are excellent, but there's something about layered cakes that make dessert feel extra special. There's more height, more room for creativity, and a heck of a lot more frosting. Whether you're a chocolate
lover, a fruit fan, or all about ombre
, check out these sky-scraping confections for your next celebration-worthy centerpiece.
Salted Nutella S’mores Cake:
Even The Great British Bake Off's
Mary Berry would love this cake's distinct layers, made especially striking by bright marshmallows and dark chocolate.
Sprinkle Ombre Cake:
As if patriotic sprinkles weren't exciting enough, BAM, rainbow layers appear when cut.
Romantic Drip Layer Cake:
See that dripping icing? You'll drool just as intensely when you smell the passionfruit filling.
Piña Colada Layer Cake:
This cake does taste like a tropical drink (rum and all), but even more delightful is its texture. The moist cake contains a creamy frosting, flakey coconut coating, and juicy pineapple on top.
If you're not a frosting wizard but want to make a show-stopping dessert, this naked cake is a handsome option. Fresh fruit and flowers are the cherry on top of the beautifully simple dessert.
Upgraded Boxed Cake:
Transform store-bought cake mix with butter, coffee, homemade frosting, or all of the above. When you get compliments that it tastes like someone's grandmother's, just nod and smile.
Floral Layer Cake:
Forgot someone's birthday? Store-bought cake and frosting look mighty fine when covered with edible flowers.
Italian Rainbow Cookie Cake:
This dense cake batter, made with almond paste and lots of butter, is lightened in flavor by intermittent layers of raspberry jam. The whole thing is assembled and frosted to look like an Italian rainbow cookie.
Lemon Lavender Champagne Cake:
Champagne lends lightness to this tart lemon cake, while lavender extract gives just the flavor you want when biting into purple frosting.
Next-Level Candy Cake:
This may not be true of everything, but when it comes to candy on cake, more is definitely more.
Pastel Confetti Cake:
Don't be intimidated by this cake's pristine layers; it's all scrumptious, store-bought simplicity.
Piecaken (Pie-Cake Hybrid):
You've heard this phrase a lot to describe food, but this time it's valid: this cake is not for the faint of heart. There is an entire pie inside of each cake layer, which must be the most insane thing to happen to dessert since cotton candy burritos.
Conversation Heart Cake:
Forget the grocery store bakery; with your own gel frosting, you can write exactly what's on your mind in a jiffy.
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