The term cake typically conjures two white or yellow layers covered with frosting. But traditional layer cakes are only a small part of the cake repertoire. Make a cake for someone whether it is a cheesecake, cream cake, miniature cakes, upside-down cake, gingerbread, pound cake, angel food cake and you will be their new hero.  Simple-to-make cakescan be easily transformed into a dinner-party dessert with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of cream and a drizzle of sauce.