Looking for the best cake flavors for your next birthday, graduation party, or everyday celebration? Look no further! We rounded up a list of the best cake flavors for all your needs.

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Any celebration, whether big or small, deserves a delicious cake. While I love making cake pops and perfect chocolate chip cookies for parties, there really is nothing quite as good as a flawless cake. But what type of cake should you make for your next big celebration? You will just have to check out all of these popular cake flavors and choose one!

Each of these cake flavors is delicious and unique in its own way. From gooey, rich chocolate cake to light, fluffy lemon cake, there is something on this list for everyone! Plus, my easy cake recipes are nice and simple to put together so anyone will be able to bake a perfect cake. The hardest part will be deciding which cake flavor to make!

Best Cake Flavor Ideas For Every Occasion

Make your next party perfect with one of these incredible cakes. These cake flavors are popular and loved by almost everyone. You can’t go wrong no matter which flavor you choose!

1. Pink Velvet Cake

Pink velvet is like the modern version of red velvet cake. It is light, sweet, and perfectly pink. This is a great cake for Valentine’s Day, baby showers, and birthdays.

A slice of double layer pink velvet cake with buttercream frosting.
Pink Velvet Cake
Pink velvet cake is sweet, a little bit tangy, and the prettiest pink cake you'll ever make! It's perfect for Valentine’s Day, a pink-themed birthday party, or a baby shower. 
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2. Pineapple Angle Food Cake

This unique cake flavor will surprise and delight everyone. It is light and tasty with a fun tropical twist.

Pineapple Angel Food Cake
You only need 2 ingredients to make this fruity and sweet pineapple angel food cake. Top with Cool Whip for a summertime easy dessert favorite!
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3. Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Chocolate zucchini cake is moist and delicious. Adding a vegetable to the cake makes it a little bit healthier while still being decadent and irresistible.

Chocolate Zucchini Cake
This chocolate zucchini cake is so rich and decadent, you'll forget there are healthy veggies baked inside!
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4. Cherry Cake

Cherry cake has a nice fruity flavor and is really easy to make. The pretty red cherry pieces add a nice, delicate touch to this sweet cake recipe.

Cherry Cake
This cherry cake is sweet, fruity, and pretty easy to make. Each bite is bursting with cherry flavor that will make you want a second slice!
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5. Lemonade Cake

If you are looking for a summer cake flavor, this lemonade cake is it! Bright and refreshing, it’s a lemon lover’s dream.

A slice of lemonade cake with lemon frosting and a lemon slice on top.
Lemonade Cake
My Lemonade Cake recipe takes a lemon box cake and infuses it with lemonade concentrate for intense lemon flavor. It's topped with a creamy lemon frosting that's super rich thanks to cream cheese and salted butter. This one's a keeper!
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6. Peach Cake

Peaches in cake is always a winning combination. This cake is moist and tender and tasty it doesn’t even need any frosting.

Peach Cake
This peach cake is a true show-stopper. Not only is it beautiful, but it's perfectly sweet and loaded with fresh peach flavor. 
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7. Black Forest Cake

Cherries and chocolate are one of the best cake flavor combinations ever. This cake is truly incredible and one you will want all year long.

black forest cake with chocolate ganache
Black Forest Cake
This deliciously moist Black Forest Cake is a cut above the rest with homemade whipped cream, rich chocolate ganache, and sweet spiked cherries.
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8. Chocolate Chip Cake

Transform your favorite chocolate chip cookies into a crowd-pleasing cake with this chocolate chip cake recipe. Studded with gooey chocolate chips, it looks beautiful and tastes even better!

A square of chocolate chip cake on a plate.
Chocolate Chip Cake
Chocolate chip cake is tender, fluffy, and loaded with rich chocolate chips. It is like a perfect vanilla cake and a chocolate chip cookie combined!
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9. Cinnamon Roll Cake

If you love cinnamon rolls and you love cake, this is the cake flavor for you! This dessert mash-up can’t be beaten and is great for any occasion.

A slice of cinnamon roll cake on a plate.
Cinnamon Roll Cake
This cinnamon roll cake may just be better than regular cinnamon rolls. It is perfectly sweet, is full of warm cinnamon flavors and surprisingly easy to make.
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10. Cannoli Cake

With all the flavor of a classic cannoli, this Italian cake is completely dreamy. The soft, ricotta cheese filling may just be the best thing ever!

A layered cannoli cake with a slice missing.
Cannoli Cake
This cannoli cake is made with a soft, fluffy cake and a sweet ricotta mascarpone filling. It is the best Italian cannoli cake I have ever tried.
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11. Orange Cake

I love orange cake, which is made with whole oranges. It is an intense and rich cake that never even needs frosting.

An orange cake with three slices cut.
Orange Cake
Orange Cake is soft, bursting with bright, citrus flavor in every bite, and topped with a sweet, orange glaze!
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12. Chocolate Kahlua Cake

Wow is this cake delicious! It may just become your favorite cake flavor ever. You can never go wrong with Kahlua, right?!

