstopper!

A giant slice of cake on a white rimmed plate. The cake is loaded with crushed Oreos and there's a big dollop of Oreo frosting on top


Moist Vanilla Layer Cake

This Moist Vanilla Layer Cake is an easy oil-based vanilla cake recipe that is SUPER moist and spongy, you’ll know it’s a homemade vanilla cake. It’s decorated with the perfect vanilla frosting recipe.

A slice of a three layer vanilla cake on a white cake plate. The cake is decorated with shades of blue and teal frosting


Chocolate Strawberry Cake

This Chocolate Strawberry Cake is a moist chocolate layer cake with a strawberry filling and it’s covered in a chocolate Swiss meringue buttercream. Garnish with chocolate covered strawberries if desired.

A slice of dark chocolate cake with a strawberry filling and a silky buttercream frosting sitting on a light pink plate, it's surrounded by strawberries


Moist Yellow Cake Recipe

This Yellow Cake Recipe from scratch is a better-than-cake-mix yellow cake. This recipe can be used to make a yellow cake or yellow cupcakes with a chocolate fudge frosting.

A slice of yellow cake on a gold polka dot plate with chocolate frosting and sprinkles.


Guinness Chocolate Cake

This Guinness Chocolate Cake is moist, fluffy chocolate cake spiked with Guinness Stout Beer and topped with a Baileys Irish Cream Frosting.

A close up shot of a slice of chocolate cake sitting on a white cake plate that is drizzled with chocolate, and a gold fork resting on the side of the plate

Lemon Blueberry Mascarpone Layer Cake

Tangy Lemon Blueberry Mascarpone Layer Cake is a moist lemon cake are loaded with sweet blueberries. In between each layer of cake is mascarpone whipped cream and a tangy lemon curd. It’s an oil-based cake recipe that stays super moist and is dense like a sponge cake.

A close up shot of a lemon blueberry cake on a teal cake plate


Mimosa Cake

Whether you’re celebrating the holidays or not, this Mimosa Cake will be a crowd pleaser. This cake is a moist champagne sponge cake with an orange Swiss meringue buttercream frosting.

Whether you’re celebrating the holidays or not, this Mimosa Cake will be a crowd pleaser. This cake is a moist champagne sponge cake with an orange Swiss meringue buttercream frosting. 

Mocha Almond Fudge Cake

This Mocha Almond Fudge cake has layers of moist almond and coffee-flavored cake with espresso buttercream swirled with chocolate fudge sauce. To finish it off, a silky chocolate buttercream with a chocolate ganache glaze and sliced almonds.

A gorgeous chocolate frosted cake with sliced almonds and a chocolate ganache drizzle on a white scalloped cake plate


Strawberry Mascarpone Cake

This Strawberry Mascarpone Cake is layered with a homemade moist vanilla cake, a fresh strawberry filling and mascarpone whipped cream. It’s the perfect combination for a strawberries and cream cake.

A slide of layered vanilla cake with a strawberry filling and vanilla frosting on a pink plate with a strawberry on top


Cherry Almond Bundt Cake

This Cherry Almond Bundt Cake is a traditional pound cake filled with cherry pie filling and topped with a cream cheese glaze.

Sink your teeth into this Cherry Almond Bundt Cake. The dense almond pound cake is filled with a cherry pie filling and topped with a cream cheese glaze.

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A few homemade cake recipes from my friends:

Lemon Poppyseed Cake

Pink Lemonade Pound Cake

Rhubarb Cake with Vanilla Sauce

Key Lime Coconut Pound Cake

German Chocolate Cake

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