Multicoloured rainbow sponge cake with white frosting, on a stand

Layer cake recipes

31 Recipes

Bake one of our spectacular layered sponges for a special occasion. Choose from rainbow and ombre cakes, chocolate tortes and more.

Rainbow cake

3.301775

(169 ratings)

A stunning celebration cake of six or seven colourful layers and cream cheese frosting - an impressive showstopper.
  • 3 hours
  • A challenge

Chocolate & caramel ombre cake

4.44643

(112 ratings)

For the ultimate indulgence look no further than Sarah Cook's four-layered chocolate-caramel extravaganza
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • More effort

Raspberry layer cake

4.79518

(83 ratings)

Try this light, creamy raspberry cake for a sweet summer treat
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • More effort

Black Forest gateau

4.36842

(76 ratings)

Impress your guests with this chocolate cherry layered cream cake - a revamped version of a retro classic
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

White & dark chocolate cake

4.41818

(55 ratings)

For big celebrations this cake is a must, four layers of moist sponge, lashings of chocolate ganache and the crunch of Maltesers
  • 1 hour
  • More effort

Strawberry & poppy seed cake

4.61905

(21 ratings)

A light vanilla sponge dotted with seeds and sandwiched with orange frosting and fresh strawberries - heavenly
  • 1 hour
  • More effort

Cookies & cream party cake

4.836065

(61 ratings)

Stack up our best ever chocolate sponges and smother in an Oreo biscuit icing to make this towering celebration cake
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • More effort

Honey & almond layer cake

4.875

(8 ratings)

April opts for the 'naked' style of decorating so the cake isn't swamped with icing, but instead delicately finished with candied almonds and Swiss meringue buttercream...
  • 3 hours
  • A challenge

Mary Berry’s orange layer cake

4.48077

(52 ratings)

The queen of baking, Mary Berry, creates a light and fruity citrus sponge with buttery frosting and a sugar glaze
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Hazelnut latte cake

3.68182

(22 ratings)

Give coffee cake the ultimate upgrade - layer with chocolate hazelnut frosting, add a creamy topping and sprinkle with crushed nuts
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • A challenge

Summer berry cake with rose geranium cream

4.5

(6 ratings)

Bakers rejoice: this summer berry cake layered with rose geranium cream is simply divine. It will make a fabulously floral centrepiece dessert at any party
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chocolate & raspberry birthday layer cake

4.653845

(26 ratings)

Who could resist our chocolate and raspberry cake? Like a Victoria sponge but better, try budget-friendly frozen raspberries for the cream
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Passion layer torte

4.666665

(3 ratings)

Get ahead for a dinner party or celebration with this indulgent, fruity cake which can be frozen for up to 2 months
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • More effort

Malted chocolate drip cake

4.92857

(14 ratings)

This layered drip cake is smothered in cream cheese icing and drizzled with a dark chocolate ganache - a stunning centrepiece for a big occasion
  • 3 hours
  • A challenge

Raspberry spice cake

4.1875

(16 ratings)

A show-stopping layer cake of moist buttermilk sponge, jam, berries and cream cheese frosting - a real centrepiece
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort

Triple chocolate & peanut butter layer cake

4.083335

(12 ratings)

Make a showstopping cake this Easter. Top chocolate sponge with peanut butter frosting, ganache drip, pretzel bark and chocolate eggs for a divine dessert
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Banana & custard drip cake

3.5

(2 ratings)

With its retro flavour combination, bold drippy icing and piles of bright confectionery, this showstopping layered cake ticks all the trend boxes
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate tiramisu cake

4.36842

(19 ratings)

This creamy chocolate and coffee layer cake has real wow factor and is ideal for a celebration
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • More effort

English rose cake

4.5

(10 ratings)

A stunning floral layer cake, flavoured with rosewater and layered up with vanilla cream, raspberry icing and crystallised petals
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • More effort

Raspberry red velvet cake

4.3

(10 ratings)

Puréed fruit imparts much of the colouring in this rosy hued cake, that combines raspberries, cocoa and a good helping of cream cheese frosting
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Sticky treacle, ginger & lime cake

4.666665

(9 ratings)

This moist and sticky layer cake tastes better the longer you leave it in the tin, so make ahead and enjoy for up to a week
  • 2 hours and 5 mins
  • Easy

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