We’ve Hit One Million Instagram Followers! Let’s Celebrate with Cake.

We couldn’t have done it without you.

Published May 24, 2020.

So, here at America’s Test Kitchen we don’t think you need a special occasion to have cake. But, in this case, we do have something to celebrate: We just hit one million followers on Instagram! We wanted to say thank you to the people who made this possible—you, our fans. Thank you for following along with the recipes, videos, photos, and tips we’ve posted over the last nine years.

Though we can’t be in the Test Kitchen to celebrate this massive milestone, we’ll be celebrating at home, and you’re invited. Check out this list of nine of our most popular cakes from over the years. Whip up an old favorite, or try something new. Cheers to all one million of you—here’s to one million more!

From left: Chocolate Sheet Cake with Milk Chocolate Frosting, Lemon Layer Cake, Foolproof New York Cheesecake

1. Chocolate Sheet Cake with Milk Chocolate Frosting

This cake is a chocolate lover’s dream. Rich cake with deep chocolate flavor and color is complemented by a beautiful chocolate ganache frosting. Along with being make-ahead friendly, it’s easy to see why this recipe is a fan favorite. [GET THE RECIPE]

2. Lemon Layer Cake

What better way to celebrate a milestone and the start of summer than with this refreshing lemon cake? Some layer cake recipes are extraordinarily heavy, but this one boasts light, tender layers and a fresh-tasting curd filling. [GET THE RECIPE]

3. Foolproof New York Cheesecake

New York cheesecake is a classic, but when it’s made incorrectly, it can turn into disaster. Our foolproof recipe produces a velvety texture and that distinctive browned top every time. Plus, the innovative graham cracker and shortbread crust has that classic flavor and is sturdy enough to stand up to the filling. [GET THE RECIPE]

Wicked Good Boston Cream Pie
From left: Rainbow Cake, Wicked Good Boston Cream Pie, Cast Iron Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

4. Rainbow Cake

Isn’t this just the happiest-looking cake you’ve ever seen? It’s fun and an absolute showstopper. With six different layers, all coming in different colors, this cake is sure to liven the mood, and will be a hit with kids and adults alike. (And it can easily be halved to serve a smaller crowd.) [GET THE RECIPE]

5. Wicked Good Boston Cream Pie

We were able to make this sometimes finicky dessert foolproof, with a strong sponge cake base, an easy-to-make pastry cream, and a spectacular chocolate glaze that won’t peel off. As the name suggests, and as we say here in Boston, it really is wicked good. [GET THE RECIPE]

6. Cast Iron Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

It’s in the name. Hot fudge, pudding, and cake. Can it get any better? As you would expect, this cake is packed with gooey, chocolatey goodness. Served warm in the convenience of your cast-iron skillet, this cake is a winner. [GET THE RECIPE]

Torta CapreseOlive Oil CakeGluten-Free Carrot Sheet Cake
From left: Torta Caprese, Olive Oil Cake, Gluten-Free Carrot Sheet Cake

7. Torta Caprese

Sometimes flourless chocolate cake can be overly fudgey and have flavor that leaves a lot to be desired. But torta caprese, a classic Italian cake, is lighter and has notes of finely ground almonds, vanilla, cocoa, and salt. Along with its elegance, this cake is also make-ahead friendly and gluten-free. [GET THE RECIPE]

8. Olive Oil Cake

This cake is sweet but not too sweet, delicate but not plush, and simple but sophisticated. Olive oil, though it is usually a savory ingredient, works perfectly in this cake, adding complexity to its flavor profile. There’s a reason fans of this recipe created an unofficial Olive Oil Cake Club for people who have made and loved it. [GET THE RECIPE]

9. Gluten-Free Carrot Sheet Cake

Carrot cake is another classic that is adored by so many people. But, we wanted to make sure our members who eat gluten-free were able to enjoy it as well. Using our gluten-free flour blend, we were able to create a recipe that had classic carrot cake flavor, was easy to make, and that everyone can have a piece of. [GET THE RECIPE]

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