Staff Picks

Hummingbird Cake Recipe

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

Million Dollar Pound Cake

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

Caramel-Frosted Pound Cake

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

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: 5 stars 2
This classic is scratch-made with simple pantry ingredients.

Two-Step Pound Cake

Rating: 5 stars 1
There's a reason pound cakes have become synonymous with the South: They're easy and oh-so-good. You won't need to spend hours in the kitchen to make this delightful dessert that just so happens to double as a breakfast food. As long as you have a heavy-duty stand mixer with a 4-qt. bowl and paddle attachment you'll be well on your way to a fantastic pound cake in record time.

Strawberry Shortcake Sheet Cake

Rating: 5 stars 3
Not much effort is needed for this pretty (and delicious) dessert.

Coconut-Pecan Frosting

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

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Rating: 4 stars 7
Perfect for your book club, that new mom next door, or a holiday brunch.

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars 5
We would have never thought it possible, but we just made pound cake even more indulgent and delicious than ever.

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.

Wacky Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 9
This old-school chocolate cake is still impressing everyone today.

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.
Gooey Butter Cake

A cake so easy that it's nearly impossible to mess up.