The BEST Easy Cake Recipes — Whether it’s a birthday cake, anniversary cake, or a just-because cake, you’ll find the perfect EASY cake to make here!! Only the BEST easy cake recipes, including chocolate, fruity, pumpkin, red velvet, and more!!

35 BEST Easy Cakes - Whether it's a birthday cake, anniversary cake, or a just-because cake, you'll find the perfect EASY cake here!! Only the BEST recipes including chocolate, fruity, pumpkin, red velvet, and more!!

Super Easy Cake Recipes

If you’re looking for a birthday cake, anniversary cake, holiday cake, chocolate cake, fruity cake, pumpkin cake, icebox cake, or a just because you’re craving cake kind of cake, these 35+ cakes have you covered.

There’s a mixture of 100% from scratch cakes and some doctored up cake mix cakes. They’re all easy, they’re all delicious, and there’s something for everyone here.

I’ve grouped the easy cake recipes below by category in the following order: chocolate cakes, peanut butter cakes, fruity cakes, pumpkin cakes, red velvet cakes, coffee cakes, spice cakes, vanilla cakes, and icebox cakes. I know, it’s a lot of cake recipes! 

Each and every one of these are such easy cakes to make, and these are some of the most popular recipes on my blog. If you try one of these easy cake recipes for yourself, please leave me a comment letting me know how it turned out! And if you need even MORE easy cake recipes after scrolling through this post, you can check out all of my cake recipes here

Easy Chocolate Cake Recipes

The Best Triple Chocolate Layer Cake — Rich, intense, and everything you crave in decadent chocolate cake! Along with tender chocolate cake there’s chocolate cream cheese frosting, chocolate chips, and melted chocolate!

The Best Triple Chocolate Layer Cake - Rich, intense, and everything you crave in DECADENT chocolate cake!! Along with tender chocolate cake there's chocolate cream cheese frosting, chocolate chips, and melted chocolate!!

Triple Chocolate Cherry Cake — An extremely moist, rich cake that’s so easy and studded with cherries! The frosting is silky smooth and my new favorite chocolate frosting! A 10 out of 10 showstopper!

Triple Chocolate Cherry Cake - An extremely moist, rich cake that's so EASY and studded with CHERRIES!! The frosting is silky smooth and my new FAVORITE chocolate frosting!! A 10 out of 10 showstopper!!

Coca-Cola Cake – One cake of Coke in the cake and another can of Coke in the frosting! Easy no-mixer cake that’s supremely moist! Tastes like a Texas sheet cake spiked with Coke!

Coca-Cola Cake - One cake of Coke in the cake and another can of Coke in the frosting!! EASY no-mixer cake that's supremely moist! Tastes like a Texas sheet cake spiked with Coke!!

The Best Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Ganache – One of the best chocolate cakes I’ve ever had and the easiest to make! Nothing fussy or complicated and delivers amazing results every time!

The Best Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Ganache slice on a white plate

The Best and Easiest Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes — One bowl, no mixer, so easy! The warm, gooey, fudgy chocolate lava cake center is heavenly! Better than any restaurant versions! Best chocolate cake EVER!!

The Best Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Ganache in a white bowl

Turtle Chocolate Poke Cake – The flavor of the famous candy in a decadent chocolate cake with tons of caramel and pecans! Easy, super soft and moist, and a crowd favorite!

Turtle Chocolate Poke Cake - The flavor of the famous candy in a decadent chocolate cake with tons of CARAMEL and pecans!! Easy, super soft and moist, and a crowd FAVORITE! One of the BEST CAKES ever!!

Better-Than-Anything Chocolate Cake – Worthy of its name and one of the best cakes you will ever eat! Doesn’t get any better than chocolate, caramel, whipped topping, and candy in an easy, no-mixer cake!

Better-Than-Anything Chocolate Cake - Worthy of its name and one of the BEST cakes you will EVER eat!! Doesn't get any better than chocolate, caramel, whipped topping, and candy in an easy, no-mixer cake!! A must-make!!

Cookies and Cream Bundt Cake — Extremely easy white cake that’s loaded with Oreos, decadent vanilla frosting, and sprinkled with more Oreos! A partytime favorite!

