Quick and Easy Cake Recipes

When you need a quick and easy dessert, these recipes for microwave cakes, picnic cakes, coffee cakes, and easy beginner cakes are sure to delight.

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Easy Lemon Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 163
I got this recipe from my mother-in-law years ago, and it has always been a family favorite. It is real good for potlucks as it is served right out of the pan.
By Allrecipes Member

Easy Platz (Coffee Cake)

Rating: 4.5 stars 135
A delicious light fruit cake, to go with a good cup of Java! Or serve as a dessert!

Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 1798
Make an individual-size dessert using this decadent recipe for microwave chocolate mug cake.

Quick Sunshine Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 146
This recipe was given to me by a friend with whom I exchange recipes. It is so moist and good. Being a nurse, I am always looking for quick easy recipes.
By Dmarcks

What Is Old-Fashioned Pudding Cake?

Served up warm from the oven, this nostalgic cake makes its own pudding-like sauce to warm souls and bellies, just like grandma intended.
By Amy Barnes

Easy Rum Cake

Rating: 5 stars 308
This is an easy recipe for a rum-soaked cake filled with walnuts and a rum glaze.
By Mariann

Quick Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 86
A quick chocolate cake also known as Wacky Cake. It has no eggs or milk, and is mixed in the same pan it's baked in.
By Honda

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By Vanessa Greaves

Cheese Cake Cups

Rating: 4.5 stars 411
Very easy recipe that can be made with kids. Top with chocolate chips or cherry pie filling, if you like.

Easy Bake Oven Cake Mix

Rating: 4 stars 11
Easy Bake Oven cake mix recipe

Plum Cake

Rating: 4 stars 68
This is a great cake for those who find the usual cakes too filling. This is great for entertaining as well as for the family. If this cake stays more than 24 hours, it should be kept refrigerated.
By Allrecipes Member

Easy Yogurt Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 22
This is an easy yogurt cake that uses the yogurt container to measure all of the ingredients. It's ready in under an hour and the perfect not-too-sweet snack or breakfast treat. It's known in France as "Gâteau au Yaourt" and is typically the first cake that French children learn how to make. My son attends a French school and has made this with his classmates.

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Easy Strawberry Shortcake
Rating: 4.5 stars 20

This is a very easy and quick dessert. If you love strawberries and shortcake, then this is the recipe for you!