Delicious and elegant, layer cakes are the perfect dessert for any special occasion.
Majestic layer cakes put an exclamation point on your table for holidays and special occasions and double as a stunning centerpiece.
Our layer cakes lean less heavily on butter and sugar saving you and your family calories and fat without sacrificing taste.
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We love the classic flavor combination in this light, moist Chocolate-Orange Layer Cake. Instead of a full frosting, simply spoon a warm chocolaty glaze over the two layers.
View Recipe: Chocolate-Orange Layer Cake
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Light and fluffy meringue frosting tops layers of moist vanilla cake making this a delicious and beautiful end to any meal.
Associate Food Editor Julianna Grimes raves, "It's such an impressive-looking cake, and it tastes as good as (or better than)
View Recipe: Vanilla Cake with Italian Meringue Frosting
Work quickly to spread the warm maple frosting over the first layer, stack the second on top, and then spread the remaining
frosting over the top and sides before it sets. If you prefer, you can substitute walnuts for the pecans in this luscious
View Recipe: Pecan Spice Cake with Maple Frosting
Rather than knocking you out with fake coconut extract overtones, this cake offers balanced flavor and nutrition—two things
you can feel good about when serving a slice to your lucky guests. Associate Food Editor Julianna Grimes comments, "This cake
has tall, moist layers with the finest crumb. Plus, I'm a really big fan of fresh coconut."
View Recipe: Fresh Coconut Cake
To lighten this stunning dessert, we cut out three-quarters of a cup of oil and combined whole eggs and egg substitute. The
result: 11 fewer grams of fat. We used light cream cheese for the frosting, reducing fat by an additional 7 grams. Now with
only 223 calories per slice, this centerpiece is a nutritional masterpiece.
View Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Cake
This decadent cake, which plays off the popular Turtle candies, boasts chocolate layers and a nutty caramel glaze.
View Recipe: Double-Caramel Turtle Cake
For a dessert that looks as good as it tastes, this Strawberry Layer Cake is an elegant treat for any occasion. Tip: you can
use fresh orange juice instead of Grand Marnier in the cream cheese frosting.
View Recipe: Strawberry Layer Cake
This gorgeous white cake is especially great for birthdays. The fluffy meringue icing glides easily over the layers and acts
as a canvas for any decoration you choose.
View Recipe: White Birthday Cake with Italian Meringue Icing
This recipe is a classic in every way: light, fluffy and moist cake with just a hint of bourbon and vanilla flavor, covered
with a traditional meringue buttercream-style frosting. "This is the one thing everyone couldn't stop talking about at taste
testing," says Food Editor Ann Taylor Pittman.
View Recipe: Yellow Butter Cake with Vanilla Meringue Frosting
This dessert is simply stunning, from the auburn-colored cake to the luscious cream cheese filling to the rubylike pomegranate
seeds and mandarin oranges arranged on top. With so elegant a presentation, it's sure to impress, especially since it tastes
as wonderful as it looks.
View Recipe: Pumpkin-Orange Cake
This coconut cake recipe is one of our readers all-time favorites. The frosting also pairs wonderfully with other cake flavors
like carrot, spice and basic white. Garnish the cake plate with sugar-frosted cranberries and rosemary sprigs.
View Recipe: Coconut Cake with Buttercream Frosting