A birthday party wouldn’t be complete without the perfect cake. From a strawberries and cream sponge to a show-stopping pinata cake creation, these birthday cake recipes are sure to surprise (and impress) the guest of honour… and make everyone at the table request a thick slice.
Blueberry Galaxy Cake
Reach for the stars and try your hand at this superb birthday cake. Vanilla and blueberry buttercream is layered between lemon poppyseed cake, and then finished with colourful swirls and candy stars to create an out of this world dessert.
Caramel Whipped Cream Chocolate Cake
This moist, fluffy chocolate cake recipe will have you skipping the trip to the bakery and heading straight to your kitchen. The decadent confection is layered with a sweet caramel whipped cream, then topped with a smooth chocolate ganache and dark chocolate curls.
Bee-utifully Sweet Spring Honey Cake
Celebrate that special spring baby in your life with this impressive yet simple to make birthday cake. The tart apricot pairs beautifully with the sweet honey buttercream, plus the adorable marzipan bumblebees are fun to create.
Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Cake
The only thing better than individual ice cream sandwiches? A giant homemade version in cake form, crafted by the queen of baking herself: Anna Olson.
Chocolatey Turtle Sheet Cake
The decadent chocolate cake takes inspiration from classic Turtle chocolates for the ultimate rich and moist dessert. Topped with whipped ganache, drizzled with caramel, and sprinkled with a pinch of flaky salt and lots of crunchy roasted pecans, it’s a textural treat that’s sure to please everyone.
Candy-Filled Piñata Cake
Layers of pastel cake give this dessert a decidedly fun feel. To make it even more special, fill it with the recipient’s favourite candy for a sweet surprise.
Strawberries and Cream Sponge Cake
A light sponge cake layered with a rich whipped cream and jam-covered strawberries gives this dessert a stunning look.
Confetti Sheet Cake With Pastel Frosting
This cake recipe is absurdly moist and tender, and the pastel frosting is basically the silky smooth love child of Swiss meringue buttercream and whipped cream.
Chocolate Cowboy Cake With Fudge Frosting
Giddy up to your kitchen and try your hand at this fun stampede-themed birthday cake. The rustic look is the perfect canvas for toy horse decorations and sugared rosemary grass. Plus, the espresso-spiked fudge frosting will have you saying “Yee Haw!”
Rainbow No-Bake Cheesecake
This colourful no-bake dessert was made for summer birthdays. It’s a burst of sunshine for your tastebuds, featuring pastel-hued layers of strawberry, mango and lime cheesecake on a graham cracker crust with a fresh whipped cream topping.
Anna Olson’s Red Velvet Cake is Beyond Delicious
This gorgeous red-coloured chocolate cake from Anna Olson is coated in a silky cream cheese frosting for a decadent birthday treat.
Blood Orange Chocolate Birthday Cake
Looking for vegan birthday cake ideas? They’ll adore this rich and decadent blood orange chocolate birthday cake!
Lemon Meringue Cake
Lemon pie lovers will delight in the light and fluffy lemon layers of this cake, made even better thanks to the cake’s tangy lemon curd filling.
Strawberry Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake
Summer birthday? They’ll adore this upside down cake that features the best of summer produce, AKA perfectly ripe strawberries and rhubarb. Simple and understated, this cake travels well and is pretty enough for any summer birthday party.
8-Layer Peanut Butter Cake
This eight-layer, vanilla sponge tower is frosted with a buttery chocolate frosting, and layered with powdered peanut butter cups. The finishing touch is chunks of peanut butter cups arranged on top and at the base of the cake.