35 Best Homemade Cake Recipes

37 Best Easy Homemade Cake Recipes For Any Celebration

Why do we act like holidays and birthdays are the only times we want to eat cake? We’re sharing 35 of Tip Hero’s best cake recipes so that you can have your cake and eat it too — even if the only thing you’re celebrating is the fact that you’re craving cake.

    1. Hummingbird Cake

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      This incredibly dense and moist layer cake with banana, pineapple, and warm spices is covered with swirls of rich cream cheese frosting and crunchy toasted pecans on top. And if you’ve never had it — but you’re a fan of banana cake, pineapple upside-down cake, or carrot cake — you’re going to be thoroughly charmed by our easier-than-you’d-expect hummingbird cake recipe. Plus, this is a 100% homemade cake recipe.

    2. Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

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      Here’s the ultimate nostalgic cake, with all the tropical tastes and colors you could crave. Intimidated by the whole “upside-down” thing? Don’t be — flipping it is the most fun part.

    3. Bakery-Quality Sugar Cookie Fruit Tart

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      We promise, you can pull this off. Think this gorgeous fruit pizza came home from a fancy patisserie in a box with a ribbon on it? You won’t believe that it actually started its life as one of those blue tubes of store-bought refrigerated sugar cookie dough.

    4. Heart-Shaped Pull-Apart Cake

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      If you can make cupcakes, you can make this heart-shaped pull-apart cake. A simple cupcake hack is the trick behind this romantic and exciting dessert – and we promise that when your friends see how this pull-apart cake works, their hearts will skip a beat.

    5. No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

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      Ah, Reese’s peanut butter cups. We all know there’s no wrong way to eat them – but cheesecake just seems especially right. If a cheesecake loaded with PB cups and chocolate ganache doesn’t sound decadent enough, we made this one with an Oreo cookie crust. Consider your sweet tooth dreams fulfilled.

    6. Cupcake Bouquet

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      Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet – and you are too, especially if you make this edible rose cupcake bouquet for your favorite people. After all, the way to the heart is through the stomach.

    7. Bananas Foster Upside-Down Cake

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      This bananas foster cake is homemade from scratch — and it will seriously light your fire. It’s topped by bananas slathered in a one-of-a-kind rum sauce and baked upside-down for lip-licking moistness.

    8. Cranberry Orange Cake

      Why do we wait for Thanksgiving to enjoy tart, sweet cranberries? This simple cake recipe is so easy to make from scratch, and tastes just like your favorite coffee shop muffins — in cake form.

    9. Tie Dye Cake

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      If you’re obsessed with galaxy desserts, you have to try this shockingly easy way to decorate a cake. Our hypnotizing video tutorial will show you how to create a galactic swirl of colors in icing.

    10. Stovetop Bundt Cake

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      Yes, you can totally bake a cake without an oven. This ovenless chocolate Bundt cake is not only possible — it’s a cakewalk. And the texture is amazing. And you don’t need a special stovetop cake pan — just your trusty Bundt pan and a pot big enough to hold it.

    11. Banana Poke Cake

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      The difference between a labor-intensive cake from scratch and our banana poke cake? We make store-bought cake mix and instant banana pudding look (and taste) real good.

    12. Apple Upside-Down Cake

      Creating that mosaic of baked apples is not as hard as it looks. Watch our video to see just how easy it is to make this scene stealer. This spiced cake just demands to be served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

    13. Earthquake Cake

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      Why is it called an earthquake cake? Because the ingredients shift around when you bake it:  the cream cheese sinks into the german chocolate cake, while the pecans and coconut rise to the top. The end result is gooey, chocolatey, and delicious.

    14. Cherry Cheesecake Chocolate Bundt Cake

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      This pretty Bundt cake is one of our most popular cake recipes ever. You’ll know why when you slice into the chocolate to reveal a hidden layer of cherry cheesecake.

    15. No-Bake Strawberry Chocolate Tart

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      There’s only 5 ingredients in this torte, and none of them is the oven. It’s sinful how easy and indulgent this flourless chocolate cake recipe is.

    16. Banana Coconut Upside-Down Cake

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      Do you flip for pineapple upside-down cake? Then you need to try this banana coconut version!  Not everyone loves pineapple, so we swapped the typical pineapple and cherry with banana and coconut. The flavor is comforting and just a little bit exotic. A scrumptiously sticky layer of bananas caramelized in an easy brown sugar sauce glazes the top of this moist yellow cake.

