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The 50 All-Time Best Cake Recipes

05/12/2015 07:00am ET | Updated September 10, 2015

Cake goes hand in hand with celebrations. Birthday cakes. Wedding cakes. Graduation cakes. From the sweet end to anniversaries, to the treat on holidays, there's something that feels truly special, in comparison to other desserts, about cake. It might be the amount of work that goes into some of these beauties. Or it might just be the frosting, because yum.

While most cakes are reserved for an occasion, we found 50 cakes that should be baked and eaten any time -- preferably, all the time, because life is too short to not eat cake. Here are the 50 all-time best cake recipes, go on and have a slice (or four).

1
Simple Chocolate Cake With Whipped Chocolate Buttercream
Half Baked Harvest
2
Easy Lemon Cake With Marshmallow Frosting
How Sweet It Is
3
Citrus Olive Oil Cake
Bakers Royale
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4
No Bake Milk Chocolate Bailey’s Truffle Cake
How Sweet It Is
5
Almond Honey Cake With Strawberry Ripple Cream
Half Baked Harvest
6
Chocolate Pound Cake With Bacon Bourbon Frosting
How Sweet It Is
7
Neapolitan Cheesecake
i am baker
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8
Confetti Cake With Chocolate Filling And Vanilla Buttercream
Bakingdom
9
Carrot Cake With Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting
The Faux Martha
10
Gooey Butter Cake
Annie's Eats
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11
Twinkie Bundt Cake
Sweetapolita
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12
Coconut-Vanilla Bean Cake With Coconut Meringue Buttercream Frosting
Brown Eyed Baker
13
Pistachio Lover’s Pound Cake
Leite's Culinaria
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14
6-Layer Chocolate Sprinkle Cake
Sweetapolita
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15
New York-Style Cheesecake With Fresh Strawberry Topping
Brown Eyed Baker
16
Six-Layer Chocolate Cake With Toasted Marshmallow Filling And Malted Chocolate Frosting
Brown Eyed Baker
17
Funfetti Millionaire Cake
Life, Love & Sugar
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18
Red Velvet Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes
Half Baked Harvest
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19
Green Ombre Cake
i am baker
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20
5-Ingredient Chocolate and Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake
Half Baked Harvest
21
Three Layer Pineapple Upside Down Cheesecake Cake
Pineapple & Coconut
22
Chocolate Fudge Peanut Butter Cake
How Sweet It Is
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23
Sparkling Cranberry White Chocolate Cake
Life, Love & Sugar
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24
Vanilla Caramel Latte Cake
Annie's Eats
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25
Orange-Almond Upside-Down Cake
Apt. 2B Baking Co.
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26
Spiked Almond Joy Poundcake
How Sweet It Is
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27
Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake
Sally's Baking Addiction
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28
Mini Lemon Sour Cream Pound Cakes With Beet Glaze
Hummingbird High
29
Carrot Cake Cheesecake
Cooking Classy
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30
Oreo Layer Cake
Life, Love & Sugar
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31
Cold Oven Pound Cake
James Ransom/Food52
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32
Nutella Ganache Covered Cheesecake
Kitchen Confidante
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33
Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit Cake With A Hint Of Mint
nannydeb/Food52
34
Pistachio Baklava Cake
Hungry Rabbit
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35
Yellow Butter Cake With Chocolate Frosting
Annie's Eats
36
Mousse Cake
A Spicy Perspective
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37
Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Layer Cake
Life, Love & Sugar
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38
Fudgy One-Bowl Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Pretzel Cake
Half Baked Harvest
39
Blue Ombre Petal Cake
The Hungry Housewife
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40
Blueberry Cheesecake Recipe
Sass & Veracity
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41
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Seasaltwithfood
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42
Meringue Encased Chocolate Mousse S’more Cakes
Half Baked Harvest
43
Mini Fruit And Chocolate Bundt Cakes
How To: Simplify
44
Milk Bundt Cake
Cook Republic
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45
Doughnut Layer Cake With Mocha Whipped Cream
Sugar Hero
46
3-Layer Pistachio Cake
Handle The Heat
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47
Nutella Chocolate Cake
Life, Love & Sugar
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48
Cereal Supreme Cake
Becca Bakes
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49
Meyer Lemon Pound Cake
Brown Eyed Baker
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50
Funfetti Sugar Cookie Cake
Sally's Baking Addiction
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