Cake by Courtney 3rd Annual Cake March Madness

March 11, 2024

You know my love of cake runs deep, but did you also know my love of basketball does too? Two years ago, I decided to pair the two together and create a Cake March Madness Bracket.

My Better Than Anything Cake has been the back-to-back champ, but it’s time for a new winner! In fact, Better Than Anything isn’t even in the bracket this year! If you’ve played before, you’ll also see that we switched up the divisions. Instead of splitting it up by flavor categories, we drew cakes at random.

I’m excited to see how it goes this year!

How to Play

  • Download the bracket below.
  • Look through each division and pick a winner from each pairing. You’ll then move those winners to the next round and pick a winner from that pairing. Keep going until you have a champion.
  • You’ll fill out the entire bracket – GUESSING which cake will win each pairing and which cake you think will win overall. (The winner of each matchup is decided by voting in my Instagram stories – so you’re guessing which cake most people will vote for).
  • Once you make your guess for the winning cake, COMMENT BELOW WITH YOUR WINNER. This gives us a time stamp to make sure you entered before the competition starts on March 18th – which means we won’t count entries posted after that date.

How It Works

  • Starting next week (March 18th), I’ll post the cake pairings in my Instagram stories for everyone to vote on.
  • Winning cakes will be chosen from that voting process (BY YOU) and I’ll announce in IG stories and here on the blog the updates so you can make sure to check out how you’re doing on your bracket.
  • Once we get to the final winner, I’ll take a look at your guesses below and from those who guessed correctly, I’ll RANDOMLY SELECT ONE WINNER.

What Does the Winner Get?

  • The randomly selected winner will receive BOTH of my cookbooks, access to my 3-Month Cake Camp, a cake tee, and a set of my icing spatulas from


  • Print the bracket
  • Make your selections
  • Comment below with what you cake you think will be the overall winner BEFORE MARCH 18th.
  • Check out stories next week to start the voting process
  • Have fun!

Round 1 West Winners

  • Chocolate Caramel Coconut Cake
  • Creme Brulee Cake
  • 7 Layer Bar Cake
  • Peach Crisp Cake
  • Strawberry Lemonade Cake
  • Twix Cookies and Cream Cake
  • Chocolate Cheesecake Cake
  • Peanut Butter Poke Cake

Round 1 East Winners

  • Golden Oreo Cake
  • Toffee Caramel Graham Cake
  • Grasshopper Pie Cake
  • Brooklyn Light Show Cake
  • Strawberry Biscoff Cake
  • Tonight Show Cake
  • Cookies and Cream Cake
  • Everything but the Kitchen Sink Cake

Round 1 South Winners

  • Ultimate S’mores Cake
  • White Chocolate Coconut Bundt Cake
  • Lemon Biscoff Cake
  • Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cake
  • Churro Cake
  • Strawberry Shortcake Cake
  • Pumpkin Poke Cake
  • Chocolate Dulce de Leche Cake

Round 1 Midwest Winners

  • S’moreo Cake
  • Coconut Lemon Raspberry Cake
  • Caramel Apple Cheesecake Cake
  • Biscoff Brownie Cake
  • Tuxedo Cake
  • Peanut Butter Oreo Cake
  • Magnolia Cookie Cake
  • Red Velvet Cookie Cake



  • Chocolate Coconut Cake
  • Seven Layer Bar Cake
  • Twix Cookies and Cream Cake
  • Chocolate Cheesecake Cake


  • Toffee Caramel Graham Cake
  • Brooklyn Light Show Cake
  • Tonight Show Cake
  • Cookies and Cream Cake


  • S’mores
  • Lemon Biscoff
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Chocolate Dulce de Leche


  • S’moreo
  • Coconut Lemon Raspberry
  • Peanut Butter Oreo
  • Magnolia Cookie

Sweet 16 Winners (the Elite 8)

  • Seven Layer Bar
  • Twix Cookies and Cream
  • Toffee Caramel Graham
  • Tonight Show
  • S’mores
  • Chocolate Dulce de Leche
  • S’moreo
  • PB Oreo

The Final Four

  • Twix Cookies and Cream
  • Tonight Show
  • S’mores
  • PB Oreo


  • Tonight Show Cake
  • S’mores Cake


Join the Conversation

  1. I had ALL OF MY BRACKET filled out in a comment and the website refreshed/crashed itself and lost everything.

    So as opposed to writing every bracket winner again…because I’ve spent a lot of time on this anyway… It was Crème Brulee vs Apple Cider and White Chocolate Coconut vs Strawberry Lemonade (which was on the brackets twice). The overall winner was Apple Cider which I have made several times and LOVE.

  2. Kate Lyman says:

    I think the S’moreo cake will win!

  3. Zipporah King says:


    Please be considerate to let us know if the LeHigh cake flour has been discontinued so that we don’t have to continue asking.

    1. It has been.

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