5 Great Cakes to Make Yourself

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Cake baking isn’t rocket science. Our grandmothers didn’t even use recipes. Here are 5 great cakes YOU CAN make.

5 Great Cakes You Can Make Yourself - Cake baking isn't rocket science. Our grandmothers didn't even use recipes. Here are 5 great cakes YOU CAN make.

I remember one of my early mommy daze traditions was to make a cake every week. Back then, we rarely had dessert, so it was a special treat for Friday nights. We would watch a VHS tape (cough) on our 12-inch screen.

And we were totally happy.

Cake and a movie still makes us happy. Making one from scratch is pretty economical and I get to control the ingredients, something super important with a nut allergy in our family.

Personally, I prefer pie, but my family favors cake. So I let them eat cake. And you can, too. Try out one of these five delicious cake recipes.

If a mix is more your style, go for it. Just scroll down to the end for the homemade buttercream frosting that you have to make!

Lemon Blueberry Icebox Cake

5 Great Cakes You Can Make Yourself - Cake baking isn't rocket science. Our grandmothers didn't even use recipes. Here are 5 great cakes YOU CAN make.
Five ingredients combine to create what I like to call heaven on a plate. Make this with late season blueberries, if available, or your other favorite fresh fruit.

A Frozen Cake (really, it is)

5 Great Cakes You Can Make Yourself - Cake baking isn't rocket science. Our grandmothers didn't even use recipes. Here are 5 great cakes YOU CAN make.
This cake is deliciously frozen with brownie and vanilla ice cream layers and topped with sweetened whipped cream. A perfect frozen landscape for Anna and Elsa.

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake

5 Great Cakes You Can Make Yourself - Cake baking isn't rocket science. Our grandmothers didn't even use recipes. Here are 5 great cakes YOU CAN make.
Enter fall in style with this Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake. It’s great for dessert, and even better for breakfast the next day. Ask me how I know.

Spiced Pumpkin Bundt Cake

5 Great Cakes You Can Make Yourself - Cake baking isn't rocket science. Our grandmothers didn't even use recipes. Here are 5 great cakes YOU CAN make.
If cheesecake isn’t your thing, try this Spiced Pumpkin Cake with Maple Glaze instead. Tastes like fall!

Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

5 Great Cakes You Can Make Yourself - Cake baking isn't rocket science. Our grandmothers didn't even use recipes. Here are 5 great cakes YOU CAN make.
Got some really ripe bananas? Don’t let them go to waste. Make these banana cupcakes instead. You won’t regret it.

Don’t forget a homemade buttercream!

5 Great Cakes You Can Make Yourself - Cake baking isn't rocket science. Our grandmothers didn't even use recipes. Here are 5 great cakes YOU CAN make.
If a mix is your go-to cake recipe, well, you go, girl. But, please, use homemade buttercream frosting. It doesn’t take more time than mixing up your cake batter. It will really make the cake! I promise.

Try these easy recipes:

What’s your favorite cake to make yourself?

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  1. Wow, you always deliver! Just this evening I was thinking, I need a fall bundt cake recipe. Sold!