Our Easiest Layer Cakes Ever

Garnish Ultimate Vanilla Layer Cake and Ultimate Vanilla Buttercream Frosting with seedless grapes and fresh basil leaves. Beth Dreiling Hontzas / Styling Rose Nguyen

When it comes to vanilla cake, it’s all about a hip presentation and updated flavor combinations. With these easy layer cake recipes, we’ve taken the fear out of baking; you’ll never need that box of cake mix again.


Pick a Pan

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These batters can be baked in many different pans. Follow our guide below for perfect layers every time. As usual, be sure to test the cakes for doneness by inserting a wooden pick into the center. It should come out clean.

Baking Tips and Suggestions


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