Whether it’s a birthday party or just a weeknight, everything is better with cake. With more than 100 recipes, our Cake special issue has the cakes you need for whatever life brings your way. Opt for our one-layer cakes when you’re craving simple indulgence, or our Bundt and tube cakes if you’re after a centerpiece-worthy dessert like our layered strawberry cover star. Or go with our stone fruit-packed skillet cakes and chocolate-rich loaf cakes for easy comfort from scratch. Equipped with this special issue, you’ll soon be serving up satisfaction by the slice. Find these epic recipes and more in our Cake 2019 special issue!
1. Berries and Cream Layer Cake
Simple and elegant, this berry-studded layer cake is an ode to spring’s fresh produce. Generous swoops of cream cheese-laced whipped cream bring a note of tanginess to balance out the sweet berries.
Ready for a bolder, more sophisticated take on the simple loaf? Time to bring out the Bundt pan. We roast the bananas and use tangy buttermilk to create an extra-smooth batter and tender crumb that translate beautifully to cake form.
3. Almond Apricot Skillet Cake
A fruity, caramelized layer of dried apricots simmered in almond liqueur takes this pillowy skillet cake to the next level.
The classic carrot cake gets a spicy, aromatic update with candied ginger and a blend of chai spices.
5. Triple Layer Strawberry Pound Cake
Slice into this unassuming pound cake to find a surprise berry-brilliant interior. In sweet shades of strawberry and vanilla ombre, this velvet cake is the epitome of the colors and flavors of spring.