Birthday Cake Recipes

We’re bringing you the best birthday cake recipes, baking tips and decorating advice you could wish for. With easy guides to classic cakes like chocolate and vanilla to zany cupcake ideas the kids will adore, you’ll make this trip around the sun the greatest one yet.

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    Almond Custard Cake

    This white cake pairs well with all sorts of frostings and fillings, but the chocolate frosting in this recipe is one of my favorites. Pressed for time? Add 1/2 tsp. of almond extract to a white cake mix instead. —Diane Shipley, Mentor, Ohio

    Vanilla Frosting

    Don't know how to make icing for cake but don't want to settle for store-bought frosting? This four-ingredient easy vanilla...


    Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

    Indulge in this layer cake topped with rich buttercream—a vanilla lover's dream. I use pure vanilla extract for the best...


    Sour Cream Sugar Cookie Cake

    My husband requested a giant sugar cookie for his birthday. I wanted to do something a bit more exciting than...


    Layered Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

    This yellow cake will become your go-to recipe for birthdays, but the tender cake with flavorful chocolate buttercream is truly...

    Cookie Cake

    This oversized cookie cake recipe is so easy and quick that I just might make it instead of traditional cookies...


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    How to Make a Pull-Apart Cupcake Cake

    Learn how to make a pull-apart cupcake cake in not just one, but FOUR adorable ways. It'll be the perfect...

    30 Fall Birthday Cakes You’ll Love

    Celebrate your special day and the season with these fall birthday cake ideas. We have tasty recipes featuring pumpkin, apple,...


    The Best Vegan Birthday Cake Recipe

    Looking for a quick and easy vegan birthday cake recipe? This moist, fluffy vanilla cake with chocolate frosting is for...


    BB-8 Cake

    This BB-8 cake is easy to assemble and decorate. A cake mix gives you a jump-start so you can spend...


    The Best Cakes for Summer Birthdays

    Summer babies, it's your time to celebrate! Blow out the candles on these birthday cake recipes that are sweet, fruit-filled...

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    The Ultimate Guide to Birthday Cake

    Break out the candles! This guide contains our best birthday cake recipes, tips and decorating ideas.


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    32 Quick and Easy Birthday Cake Recipes

    Need to make a birthday cake in a pinch? We've got plenty of festive and easy birthday cake recipes that...


    How to Make the Best Chocolate Birthday Cake from Scratch

    Time to blow out the candles on our favorite chocolate birthday cake recipe. We'll walk you through how to make...


    21 Super Cute Kids’ Birthday Cake Ideas

    Need kids birthday cake ideas? You don't need to make it complicated (unless you want to)! Check out some of...


    Confetti Birthday Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

    This is a moist confetti cake with lots of sprinkles and a whipped chocolate buttercream. It's perfect for birthday celebrations!...

    Confetti Birthday Drip Cake

    This is a moist and fluffy vanilla drip cake with lots of sprinkles and a whipped vanilla buttercream. It's almost...


    Pineapple RumChata Shortcakes

    This deliciously different dessert is made in the slow cooker instead of in the oven. When done, add final touches...


    Homemade Confetti Cake

    This is a moist and fluffy vanilla cake with lots of sprinkles and a whipped vanilla buttercream. It's almost impossible...


    Coconut-Lemon Ice Cream Cake

    This lemon ice cream cake is a cool treat my family loves anytime, but we find it especially refreshing on...


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    Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

    These indulgent vegan chocolate cupcakes have no butter, eggs or dairy milk, but you'd never guess it. This recipe is...


    Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes

    We love using this simple vegan vanilla cupcake recipe as a base to layer on extra flavor. Stir in grated...


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    Oreo Cupcakes with Cookies and Cream Frosting

    Kids and adults alike will find these Oreo cupcakes irresistible. If you want to pipe the frosting, be sure to...


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    Best Vanilla Cake

    There's a reason this vanilla cake recipe is the best. Adding creamy vanilla bean paste into the moist, rich cake...

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    Apple Cake for Passover

    Adding a dollop of whipped cream is a sweet addition to this passover cake! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee,...