American cake recipes (129)

Browse our collection of traditional American cakes - from red velvet cake and pound cake to hummingbird cake and baked cheesecake. Perfect recipes for birthday or special occasion cakes.

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5 reviews
 
2hr

Impress your friends with this Hummingbird Cake - a recipe that has been passed down through many generations, originating in the American South. If desired, crush additional nuts and press them into the sides of the frosting, and put sliced glace cherries on top.

Recipe by: MARBALET

 
70 reviews
 
1hr30min

Pecans add a lovely crunch to this delcious carrot cake but feel free to leave them out if you don't like nuts. The cream cheese icing is what takes this classic carrot cake to the next level!

Recipe by: Tammy Elliott

 
6 reviews
 
50min

A fun cake for birthdays or a cake sale that looks beautiful. This is a lovely change from the norm.

Recipe by: Julie Dugas

 
6 reviews
 
1hr55min

This traditional American cake is buttery, sweet and delicious, with the buttermilk ensuring it comes out fantastically moist. This is a great base recipe to use if you are icing a layer cake, or to use in a trifle. Of course, it is delicious as is! Tip: you can use two 20cm or two 23cm round cake tins instead of the tube cake tin. Adjust baking time accordingly.

Recipe by: Cathy

 
9 reviews
 
1hr25min

Bundt cakes are American cakes named after the Bundt tins in which they are baked. The original Bundt cake tin was produced by a small company in the States, where they are still made today. If you have a Bundt tin and want a chocolate cake - this is your recipe!

Recipe by: Emely Habibe-Croes

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