Chocolate Kahlua Cake
This Chocolate Kahlua Cake is tender and rich thanks to sour cream and chocolate pudding mix stirred into the batter. A silky smoother Kahlua-based glazed is drizzled over the top for a stunning finish!
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13. Fruit Cake

Fruit cake is a polarizing cake flavor. You either love it or hate it. But this fruit cake recipe is a really, really good one! Give it a try, and it might just convert the fruit cake haters in your life.

fruit cake with pecans
Fruit Cake
Classic fruit cake made with soaked unsweetened dried fruit. A festive, flavorful, and moist fruit cake to enjoy all holiday season. This family recipe will make you a fruit cake convert! This post is sponsored by All-Clad.
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14. Pumpkin Cake

Moist, spicy, and full of sweet flavor, pumpkin cake isn’t just for fall! My easy pumpkin cake recipe is so good you’ll find yourself making it all year long.

Pumpkin Cake
Make this festive pumpkin cake to celebrate the arrival of fall. This pumpkin cake recipe is a cinch to put together using boxed cake mix as the base. 
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15. Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird cake is a classic Southern cake flavor that is simply delicious. With nuts and pineapple, this dessert is unique and interesting in the best way.

Hummingbird Cake
A hummingbird cake is a traditional Southern cake that is incredibly moist and flavorful. It's perfect for every special occasion!
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16. Pistachio Cake

Have you ever tried a pistachio cake? It is pretty rare but one of the best cake flavors you will ever try! Add it to your dessert table for a fun change.

Pistachio Cake
This pistachio cake is super moist, full of nutty flavor, and the prettiest pale green color! Best of all, it's so easy to make, it's practically effortless!
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17. Birthday Cake

If you need a classic birthday cake recipe, this is it! Vanilla cake with chocolate frosting is a timeless combination that can’t be beaten.

Birthday Cake
This birthday cake is a classic two-layer yellow cake topped with fluffy chocolate frosting and colorful sprinkles. It's the perfect cake for a celebration!
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18. Coconut Tres Leches Cake

Moist, soft, and sweet, this cake is perfect. I love how it is a little bit of a twist on a classic tres leches thanks to the tropical flavor.

Coconut Tres Leches Cake
This recipe for Coconut Tres Leches Cake will hit the ultimate coconut sweet spot! Moist vanilla cake is infused with amazing coconut flavor that everyone will love.
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19. Peanut Butter Cake

Peanut butter cake is great for just about every occasion. It is hearty, flavorful, and surprisingly easy to make. Prepare it for birthday parties, cookouts, and holidays!

Peanut Butter Cake
This old-fashioned peanut butter cake is one of those classic homemade cake recipes everyone loves!
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20. Old Fashioned Banana Cake

You will find yourself making this banana cake recipe all the time. It is just amazing! Tender, dense, and topped with cream cheese frosting, this cake has it all.

slice of moist banana cake topped with frosting
Old Fashioned Banana Cake
This Homemade Old Fashioned Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is the most flavorful moist cake that is topped with an easy cream cheese frosting. Banana Cake a delicious twist on banana bread – perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
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21. Strawberry Cake

Every bit as delicious as it is vibrant, this sweet, berry-flavored cake is a welcome addition in the spring. Topped with pretty strawberry buttercream, it offers a nice break from some of the heavier chocolate desserts.

Strawberry Cake
This strawberry cake is full of bright berry flavor, and it’s also a beautiful shade of pink! You’ll love the fresh strawberry buttercream that goes with it, too!
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22. Chocolate Cake

Everyone needs a perfect chocolate cake recipe. This is it! Chocolate cake will always be a classic cake flavor and one that everyone loves.

Chocolate Cake
Want to make chocolate cake from scratch? This recipe is easy as can be, and the reward is a rich chocolate layer cake worthy of a celebration!
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23. Red Velvet Cake

Red velvet cake is not only pretty but also quite tasty. The buttermilk and chocolate taste is always a hit! Plus, that bright red color is perfect for fitting into a number of party themes.

red velvet cake slice
Red Velvet Cake
You won’t believe how easy it is to make this classic Red Velvet Cake recipe from scratch! This cake is so incredibly soft, tender, moist and pairs wonderfully with my tangy and sweet cream cheese frosting. With its wonderful velvety texture and fluffy frosting, you won’t be able to get enough of this irresistible cake.
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24. Almond Joy Cake

Almond Joy candy bars are reimagined with this cake recipe. Chocolate, almonds, and soft cake all come together to make a perfect dessert that tastes just like your favorite candy bar.

Almond Joy Cake
This intense almond joy cake tastes almost exactly like the candy bar. Rich, moist chocolate cake is covered with a coconut marshmallow topping and a decadent chocolate ganache.
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For over 15 years, Kasey Schwartz, the mastermind behind All Things Mamma, has been the ultimate go-to for mouthwatering family recipes. Her work has been featured on Today.com, Buzz Feed, Better Homes and Gardens, and more, making her your go-to mom next door for all things delicious and family-friendly.

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