Cookies and Cream Bundt Cake - Extremely EASY white cake that's LOADED with Oreos, decadent vanilla frosting, and sprinkled with MORE Oreos!! A partytime favorite!!

Easy Peanut Butter Cake Recipes

Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Layer Cake — Soft yellow cake with Nutter Butters baked in and sprinkled on top! The peanut butter frosting is rich, creamy, and decadent! Peanut butter fans will love this cake!

Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Layer Cake - Soft yellow cake with Nutter Butters baked in AND sprinkled on top!! The peanut butter FROSTING is rich, creamy, and decadent! Peanut butter fans will LOVE this cake!!

Better-Than-Anything Peanut Butter Cake – A peanut butter lovers dream: PB, PB chips, and PB cups! An easy, no-mixer poke cake that’s drenched with caramel to keep it super moist! Lives up to it’s name and tastes amazing!

Better-Than-Anything Peanut Butter Cake - A peanut butter lovers dream: PB, PB chips, and PB cups!! An easy, no-mixer poke cake that's drenched with caramel to keep it super moist! Lives up to it's name and tastes AMAZING!!

Peanut Butter Honey Buttermilk Cake with Chocolate-Peanut Butter Streusel – Soft, fluffy peanut butter cake with big streusel pieces make this easy cake the first to disappear at parties!

Peanut Butter Honey Buttermilk Cake with Chocolate-Peanut Butter Streusel averiecooks.com

Easy Fruity Cake Recipes

Strawberry Layer Cake with Strawberry Frosting — Soft, tender cake loaded with fresh strawberries and a sweet strawberry frosting! An easy layer cake that’s perfect for parties! Strawberry fans will love it!

Strawberry Layer Cake with Strawberry Frosting - Soft, tender cake loaded with FRESH strawberries and a sweet strawberry frosting!! An EASY layer cake that's perfect for parties! Strawberry fans will LOVE IT!!

Lemon Buttermilk Cake with Lemon Glaze — An easy buttermilk cake with big lemon flavor!! Soft, fluffy, and foolproof if you like puckering up!!

Slice of Lemon Buttermilk Cake with Lemon Glaze with bite taken out

The Best Pineapple Upside-Down Cake — So soft, moist, and really is The Best! A cheery, happy cake that’s sure to put a smile on anyone’s face!

The Best Pineapple Upside-Down Cake - So soft, moist & really is The Best! A cheery, happy cake that's sure to put a smile on anyone's face!

Upside-Down Banana Bread Cake — Don’t settle for making another loaf of plain banana bread when you can have caramelized banana slices on top of soft banana cake! A decadent spin on banana bread! The best use for your ripe bananas!

Upside-Down Banana Bread Cake - Don't settle for making another loaf of plain banana bread when you can have caramelized banana slices on top of soft banana cake!! A decadent spin on banana bread! The BEST use for your ripe bananas!!

Orange Crush Poke Cake — Bold Orange Crush flavor in this easy cake that’s super moist and light! The kid in all of us will love this orange tie-dyed cake!

Orange Crush Poke Cake - Bold Orange Crush flavor in this EASY cake that's super moist and light!! The kid in all of us will LOVE this orange tie-dyed cake!!

Hummingbird Cake – A super SOFT and moist cake with bananas, pineapple, coconut, cream cheese frosting, and pecans!! Makes a huge cake that’ll feed a crowd!

A slice of Hummingbird Cake on a white plate

Strawberries and Cream Poke Cake – A fast, easy, foolproof cake that looks tie-dyed from the strawberry streaks! Super moist yet light and perfect for spring and summer parties!!

Strawberries and Cream Poke Cake - A fast, EASY, foolproof cake that looks tie-dyed from the strawberry streaks!! Super moist yet light and perfect for spring and summer parties!!

Pineapple Poke Cake with Pineapple Glaze — Fast, easy, one-bowl, no mixer, from-scratch cake that’s easier than a mix! The glaze soaks into every inch and you’ll be in juicy pineapple heaven!

Pineapple Poke Cake with Pineapple Glaze - Fast, easy, one-bowl, no mixer, from-scratch cake that's easier than a mix! The glaze soaks into every inch and you'll be in juicy pineapple HEAVEN!!

