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12 Months of Birthday Cake Recipes

Every birthday deserves a special cake that celebrates the season as well as the special day. Here, you'll find perfect birthday cake recipes for each month of the year.

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January Birthday: Coconut Citrus Layer Cake

The taste of bright citrus is always welcome in January. This light and tender birthday cake is bursting with orange flavor in both the cake and in the whipped filling, making it the perfect treat for a winter celebration.
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February Birthday: Cheesecake Layered Red Velvet Cake

A rich, ruby-hued chocolate birthday cake layered with cheesecake and sweet cream cheese frosting will warm the heart of your loved one born in February.
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March Birthday: Wearing O' Green Cake

You’re in luck if your birthday is in March: You get to celebrate with this tender poke cake! It’s flavored and striped with lime, and finished with a rich vanilla topping (and candles, of course).
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April Birthday: Old Fashioned Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This moist and flavorful layer cake with a super creamy frosting is a delicious choice to celebrate an early spring birthday.
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May Birthday: Rainbow Layer Cake

After a cold winter, this birthday cake celebrates long-awaited spring with brightly-colored layers and zesty lemon frosting. Make it in the honoree’s favorite hues!
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June Birthday: Mamaw Emily's Strawberry Cake

June is bursting with juicy, fresh strawberries and your birthday cake can be too! This white layer cake has sweet strawberries folded into the batter and the frosting.
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July Birthday: Red, White & Blueberry Poke Cake

Celebrate July birthdays with a festive cake that features berry-flavored red and blue stripes, creamy white frosting, and star toppers.
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August Birthday: Unicorn Cake

Take your August birthday boy or girl to a magical place with this unicorn cake! Decorated with frosting and an ice cream cone horn, it’s the perfect conversation starter.
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September Birthday: Yummy Zucchini Chocolate Cake

With this birthday cake, the surprise is how moist and light it is, thanks to garden-fresh zucchini in the batter! Chocolate chips and pecans make the rich and crunchy topping on this chocolate cake, perfect for a crowd.
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October Birthday: Caramel Apple Cupcakes

If your birthday is in October, you get to celebrate with the sweet flavors of fall, like juicy, fresh-picked apples and gooey caramel in these gorgeous cupcakes.
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November Birthday: Pumpkin-Pecan Spice Cake

This beautiful birthday cake is filled with warm spice and moist pumpkin. Each cake layer also has a crunchy base of cookies and pecans!
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December Birthday: Minted Chocolate Torte

In a month full of holiday celebrations, make your loved one’s December birthday feel extra special with this stunning torte. The soft cake layers hold a rich chocolate filling, and are covered in a fluffy, minted frosting.

Nancy Mock
Discovering restaurants, tasting bakery treats, finding inspiration in new flavors and regional specialties—no wonder Nancy loves being a food and travel writer. She and her family live in Vermont and enjoy all things food, as well as the beautiful outdoors, game nights, Avengers movies and plenty of maple syrup. Find Nancy’s writing and recipes at her website: Hungry Enough To Eat Six.
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