33 Birthday Cake Ideas to Celebrate
Time to make a wish! These birthday cake ideas will satisfy any guest of honor or partygoer—from chocolate fanatics to layer cake lovers.
At Taste of Home, our editors and culinary crew have made plenty of birthday cakes over the years both at home and in our Test Kitchen—and they’ve dressed up many more with these birthday cake decorating ideas.
Recipe after recipe, slice after slice, one cake always rises to the top for our pros: Sandy’s Chocolate Cake. This treat is wonderfully chocolaty and the frosting is supremely smooth.
But there are lots of recipes worth celebrating! Here are some more favorite birthday cake ideas to stir up for someone special.
If I was asked to name my favorite show-stopping cake, Chantilly cake would rank high on the list. It features fresh summer berries and an airy vanilla cake. It’s one of my favorite birthday cake ideas to share with my friends. —Sarah Tramonte, Taste of Home Associate Culinary Producer
Speaking of show-stopping, you might like to take a look at these 50th birthday recipe ideas for a special celebration.
If you’re looking for new birthday cake ideas, try this berries and cream naked cake. The cake is so fluffy and the strawberries add a fresh fruity flavor. Cream cheese is a good substitute if you don’t have mascarpone cheese handy. —Carol Witczak, Tinley Park, Illinois
Want birthday cake ideas that aren’t quite cake? Try this pull-apart cupcake cake! It makes portioning out individual servings easy and you can get creative with the decorations. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Not all birthday cake ideas need to be layered. A well-made Bundt cake like this one will steal the show! I love how the frosting are filled with the fabulous flavor of caramel. The candied pecans are almost a dessert by themselves!—Jennifer Rodriguez, Midland, Texas