Top 10: Best Classic Cake Recipes  
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Top 10: Best Classic Cake Recipes  


There is no better dessert than cake. I know it. You know it. Nobody doesn't know it. Except for people who think otherwise. And you know what I say to them? Give me your cake slice because somebody doesn't deserve it.

I’m hooking all you cake lovers up with the best recipes for your all-time favorite cakes for any occasion, such as birthdays, anniversaries, eating-cake-while-binge-watching-the-bachelor, and graduations.

Let’s get real, there’s never a bad time for cake! Because that would be outrageous and cruel.

FYI, these cakes are in no particular order—they're all #1 in our stomachs.

Cookies & Cream Cake by Honest & Tasty

1. Cookies & Cream Cake

This cookies and cream cake is definitely a staple in my recipe box for a classic, yet still fun and special birthday cake. The cake itself is extremely fudgy and moist, and the frosting is kind of out-of-this-world addicting. I’m pretty certain dreams are made of this cake. 

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Yellow Sheet Cake by Sally's Baking Addiction

2. Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting

I don’t know if there’s a more nostalgic birthday cake than the yellow sheet cake with chocolate frosting. We all grew up with this classic right here, and it's so easy to make since there’s no layers to worry about and frosting it makes zero mess. Don’t you just love a simple and tasty cake like this one that you can just eat straight out of the pan with a spoon in front of the TV? 

Oh come on, just me?

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The Perfect Coconut Cake by Honest & Tasty

3. Coconut Cream Cake

I can't resist that perfect slice of coconut cake. This coconut cake has a natural coconut flavor (none of that cloyingly strong, fake stuff) and is made even better with the whipped coconut pastry cream running between the fluffy layers. Topped with the perfect coconut-vanilla frosting, you simply cannot beat this coconut cake.

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Strawberries and Cream Cake by Honest & Tasty

4. Strawberries and Cream Cake

There may not be a better combo on earth than strawberries and cream… well except for maybe strawberries and cream AND CAKE! This recipe makes such a fluffy and delectable cake. It’s just heavenly.

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Cheesecake with Blueberry Topping by Natasha's Kitchen

5. New York Cheesecake

New York Cheesecake is sinfully spectacular when made well. It’s not worth eating if it ain’t done right. And this one is done more than right. This recipe calls for a homemade blueberry topping that you can change up depending on your mood or what you’ve got in the house. Go with classic strawberry or even tropical mango by switching out the fruit and keeping the rest of the ingredients exactly the same.

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Soft & Fudgy Chocolate Cake by Honest & Tasty

6. Ultimate Chocolate Cake

There's no way you can make a list of the top 10 classic cakes and not include this baby right here. We’re talkin’ rich and moist chocolate cake with a luscious chocolate buttercream frosting. Nothin’ bettuh, nothin' more to say.

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Carrot Cake by Honest & Tasty

7. Carrot Cake

Isn’t it kind of weird that carrot cake is such a favorite cake? I mean, CARROT cake. But listen, I’m happy it is because this quintessential carrot cake recipe is darn good! It's filled with fresh carrots, walnuts, and raisins, and it’s topped with the most addicting cream cheese frosting. Absolute perfection.

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White Cake by Sweetapolita

8. White Cake with Vanilla Frosting

There's nothing like the simple, yet wonderfully delightful white-on-white vanilla cake. This one is so soft and the frosting is whipped for 8 minutes to make it incredibly airy and light. It's also a great base cake to add upon if you want a cake with a little sumpin' extra.

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Naturally Red Velvet Cake by Sugary Winzy

9. Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake is a new classic, but I opt for a natural red dye rather than that artificial bright red dye in a squeeze bottle. So get this—this recipe makes use of puréed beets to get that gorgeous red color! So go on, get your health on while having the yummiest red velvet cake of your life!

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German Chocolate Cake by Yammie's Noshery

10. German Chocolate Cake

This piece of happiness is a German chocolate cake that is so fudgy it’s almost brownie-like. The homemade topping is rich and sweet, and is paired with milk chocolate frosting.

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Finally, I'll leave you with the key to a soft and delicious cakeplenty of fat, sugar, and never, ever over-baking your cake. 

Hope you try and love all these recipes, because they deserve it and you certainly do too!

So what’s your favorite cake?

About the Author

I'm a recent PhD graduate, with a degree in pathology/immunology. I love to cook with quality ingredients, free of additives, in order to maintain a natural and healthy lifestyle. 'Healthy' to me is about balance and wholesome ingredients, not about low-cal, fat-free, low-carb, salad-only recipes, because butter and salt are my friends and they're nutritious too, guys!