Yellow Butter Cake with Chocolate Frosting
A classic yellow cake with rich chocolate frosting is a rewarding birthday treat.
Moist Devil's Food Cake
This deep, rich confection topped with fudgy frosting is ideal for special occasions.
Lemon Meringue Cake
Layers of airy cake bring new life to an old favorite.
Red Velvet Chocolate Cake
This decadent dessert is made even better when topped with our creamy seven-minute frosting.
Beneath this towering yet unpretentious appearance lies multiple layers of moist, midly spiced cake that are flecked with carrots and pecans and enveloped by a generous coating of cream cheese frosting.
Coconut Layer Cake
Sweetened, shredded coconut sprinkled on the frosting balances the tartness of the lemon curd filling and gives the cake a whimsical flourish.
New York-Style Cheesecake
This recipe starts with a crunchy chocolate wafer cookie crust and finishes with a smooth cream-cheese filling to create a dessert that everyone will love.
No-Bake Birthday Cake
This kid-pleasing marshmallow-and-crisp-rice cereal confection has a sweet secret: chocolate-marshmallow icing inside.
Banana Split Cake
Instead of cake and ice cream, try a birthday party dessert inspired by both. This gooey trifle overflows with layers of vanilla cake, vanilla pudding, whipped cream, bananas, and drippy chocolate sauce.
Fluffy light-blue frosting creates scalloped waves around the sides of this chocolate cake.
Inside-Out Strawberry Ice-Cream Cake
Vanilla ice-cream is used to cover layers of fresh strawberries and spongy cake for a unique frozen dessert.
Lollipop Garden Cake
Cheerful colored candies spring up from a garden of lightly-tinted buttercream.
Tiniest Birthday Cake
Fancy buttercream flourishes topped with nonpareil gumdrops make this dainty cake look grand.
Rocket Ship Cake
The recipient of this showstopping cake will be over the moon with delight!
Bouncing Ball Cake
Bright-colored balls of tinted buttercream "bounce" cheerily around this pretty cake.
Chocolate Walk of Fame
This cake sets the stage for a movie-premiere birthday party.
This icebox cake, made with homemade chocolate wafers, is perfect for a first birthday.
Vanilla Letter Cupcakes
Why settle on just one cake when you can have a dozen or more? It's as easy as ABC to make cupcakes using the initial of the birthday child.
Polka-Dot Birthday Cake
Perfect for any kid's birthday party is this colorful cake filled with sweet orange marmalade and decorated in red, orange, yellow, turquoise, and royal-blue gel-paste food colors.
Ruffle Tower Cake
Inspired by ruffled tap pants, this cake is covered with frilly rows of white and pink frosting piped from a single bag. Three tender lemon layers make this birthday cake tall enough to show off the ribbon-candy effect of the frosting and ensure there is plenty for everyone.
Martha's Birthday Cake
This festive, delicious cake was conceived by John Baricelli, the manager of the prep kitchen at the television studio, for Martha's birthday.
Tiramisu Ice Cream Cake
This frozen treat is the perfect pick for any coffee-lover's birthday celebration.
Four-Layer Appalachian Stack Cake
Dried apples are plumped in warm cider then tucked between layers of clove and ginger-spiced molasses cake to create this luscious dessert perfect for a fall or winter birthday.
Sweet caramel drizzled over rich frosting makes a dessert worthy of celebration.
Angel Food Swirl Cake
Adding fresh raspberries to the classic angel food cake uplifts this airy dessert.
Chocolate Meringue Cake
This cake has all the necessary components for a decadent celebration: excitement (a crackly meringue top), unexpected twists (chocolate chunks and hazelnuts hidden inside), and a feel-good ending (the moist chocolate cake).
Birthday Number Cake
For the party's big moment, frost a cake any way you like. Center a number printout on top of the cake, and poke holes through it with a pin to site candles.