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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    How to Make a Birthday Cake for Your Cat

    Show your cat a little extra love on their special day with this homemade cat birthday cake recipe! Whether your cat prefers tuna or chicken, this protein-packed cake will leave them meowing for more.

    Vanilla Frosting

    80 reviews

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

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    Is Funfetti the Best Confetti Cake Mix? We Tried 9 Brands to Find Out

    Everyone loves Funfetti, but is it really the best confetti cake mix? We did a taste test to find the...

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    This Is Dolly Parton’s Dream Birthday Cake

    Find out what cake Dolly's slicing into to celebrate her big day.

    Copycat Celebration Cheesecake

    My children were born on the same day five years apart, so I go all out for their celebration. This...

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    How to Make Harry Potter’s 11th Birthday Cake

    Learn how to make a copycat Harry Potter birthday cake from the iconic films and books.

    Our Best Vanilla Birthday Cake Recipe

    This vanilla birthday cake recipe is simple but delicious. It's perfect for a sweet celebration!

    Air-Fryer Mocha Cupcakes

    These luscious air-fryer cupcakes smell wonderful while they cook. If you have the drawer-type air fryer, you'll need to use...

    Almond Custard Cake

    This white cake pairs well with all sorts of frostings and fillings, but the chocolate frosting in this recipe is...

    Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

    2 reviews

    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

    1 review

    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

    1 review

    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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    32 Fall Birthday Cake Recipes 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

    1 review

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

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    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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    21 Desserts with Sprinkles That Make Everyday Feel Like a Party

    In the mood to party? These desserts with sprinkles make it easy.

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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...

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    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...

    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...

    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

    2 reviews

    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

    1 review

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

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    Pineapple RumChata Shortcakes

    1 review

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

    Homemade Confetti Cake

    13 reviews

    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

    3 reviews

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

    How to Make a Birthday ‘Charcuterie’ Board That’s Better Than Any Cake

    With sprinkle-covered cupcakes, cookies and candies, this birthday charcuterie board says "happy birthday!" in the best way possible.

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    Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

    3 reviews

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

    Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes

    1 review

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