Barbara Bakes™


These 65+ Best Cake Recipes include favorite homemade desserts for all ages. From beautiful layered birthday cakes with homemade buttercream frosting to simple, sweet coffee cakes, to summery cakes made for holiday celebrations. Look no further for your new favorite cake recipes to make from scratch 


In my book, you don’t really need an excuse to eat cake. Especially when you’re talking about simple cakes from scratch like our  Easy 5-Ingredient Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake or Key Lime Pound Cake. These basic cake recipes are delicious any day of the year. 


For a more special occasion, don’t miss on our best holiday dessert recipes. Black Forest Cheesecake and Apple Pecan Pound Cake are always popular for Christmas desserts. And don’t celebrate Mardi Gras without a homemade King Cake complete with green, purple, and gold decorations. 


For truly special moments with loved ones, nothing beats a chocolate cake made from scratch. And we have several straightforward but impressive chocolate dessert recipes to choose from: Chocolate Cake with an Oreo Cheesecake Filling, Triple Layer Chocolate Cake with Coconut Frosting, and dense and creamy Black Magic Cake


Come summer, we like to turn off the oven and enjoy ice cream with a simple homemade cake. From June through September, we serve up creamy hand-made ice cream cakes like Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Roll Cake or a simple Chocolate Ice Cream Roll Cake


If you’re a new baker looking to build your cake-making skills, see our easy how-to guides to make an outstanding but easy layer cake at home. Then practice your skills with extravagant birthday cake recipes like Cherry Chocolate Cake for Two (also a perfect Valentine’s Day dessert), Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake with Maraschino Cherry Filling, and Chocolate Dulce De Leche Triple Layer Cake


For adorable and easy kid’s birthday cakes, it will be hard to choose between our recipes for Chocolate Oreo Construction Cake, M&M Cookie Dough Brownie Bomb Cake, or Cars Birthday Cake. For purists, we also have the simple Best Classic Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting and our Easy-to-Make Smash Cake


If your family loves celebrating birthdays with cheesecake, then shower your loved ones with their soon-to-be favorite dessert: Strawberry Cheesecake with an Oreo Cookie Crust. If they can’t get enough of this summer dessert, then you’ll have to try adorable mini Strawberry Cheesecakes in a Jar, Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake Bites, and No-Bake Robin Eggs Mini Cheesecakes (the perfect easy Easter dessert). 


Once you get hooked on the best homemade cheesecake recipes, don’t stop there. We have dozens of recipes for the best cheesecakes, from New York-style to mini cheesecake bites. We even have plenty of quick and easy Pressure Cooker Cheesecakes recipes over on Pressure Cooking Today. More of our best cheesecake recipes includes hand-held Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Pops, Classic Vanilla Bean Cheesecake, and sweet Raspberry Curd Mini Cheesecakes. 


Speaking of mini, who doesn’t love a colorful homemade cupcake display? For Saint Patrick’s Day, serve guests festive Lemon Shamrock Cupcakes. For a summer birthday dessert, make Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes from scratch. And for an easy romantic dessert, give German Chocolate Cakes with Almond Coconut Frosting a try.  

Whether you love fabulous cookie cakes, creamy baked cheesecakes, easy homemade ice cream cakes, or simply any Oreo dessert recipe, we have all of the best cake recipes to make from scratch.