20 Kids' Birthday Cakes Worth Celebrating

slice of yellow cake with chocolate frosting and candy sprinkles
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Make your child's next birthday the best one yet with a delicious homemade birthday cake. From timeless classics (everyone will love this White Texas Sheet Cake and this One - Two - Three - Four Cake with chocolate frosting) to fun desserts that are perfect for themed birthday parties (like this Caterpillar Cake, this Soccer Ball Cake, and this Minecraft Cake) to bright and colorful treats that are certainly worth celebrating (this Rainbow Pinata Cake has a delicious surprise inside, and this sprinkle-covered Smash Cake will look great in photos), you're going to want to bookmark this collection of kids' birthday cakes.

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Barbie Doll Cake

Barbie Doll Cake

This easy cake is baked in two-quart oven-proof Pyrex glass mixing bowl. When the doll is inserted from the top, it looks like she's wearing a beautiful ball gown! You can decorate the "skirt" to look as simple or as ornate as you want.

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Rainbow Pinata Cake

Rainbow Pinata Cake
Sally's Baking Addiction

A happy birthday, indeed! This multi-colored four-layer cake has a delicious surprise inside: a hollow center full of assorted candies and rainbow sprinkles.

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Chocolate Unicorn Cake

slice of chocolate cake decorated as a unicorn

Here's an adorable and tasty birthday surprise because "sometimes you want your unicorns to taste a little bit less like rainbows, and little bit more like chocolate cake," according to recipe creator Kim.

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Caterpillar Cake

a twisting Caterpillar Cake with yellow, white, and black stripes sits on a green platter that's been painted to look like a leaf
Allrecipes Magazine

The budding entomologist in your life won't be able to resist this not-so creepy crawly cake. It's so much easier to assemble than it looks: Just use two halved Bundt cakes!

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Minecraft Cake

cake decorated as minecraft video game

This is the perfect cake for your favorite minecraft fan, according to recipe creator Magda. If you're short on time, you can use store-bought white fondant icing instead of homemade marzipan.

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Marshmallow Fondant

Marshmallow Fondant
Photo by sanzoe.

Use this incredibly easy and foolproof fondant recipe to create fun and adorable designs for your kid's birthday cake. You only need five ingredients: marshmallows, butter, water, vanilla, and confectioners' sugar.

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Soccer Ball Cake

Soccer Ball Cake

Little athletes will love this sporty cake (made with their favorite flavor of cake mix). It's not just for soccer stars — you can also decorate this dessert for basketball, baseball, softball, or tennis players.

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Smash Cake

Smash Cake

"Smash cakes have become one of the latest raves for a toddler's birthday," according to recipe creator Yoly. "The cake should be small enough for the child to sit behind it and have his/her picture taken while they 'smash' and 'devour' the cake."

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Oreo Cookie Cake

Oreo Cookie Cake

Oreo fans wills absolutely adore this smooth and creamy dessert made with Cool Whip, cream cheese, instant vanilla pudding mix, and a cookie crust.

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Bacon Cheeseburger Cake

Cake decorated to look like cheeseburger

This fun cake is "guaranteed to impress your friends," according to recipe creator KrystleHanes. If your little one is a Spongebob fan, you could easily call this a Krabby Patty Cake.

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Creamsicle Ice Cream Cake

creamsicle ice cream cake on plates
Mackenzie Schieck

"Two layers of orange-flavored cake sandwich a layer of vanilla ice cream in this simple recipe, then it's finished off with some whipped topping for a bit of extra flair," says recipe creator Mackenzie Schieck. "And it tastes like the real deal."

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Layer Cake

Chocolate Chip Cookie Layer Cake on a yellow plate

"I first made this cake for my brother's birthday," says recipe creator Karina. "He doesn't care for normal cake, and his favorite sweet is chocolate chip cookies, so he (and all the rest of the family) loved this. He has asked for it every birthday since."

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Banana Split Cake II

Banana Split Cake II
Kelly Renee Jeffers

This no-bake dessert is perfect for summer birthdays when you don't want to fire up the oven. Make sure to chill completely for at least four hours before serving!

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White Texas Sheet Cake

White Texas Sheet Cake

Who doesn't love a classic sheet cake? Everyone at your kid's birthday party will want this sweet and simple recipe. Make sure to finish it off with plenty of colorful sprinkles!

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English Pound Cake

A slice of tube cake with "funfetti" sprinkles, topped with a white glaze and more sprinkles

This English recipe is made with three types of extract: vanilla, orange, and almond. It also contains a cup of sour cream, which makes it nice and moist.

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One - Two - Three - Four Cake II

slice of yellow cake with chocolate frosting and candy sprinkles

This delicious and old-fashioned recipe gets its name from its first four ingredients: one cup of butter, two cups of white sugar, three cups of cake flour, and four eggs.

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Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

layers of chocolate, caramel, and ice cream are stacked with peanuts on top on a white platter

This five-ingredient recipe is incredibly easy to prepare with ice cream sandwiches, Cool Whip, a jar of hot fudge topping, caramel topping, and (optional) pecans.

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Birthday Cake Watermelon Pizza

three wedges of Birthday Cake Watermelon Pizza
Katherine Martinelli

Looking for a healthy option for summer birthday parties? Try these chocolate-coated watermelon slices covered in sprinkles. "This is a must try dessert for both adults and children," according to reviewer Daunabella.

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Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

two Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes with pink sprinkles and chocolate hearts standing on a heart-covered paper napking
Chef Mo

"These cute cupcakes are fun for everyone," says recipe creator CupcakeGirl. "Make them for parties or other times when you just want an easy cupcake! Top with desired icing or just eat plain!"

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Crazy Cake

Crazy Cake
My Hot Southern Mess

This simple cake — which is made with no eggs, milk, or butter — first gained prominence during the Great Depression when ingredients were scarce. These days, it's perfect for people with dietary restrictions.

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