One-layer cakes are our secret weapon in the kitchen. From last-minute entertaining to sweet weeknight cravings, there’s always a one-layer cake you can count on to save the day. Upside-down cakes and skillet cakes promise decadent charm, no frosting required. Our Strawberry-Buttermilk Cake has a tender texture and refreshing spring berry sweetness. At the other end of the spectrum, our Banana Upside-Down Cake with Walnuts and Coconut has tropical flavor that welcomes decadence with every bite. Our Bundt & Tube Cakes chapter takes you from the traditional tubular Angel Food Cake to the groundbreaking Bundt cake take on the Dark ’n Stormy cocktail. Our Fruit-Filled & Jam-Packed chapter has all the juicy stone fruit, apples, and jams you could want. And our Chocolate, Caramel & Cream Cakes chapter covers all of the comforting classics. Finally, if you’re a coffee cake fanatic, go straight to the Coffee & Crumb Cakes chapter. It has streusel-coated versions of PB&J, hummingbird cake, and more, perfect for breakfast, dessert, and everything in between. Give any of these one-layer wonders a go and become a simple cake convert.