16 Classic Cake Recipes For Every Occasion

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

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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 (no judgement). From our take on a deep and delicious chocolate cake (watch how to make it below), to an airy angel food cake, an Insta-worthy ombre layer cake and a crumbly coffee cake, these are the recipes we come back to again and again.