Top 10 Layer Cake Recipes

The king of all cakes is indisputably the layer cake. Impressively tall, the layer cake boasts an eye-catching stack of uniform cake layers held together by swipes of sticky-soft frosting. How can you go wrong?

Layer cakes are especially well suited to celebratory affairs. With the upcoming holiday season in sight, I thought it was the perfect time to showcase some of the best layer cake recipes on the web. Any of these beauties would be an awesome addition to a holiday dinner party, dessert buffet, or family get-together. Time to get stacking!

Floral, delicate, and completely sophisticated, Orange and Honey Rose Cake is perfect for a bridal shower or afternoon tea. Serve on fine china, please and thank you! (Via Sugar and Cinnamon.)

Orange and Honey Rose Cake

Wow! This recipe for Ombre Layer Cake with Raspberries and Praline reinterprets a fashion favourite for the food world. The colours of this cake make it feel very Christmasy so keep it in mind when planning holiday menus. (Via Super Golden Bakes.)

Ombre Layer Cake with Raspberries and Praline

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: chocolate + peanut butter = pure bliss. That statement is even truer when one enjoys a slice of this incredible Crunchy Chocolate and Peanut Butter Layer Cake. Make it and see for yourself! (Via Food and Femininity.)

Crunchy Chocolate and Peanut Butter Layer Cake

Sliced strawberries, whipped cream and tender vanilla cake are all you need to make this amazing dessert. Strawberry Layer Cakeis as easy as pie (but much more elegant). (Via The Little Epicurean.)

Strawberry Layer Cake

Please lovers of sweet and salty alike with this to-die-for Chocolate Layer Cake with Whipped Salted Caramel Frosting. A real show-stopper! (Via The Chic Site.)

Chocolate Layer Cake with Whipped Salted Caramel Frosting

It almost looks too good to eat, doesn’t it? Your guests will gaze in wonder at this Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge Cake when you serve it on New Year’s Eve. And then you will gaze in wonder at how quickly it’s devoured! (Via Simmer and Boyle.)

Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge Cake

Spectacular parties call for spectacular desserts. Honey Layer Cake with Cherries and Mascarpone Cream is visually stunning and undeniably delicious. Serve to foodie guests and watch as they chow down and immediately nod their approval. (Via Eat, Love and Be Happy.)

Honey Layer Cake with Cherries and Mascarpone Cream

A birthday classic! Yellow Layer Cake with Chocolate Frosting will remind you and your guests of parties past. Pass the sprinkles, please! (Via Milk Glass Kitchen.)

Yellow Layer Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Add a bit of brightness and bite to the end of a meal with a slice of Lemon Poppyseed Layer Cake. The lavender buttercream and lemon curd really elevate this cake to new heights. (Via The Baking Bird.)

Lemon Poppyseed Layer Cake

Gather friends and family together for a tree trimming party and treat them to this season-appropriate Winter Delight Peppermint Cake. While the lights twinkle and holiday music sets the scene, guests will love sneaking bites of this gorgeous cake! (Via Sweetapolita.)

Winter Delight Peppermint Cake

Deborah Hemming

Deborah Hemming

Deborah Hemming is a food and hospitality writer who lives, cooks, eats and drinks in Montreal, Quebec. Originally from Nova Scotia, Deborah moved to Montreal to earn her Master of Arts in English Literature from McGill University. Recently graduated, she's now taking on the real world one recipe at a time. She loves red wine, Ruth Reichl, and browned butter.
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  1. says

    Wow, they look all amazing. But the Winter Delight’s awesome! Im sure i’ll try a few of these gorgeous cakes, but first i’ve to figure out wich one that’ll be!
    We’re just together, so a cake a day’s no option!
    But i really love them all! Well done, great job!
    Thanks for sharing them!
    Byebye. <3. ;-)

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