Cakes

A couple slices of plum-blueberry upside-down cake on a white plate with a knife resting on the edge of the plate.

Plum-Blueberry Upside-Down Cake

This purple-stained cake—er, what’s left of it—calls for just old-fashioned goodness and the season’s most compelling fruits. Got milk?

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
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A slice of a three layer blueberry lemon cake with cream cheese frosting on a plate with a fork beside it.

Blueberry-Lemon Layer Cake

Pretty much guaranteed to be one of those desserts that makes people do face-plants onto their dessert plates. A David Leite original recipe.

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A cast-iron skillet plum cake with slices of fanned out plums baked in

Skillet Plum Cake

Skillet cake is moist and tender and sweet (not too sweet, though) and sorta like upside-down cake except it’s right-side up.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 8
Young girl holding an two-layer iced berry cake filled with raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and whipped cream

Iced Berry Cake

This far-from-fussy dessert is gonna satisfy your desire for a subtle red, white, and blue presence this coming weekend. Actually, it’s gonna satisfy in a lot more ways than just that.

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  • 30 M
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  • 9
A person holding a plate with a slice of basic chocolate cake on it.

Basic Chocolate Cake

One of the best darned chocolate cakes we’ve ever experienced. (Seriously. Would we tease about something as dramatically life-altering as this?!)

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  • 20 M
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  • 12
A Brown Betty Bakery coconut cake on a decorative white cake stand.

Brown Betty Bakery Coconut Cake

Dubbed Company’s Comin’ Coconut Cake, this beauty of a pound cake will have you dreaming up excuses to bake dessert. Even if for no other reason than you want it.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
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A frosted brown sugar pound cake on a white plate on a cloth-covered picnic table.

Brown Sugar Pound Cake

This rich, buttery, unabashedly sweet Southern tradition is a twist on a classic and becomes even more indulgent with a heavy-handed drizzle of caramel glaze.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 8
A square pan and two plates filled with Mississippi mud cake.

Mississippi Mud Cake

A Southern staple, this ooey, gooey chocolate cake wears a proper topper of melted marshmallowy goodness. Takes us back to the good old days of 50s era cakes.

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
A two-tier Victoria sponge cake with raspberry jam in the middle, all dusted with confectioners' sugar on a white plate with a white teapot in the background

Victoria Sponge Cake

This cake, a nod not just to Queen Victoria but British sensibility, defines the very notion of simple yet sophisticated.

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A chiffon cake with lemon icing on a white decorative plate with a few slices cut from it.

Chiffon Cake

Light, airy, lofty, tender, and lovely, this chiffon cake from the Joy of Cooking is an American classic that deserves a comeback.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 7