7 Magical (But Totally Do-able) Cakes to Make For Your Favorite Grad

by Lisa Hirsch Lozano 4:47 PM, May 16, 2017

Aired May 16, 2017

Whether it’s nursery school, high school or college -- graduation is a moment that needs to be celebrated with the proper recognition -- and that requires just the right cake. Check out 7 out-of-this-world recipes that will rise to the occasion.

S’mores Cake

Graduation marks the kickoff of summer, and there’s nothing more perfect for summer than S’mores. And though this cake is impressive, it’s EASY to make.

Jammin’ Blackberry Jam Cake with Caramel Icing

Everyone’s gonna be yelling, “Miss Patti!” when they take a bite of this blackberry-caramel cake created by none other than Patti LaBelle (remember her sold-out pecan pie?)

No-Bake Unicorn Cake

This cake (quickly assembled with store-bought pound cake, sorbet and whipped topping) looks as magical as it is delicious!

Peanut Butter Cup Cake

Nothing says, “Congrats, you did it!” like a thick wedge of cake that tastes just like a creamy peanut butter cup. And you don’t even have to mix this up from scratch since the recipe calls for a boxed cake mix!


Milk Bar Cake

Crunchy rainbow cake crumbs are the star in this Milk Bar’s cult-fave “birthday cake.” People flock to NYC for it -- but now you can make it at home for your favorite grad! This swiss buttercream is perfect for icing.

No-Bake Summer Berry Cheesecake

This elegant no-bake cheesecake has just the right gravitas for any graduation celebration.

Caramel Popcorn Cake

This recipe combines vanilla cake and icing with cookie butter and caramel popcorn for a cake that is almost as beautiful as it is delicious.