Have your cake and eat it too! Here are 20 of our favorite cake recipes for every season and celebration!
Take your simple cake recipe to the next level with our Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe, a sweet Raspberry Buttercream Frosting, and our tips about fancy frostings and fillings.
Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or national holiday, or you just want to treat your family to a sweet treat on a random afternoon, there’s not much better than a perfectly baked homemade cake!
Today we’re sharing over 20 Best Cake Recipes that are perfect for those moments when you need a cake for any reason, or for no reason at all! These are our reader’s favorite recipes for chocolate cakes, white cakes, carrot cakes, cheesecakes, and more!
The Best Cake
While there are many factors that go into declaring a specific recipe “The Best Cake Recipe”, there is certainly not a “one-size fit’s all” when it comes to cakes. A deliciously moist chocolate cake is the most popular worldwide, but everyone has their own preference – with frosting or without, a sheet cake or a layered cake, vanilla vs. chocolate, etc.
Here on Somewhat Simple, the most POPULAR cake recipe is actually a Lemon Cupcake Recipe – have you tried this one yet?
Lemon Cupcakes Recipe
for the cupcakes:
- 4 egg whites
- 2/3 cup sour cream
- 1/3 cup oil
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 package lemon cake mix
for the frosting:
- 8 oz package of cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 tsp vanilla
- dash of salt
- 3-4 cups powdered sugar
- 2-3 tbsp milk
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line two cupcake tins with paper liners.
- To make the cupcakes, in a large bowl, whisk together the egg whites, sour cream, oil, buttermilk, and vanilla. Add the cake mix, and mix until just combined (be careful not to over-mix). Scoop the batter into the prepared cupcake tins, filling 2/3 full.
- Bake 20-22 minutes, or until the tops spring back when touched lightly, and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool completely.
- To make the frosting, combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until well blended and smooth. Frost the cupcakes with the cream cheese frosting.
20 Favorite Cake Recipes
Even though that cupcake recipe is the most popular on this site, lemon isn’t always everyone’s favorite flavor… and that’s ok! If lemon cupcakes aren’t your thing, here is our list of 20 more! We have something on this list for everyone, – chocolate cakes, yellow cakes, white cakes, and even a dairy-free cake that tastes AMAZING! I’m sure at least one of these will strike your fancy!
Take a look –
Celebration + Birthday Cake Recipes
Ice Cream Cakes
Pound Cakes + Bundt Cakes
More Sweet Treats
Here are a few more mom-approved treats that are perfect for all birthday parties and celebrations!
- Pumpkin Cookie Ice-Cream Sandwiches
- Chocolate Chip Cookies (from a boxed cake mix!)
- Biscuit Donuts
- No Churn Birthday Cake Batter Ice Cream (with rainbow sprinkles!)
There are plenty of favorite cake recipe that didn’t make our list – do you have any to add?
Leave us a comment in the form below, we’d love to hear all about it!
Thanks so much for featuring my cake, Steph! You found so many great ideas, too…love that Lorax cake! I hope you are having a fun weekend! :0)
You’re welcome Robin! I love your cake, thanks for linking up!