The BEST Easy Cake Recipes that can be whipped up quickly and tastes like something you purchased from a bakery!

Looking for that perfect easy cake recipe that can be whipped up quickly but tastes like something you purchased from a bakery? I have some of the best cake recipes listed below!

You can also check out my How to Bake a Cake post for all my tips and tricks for a perfect homemade cake every time!

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The Best Easy Cake Recipes

Today I’m sharing easy cake recipes for beginners who want exceptional results with homemade cake recipes from scratch, and even some boxed cake mix recipes.

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One thing I can’t say no to is a moist cake! I love a light and fluffy cake, topped with sweet and creamy buttercream frosting. Let your cake stand out of the crowd and be the must-have dessert at any family gathering or potluck party you attend with these easy cake recipes!

Also, before we get started, learn all about conversions for recipes. Ever wonder how many cups in a quart? I got it all listed in one printable sheet for you!

Easy Cake Recipes To Dress Up The Dessert Table

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake is one of my families favorites, especially around the holidays and fall season. This is like a layer cake that is absolutely sweet, gooey, and melt in your mouth delicious.

This Heath Cake recipe is so easy to make. A moist chocolate cake topped with whipped topping, and little crumbles of Heath candy bars for the toffee crunch.

Airheads Candy Cupcakes are decorated with colorful Airhead candies. Kids especially love these sweet cupcakes. Perfect for birthdays or after school treats.

One of my favorite recipes can be made into cupcakes OR a cake – Chocolate Cupcakes (from a box mix)!

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Never underestimate the dump cake! Here is an Apple Dump Cake that is so easy to pull together for those last minute guests that come with little notice. Whip this up and have a sweet treat to slice up and serve while you visit.

Pumpkin Dump Cake is one more recipe that is one you need to add to the list. Canned pumpkin give this cake a really moist and creamy texture, add a dollop of whipped topping and you have a cake perfect for holiday parties.

Nothing beats a good Pumpkin Cupcake, add on a pumpkin spice cream cheese frosting and watch these go from outstanding to irresistibly good.

Banana Cake – This Homemade Old Fashioned Banana Cake Recipe is the most flavorful moist cake that is topped with an easy cream cheese frosting. The perfect way to use up overripe bananas!

This copycat recipe for Portillo’s chocolate cake is so easy to make, you’ll wonder why you’ve been buying it all these years! It’s decadent, chocolaty, and has a secret ingredient to make it rich and moist.

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Grab that bottle of 7Up and make a 7Up Cake that is light, airy, and is made with a boxed cake mix. No one will ever no, you dress up the boxed cake mix so well it tastes homemade.

You have never had the Best Red Velvet Cupcakes unless you have tried my recipe. These look like a bakery and taste even better than they look. Light, fluffy, and the perfect red velvet flavor paired with frosting in each bite.

Ice cream cupcakes are a unique way to serve up a cupcake. You actually pour the batter into ice cream cones. They are so good, and the perfect way to hold the cupcake with no mess. Check out my Halloween ice cream cupcakes.

A chocolate box cake mix is doctored up with a few simple ingredients and then topped with Oreo pudding, whipped topping, and Oreo cookies for the ultimate easy cake recipe in this Oreo Poke Cake.

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Here you have Coconut CreamCupcakes, with the perfect amount of flaked coconut on top. Each bite is a sweetness that soothes your sweet tooth. You use a boxed cake mix for this recipe as well, and then dress it up to transform the flavors.

Calling all carrot cake lovers! Here is a Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting that is the spiced up with flavor, and is perfect for any bake sale, birthday party, or treats for after school.

Dr. Pepper Cherry Cola cake is a classic one to make. We make this so often because the can of Cherry Dr. Pepper really adds in a nice element of lightness to the cake that can’t be found without it.

S’mores Cupcakes are the perfect summertime treat. Not only can they be enjoyed without setting up a campfire, but they’re addictive in taste as well.

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LemonDrop Cupcakes give you that citrus tang paired with the right amount of sweetness. These lemon cupcakes are a must have summer and spring cupcake for gatherings.

Old Fashioned Red Velvet Cake is one that your grandma or mom might have made. A no-fail tried and true red velvet cake recipe. This recipe is a great addition for your Valentine’s Day dessert.

Have you ever had a Hummingbird Cake? This cake has pineapple, bananas, spices, nuts, and more that is layered in a cream cheese frosting. A really traditional cake recipe.

This Rainbow Layer Cake is a wonderful birthday cake idea. Each layer is a bright and bold color that is layered with creamy and flavorful frosting. Slice into it for a delicious cake that will win over kids everywhere.

This vintage cake – Coconut Cream Cake – uses a box cake mix as the base – to keep it easy! It is then filled with cream of coconut and topped with Cool Whip and sweetened shredded coconut.

Ooey Gooey Butter Cake! This sweet treat made from a box cake mix is a classic dessert made popular by Paula Deen but originated in St. Louis – made with just a few ingredients, it’s one of the easiest cake recipes around!

This Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake is the most delicious and easy dump cake recipe you’ll ever try! Made with only 4-ingredients – just dump all the ingredients into a baking pan, bake and eat!

This homemade peanut butter cake is the perfect combination of two favorites: cake and peanut butter. The rich, creamy peanut butter is baked directly into the cake layer and in the frosting too, creating a dense yet moist treat that is sure to please peanut butter lovers. 

And don’t forget – if you need an easy cake already made for you that you decorate, Costco has amazing options!

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You’re going to love the flavor of this Blueberry Bundt Cake. It’s such a great summertime cake to whip up and share with all your family and friends!

If you love the flavor of Snickers, don’t miss out on this Snickers Poke Cake. Being able to have that candy bar flavor with cake literally the best!

Dump cakes are the best and the fresh sweet peach flavor in this Peach Dump Cake will have your tastebuds dancing with love! Top with a little bit of whipped cream and that’s all you need.

Calling all strawberry fans! You’re going to love how moist this Strawberry Dump Cake is! It’s one of the easiest cakes to make for feeding a crowd. One of my favorite summertime cakes.

Crescent Roll Cheesecake is so easy! This recipe replaces the graham cracker crust with buttery crescent rolls. Not only is there one layer of crescent rolls as the base of this cheesecake, but there is a second layer of flakey dough on top of the cheesecake. 

A small bite of poke cake is being removed from the slice with a metal fork.

Use that jello mix that’s been taking up room in your cabinet and add it to this cake mixture! This poke cake with jello mix is a fast and easy dessert with loads of flavor. Don’t miss out on this Strawberry Jello Poke Cake.

Love the thought of a pudding cake? Use a pudding mix and make this Banana Pudding Poke Cake! So much delicious banana flavor!

Put this easy candy bar cake on your radar! The sweet flavor of the candy bar combined with the fluffy cake is perfection. Give this Heath Bar Cake a try!

I’m a huge fan of pound cake because it’s so good on its own! The dense texture that is perfectly moist just calls my name. I love this Pound Cake with Fruit and Whipped Cream recipe.

Did you ever have Sara Lee pound cake growing up? Though it comes in a package, I still have nostalgia for it! But, I really love a fresh pound cake. And while a from-scratch pound cake is great, using a cake mix makes things so easy, all while keeping that homemade, fresh-baked taste with this Pound Cake From A Box Cake Mix!

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The coconut flavoring is strong and wonderful in this Coconut Tres Leches Cake. It has so many complex flavors while being easy and simple to make.

Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake is cherry pie filling is topped with devil’s food cake mix and butter for a sweet treat that’s one part cake, one part cobbler, and two parts irresistible.

If you’re looking for an easy recipe, check out this Hummingbird Cake Recipe! It’s a classic cake recipe and one that is simple and easy to make!

The flavor of this Tiramisu Cake is one that you’re not going to want to miss out on!

Wait until you try this Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake!  It literally has just four simple ingredients needed!

This Apple Dump Cake just might be my new favorite dessert!

You’ll love having a slice of this Lemon Pound Cake Recipe! Perfect for brunch!

Everyone will agree that this Ooey Gooey Butter Cake is one that they’re going to want to have again very, very soon!

Check out these tips on the best ways to cut a cake!


How do you store leftover cake?

To keep the cake as fresh as possible, you need to make sure that you store it in an airtight container. Some cakes have to be kept in the fridge, while others can be left at room temperature. It just depends on the ingredients and the frosting as to how you have to store it.

How do I know when the cake is done baking?

The easiest way to check and see if a cake is done baking is to stick a clean toothpick into the center of the baked cake. If the cake is done, the toothpick will come out clean!

Why is my cake cracking on top?

If you notice that your cake is cracking, this might mean that you overbaked your cake. Follow the baking directions so that it doesn’t dry out.

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About Kasey Schwartz

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, Buzz Feed, Better Homes and Gardens, and more, making her your go-to mom next door for all things delicious and family-friendly.


  1. vin lookup says:

    The secret to making your cake is very helpful to me. I have learned a lot from your tips. Thanks very much.

  2. I will definitely keep your blog and especially this page and I will definitely try to prepare cakes by all these recipes! Your recipes are very original, I was impressed with Dr. Pepper Cherry Cola cake. My family is very fond of Coke and Pepsi, so I think Dr. Pepper Cherry Cola cake will really please them. Thank you for your originality, creativity and interesting ideas! I will definitely peep into more often 🙂

    1. JustineLee says:

      So glad you enjoyed reading these recipes! Can’t wait for you to try them 🙂

      -From the All Things Mamma Team


    Cannot find your recipe for Pineapple Orange Pound Cake, as shown on the box of Pineapple Cake Mix.

    1. I don’t have that recipe. I’m sorry! Here’s one on the internet –

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