This week’s Saturday Seven rounds up the best classic cake recipes to fit every occasion. From decadent layer cakes to deliciously moist and tender sheet cakes, every birthday, holiday, anniversary and celebration in between deserves an unforgettable slice of cake!
A slice of cake is the perfect way to top off every event. And why not? Who can resist piles of light, whipped frosting and the promise of sweet, tender cake inside. Cake is more than a finale, it’s what birthdays, holidays and special moments are all about! It’s what we all anticipate, what we all save a little room for.
Whether you love fruit or chocolate, layers or a simple sheet cake, these 7 classic homemade and semi-homemade easy cake recipes will have you baking heavenly cakes and serving up delicious slices to mark all of life’s moments!
7 Cake Recipes for Every Occasion
This Southern Salted Caramel Cake is guaranteed to be deliciously moist & indulgent! Traditional caramel soaks between the layers. There are buttery pecans. And the frosting is a fluffy caramel cream cheese number that feels a bit like a melt in your mouth pralines and cream indulgence. This caramel cake only gets better with age, hitting its true stride round about day 3.
This old fashioned ice box cake actually starts with a boxed cake mix punched up with a few extra ingredients. Add a good soak in coconut milk and a rich sour cream coconut frosting and you have a classic coconut cake that is almost too deliciously dreamy to be true!
Triple Layer Lemon Cake with rich lemon curd sandwiched between its layers and clouds of fluffy lemon curd buttercream piled high on the top and sides is loaded with truly tart lemony flavor! Perched atop a cake pedestal, this incredibly tender cake is like slicing up a piece of sunshine!
This dark chocolate sheet cake is not for the faint-hearted or the casual chocolate consumer. It is rich chocolatey goodness that true chocolate lovers enjoy. Buttermilk Chocolate Sheet Cake is easy to make, but definitely hide-in-your-closet-and-eat-by-yourself good.
Rich, moist with a tender crumb and a dreamy frosting, Chocolate Devil's Food Cake is a chocolate lover’s dream. Loaded with dark, white and semi-sweet chocolates, this recipe makes the perfect chocolate cake. Ideal for birthdays, but gorgeous enough for holidays, anniversaries and special occasions this is one lusciously delicious chocolate cake!
Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake is a light & refreshing citrus dream! An easy sheet cake recipe made using a boxed cake mix and a few extra special ingredients just sings with sunshine-y orange flavor from orange soda, orange jello and and delightfully fluffy orange whipped topping!
This uncommonly moist and indulgent traditional German Chocolate Cake recipe uses my mamaw’s old fashioned, homemade frosting to create hands down, THE BEST German Chocolate Cake ever! Absolutely loaded with coconut and pecans, this classic cake is the perfect special occasion dessert and the star of every holiday!
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