Celebrate the New Kids Baking Champion with a Cake — Cook Along with the Winner
"Bake your cake and eat it too" was basically what the kids were told by Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli in the finale of Kids Baking Championship. The kids would be making cakes they would want to enjoy at the winner's party. Interestingly, three of the four remaining young bakers ended up going with lemon cakes to impress Valerie, who happens to love lemon treats. In the end, though, one cake was clearly ahead of the rest, and that cake earned its baker $10,000 in prize money and the title of Kids Baking Champion.
Whether you're a lover of lemon cakes, too — or any cakes, for that matter — now's your chance to try your hand at crowd-pleasing celebration cakes at home. We've got recipes that appeal to everyone's taste buds, including chocolate cake, classic yellow cake, red velvet cake, cheesecake, carrot cake and more.
Click through these 32 crowd-pleasing cake recipes, from birthday cakes to simple icebox cakes, to find the right celebration cake for you.
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