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A Collection of Cake Recipes

by Magnolia
Published on March 24, 2023

Magic happens when a few basic ingredients—like flour, butter, sugar, and eggs—meet in a mixing bowl. With patience and precision, baking nudges us to slow down and fully embrace each step of the process. As we wait for the oven timer to ding, and the smell of slow-rising batter fills our home, we’re reminded that good things take time. But the result is always worth the wait!

Since it’s hard to go wrong with a classic cake, here’s a collection of well-loved recipes to save for your next baking day. Time to get mixing!


Tres Leches Cake

From Mexican—Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines

light and airy cake soaked in three variations of milk and heavy cream

White Cake with Traditional Buttercream

From Baked From Scratch: Cakes—White Cake with Traditional Buttercream with Elise Smith

moist white cake frosted with a classic homemade buttercream

Pear Cardamom Cake

From Coffee Break—Zoë Bakes with Zoë François

a cardamom pound cake baked around whole pears and topped with a smooth glaze

Kahlua Chocolate Bundt Cake

From Chicken Pot Pie—Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines

coffee-flavored chocolate bundt cake topped with a delicious glaze

Chocolate-Cola Cake with Chocolate-Cola Buttercream

From Special Occasion Favorites—Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines

chocolate-cola sheet cake topped with fudgy homemade frosting

Chocolate Devil’s Food Cake with Champagne Buttercream

From Decorating Cakes—Zoë Bakes with Zoë François

rich layer cake with cherry filling and champagne-flavored buttercream

Brown-Butter Banana Beehive Cake

From Buzzworthy Bakes—Zoë Bakes with Zoë François

hive-shaped banana cake with peanut butter-honey buttercream and edible bee toppers

Olive Oil Pine Nut Bundt Cake

From Olive Oil—From the Source with Katie Button

olive oil bundt cake bursting with citrus flavor and pine nuts

Lemon Angel Food Cake

From Shrimp Boil—Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines

light sponge cake with lemon and vanilla, served with whipped cream and fresh berries