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Easy and Delicious Cake Recipes

Updated on July 31, 2012

Here are some of my favorite, easy and delicious cake recipes. These recipes are great for various occasions such as birthdays, holidays and more.

Also, I will be frequently updating this list with new recipes, so you might want to check back in every now and then to see whats new. Also, if you have any recipes that pertain to cake, please feel free to add them in the comment section below and I'll do my best to help. Thank you and enjoy these wonderful cake dishes.

Delicious Peanut Butter Cake

1/3 cup - shortening

1 1/2 cup - brown sugar

1/2 cup - peanut butter

2 eggs

1 cup - milk

1 tsp - vanilla

2 cup - flour

1/2 tsp - salt

2 1/2 tsp - baking powder

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Next, go ahead and prepare your cake pans. When cooking, it is very important to stay organized. Lets start off by creaming your shortening in a small bowl. Beat in 1 cup of brown sugar and 1/2 cup of peanut butter. In another bowl, beat together, 2 eggs and 1/2 cup of brown sugar. Add this mixture to the first mixture and beat them together, well. Mix the flour, salt and baking powder together. Add your flour mix to the first mixture with 1 cup of milk and 1 tsp of vanilla. Pour the mixture evenly into a cake pan and bake for 30 minutes or until the middle begins to firm. Enjoy this delicious peanutbuttery dish.

Tasty Hummingbird Cake

2 cup - flour

1 tsp. - cinnamon

1 tsp. - baking soda

1 cup - oil

2 cup - sugar

1 tsp. - salt (optional)

3 eggs

2 cups - bananas, diced

1 - (8 oz.) can of crushed pineapple with juice

Put all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix until well blended using your hands or a wire whisk or spoon (about 350 strokes). Pour mixture into a greased and floured 13 x 9 inch pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 to 60 minutes (test firmness with a toothpick). Next, we're going to make the cream cheese frosting.

- Cream Cheese Frosting

1 - box of confectioners sugar

1 - stick of margarine

1 - (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese

2 tsp. - vanilla

When making icing, I've found it's best to use an electric mixer. Beat all ingredients together with an electric mixer. If too thick, add a little milk while beating. You will only need about half of this recipe to frost a 13 x 9 inch cake.

Note :Cream cheese and margarine should be at room temperature.

Chocolate Pudding Banana Cake

1 - box chocolate fudge cake mix or any chocolate cake recipe (the recipe above will work fine)

¼ - box of chocolate pudding

2 bananas (smashed or crushed)

Empty your box of chocolate cake into a mixing bowl and follow directions on package for mixing. Add 1/4 package of pudding mix plus 2 large, smashed bananas to the mixture. Beat according to directions, 2 to 3 minutes with electric beater or approximately 2 minutes (300 strokes by hand). Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 to 35 minutes or until top is dry. Add frosting if you like.

Note: This recipe is also great with chocolate chips.

Delicious Mocha Cake

12 oz. Pkg. - chocolate chips

2 tbsp. - instant coffee 

1/4 cup - water

3 tbsp. - sugar

6 - eggs 

1 tsp. - vanilla

Pinch of salt (about half a tablespoon)

8 1/2 oz. Pkg. - chocolate wafers (I prefer Chip O'Hoy or even Oreos)

Combine chocolate chips, instant coffee, sugar, water, and salt in the top of a double boiler on very low heat until melted. Be very careful not to scorch the mixture. Constantly stir and let cool. Add egg yolks and vanilla and blend them in well. Next, beat the egg whites until they become stiff. Fold chocolate mixture into the whites. Crush the wafers with a rolling pin until they become fine. Arrange 1/3 of the wafer crumbs in an 8 x 8 inch square pan. Cover with half of the chocolate mixture. Add another 1/3 of crumbs and place in freezer for 1 hour. Add the remaining 1/2 of chocolate mixture, then add the rest of the crumbs. Chill in freezer 2 hours, then move to refrigerator and let sit overnight. Serve with whipped cream on top.

Carrot Cake (with a pineapple twist)

1 1/2 cup - salad oil

2 1/2 cups - sugar

3 eggs

2 1/2 cup - flour

2 tsp. - baking soda

1 tbsp. - cinnamon

1 tsp. - salt

3 cups – carrots (peeled and grated)

1 can (8 oz.) - crushed pineapple (drained)

1 1/2 cups - chopped pecans

Combine oil and sugar in a small bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and sift together with your hands. Add dry ingredients to oil mixture, stirring thoroughly. Add carrots and pineapples and mix in the pecans. Pour the mixture into a well-greased tube pan. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes at 325 degrees. Frost when cool.


8 oz. - cream cheese, softened

6 tbsp. - butter, softened

2 tbsp. - vanilla

2 tbsp. - grated orange rind

1 box (16 oz.) - powdered sugar

Beat cream cheese and butter until it becomes creamy like icing should be.  Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Spread evenly onto cake.

Sour Cream Pound Cake

1/2 lb. - butter, softened

3 cups - sugar

6 egg yolks (beaten)

3 cups - all-purpose flour

Pinch of salt

1(8 oz.) carton - sour cream

1/4 tsp. - soda

6 egg whites, stiffly beaten

1 tsp. - vanilla extract

1 tsp. - almond extract

 First off, you will need 3 bowls. Cream together your butter and sugar in a small bowl. Add egg yolks. Combine flour and salt in a separate bowl and sift together. Combine sour cream and soda in a separate bowl. Next, add the flour mixture and the sour cream mixture alternately to the butter and sugar mixture. It is important that you add them together alternately. This helps to make sure the mixture is well blended. Next, fold in your egg whites and both extracts. After mixing, spoon the batter into a 10- inch greased and lightly floured tube pan. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 1/2 hours. Enjoy.

Simple Chocolate Cake

1 1/2 cup - flour

1 cup - sugar

1 tsp. - baking soda

1 tbsp. - cocoa

1 tsp. - salt

1 tsp. - vanilla

1 tsp. - vinegar

1 cup - warm water

5 tbsp. - melted shortening

 This is a very simple recipe for a basic but delicious chocolate cake. The first thing you'll need to to is sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, cocoa, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add vanilla, vinegar, warm water and melted shortening. Now, mix together and bake in an 8 inch square pan at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Frost if you like. This is a great recipe to have in your cookbook when making other chocolate cake dishes. Enjoy.


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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      You are a man after my own heart, my friend. This recipe looks easy and scrumptious. My sister spends the weekends and I always bake a dessert. Looks like your chocolate pudding banana cake is the selection this weekend. I'll be trying out the others. It's a tough job but someone has to step up and do it. LOL

      Blessings to you

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      fresh2def05 5 years ago from Louisville, Ky

      Hi Christy,

      First off, thanx for reading and commenting. This cake is accually named after the Hummingbird bakery in London. They specialize in making this cake.

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Mmm I suddenly want cake. Why is it called 'hummingbird' cake?

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      John Sarkis 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      ...great hub! ...that chocolate it! I love white cake with chocolate frosting, so you hit the nail on the head for me with your first recipe.

      Voted up


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      Gloria 5 years ago from France

      Great recipes, was just browsing through some hubs, mainly to get ideas on presentation.

      These are lovely recipes and I will bookmark them for later.

      Thanks for sharing them.

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      justom 6 years ago from 41042

      Congratulations, every single one of these recipes has made me want a slice of each:-P Really they all do look great and I think I better save this one. Excellent hub! Peace!! Tom