24 Easy Cake Recipes Just Like Your Mom Used to Make

From classic vanilla sponge to decadent chocolate delights, these recipes are a delightful homage to the traditional cakes that our moms lovingly baked. We’re sure you’re going to find the perfect cake to make in this roundup.

Chocolate Courgette Cake

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This chocolate courgette cake is absolutely scrumptious! Light, fluffy and with a vanilla icing that’s out of this world, you’ll be amazed at how well courgette works when used as a cake ingredient.

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Strawberry Dump Cake

Photo Credit: The Urben Lifen

Strawberry Dump Cake comes together with layers of store-bought cake mix, strawberry pie filling, and butter. Make it dairy free, gluten free, or vegan with simple substitutions. The ultimate no fuss dessert!

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Japanese Cheesecake (Ready In 30 Minutes)

Instant Pot Japanese Cheesecake
Photo Credit: Corrie Cooks

Just 4 ingredients for a delicious cake: is it even possible? Of course, using your Instant Pot! This light and fluffy dessert can be ready in less than 30 minutes.

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Chia Seed Cake

Photo Credit: Greedy Gourmet

Make this stunning chia seed cake and indulge with a cup of afternoon coffee or tea. There is nothing better than enjoying that soft sponge with lemony flavours, with a hint of crunch from the chia seeds. Oh, and that irresistible lemon glaze just produces top results!

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The 1800’s Housewife

This delicious recipe will give you a soft, delicious gingerbread cake. One that will shock everyone and have everyone asking you how you made it.

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Pie Cake

Whoopie Pie Cake
Photo Credit: Dishes Delish

This whoopie pie cake recipe is a fun variation of those cute little pies! All that chocolatey goodness sandwiching a delicious frosting makes this a much sought-after birthday cake in our family!

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Weetabix Cake

Photo Credit: Greedy Gourmet

This Weetabix cake is an excellent choice if you want to satisfy your taste buds and still continue on your weight loss journey as the chocolate weetabix calories count is very low. Weetabix biscuits are one of the main ingredients to make this recipe. They contain a lot of health benefits, hence help make recipes weight-loss friendly… slimming world friendly. A popular choice due to the low weetabix sugar content.

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Gingerbread Spice Cake

Gingerbread Spice Cake with Mascarpone Frosting
Photo Credit: Salt In My Coffee

This gingerbread spice cake with mascarpone frosting makes a wonderful dessert for any holiday gathering, but it’s also simple enough to make any time of the year, “just because”.

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Chocolate Mug Cake

Chocolate Mug Cake
Photo Credit: The Gracious Pantry

This chocolate mug cake is the perfect dessert for one or two people. No leftovers calling you to the fridge!

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Vegan Coffee Cake

Vegan Coffee Cake
Photo Credit: Delish Knowledge

This vegan coffee cake was made for company! ‘Tis the season for entertaining, which means I’m constantly serving up my pear muffins, chocolate olive oil cake or french toast casserole for when friends and family roll into town. Incredibly moist and a thick layer of cinnamon crumble, this is the best vegan coffee cake! Easy to make and perfect for holiday celebrations, gifting, dessert and brunch.

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Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake
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Vegan Chocolate Olive Oil Cake! This incredibly moist chocolate olive oil cake is perfect for brunch and dessert.

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Apple Walnut Cake

Apple Walnut Cake
Photo Credit: Dishes Delish

This delicious apple walnut cake recipe is a family favorite for a reason. Loaded with fresh apples, cinnamon, and crunchy walnuts, this moist and flavorful cake is the perfect easy dessert. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

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Chocolate Cake

The Best Vegan Chocolate Cake
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The BEST vegan chocolate cake! Incredibly moist, this chocolate cake recipe is the best chocolate cake that just happens to be vegan. With homemade chocolate frosting, a must make for birthdays and other celebrations.

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Russian Sharlotka

Photo Credit: Lavender & Macarons

Super delicious and moist Apple Sponge Cake, also called Russian Sharlotka will become your new favorite apple dessert. It’s so easy to make, topped with a sweet and crispy almond layer which literally melts in your mouth. Give this decadent fall treat a try and it won’t disappoint!

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Strawberry Shortcake

Vegan Strawberry Shortcake
Photo Credit: Delish Knowledge

Vegan Strawberry Shortcake! If you love strawberry shortcake then you’ve gotta try this vegan version. Served with whipped coconut cream and sweet strawberries.

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Mini Chocolate Cake

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This Mini Chocolate Cake For Two With Mascarpone Cream makes a perfect little dessert for a date night or when you want to indulge in a fancy treat but no willing to spend hours in the kitchen. This cute dessert is easy to make and so incredibly delicious!

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Pina Colada Cupcakes

Pina Colada Cupcakes
Photo Credit: Binky’s Culinary Carnival

Happy Pina Colada Day! To celebrate, I thought I would make these super easy Pina Colada Cupcakes! They are so good but if you are feeding them to the kiddies, eliminate the rum!!

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Chocolate Peppermint Cake

Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cake
Photo Credit: Delish Knowledge

Who doesn’t love a beautiful bottle of wine? Or a batch of homemade gingerbread muffins? Or cookies? Or this dreamy chocolate peppermint loaf cake?

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Orange Olive Oil Cake

Vegan Orange Olive Oil Cake
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Vegan Orange Olive Oil Cake! This cake is so moist- thanks to the combo of olive oil and orange juice. Topped with fresh berries, it’s the perfect cake for spring!

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars (No-bake Style)

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
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No-Bake Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars! Lower sugar, high protein and easy to make!

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Pistachio Pudding Coffee Cake

Air Fryer Pistachio Pudding Coffee Cake
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Try this air fryer pistachio pudding coffee cake if you’re looking for new, exciting air fryer recipes. This air fryer cake with pistachio, coconut and almonds is so tasty. This easy-to-make pistachio coffee cake is made with pistachio instant pudding and other simple ingredients. It is like a Watergate cake and would be perfect for a sweet treat or for Christmas, Easter or St Patrick’s Day.

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Oatmeal Cake

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This perfectly divine and flavorful gluten-free, double-layer cinnamon oatmeal cake is topped with an easy, lightly-spiced cinnamon cream cheese frosting. It’s a popular cake frequently requested at family birthday parties!

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Orange Cake

Orange Cake
Photo Credit: This Mom Is On Fire

Everything from its appearance, baking technique, and taste will blow your mind. It’s a perfect dessert for housewarming parties, guests, or whatever special occasion. But who needs an occasion to enjoy some tasty orange cake?

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Peanut Butter Cake

Photo Credit: Spatula Desserts

This showstopper peanut butter cake is made with moist, fluffy sponge cakes and is topped with a smooth and creamy peanut butter cream cheese frosting. Equally old-fashioned and modern, this peanut butter cake is perfect for a special occasion or a casual afternoon snack. Who knew that putting peanut butter in cake could be so good?

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