Staff Picks

Hummingbird Cake Recipe

Rating: 5 stars 27
This Southern gem boasts three incredibly moist layers flavored with canned pineapple and bananas.

McLeod Farms' Fresh Peach Pound Cake

Rating: 5 stars 2
You know a peach recipe is good when it comes from peach farmers in South Carolina.

Million Dollar Pound Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 18
Our Million Dollar Pound Cake is just that good (really).

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Rating: 5 stars 5
When you're looking for a delicious layer cake that is easy to make, look no further than this Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake.

Strawberry Cheesecake Salad

Rating: 5 stars 1
This spin on strawberry cheesecake has all the flavor and none of the fuss.

Caramel-Frosted Pound Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
Crowd-pleasing pound cake tucked beneath ribbons of caramel icing.

Chocolate-Mayonnaise Cake

Rating: 5 stars 3
If you've never known the glory of a mayonnaise cake, you're in for a treat! The staple ingredient yields an ultra-moist crumb and keeps the sugar from taking over your taste buds.

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

The stunningly simple summertime treat you didn't know your party was missing.

Best Carrot Cake

Rating: 5 stars 6
Truly our best-ever carrot cake recipe, make this classic favorite for a crowd and you might not have any leftovers to bring home. We even tested our recipe against the Queen of England's carrot cake, and the Southern version won by a landslide. For more flavor, try toasting the nuts and coconut before adding them to the batter. It's important to cool the cakes completely before frosting, otherwise the frosting will just melt right off. To expedite the cooling process, you can put the cakes on their wire racks in the freezer (don't worry, it's not cheating), checking until they're thoroughly cool. This is a cake you can bake for any occasion. We recommend this cake anytime from Easter to Christmas.

Sock It To Me Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
This classic is scratch-made with simple pantry ingredients.

Coconut-Pecan Frosting

Rating: 5 stars 3
This thick, nutty frosting pairs perfectly with Mama's German Chocolate Cake.

Hummingbird Bundt Cake Recipe

Rating: 5 stars 2
The Bundt cake version of this classic Southern layer cake doesn't skimp on any of the key ingredients – including a Cream Cheese Glaze.

Inspiration and Ideas

54 Vintage Cakes from the South That Deserve a Comeback
Some of your favorite confections are older than the heirloom china on which they're served.
Glazed Buttermilk Donut Cake
Rating: 3.5 stars 15

This oversized "donut" will be the hit of any brunch gathering. Or, when topped with candles, it makes a fun and clever surprise for a donut-loving birthday boy or girl.