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Strawberry Jello Poke CakeLet's face it making a cake can take a lot of time and effort. But not all dessert recipes are difficult and time consuming. This collection of 26 Easy Cake Recipes is proof of that! Keep reading if you're looking for delicious cake recipes that are just as enjoyable to make as they are to eat! 


From effortless cake mix cake recipes to beyond easy upside down cakes and so much more, there are plenty of simple dessert recipes to choose from in this roundup of in-a-jiffy sweets!  Fruits, chocolate, jello and pudding: it's all featured right here in our collection of super easy recipes for cake.


These cake recipes don't require a lot of prep time and none of them feature fancy ingredients, so you don't have to worry about overly complicated baking instructions.  So if you're cooking for a party or have a large group to feed, look no further than these super-simple crowd-pleasing sweets!  Once you try one of these easy recipes for cake you'll be hooked and coming back to try out the next one!

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Easy Recipes for Cake


26 Easy Cake Recipes:
Dump Cakes, Upside Down Cakes & More

Table of Contents:

Stress-Free Dump Cake Recipes

So Simple Upside Down Cake Recipes

Nothing to It Cake Mix Cake Recipes

In a Pinch Icebox Cake Recipes

More Super Easy Cake Recipes

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Stress-Free Dump Cake Recipes


4 Ingredient Chocolate Pudding Dump Cake4-Ingredient Caramel Apple Dump Cake


4-Ingredient Chocolate Pudding Dump Cake (shown above, left) - Chocolate lovers will go crazy for this easy dump cake recipe that's budget-friendly to boot!

4-Ingredient Caramel Apple Dump Cake (shown above, right) - A tasty treat for fall that's practically effortless to make. What could be better?

Easy Hawaiian Dump Cake - A tropical twist on a super simple cake recipe. 

Black Forest Dump Cake - If you love decadent desserts, you're sure to be a fan of this beyond-easy black forest cake recipe! 

Best Easy Dump Cake Ever - Trust the name of this cake recipe; it really is one of the easiest desserts you'll ever make!

Hubby's Favorite Dump Cake (shown in collage at top of page) - When it comes to easy recipes for cake, this man-pleasing dessert makes it to the top of the list for sure.


So Simple Upside Down Cake Recipes


Banana Upside Down CakeSkillet Pineapple Upside Down Cake


Classic Pineapple Upside Down Cake - You can't go wrong with a classic, and this recipe for pineapple upside down cake is a longtime reader favorite!

Skillet Pineapple Upside Down Cake (shown above, right) - The classic upside down cake gets reinvented on the stove top with this unique recipe!

Simple Banana Upside Down Cake (shown above, left) - For a new twist on traditional upside down cakes, try this recipe for a banana-topped decadent dessert.

Cranberry Pear Upside Down Cake - You'll go nuts over this deliciously easy cake recipe! The combination of cranberry and pear is to die for.

Shortcut Tropical Upside Down Cake (shown in collage at top of page) - A box of yellow cake mix is what makes this upside down cake recipe so super simple to prepare. But no one has to know your secret shortcut!


Nothing to It Cake Mix Cake Recipes


Super Easy Puddin CakeDreamy Coconut Cream Poke Cake


Banana Split Cake Mix Cake - What could be better than a banana split for dessert? How about an entire cake recipe that tastes like the classic treat? Try this one and you'll be hooked!

Better than Sex Coconut Cake - The name says it all for this one. If you're in the market for easy recipes for cake, this one's a surefire crowd-pleaser! 

Super Easy Puddin' Cake (shown above, left) - Just one look at this decadent chocolate cake and you'll be drooling!  What are you waiting for? Grab a box of chocolate cake mix and try this amazing dessert recipe today!

Beyond Easy Orange Dream Cake - Not a fan of chocolate? There are plenty of easy cake recipes that feature other flavors, like this sweet orange creation.

Dreamy Coconut Cream Poke Cake (shown above, right) - Coconut cream instant pudding and cake mix combine to make one heavenly easy dessert recipe!

Strawberry Jello Poke Cake (shown in collage at top of page) - Poke cakes are some of the best easy recipes for cake around because they're so moist and delicious. This is one of our all-time favorites!

In a Pinch Icebox Cake Recipes


Tempting Black Forest Icebox CakeQuick and Easy Icebox Cake


Tempting Black Forest Icebox Cake (shown above, left) - Use snack cakes for the layers of your icebox cake and baking becomes so much simpler! Try this easy cake recipe and you'll see what we mean.

Devil Dog Icebox Cake - If you remember Devil Dogs from your childhood, you'll definitely love this nostalgic icebox cake recipe! 

Simply Delicious No-Bake Icebox Cake - This cake recipe is no-frills, but full of flavor! Try this simple dessert if you're short on time but still want to impress.

Quick and Easy Icebox Cake (shown above, right) - Just five simple ingredients go into this delicious no bake dessert recipe that will have you hooked at the very first bite!

Ultimate Banana Split Icebox Cake (shown in collage at top of page) - This icebox cake recipe is dangerously good. One look at the picture will show you why...

More Super Easy Cake Recipes


Strawberry Jello CakeSlow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Cake

Poor Man's Cake - Inexpensive ingredients plus five super-simple steps equals one cheap and easy cake recipe! Try this dessert if you're baking on a budget.

Simple Strawberry Jello Cake (shown above, left) - Not all cakes fit the same mold. This jello cake recipe is a bit outside the box, but is just as flavorful as your favorite traditional cake recipes.

Effortless Berry Pound Cake - Just like the name says, this tasty dessert won't require you to break a sweat in the kitchen. This is one of our favorite fruit-inspired easy recipes for cake, and soon it will be yours too!

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Cake (shown above, right) - When all of the stove burners are occupied, this slow cooker cake recipe is just what you need. It's beyond simple to whip up on a busy day!


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