Olive Oil Orange Cake — A super soft and moist cake that’s made with olive oil!! Orange zest, orange juice, and Gran Marnier add tons of AMAZING orange flavor to this easy, no-mixer cake that’s unique, refined, and INCREDIBLE!!

A slice of olive oil orange cake on a white plate

Easy Pumpkin Cake Recipes

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake — This soft and moist pumpkin cake is loaded with chocolate in every bite!! An EASY one-bowl fall dessert that’s perfect for impromptu entertaining or anytime a pumpkin craving strikes!! 

A piece of Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake on a white plate

Pumpkin Caramel Poke Cake — Easy and the best pumpkin cake ever! Two kinds of caramel sauce, toffee bits, chocolate chips, whipped topping and more! A total winner you must make!

Pumpkin Caramel Poke Cake - Easy and the BEST PUMPKIN CAKE ever!! Two kinds of CARAMEL sauce, TOFFEE bits, CHOCOLATE CHIPS, whipped topping and more!! A total WINNER you must make!!

Easy Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting – Soft, moist, and bursting with pumpkin flavor! You’ll want the frosting by the spoonful!! (who needs the cake when there’s luscious cream cheese frosting!)

Easy Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting - Soft, moist, and bursting with pumpkin flavor! You'll want the frosting by the spoonful!! (who needs the cake when there's luscious cream cheese frosting!)

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake with Chocolate Ganache – One of my favorite cakes of ALL TIME! A must-make!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Soft Vegan Pumpkin Cake with Pumpkin Spice Buttercream Frosting – Fast, easy cake you’ll never guess is vegan!

Soft Vegan Pumpkin Cake with Pumpkin Spice Buttercream Frosting - Fast, easy cake you'll never guess is vegan. Recipe at averiecooks.com

Easy Red Velvet Cake Recipes

Red Velvet Poke Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting — If you like red velvet, you’re going to love this easy cake! Super soft, moist, topped with luscious cream cheese frosting and chocolate chips! Perfect for holidays and special events!

Red Velvet Poke Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting - If you like red velvet, you're going to LOVE this EASY cake!! Super soft, moist, topped with luscious cream cheese frosting and chocolate chips! Perfect for holidays and special events!!

Easy Coffee Cake Recipes

Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake — An EASY, no-mixer cake studded with juicy blueberries and topped with big buttery streusel nuggets that are just SO GOOD!! Not overly sweet and PERFECT with a cup of coffee for breakfast, brunch, or a snack!!

Overhead shot of Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake on a white paper

Buttery Crumb Coffee Cake — A soft, fluffy cake with cinnamon-brown sugar streusel crumbs and a perfectly sweet glaze! An easy coffee cake that’s perfect for brunch, holidays, or anytime you’re craving cake!

Buttery Crumb Coffee Cake - A soft, fluffy cake with cinnamon-brown sugar streusel CRUMBS and a perfectly sweet glaze!! An easy coffee cake that's perfect for brunch, holidays, or anytime you're CRAVING cake!!

Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze – The great taste of cinnamon rolls, minus any of the waiting or work!

Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze on a glass pedestal

Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake – A cinnamon-sugar filling runs through the center of this soft, buttery cake that’s also coated with cinnamon-sugar! Everyone loves this easy cake that tastes like snickerdoodle cookies!

Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake - A cinnamon-sugar filling runs through the center of this soft, buttery cake that's also coated with cinnamon-sugar!! Everyone loves this easy cake that tastes like snickerdoodle cookies!!

Pumpkin Crumb Coffee Cake — A FAST and EASY no-mixer pumpkin coffee cake with rich pumpkin flavor!! Super soft, tender, and topped with the BEST crumble topping that you’ll fall in love with!

A piece of Pumpkin Crumb Coffee Cake on a white plate

Glazed Cinnamon Roll Cake — The flavor of cinnamon rolls in a soft, tender, easy cake! One bowl, no mixer, and you’re going to love the tangy-sweet glaze!

Glazed Cinnamon Roll Cake - The flavor of cinnamon rolls in a soft, tender, EASY cake!! One bowl, no mixer, and you're going to love the tangy-sweet GLAZE!!

Sweet Cream Vanilla Coffee Cake – You’ll never guess what special ingredient keeps this fast and easy cake so soft and moist!

