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Easy-to-make Cake Recipes

Truly Fabulous Recipes for Easy-to-make Cakes

Homemade cakes have a unique flavor and texture that most ready-made cakes do not have. Here are a few recipes that you can try at home.
Girija Shinde
Last Updated: Mar 7, 2018
Cakes are the main attraction at almost all parties. And so, it is a must for the cake to be perfect looking as well as delicious. People avoid baking cakes at home because of the long duration of time one needs to invest in, to prepare the cake. However, there are a few cake recipes that can be prepared easily with basic ingredients.
#1: Chocolate Cake
Ingredients for Cake
  • ¾ cup, cocoa
  • 1 cup, boiling water
  • 1¾ cup, all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ teaspoons, baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon, salt
  • 2 teaspoons, vanilla extract
  • 1½ teaspoons, baking powder
  • 1 cup, milk
  • ½ cup, vegetable oil
  • 2 cups, sugar
Ingredients for Frosting
  • 1 teaspoon, vanilla extract
  • 3 cups, powdered sugar
  • ⅓ cup, milk
  • ½ cup, butter or margarine
  • 2/3 cup, cocoa
Preheat the oven to 350 ºF. Flour and lightly grease two 9-inch round baking pans. Take a large bowl and add in the cocoa, sugar, baking powder, salt, flour, and baking soda, and mix well. Then, add the oil, milk, eggs, and vanilla. Again, blend well and then beat on the mixer on medium speed for about 2 minutes.
After 2 minutes, stir in the boiling water and pour the batter into prepared pans. Bake for about 30-35 minutes, and when well baked, let it cool for about 10 minutes in the pan and then move to wire racks. Only when completely cooled, use the frosting recipe given below.
For frosting, take a bowl and melt the butter in it. When the butter melts, add in the sugar and milk, beat well. After beating, if it is not to the spreading consistency, add more milk. When done, add in vanilla, mix well again.
#2: Lemony Sponge Cake
  • ½ teaspoon, cream of tartar
  • 1 cup, white sugar
  • ¼ cup, water
  • 1 teaspoon, lemon extract
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon, lemon zest
  • 1 cup, cake flour
  • ¼ teaspoon, salt
First, separate the eggs, then beat the egg yolk, until it turns dark yellow in color and very thick in consistency. Add in sugar, lemon rind, lemon extract, and water. Beat well and add flour. Take another bowl and beat the egg white in it, until frothy. When frothy, add the salt and cream of tartar in it. Mix well, until egg white is stiff, make sure that it does not become dry. Add this mixture to the yolk mixture, beat well and then pour the mixture into a non-greased tube pan which measures 9-inch. Bake at 165 ºF for about 60 minutes.
#3: Ice-Cream Cake
  • ½ cup, sour cream
  • 1 pint, ice cream (softened)
  • ½ cup, caramel ice-cream topping
  • 1 cup, sugar
  • 1 tablespoon, baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon, salt
  • ¼ cup, heavy cream
  • ¼ cup, canola oil
  • ½ cup, chopped nuts
  • 2 eggs
  • 2¼ cups, all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup, butter
Preheat the oven to 350 ºF and grease a 13×9-inches pan. Heat the butter until it completely melts, remove from the heat. Add in eggs, flour, ice-cream, sugar, salt, heavy cream, baking powder, and canola oil. Mix well, pour this mixture into the prepared pan and bake for about 30-35 minutes. Add nuts, sour cream, and topping and pour over warm cake.
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