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Best Types of Cakes

Whether you need a recipe for a special occasion or simply because you want a treat, we have lots of recipes here at Food Fanatic for the best types of cakes!

We even have you covered if you are need of gluten- or dairy-free cakes! 

Dairy Free Chocolate Cake Photo

Let’s start with our favorite type of cake – chocolate!

You can never go wrong with chocolate, can you?

If a moist, soft sponge enveloped in rich chocolate frosting sounds good to you, then check out this Chocolate Mocha Cake which pairs chocolate and coffee for an unbeatable flavor.

Chocolate Mocha Cake Picture

You can even make this cake more of a treat by adding some Baileys or Kahlua to the frosting.

Another delightful chocolate cake recipe is this Chocolate Chip Mousse Cake . It’s not just incredibly delicious, but it’s also a no-bake recipe, making it perfect for warmer days when the last thing you want to do is have a piping hot oven creating more heat in your home.

Chocolate Chip Mousse Cake Image


The best types of cakes for special occasions

Fall and winter are usually full of treats! Between all the candy for Halloween and the large meals served at Thanksgiving and Christmas, it is the perfect time of year to get baking.

Cakes can make for thoughtful gifts or an indulgent treat for you and your family. If you want some unique and amazing festive cake recipes, you will love our selection below:

Mulled Wine Cake: whoever gets a slice of this is in for a treat! The cake batter includes wine and then the entire cake is soaked in a rum and wine glaze. This cake is a bite of the festive season, boasting beautiful nutmeg, cinnamon and star anise flavors with little nuggets of sweetness from dried cranberries.

Mulled Wine Cake Pic

Pumpkin Snack Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting: this is a great cake if you are short on time! You will only need two bowls, a spoon and about 10 minutes prep time!  

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cake: if you get as excited as we do when fall comes around and Starbucks drops their pumpkin spice latte, you will adore this cake. The whipped cream frosting on this cake is phenomenal! We kid you not, this frosting is a spiced mocha whipped cream that is made with freshly brewed espresso and a pinch of cinnamon – two flavors that are absolutely complementary! 

Pumpkin Spice Latte Poke Cake Pic

King Cake: while King Cake is meant to be made to celebrate Mardi Gras, many people find themselves making it during the Christmas period. A cross between a bread dough and cake dough, King Cake is a unique braided cake.

Savarin Cake is soaked overnight in a delicious rum syrup – a special treat for any special occasion.

Gluten-free and paleo cakes

When hosting, it can be stressful ensuring that everyone can enjoy whatever you are making, especially if people have certain intolerances you have to bear in mind.

Luckily, these recipes listed below are great for those who do have certain intolerances but are delicious enough for everyone to enjoy! No one will know the difference. 

Gluten Free Banana Coconut Cake Photo

Gluten Free Banana Coconut Cake

Gluten Free Skillet Blackberry Cake

Gluten Free Kladdkaka

Gluten Free Pineapple Cake

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Cake

Paleo Peach Shortcake

Paleo Banana Bread Cake