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51 Graduation Cakes That Look Cool And Are Simple To Make

If you are looking for the perfect cake to make for your graduation celebrations, then you have come to the right place. We have put together a list of the best recipes for you to choose from.

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1. Key Lime Bundt Cake

This zesty cake has a celebratory shape and simple decoration for a sophisticated graduation party.

2. Coconut Angel Cake

The cake is beautifully light and fluffy with a delicate yet tropical flavor. Three layers of cake are sandwiched between frosting for an impressive dessert.

3. Yellow Cake

Yellow cake is made with extra egg yolks for a richer flavor. The cake is still nice and light, not dense, with tasty chocolate frosting.

4. Rainbow Cake

Nothing says ‘celebration’ like a rainbow cake, with multiple layers of brightly colored sponge and a crisp white frosting.

5. Banana Split IceBox Cake

Just like everyone’s favorite ice cream parlor dessert, this cake has flavors of banana, with graham crackers and cream.

6. Hershey’s Chocolate Cake

This cake is rich and indulgent, just like Hershey’s candy. It is surprisingly easy to make and perfect for chocoholics!

7. Speckled Malted Coconut Cake

This cake was designed as an Easter bake, but it would also work really well for a graduation. It has a lovely speckled design and a light coconut flavor.

8. Spumoni Ice Cream Cake

Spumoni is molded gelato, and this cake is inspired by the flavors found in this traditional Italian dessert – chocolate, cherry and pistachio.

9. Chocolate Raspberry Layer Cake

The sharpness of the raspberries perfectly contrasts with the milky sweetness of the chocolate in this rich and creamy cake that will leave your guests impressed.

10. Texas Sheet Cake

This Southern family favorite is ideal for sharing with a large group of friends and family and is easy to cut up into portions. Why don’t you make this recipe in time for your graduation party?

11. Raspberry & Vanilla Chocolate Chip Layer Cake

Most people think that chocolate chips are just for cookies, but you can also put them into cakes. This cake has a vanilla sponge, chocolate chips and sweet raspberries.

12. Strawberry Limeade Cake

This special, summer cake is made with lots of fresh strawberries for a delightful flavor and color. The lime zest adds an exciting taste.

13. Blueberry Mousse Cake

If you want to try something different for your graduation party then this light, tangy mousse cake would be perfect. The blueberries are tart and juicy and whipped up into a delightful texture.

14. Banana Pudding Cake

This pudding cake is moist and tasty with a sweet banana flavor that your guests will love. You need to make sure that you leave plenty of time for it to chill in the refrigerator.

15. Strawberry, Rhubarb & Orange Cake

You might not think to put these three fruits together but they really work well in this cake. The strawberries are sweet, the rhubarb is sharp and deep, and the orange is fragrant and zesty.

16. Pina Colada Cake

This cake inspired by the tropical cocktail will add a touch of fun and playfulness to your party, perfect for letting your hair down after all of that hard work!

17. Dolly’s Donut Coconut Bundt Cake

This recipe will show you how to make a bundt cake and decorate it to look just like a big donut. It is the perfect centerpiece for your graduation party table.

18. Number Cake

This number cake recipe can be used to make a cake with the year of your graduation. This is great for photographs, as it will be a nice thing to look back on.

19. Blue Velvet Cake

Everyone has heard of red velvet cake, but have you tried blue velvet cake? This colorful cake will stand out and look very exciting.

20. Cream Cheese Sheet Cake

This sheet cake has a sweet vanilla flavor and an indulgent chocolate frosting. You can decorate it however you want, and it is easy to slice and serve to a big group of people.

21. Paula Deen Strawberry Cake

Not only is this cake beautiful, it also tastes amazing.

22. Lemon Rosemary Tea Bread

This is a unique and perfectly balanced flavor combination for your graduation cake.

23. Pineapple Upside Down Cheesecake

This is a different take on the classic pineapple upside down cake for you to try.

24. German Chocolate Cake

German chocolate cake is extra rich but balances the chocolate flavor with some espresso.

25. Grandma’s Strawberry Shortcake

This light, rustic, cake is a summer delight.

26. Salted Caramel Toffee Crunch Cake

If you want a showstopper of a dessert at your party then this recipe is ideal. The flavors will blow you away.

27. Raspberry Pink Velvet Cake

The pretty pink color of this cake makes it even more appetizing and the flavor is delicious and fruity.

28. Peanut Butter Cake

This peanut butter cake can be decorated however you like for your special celebration.

29. Strawberry Ice Cream Cake

Ice cream cake makes a nice change from a traditional sponge cake.

30. Banana Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

This cake is simple but very satisfying, with sweet banana and slightly tangy cream cheese frosting.

31. Orange Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

The color of this cake is attractive and enticing, and the flavor is delicately balanced.

32. Vanilla Sheet Cake With Chocolate Cinnamon Filling

This is a sheet cake with a twist, as the cinnamon and chocolate filling is a little different but very tasty.

33. White Chocolate Cake

White chocolate makes a nice change to a traditional chocolate cake, and has a sophisticated, minimalistic appearance.

34. Australian Lamington Cake

With flavors of raspberry, chocolate and desiccated coconut, this cake is not to be missed.

35. Lemon Meringue Angel Cake

This cake has all of the best elements of lemon meringue pie but in a light sponge cake.

36. Paula Deen Carrot Cake

Spicy, crunchy, moist and creamy – this carrot cake has everything you could hope for.

37. Orange Chiffon Cake With Buttermilk Icing

This orange chiffon cake will add a touch of sophistication to your graduation party.

38. Hummingbird Cake With Frosting

Hummingbird cake is a classic that all of your guests will love.

39. Rum Cake

The rich flavor of rum laces this delightful bundt cake that is perfect for adults.

40. Toffee Poke Cake

The great thing about poke cake is that the flavors soak all the way through the sponge so you get a taste of toffee in every bite.

41. Strawberry Crunch Cake

This cake has an exciting texture that makes it the perfect choice for your party.

42. Chocolate Chip Cake With Candied Pretzels

This cake is something a little different that your guests might not have tried before.

43. Lemon Blueberry Poke Cake

Lemon and blueberry is a classic flavor combination that works perfectly in this recipe.

44. Upside Down Cherry Cake

Saucy, sweet and moist – this upside down cake will be a hit with your guests.

45. Sour Cream Sugar Cookie Cake

If you want to try an unusual recipe then have a go at this one – the flavors will pleasantly surprise you.

46. Cream Puff Cake

This is a great recipe for patisserie fans who will love the fresh cream.

47. Salted Caramel Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Salted caramel and pineapple come together to create an indulgent cake.

48. Boston Cream Poke Cake

Rich chocolate, fluffy cream and vanilla – a fantastic trio of flavors make up this cake.

49. Chocolate Eclair Cake

This dessert features all of the flavors you would expect to find in the classic cream cake, a chocolate eclair.

50. Butterfinger Cake

This cake is inspired by the classic candy bar.

51. Baileys Cheesecake

This boozy irish cream cheesecake is a real crowd pleaser.


Whichever recipe you choose to make for your graduation party, your guests will be impressed with the flavors and the decorations. 

Simon Lewis

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