What's a party without cake? Celebrate someone special by baking a treat from this collection of birthday cake recipes, from chocolate, coconut and ice cream cakes to fun ideas for theme cakes, cupcakes, cake pops and more!
When I was married in 1944, I could barely boil water. My dear mother-in-law taught me her specialty—making the lightest angel food cakes ever. This chocolate version is an easy, impressive treat. For many years, it was our son's birthday cake. —Joyce Shiffler, Colorado Springs, Colorado
My daughter loves all things "girly" and pink, so this recipe was perfect for her birthday. Oddly enough, my teenage son (who's not a fan of pink) devours these cupcakes, too! —Paulette Smith, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
I wanted to make my youngest son an ice cream cake one year for his summer birthday, as he prefers ice cream to the traditional cake. He picked the flavors and I decided to try my favorite brownie recipe as a crust. It worked! —Krista Frank, Rhododendron, Oregon