Birthday Party Recipes

Bring on the sprinkles! Our best birthday party recipes include cakes, cupcakes, cake pops, ice cream and ice cream cakes, and party recipes for main dishes like pulled pork, and sloppy joes.

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Happy Birthday Cake

Rating: 4 stars 241
This is one of my mother's cake recipes for a birthday. I love this recipe and it tastes great.
By Allrecipes Member

Funfetti® Birthday Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 44
These are the best birthday cookies out there. They look, taste, and feel like a cookie. These are perfect for kids and adults alike! Delicious!

Incredible Punch

Rating: 4.5 stars 216
Absolutely the best punch! A hit at showers, teas and kids' birthday parties. It's made with cran-raspberry juice, ginger ale and pina colada mixer and has a beautiful pink color!.

Caterpillar Cake

Rating: 5 stars 31
This is a great cake to do after a unit on bugs, wildlife, etc. Have the kids help decorate it! Use licorice whips for antennas, or gumdrops. Spread icing around caterpillar and sprinkle green tinted coconut for grass. Use any flavor cake mix or any Bundt cake recipe.
By Allrecipes Member

Hamburger Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 39
This is a wonderful cake that looks just like a giant hamburger. I made one for my nephew and it was a delightful hit.
By Allrecipes Member

Rainbow Clown Cake

Rating: 5 stars 294
I went a little overboard creating a fun confetti-ish cake for a student teacher and deemed the result 'Clown Vomit Cake.' Despite its nickname, it's a popular request now with my colleagues! Frost with your favorite frosting and top with colored sugar.

Frog Cupcakes

Rating: 5 stars 171
These frog-faced cupcakes are fun and easy to make for a child's birthday.

Ice Cream Cone Treats

Rating: 4 stars 149
These fabulous cupcakes truly resemble ice cream in a cone — kids love 'em! A special treat for birthdays or other celebrations.
By Allrecipes Member

One Bowl Chocolate Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 4216
This simple one bowl chocolate cake takes only minutes to prepare.
By shirleyo

How to Make Vanilla Ice Cream

Rating: 4.5 stars 137
All you need is milk, cream, sugar, and pure vanilla extract to make a batch of smooth, perfect vanilla ice cream.

White Almond Wedding Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 979
A secret ingredient of sour cream makes this cake so moist, dense, and delicious! I use this recipe for my kids' birthdays, but it's a favorite for wedding cakes, too! This recipe can easily be doubled.

Inspiration and Ideas

Funfetti® Pound Cake
"Moist, buttery rich, with a compact and tender crumb. I made it a 'Funfetti Cake' by adding 1/3 cup colored sprinkles to the batter." – naples34102
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Original Nestle® Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies
Rating: 4.5 stars 496

This famous classic American cookie is a treat no matter what the age or occasion. Enjoy it with a glass of cold milk.