16 Classic Cake Recipes For Every Occasion (Including Staying In On A Friday Night)

Chocolate. Angel food. Vanilla. Coconut. No matter which cake you bake, it’s sure to stand out from the rest.


Sometimes the best recipes are the ones that keep things simple. These classic cakes cover every event, from birthdays to dinner parties and late-night cravings. From our take on a deep and delicious chocolate cake (watch how to make it below), to an airy angel food cake and a crumbly coffee cake, these are the recipes we come back to again and again. (We hope you will too.)

How to make the easiest-ever chocolate cake