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!
light and airy cake soaked in three variations of milk and heavy cream
From Baked From Scratch: Cakes—White Cake with Traditional Buttercream with Elise Smith
moist white cake frosted with a classic homemade buttercream
From Coffee Break—Zoë Bakes with Zoë François
a cardamom pound cake baked around whole pears and topped with a smooth glaze
coffee-flavored chocolate bundt cake topped with a delicious glaze
chocolate-cola sheet cake topped with fudgy homemade frosting
From Decorating Cakes—Zoë Bakes with Zoë François
rich layer cake with cherry filling and champagne-flavored buttercream
From Buzzworthy Bakes—Zoë Bakes with Zoë François
hive-shaped banana cake with peanut butter-honey buttercream and edible bee toppers
From Olive Oil—From the Source with Katie Button
olive oil bundt cake bursting with citrus flavor and pine nuts
light sponge cake with lemon and vanilla, served with whipped cream and fresh berries