Six Takes on Cakes
Carrot Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Moist, rich, and lightly spiced, this carrot cake received our Test Kitchens' highest rating.
Grand Marnier Meringue Torte
This grown-up cake blends delicately crisp meringues, orange-scented cream, a hint of chocolate, and fresh fruit.
Mini Ice-Cream Cakes
These fun little cakes are the perfect shade of pink for a girl's birthday―or just for fun. Use any ice cream or frozen yogurt flavor to tailor it to the guest of honor's preference. You can assemble and freeze the cakes up to a day in advance.
Yellow Sheet Cake with Chocolate Frosting
Here's a moist, buttery dessert that can make any occasion a celebration. It was a favorite with our staffers, receiving top scores for its taste. Fresh edible flowers, such as mums, make an easy, pretty decoration; most people remove the flowers before eating the cake. If you're offering the cake at an informal gathering, serve it right from the pan.
White Birthday Cake with Italian Meringue Icing
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.
Double-Caramel Turtle Cake
This decadent cake, which plays off the popular Turtle candies, boasts chocolate layers and a nutty caramel glaze.