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15 Easy Homemade Cake Recipes for Sweet Delights

Indulge your sweet tooth with these easy homemade cake recipes! Whether you’re a baking enthusiast or a novice, these cakes are simple to make and utterly delicious.

15 Easy Homemade Cake Recipes for Sweet Delights

Nothing beats the aroma of a freshly baked cake filling your home.

If you’ve ever hesitated to bake a cake from scratch, worry no more!

I’ve gathered a delightful collection of easy homemade cake recipes that are perfect for bakers of all skill levels.

These cakes are not only scrumptious but also uncomplicated to prepare, making them ideal for both casual desserts and special occasions.

This diverse assortment includes:

  • Classic vanilla and chocolate cakes with a twist
  • Fruity cakes bursting with fresh flavors
  • Moist and fluffy sponge cakes
  • Decadent layered cakes for celebrations
  • Quick and easy one-bowl cake recipes
  • Gluten-free and vegan cake options
  • Fun and creative cake designs for special moments
  • Time-saving sheet cakes for gatherings

Each recipe is accompanied by step-by-step instructions and tips to ensure your cakes turn out perfectly.

So whether you’re a seasoned baker looking for a new challenge or a beginner eager to try your hand at cake-making, these recipes have got you covered.

Let’s embark on a delightful journey of baking and create mouthwatering homemade cakes that will satisfy your cravings and impress your loved ones.

Okay, let’s dive into the world of easy homemade cake recipes!

1
Almond Flour Cake
Almond Flour Cake
This light and fluffy almond flour cake is flavored simply with almond extract and orange zest. Learn how to make this delicious gluten-free cake.
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2
Apple Coffee Cake
Apple Coffee Cake
Apples lend their sweet-tart flavor to this warm and comforting apple coffee cake. The nutty oat and pecan filling in the middle of the cake also acts as a crispy topping that’s drizzled with a sweet vanilla glaze.
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3
Chocolate-Coconut Dump Cake
Chocolate-Coconut Dump Cake
This rich and chocolaty dump cake has plenty of nutty, sweet coconut flavor. Shredded coconut and pecans give texture to this easy mix-and-bake cake.
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4
Cranberry Clafoutis
Cranberry Clafoutis
The sweetness of the clafoutis is balanced by tart cranberries for a simple, yet stunning dessert.
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5
Apple-Cinnamon Cake
Apple-Cinnamon Cake
This simple nondairy apple cake, which is often called Jewish apple cake, has origins in Eastern Europe. Cinnamon and sweet-tart Granny Smith apples make for a fragrant cake, while orange juice in the batter adds a sweet, fresh touch. Make it for Rosh Hashana or any other fall holiday or occasion. The leftovers (if there are any) pair nicely with a cup of coffee the next morning.
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6
One-Bowl Irish Stout Cake
One-Bowl Irish Stout Cake
This Irish stout cake can’t get any easier: everything is mixed in one bowl, poured into the cake pan and is in the oven in 15 minutes flat. Lining the cake pan with parchment paper makes removing the cake easy and helps with cleanup. After this rich chocolate cake has cooled, enjoy it with the espresso- and Irish whiskey-laced whipped cream topping.
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7
Gingerbread Cake
Gingerbread Cake
Serve this gingerbread cake when you want an easy, festive treat for the holidays. Full of ginger and cinnamon, this cake is delicious and warming.
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8
Carob Molasses Cake (Sfouf b’ Debs)
Carob Molasses Cake (Sfouf b’ Debs)
With all due respect to baklava, we’ve found a new favorite Lebanese dessert. This rich, moist cake is sweetened with carob molasses and has a hit of anise. We may or may not have fought over it in the Test Kitchen.
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9
Marble Spice Bundt Cake
Marble Spice Bundt Cake
Unleash your artsy side when marbling the light and dark batters together. The latter is fragrant with loads of cinnamon, allspice, cloves and nutmeg and gets its color from molasses and espresso powder.
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10
Vegan Vanilla Cake
Vegan Vanilla Cake
This vegan vanilla cake recipe uses apple-cider vinegar and almond milk to create a vegan alternative to buttermilk, which helps create a fluffy texture.
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11
Brown Sugar Glazed Apple Cake
Brown Sugar Glazed Apple Cake
This healthier apple cake recipe relies on yogurt and canola oil instead of butter to make it moist. Grated apple and warm spices give it the flavor of fall. To finish off the cake, drizzle on a quick brown sugar glaze before serving.
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12
Pumpkin Dump Cake
Pumpkin Dump Cake
This pudding-like pumpkin cake has a luscious cream cheese swirl amid the spiced pumpkin layer. Organic cake mix is “dumped” on top, then the cake is smothered with butter. Once baked and cooled, the mix forms a sweet and crispy topping.
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13
Chocolate-Cherry Dump Cake
Chocolate-Cherry Dump Cake
For an easy dessert, this chocolate-cherry dump cake comes together in record time. The fudgy chocolate flavor is balanced by tart cherries.
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14
Vegan Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Streusel
Vegan Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Streusel
This vegan coffee cake with cinnamon streusel is subtly sweet, with a nutty streusel spiked with cinnamon.
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15
Apple-Caramel Pound Cake
Apple-Caramel Pound Cake
This tender apple-caramel pound cake has tons of flavor from the apples, brown sugar and cinnamon. The caramel glaze sends this easy cake over the top.
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Jenny has always been passionate about cooking, and she uses her platform to share her joy of food with others. Her recipes are easy to follow, and she loves giving tips and tricks to help others create their own unique culinary creations.