Stack up Flavor and Fun with Easy Layered Cakes

April 14th, 2016 by Desiree Smith

Layered cakes may seem like a tall order, but with the Easy Layers pan set it’s a piece of cake. Stack layers high, color cake for an impressive slice-and-serve reveal and fill with luscious fruit or buttercream. Using the Easy Layers pan set helps save you the trouble of torting your cakes to make a trendy, tall, multi-layer cake. Just one box of cake mix or a single batch of batter is enough to fill all the pans in each set! There are plenty of ways to make easy layered cakes.

10 Easy Layered Cakes

The Easy Layers! 4-Piece Loaf Pan Set will help you make a classic torte in a snap. There are several recipes included with the set, but if you need a little more convincing, check out these delicious recipes:

Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake I have to start with this cake because its one of my all-time favorites. Sweet pineapple, banana, toasted pecans and a cream cheese icing – what’s not to love?! It’s a nice change from your standard chocolate or vanilla cake.
Dark Chocolate Orange Cake This is another fantastic cake recipe. I know, because I had the chance to sample it in our Test Kitchen! I used to be a bit perplexed by mixing chocolate and orange, but it works really well in this cake. The orange flavor is very subtle and really livens up this chocolate cake. Dark Chocolate Orange Cake
Strawberry Shortcake Strawberry Shortcake Beautiful, classic and delicious. That’s how I feel about this cake. Fresh strawberries are sandwiched between fluffy layers of angel food cake. Finish it off with an equally light strawberry whipped cream.

Let’s go back to where it all started – our 5-piece, 6-inch round Easy Layers! set. We knew tall cakes were becoming popular for all kinds of reasons: ombre cake layers, rainbow cakes, naked cakes and cakes that combine different flavors. We also knew there had to be an easier way to make such awesome cakes. So, the 6-inch Easy Layers! pan set was born. The set also has a new sibling: the Easy Layers! 4-piece, 8-inch pan set. Check out all the different ways you can use these pans:

Rainbow Reveal Easy Layers Cake. This cake is just beautiful, both inside and out! Simply add Wilton Icing Colors to your cake batter and bake in the Wilton Easy Layers! Cake Pan Set to create a rainbow of layers that will surprise and enchant your party guests. Make any gathering a celebration with this terrific torte.

Rainbow Reveal Easy Layers Cake

Scroll Simplicity Cake. Plain cake makes the perfect canvas for this elegant design. Bake your cake using the Easy Layers! Cake Pan Set. Adorned with a variety of icing scrolls and layered with prettily piped icing shells, this confectionery creation will amaze your guests. Add your own flourishes for a one-of-a-kind cake.

Scroll Simplicity Easy Layers Cake

Five Shades of Violet Cake. You can make this cake five shades of blue, five shades of pink, five shades of green – whatever you’d like! The simple icing technique allows you to decorate in a flash.

Five Shades of Violet Cake

Naked Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake. Fluffy whipped cream, fresh strawberries, and chocolate ganache layered between chocolate cake. Looks stunning and sounds like heaven to me!

Naked Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake

Layered Flag Cake. Here’s another cake where the technique can be customized for all sorts of ocassions – team colors, school colors, baby showers. If you need a cake for Memorial Day or the 4th of July, the stars and stripes come through with flying colors on this easy-to-make 5-layer patriotic cake!

Layered Flag Cake


Citrus Burst Cake. We’ve got all kinds of citrus covered in this cake: lime, lemon and orange. Looks sort of like edible sunshine.

Citrus Burst Cake


Kitchen Sink Cake. This cake is all mixed up, but each layer compliments the other perfectly. You’ll find all sorts of ingredients in this cake: chocolate, raspberry jam, peanut butter chips and slivered almonds. There’s no better way to show off all the different flavors.

Kitchen Sink Cake




Desiree Smith Desiree is the Public Relations Manager at Wilton. She spends her days monitoring media opportunities, working with newspaper, magazine and television contacts, collaborating with bloggers and handling a variety of other odds and ends. Desiree has a degree in journalism and experience writing for newspapers and television. Outside of Wilton, she enjoys running and planning outings with friends.

2 Replies

  1. Beverly Schwab says:

    Love all your cake ideas – you make it look so easy. I look forward every morning for your Deal’s in
    my e-mails. I have made quite a few of the recipes and everyone think it’s the way to go.

    Wilton has made my life fun and easy – good job!!!

    • Desiree Smith says:

      Hi Beverly,

      Thanks so much for the kind words! I’m so happy to hear you love our cake ideas and that you’re scoring some deals with us. Happy baking!


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