Easy Cakes: Simple Recipes Anyone Can Make

02/28/2013 10:46 am ET | Updated Mar 16, 2015

By Lynn Andriani

These beginner-friendly recipes will have you turning out sweet, timeless desserts in a flash.

Even if your dessert approach is more "buy it" than "bake it," there are a few cakes out there that people have been making (without stressing out) for years. Here, we highlight five of them, all from the new book Vintage Cakes by Julie Richardson. There are no layers, ganache or fondant -- just proven, retro recipes that'll work for any occasion.

5 Easy Cakes Anyone Can Make

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