Birthday Cake Recipes

From chocolate or white cake to lemon and carrot cake, you'll find dozens of the best birthday cake recipes, just waiting to be decorated.

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One - Two - Three - Four Cake II

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This is a very old recipe. It uses basic items found in most any pantry.

Rick's Special Buttercream Frosting

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Use this recipe to get an ideal buttercream for frosting and borders on cakes, cupcakes, or even cookies.
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Rainbow Pinata Cake

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Watch guests' faces light up as you cut into this towering blue, pink, green, and purple layer cake filled with candies and sprinkles like a pinata.

Mine Craft Creeper Cake

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A must for any Minecraft-Fan! The notorious Minecraft Creeper might be the most dangerous enemy in the game, but it's more than welcome when it comes in the form of a chocolate cake! Prepare the chocolate cake according to your favorite recipe.

Happy Birthday Cake

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This is one of my mother's cake recipes for a birthday. I love this recipe and it tastes great.

Aunt Kate's Strawberry Cake

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This recipe dates back to the early 1900's and was made by my grandmother's sister Kate. I have the fondest memories of my grandmother and my mother making this when strawberries came into season. The cake itself is not very sweet, although the icing is. The balance is perfect. I make this for many occasions, and my secret taste testers have remarked how wonderful it is. Just a side note: using fresh, sweet strawberries is the key.

Coffee Cake. Literally.

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This coffee-flavored cake has been a hit at BBQs, Easter brunch, and birthday parties. I've had coffee haters, and those who dislike cake, compliment me on this recipe and say they love it.

Fudge Layer Cake

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This decadent cake is creamy-smooth and buttery. It literally melts in your mouth and leaves you swooning for more! Sprinkle frosted cake with chocolate shavings.

Italian Creme Layer Cake

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Make this recipe for a delicious and moist Italian creme layer cake topped with coconut and pecans for a delicious and elegant dessert.

One Bowl Chocolate Cake III

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This is a rich and moist chocolate cake. It only takes a few minutes to prepare the batter. Frost with your favorite chocolate frosting.

Simple Cake Pops

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Everyone loves cake pops! They are simple to make, and you can create anything for any occasion. They are also nice small bites of dessert instead of large slices of cake or pie. Can be made up in partial batches and the remaining ingredients stored for a few weeks.

Chiffon Cake

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This is a favorite for children's birthday parties. Serve with fruit or decorate with Butter Cream Frosting.

Inspiration and Ideas

Chocolate Unicorn Cake

Each slice of this pretty cake is decorated to look like a unicorn face. Birthday candles are the unicorn horns!

Dark Chocolate Cake I

"Fantastic! Baked it for my father's birthday party; so delicious!" – nueve35

Coconut Cake IV

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This cake is soooo good and moist you should make two...that way you can be sure to get some. I take it to work and it disappears really fast.