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Layer cake recipes

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

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  • Rainbow cake

    Rainbow layer cake

    A star rating of 3.3 out of 5.191 ratings

    A stunning celebration cake of six or seven colourful layers with soft cheese frosting – an impressive showstopper

  • Chocolate & caramel layer cake

    Chocolate & caramel ombre cake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.112 ratings

    For the ultimate indulgence look no further than Sarah Cook's four-layered chocolate-caramel extravaganza

  • Raspberry layer cake

    Raspberry layer cake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.87 ratings

    Try this light, creamy raspberry cake for a sweet summer treat

  • Black Forest gateau

    Black Forest gateau

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.99 ratings

    Impress your guests with this chocolate cherry layered cream cake - a revamped version of a retro classic.

  • White & dark chocolate cake

    White & dark chocolate cake

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.57 ratings

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

  • Strawberry & poppy seed cake

    Strawberry & poppy seed cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.22 ratings

    A light vanilla sponge dotted with seeds and sandwiched with orange frosting and fresh strawberries - heavenly

  • Cookies & cream party cake

    Cookies & cream party cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.72 ratings

    Stack up our best ever chocolate sponges and smother in an Oreo biscuit icing to make this towering celebration cake

  • Honey & almond layer cake

    Honey & almond layer cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.9 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

  • Mary Berry’s orange layer cake

    Mary Berry’s orange layer cake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.58 ratings

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

  • Utterly nutterly caramel layer cake

    Utterly nutterly caramel layer cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.13 ratings

    The toffee nut topping gives this sponge the edge- we used Brazil nuts, hazelnut, pecans and almonds

  • Chocolate layer cake with passion fruit icing

    Chocolate layer cake with passion fruit icing

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.5 ratings

    Great British Bake Off winner Jo Wheatley shares her never-fail sponge recipe in this layered cake with a zingy butter icing

  • Hazelnut latte cake

    Hazelnut latte cake

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.28 ratings

    Give coffee cake the ultimate upgrade - layer with chocolate hazelnut frosting, add a creamy topping and sprinkle with crushed nuts

  • Summer berry cake with rose geranium cream served on a cake stand

    Summer berry cake with rose geranium cream

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 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

  • Chocolate & raspberry birthday layer cake served on a cake stand

    Chocolate & raspberry birthday layer cake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.70 ratings

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

  • Passion layer torte

    Passion layer torte

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Get ahead for a dinner party or celebration with this indulgent, fruity cake which can be frozen for up to 2 months

  • Malted chocolate drizzle & honeycomb cake

    Chocolate drip cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.19 ratings

    This malted drip cake is smothered in cream cheese icing and drizzled with a dark chocolate ganache – a stunning multi-layered centrepiece for a big occasion

  • Raspberry spice cake

    Raspberry spice cake

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.17 ratings

    A show-stopping layer cake of moist buttermilk sponge, jam, berries and cream cheese frosting - a real centrepiece

  • Triple chocolate & peanut butter layer cake

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.22 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

  • Banana & custard cake

    Banana & custard drip cake

    A star rating of 3.3 out of 5.4 ratings

    With its retro flavour combination, bold drippy icing and piles of bright confectionery, this showstopping layered cake ticks all the trend boxes

  • Chocolate tiramisu cake

    Chocolate tiramisu cake

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.24 ratings

    This creamy chocolate and coffee layer cake has real wow factor and is ideal for a celebration

  • English rose cake

    English rose cake

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.12 ratings

    A stunning floral layer cake, flavoured with rosewater and layered up with vanilla cream, raspberry icing and crystallised petals

  • Raspberry red velvet cake

    Raspberry red velvet cake

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.12 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

  • Sticky treacle, ginger & lime cake

    Sticky treacle, ginger & lime cake

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.11 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

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