Sweet Cream Vanilla Coffee Cake - You'll never guess what special ingredient keeps this fast & easy cake so soft and moist!

Easy Spice Cake Recipes

Toffee Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Caramel Frosting — An easy, soft, and fluffy spice cake with toffee bits inside and on top! The frosting is amazing and takes this cake over the top!

Toffee Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Caramel Frosting - An EASY, soft, and fluffy spice cake with toffee bits inside and on top!! The frosting is AMAZING and takes this cake over the top!!

Spiced Apple and Banana Bundt Cake with Vanilla Caramel Glaze – Apple cake meets banana bread with a to-die-for glaze! Best.ever.

Spiced Apple and Banana Bundt Cake with Vanilla Caramel Glaze - Apple cake meets banana bread with a to-die-for glaze! Best.ever.

Apple Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting — An EASY, one-bowl, no-mixer apple cake that’s to-die-for!! Loaded with juicy apples in every bite, perfectly spiced, and topped with tangy cream cheese frosting! So DELISH!!

A slice of Apple Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting on a white plate

Easy White, Yellow, & Vanilla Cake Recipes

Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Bean Browned Butter Glaze – You won’t miss chocolate at all after trying this cake! The glaze is just heavenly!

Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Bean Browned Butter Glaze - You won't miss chocolate at all after trying this cake! The glaze is just heavenly!!!

Caramel Coconut Poke Cake — An incredibly EASY and super moist cake thanks to a creamy caramel mixture that’s poked into the cake!! Topped with crispy toasted coconut, this cake is a DELISH winner!!

A piece of Caramel Coconut Poke Cake on a white plate

Easy Homemade Funfetti Cake with Vanilla Buttercream — Move over, store-bought cake mix! This easy cake only takes minutes to make and tastes wayyyy better!!

Easy Homemade Funfetti Cake - Move over storebought cake mix!! This easy cake only takes minutes to make and tastes wayyyy better!!

Easy Glazed Pound Cake — Finally a homemade pound cake that isn’t dry!! This EASY, buttery, velvety pound cake will be the star of your next party or celebration!

Easy Glazed Pound Cake on a glass plate

White Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake – A fast, EASY, no-mixer cake that’s soft, fluffy, tender, and just melts in your mouth!! The white chocolate twist on a traditional Texas chocolate sheet cake is DELISH!

A slice of White Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake on a white plate

Caramel Cream Poke Cake — A creamy caramel mixture soaks into soft yellow cake before being topped with whipped cream and more caramel! An easy cake that’s a guaranteed winner especially with caramel lovers!

Caramel Cream Poke Cake - A creamy caramel mixture soaks into soft yellow cake before being topped with whipped cream and more CARAMEL!! An easy cake that's a guaranteed WINNER especially with caramel lovers!!

The Best Tres Leches Cake – Soft, tender, and soaked with three milks! It just melts in your mouth and it’s the BEST tres leches cake ever! You need to try this amazing cake!

The Best Tres Leches Cake - Soft, tender, and soaked with three milks! It just melts in your mouth and it's the BEST tres leches cake ever!! You need to try this AMAZING cake!!

Easy Icebox Cake Recipes

Chocolate Candy Bar Icebox Cake — Easy frozen dessert with graham crackers, chocolate pudding, whipped topping, chocolate chips, peanut butter cups and Snickers! Perfect for when you don’t want to turn on your oven!

Chocolate Candy Bar Icebox Cake - Easy frozen dessert with graham crackers, chocolate pudding, whipped topping, chocolate chips, PEANUT BUTTER CUPS and SNICKERS!! Perfect for when you don't want to turn on your oven!!

Boston Cream Icebox Cake – Boston cream pie meets an eclair in an easy no-mixer, no-bake dessert! Vanilla pudding, whipped topping, graham crackers, and lots of chocolate! Perfect for parties or anytime you don’t want to turn on your oven!

 

Boston Cream Icebox Cake - Boston cream PIE meets an ECLAIR in an easy no-mixer, no-bake dessert!! Vanilla pudding, whipped topping, graham crackers, and lots of chocolate! Perfect for parties or anytime you don't want to turn on your oven!!

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