    17. Heart Cake

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      This treat screams “made with love”. The best thing about it? You don’t have to be a master baker; all you need is your favorite cake mix, our buttercream frosting recipe, a couple basic round and square cake pans, and our video tutorial.

    18. Mississippi Mud Cake

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      When is a chocolate cake more than just a chocolate cake? When it’s rich, buttery, and flavorful, and topped with marshmallows, pecans and the most decadent chocolate drizzle. You’d have to be a stick in the mud to not love this Mississippi mud cake.

    19. Coconut Cream Poke Cake

      Call it poke-a-nut cake. All you need is boxed white cake mix (or your favorite white cake recipe) plus three ingredients to take a trip to the tropics without leaving your kitchen.

    20. Waffle Ice Cream Cake

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      Holy moly, this is definitely an upgrade on the old ice cream sandwich. We’ll show you how to make a triple-layer ice cream cake by pouring chocolate cake mix into a waffle iron and filling it with three of your favorite flavors of ice cream.

    21. Ladyfinger Roll Cake

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      This no-bake roll cake looks exquisite, but is actually easy to whip up with only six ingredients. The ladyfinger cookie crust is filled with creamy vanilla pudding and stuffed with a surprise banana. It’s kinda like tiramisu, kinda like a Swiss roll, and kinda like a French charlotte — and yet this unique treat is like nothing you’ve ever made before.

    22. Cinnamon Roll Cake

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      We supersized our favorite breakfast treat into one sweet and spicy cake that’s perfect for sharing any time of day.

    23. Blueberry Lemon Pudding Cake

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      This simple pleasure would be lovely at tea time: lemon poke cake infused with homemade blueberry sauce and topped with whipped cream cheese frosting.

    24. Raspberry Clafoutis

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      Clafoutis isn’t just fun to say, it’s a delight to make and eat, too. The classic French dessert’s zingy raspberry flavor cuts through the thick, sweet custard.

    25. Peach Blueberry Dump Cake

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      This easy dessert takes a fresh fruit filling and just “dumps” cake mix and pecans on top, for a treat that’s one part cake, one part cobbler.

    26. Magic Chocolate Flan Cake

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      Half devil’s food, half flan, this cake performs a magic trick while it bakes: the ingredients go in the pan, it bakes, the cake is released from the Bundt pan, and voilà — the components have switched places. The cake rises to the top, the flan sinks to the bottom, and the result is a totally creative treat.

    27. American Flag Roll Cake

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      It doesn’t take as much skill as you’d think to create this patriotic cake that’s perfect for the 4th of July. Just pipe red, white, and blue batter into an American flag design, bake it, then roll up the whole thing into a spiral cake filled with a whipped cream cheese filling.

    28. Rhubarb Almond Cake

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      Fresh rhubarb lends a pretty pink color to this rustic, summery cake. It’s also a lighter and healthier than most cake recipes, since it’s baked with Greek yogurt.

    29. Delightful Banana Cake

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      In this recipe, we totally cake-ify banana bread. We’ll show you how to make a buttermilk cake from scratch, with mashed bananas mixed in and a luscious cream cheese frosting on top. Top it with more bananas for a true delight.

    30. No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake

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      Only 7 ingredients will put you on cloud 9 with this no-bake cheesecake. If you love Oreo cookies, you’ll want to move this recipe to the top of your list.

    31. Pineapple Upside-Down Bundt Cake

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       It’s our favorite pineapple upside-down cake, transformed into an eye-catching Bundt cake. Our video will show you a super easy way to arrange the fruit so that everyone gets pineapple and cherry in every slice.

    32. Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cake

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      Dessert doesn’t get more delicious than a chocolate lava cake. It’s so oddly satisfying to slide a fork into a freshly-baked treat and watching that chocolate just ooze out onto the plate. How in the world could we ever make it better? By making the “lava” out of peanut butter, of course.

    33. No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake

      This no-bake cake is the perfect combination of sweet and tart, and the graham cracker/gingersnap crust makes it extra luscious. Our recipe yields 3 mini cheesecakes for you to share — but you won’t want to.

    34. Strawberry Icebox Cake

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      All you need is heavenly whipped cream, fresh ripe strawberries, and graham crackers to make Tip Hero’s dreamiest, lightest, most basic cake recipe yet.

    35. Maple Belgian Waffle Cake

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      Bake a real Belgian waffle into three layers of cake, them stack ’em up and pour on the maple syrup and butter. We’ll let you decide whether this counts as breakfast or dessert.

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      We hope you’ll take all of this easy cake recipe inspiration, turn right around and bake a cake!