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Cake Recipes for Every Occasion

Welcome to our collection of delicious cake recipes! Baking cakes from scratch is fun, rewarding, and most importantly, delicious! There’s nothing quite like the smell of a cake baking in the oven and the joy of eating a slice of homemade cake. On this page you’ll find recipes for classic cakes like vanilla, chocolate, carrot, and red velvet, as well as more creative and unique cake recipes. 

Whether you’re baking a cake for a special occasion like a birthday party or holiday, or just want to whip up something sweet to enjoy with your family, you’ll find inspiration and easy to follow cake recipes with simple ingredients. 

With basic baking tips and substitutions, even beginner bakers can master these cake recipes. So browse our cake recipe collection, preheat your oven, and treat yourself to a homemade slice of cake!

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Small & Sweet Cakes

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Bundt Cakes

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Top-Rated Layer Cakes

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Must-Have Cake Tools

Having the proper cake tools can make all the difference when it comes to baking and decorating cakes. The right equipment allows you to efficiently and consistently measure, mix, prepare, bake, frost, and decorate cakes. While you can certainly bake a cake with basic kitchen tools, investing in some specialty cake items will make the process much easier and more enjoyable!

Here are some of my top cake tool recommendations: a stand mixer for making smooth batters and frostings, cake pans with removable bottoms, a rotating cake stand, offset spatulas for spreading icing smoothly, and piping bags and tips for cake decorating. The proper tools enable you to achieve even baking, frost cakes smoothly, pipe designs, and ultimately, make bakery-worthy cakes in your own kitchen.

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Mousse Cakes

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Pound Cakes

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