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Weekly Mix: One-Layer Cakes

Those of you even vaguely familiar with this blog know that I’m not much for big pretty cakes. I love them, of course, but my frosting skills are not the best. Nor is my patience level.

I’ll keep working on it, but in the meantime I’m sharing some of my favorite one-layer cakes. Some are frosted, and some don’t need anything but the cake. These beauties are just lovely in their one-layer awesomeness.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake | Bake or Break

We’ll start with the cakes pictured at the top of the page. First up is this amazing Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake. This cake comes to us from one of my favorite New York bakeries, Baked. The beauty of this cake is that you can probably talk yourself into justifying having a slice for breakfast. That, my friends, is winning.

Pecan Cake with Rum Frosting | Bake or Break

Next is a cake that I just shared with you earlier this week, but it definitely bears repeating. This Pecan Cake with Rum Frosting is a perfect balance of nutty cake and sweet frosting.

Chocolate Hazelnut Cake | Bake or Break

I made this Chocolate Hazelnut Cake a few years ago for Quinn’s birthday. It’s really amazingly delicious. Perhaps best of all, it’s one of those magical cakes that’s simple but looks quite impressive. If that doesn’t sell you on it, then surely all that Nutella will.

Sour Cream Pear Cake with Pecan Streusel | Bake or Break

This Sour Cream Pear Cake with Pecan Streusel combines a few of my favorite things into one fantastic cake. Pears, pecans, cinnamon…. Oh, yeah.

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting | Bake or Break

Over a year ago, I made this super quick, super easy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. Thanks to Pinterest, it has taken on a life of its own. It continues to be a very popular recipe, although some of you wish it were more cake-like than banana-bread-like. As I mentioned when I made this cake, it is, without a doubt, a dense cake. It is absolutely delicious. And cream cheese frosting? I hardly ever pass up that stuff.

Chocolate Chip Snack Cake | Bake or Break

One of the simplest, quickest cakes on BoB is this Chocolate Chip Snack Cake. We all know how I love chocolate and pecans. With this cake, you can have all of that and more with ingredients you’re likely to have on-hand.

For more great one-layer cakes, be sure to follow my One-Layer Cakes Pinterest board.

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    10 Comments on “Weekly Mix: One-Layer Cakes”

  1. What a great compilation of DELICIOUS looking cakes! The first one I’m going to try is the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip- and have it for breakfast, indeed! mmmm.

  2. These look amazing! I particularly like the look of the sour cream pear with pecan streusel cake and the Pecan cake with rum frosting. I too am not a fan of big pretty cakes, I don’t have the patience! Will definitely have to add these to my list of bakes to make this year, yum!

  3. I’m with you on the lack of patience frosting/decorating layer cakes. I will do it, but not often. Cupcakes rule in my house, and one layer cakes are just fabulous, especially all of those listed here! I think I have a tie for my favorite — the oatmeal chocolate chip snack cake and banana cake with cream cheese frosting look so good I want to grab a piece of each and sit in the corner!

  4. Oatmeal and chocolate chip combo looks utterly wonderful. Cant wait to try this heavenly delight!

  5. Drool.. Everything looks so good!

  6. OH! Everything looks so yummy but bathing suit season is near!! 🙂

  7. Inspied to make the pecan cake when I saw the post… Used black walnuts! Topped with caramel sauce and whipped cream. This is a go-to recipe for me. Hubby’s happy, too, and he’s not a foodie! Many thanks!

  8. I LOVE single-layer cakes!! There’s just me and my husband, so those work out great. Occasionally, I DO like to make a 2-layer, but single-layers rule!! When you think about it; less cake= less calories, less sodium, less sugar…..but just as much flavor!! And by the way, your Sour Cream Pear Cake is out of this world, Jennifer!!!!

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