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Favorite layer cake recipes

19 Recipes
Favorite layer cake recipes
(Los Angeles Times)

Pumpkin cake with sour cream ganache

Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Yields Serves 12 to 16

Chocolate cake with whipped chocolate mint ganache

Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Yields Serves 14 to 16

Coconut layer cake

Time Active work time: 30 minutes Total preparation time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Serves 12

Classic coconut cake with White Mountain coconut icing

Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Yields Serves 10 to 12

Celestial chocolate cake

Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Yields Serves 10 to 12

Sicilian rum cake (Cassata)

Time Active work time: 30 minutes Total preparation time: 1 hour, plus 1 hour chilling
Yields Serves 8 to 10

Charm City carrot cake with Duff's cream cheese icing

Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Yields Serves 12 to 16

Mint chocolate cake

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 12 to 16

Peaches and cream cake

Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Yields Serves 12 to 16

Chocolate cake

Time 45 minutes
Yields Serves 12 to 14

Caramel cake

Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Yields Serves 8 to 10

Love goddess cake

Time 2 hours
Yields Serves 10 to 12

Nick & Stef's Chocolate Cake

Time 3 hours
Yields Serves 16 to 18

White Christmas Chiffon Cake

Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Yields Serves 12

Anne Bunch's Coconut Cake

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Serves 12 to 16

Old-Fashioned Ribbon Cake With Jelly Icing

Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Yields Serves 10 to 12

Mexican chocolate layer cake

Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Yields Serves 10 to 12

Madonna Inn's Carrot Cake

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 12 to 16.

Proof Bakery's chocolate espresso layer cake

Time 2 hours
Yields Serves 8 to 12


Noelle Carter is the former Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen director. She left in January 2019.
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