Here are 25 of our most popular cake recipes. We have over a 1000 of recipes on The Southern Lady Cooks website, so please know there is a lot more to be seen than what is below. However, here are the cakes you love the most!

Most Popular Cake Recipes

Southern Jam Cake-bow down to the queen cake! This cake is a southern tradition and is the most popular cake recipe on our site.

Easy Sour Cream Coconut Cake-this is an easy cake to make and a coconut lover’s dream.

Mississippi Mud Cake-this cake has been around a very long time and there is a reason…it’s amazing.

7-Up Cake-this cake is delicious and the pineapple topping just makes it even better.

popular cake recipes

Southern Coca Cola Cake-a true southern favorite.

Mandarin Orange Cake-this is a classic delicious cake that is always a good idea. In the South it may be called a ““Pig Pickin’ Cake or Pig Lickin’ Cake.”

popular cake recipes

Hummingbird Cake-this is an old fashioned recipe that never last long in my house.

Vanilla Wafer Cake-this cake is so good, we love it any time of the year.

Chocolate Earthquake Cake-this is “melt in your mouth” good.

Kentucky Butter Cake with Rum Sauce-this recipe is definitely a keeper.

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1-2-3-4 Cake-a cake recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation. It’s a cake you’ll make over and over.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Butter Cake-this cake is so good and the lemon glaze makes it even better.

Pineapple Coconut Loaf Cake-this loaf cake is a wonderful dessert and the glaze is incredible.

Texas Sheet Cake-this cake is perfect for any chocoholic.

Lazy Daisy Oatmeal Cake-this cake is a classic that has been around a very long time.

Fresh Blueberry Pudding Cake-a perfect dessert. Just add ice cream!

Old Fashioned Carrot Cake-this is one of the best cakes on our site. We love it.

Yummy Blueberry Dump Cake-we love a good dump cake and this one is fabulous!

Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake-we make this cake in a loaf pan and there is never any left.

Chocolate Pudding Cake-if you’re a chocolate lover then this cake is for you.

Old-Fashioned Prune Cake-the spices in this cake are so good. I promise it will quickly become one of your favorites.

Exquisite Chocolate Cherry Cake-this cake is made from scratch and it’s amazing.

Blackberry Coffee Cake-if you love blackberries and cake for breakfast, this recipe is for you.

My Daughter’s Pound Cake-very few cakes can stand on their own with no fruit or frosting but this one can. It’s simply the best.

Easy Orange Bundt Cake-if you like orange flavor, then this cake will quickly become one of your favorites.

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  1. Love your recipes ladies!!! Please post the watergate cake recipe again.
    Thank you and please keep on cooking. Wonderful recipes

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      The Watergate Cake recipe is not on our website it is in the Summer issue of our magazine, Front Porch Life. Thanks!

  2. marilyn noles says:

    First time on site and love seeing all of the easy and down to earth recipes. Love that I found it. Will definetly be back. Thank you.5 stars

  3. Terry L Johnson says:

    Honestly, I hate Prunes, but the Prune Cake is delicious. When we would go to OK to visit my Grandparents, I always requested Grandma make it and she always did.5 stars

  4. Janice Carroll says:

    This site is wonderful!! I am looking for the Carrot Cake recipe that came with my Cuisinart food processor 30 years ago. There is no coconut, no pineapple. The carrots are shredded with the food processor AND what I think made the cake so good, the recipe said to put strips of lemon peel in the sugar and process them together. Oh what a glorious smell. I have lost the recipe book that came with my food processor.

  5. I’m looking for a recipe for a yellow sponge cake it was printed on the back of a Swans Down
    Cake box. It called for 12 egg yolks. My Mother would make a Angel food with theb Whites
    And the Yellow Sponge will h he yolks. I would like to find that recipe. Would like for you to try and locate it if possible. My Email is I love your site.

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you Betty. Happy you enjoy the site. Maybe, someone will see this and know the recipe. I will look also.

  6. Charleen Adams says:

    Do you have a recipe for Apple sauce cake? I used to have one and lost it ,I think it would be similar to your carrot cake. Recipe.