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The Best Layer Cake Recipes Around

Each layer more glorious than the last.
06/01/2012 09:52am ET | Updated January 23, 2018

There's nothing like a piece of cake to make the end of a meal special. Flourless cakes, chocolate cakes and even cupcakes can make any old day feel celebratory. But layer cakes, those towering desserts filled with frosting or fruit, scream: "Today is a good day!"

We found the best layer cakes to bake whether you're celebrating a birthday, an anniversary or just want to eat some dessert. We've got recipes for two-layer cakes and wonderfully impressive six-layer cakes that are easy to make and will satisfy chocolate- and fruit-lovers alike. Here are some of the most beautiful towering treats this world has ever known.

1
Classic Yellow Cake With Chocolate Creme Fraiche Frosting
Hummingbird High
2
Brooklyn Blackout Cake
Half Baked Harvest
Get the Brooklyn Blackout Cake recipe from Half Baked Harvest
3
Bourbon Butterscotch Layer Cake
Completely Delicious
Get the Bourbon Butterscotch Layer Cake recipe from Completely Delicious
4
From Scratch Strawberry Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting
I Am Baker
5
Chocolate Avocado Cake
I Am Baker
Get the Chocolate Avocado Cake recipe from I Am Baker
6
Ding Dong Cake
I Am Baker
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7
Nutella Cake
Handle The Heat
Get the Nutella Cake recipe from Handle The Heat
8
Zucchini Caramel Cake with Cream Cheese Buttercream
Completely Delicious
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9
Vegan Chocolate Cake with Creamy Chocolate Almond Butter "Buttercream"
Half Baked Harvest
10
Vietnamese Iced Coffee Cake
Hummingbird High
Get the Vietnamese Iced Coffee Cake recipe from Hummingbird High
11
Chocolate Zucchini Cake
Sallys Baking Addiction
Get the Chocolate Zucchini Cake recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction
12
Pinata Cake
Sallys Baking Addiction
Get the Pinata Cake recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction
13
Homemade Strawberry Cake
Sallys Baking Addiction
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14
Salted Caramel Apple Cake
Brown Eyed Baker
Get the Salted Caramel Apple Cake recipe from Brown Eyed Baker
15
Chocolate Cake With Lavender Ruffled Frosting
Hummingbird High
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16
Six-Layer Chocolate Cake With Toasted Marshmallow Filling And Malted Chocolate Frosting
Brown Eyed Baker
17
Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake
Sally's Baking Addiction
Get the Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction
18
6-Layer Chocolate Sprinkle Cake
Sweetapolita
Get the 6-Layer Chocolate Sprinkle Cake recipe from Sweetapolita
19
3-Layer Pistachio Cake
Handle The Heat
Get the 3-Layer Pistachio Cake recipe from Handle The Heat
20
Bananas Foster Layer Cake
Life, Love And Sugar
Get the Bananas Foster Layer Cake recipe from Life, Love And Sugar
21
Raspberry Chocolate Chip Layer Cake
Sally's Baking Addiction
Get the Raspberry Chocolate Chip Layer Cake recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction
22
Three Layer Pineapple Upside Down Cheesecake Cake
Pineapple & Coconut
Get the Three Layer Pineapple Upside Down Cheesecake Cake recipe from Pineapple & Coconut
23
Matcha Green Tea Cake With Vanilla Honey Cream Cheese Frosting
Half Baked Harvest
24
Chocolate Bourbon Peanut Butter Buckeye Cake
Half Baked Harvest
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25
White Chocolate Malt Cake
Hummingbird High
Get the White Chocolate Malt Cake recipe from Hummingbird High
26
Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake Cake
I Am Baker
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27
Oreo Layer Cake
Life, Love & Sugar
Get the Oreo Layer Cake recipe from Life, Love & Sugar
28
Nutella Chocolate Cake
Life, Love & Sugar
Get the Nutella Chocolate Cake recipe from Life, Love & Sugar
29
Boozy Yellow Birthday Cake With Chocolate Frosting And Caramelized White Chocolate Ganache
Hummingbird High
30
Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Layer Cake
Averie Cooks
Get the Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Layer Cake recipe from Averie Cooks
31
Chocolate Coffee Layer Cake
Completely Delicious
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32
Green Ombre Cake
I Am Baker
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33
Vanilla Caramel Latte Cake
Annie's Eats
Get the Vanilla Caramel Latte Cake recipe from Annie's Eats
34
Salted Caramel Apple Snickers Cake
Half Baked Harvest
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35
Mississippi Mudslide Cake
I Am Baker
Get the Mississippi Mudslide Cake recipe from I Am Baker
36
Birthday Cake Lasagna
I Am Baker
Get the Birthday Cake Lasagna recipe from I Am Baker
37
Coconut Cream Lime Cake
Completely Delicious
Get the Coconut Cream Lime Cake recipe from Completely Delicious
38
Zebra Cake
Sally's Baking Addiction
Get the Zebra Cake recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction
39
Boston Cream Pie
Brown Eyed Baker
Get the Boston Cream Pie recipe from Brown Eyed Baker
40
Fudgy One-Bowl Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Pretzel Cake
Half Baked Harvest
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41
Southern Coconut Cake
Completely Delicious
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42
Red Velvet Layer Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting
Sally's Baking Addiction
Get the Red Velvet Layer Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction
43
Cookies And Cream Oreo Cake
Brown Eyed Baker
Get the Cookies And Cream Oreo Cake recipe from Brown Eyed Baker
44
Funfetti Cake
Completely Delicious
Get the Funfetti Cake recipe from Completely Delicious
45
Chocolate And Earl Grey London Fog Layer Cake
Hummingbird High
Get the Chocolate And Earl Grey London Fog Layer Cake recipe from Hummingbird High
46
Banana Cake With Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting
Sally's Baking Addiction
Get the Banana Cake With Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction
47
Sweet Potato Spice Cake
Completely Delicious
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48
Banana and Chocolate Crunch Cake with Graham Cracker Frosting
Hummingbird High
49
Hummingbird Cake
Hummingbird High
Get the Hummingbird Cake recipe from Hummingbird High
50
Chocolate Bourbon Caramel Macaron Cake
Half Baked Harvest
Get the Chocolate Bourbon Caramel Macaron Cake recipe from Half Baked Harvest

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