26 Fun Birthday Cakes

These recipes will shed some light on which cake to make for the party. Bake one of these birthday beauties, blow out the candles, and then dig in.

Rihanna Met Gala Dress Cake

Relive the magic of Rihanna's epic 2018 Met Gala dress with this Instagram-ready creation.

Pumpkin Pecan Layer Cake

"I always bake a cake for my coworkers' birthdays. This is by far everyone's favorite in the four years I have been there. You have got to try this cake!"

-Jana Silvey

German Chocolate Cake

"One of my new favorites! The coconut pecan frosting is really exceptional. I'm so glad I discovered this fantastic and special cake!"

-sonya/art

Double Chocolate Praline Fudge Cake

"This was amazing, and worth every calorie! I made it for my husband's birthday. It's very rich, and a tiny piece will be just enough!"

-Amy Martin KV

Banana Cake with Caramel Frosting

"This is a very good cake that can stand all by itself. However, the frosting makes it go over the top! One of my guests ate three pieces and exclaimed 'every bite is better than the one before!"

-Chef Carol Kay

Magnolia Bakery's Vanilla Birthday Cake

"This cake was delicious, and just what a kid's birthday cake should taste like! It was light, airy and very moist. Just about perfect!"

-moreCakePlz

Phenomenal Carrot Cake

"Truly a phenomenal carrot cake! I was looking for a recipe that had pineapple and coconut and came across this one. This is the BEST carrot cake ever!"

-Theresa P

Doughnut Birthday Cake

"This was the best birthday cake I have ever made! It gets great stars just for being so easy. The kids helped to assemble and this cake was a hit with everyone, young and old!"

-Fairy Godmother

Neapolitan Refrigerator Sheet Cake

"This was super-easy and delicious! The cake came out so moist from the jello, and I loved the Cool Whip icing!"

-FrVanilla

Layered Ice Cream Cake

"This was an easy and fantastic cake! The children loved it and all of the parents told me that it was the best ice cream cake they'd ever had!"

-BonnieD Oz

Barbie Birthday Cake

"I'm so glad I stumbled upon this recipe! The cake turned out perfectly. My daughter absolutely loved her cake!"

-QueenCong

Deep Dark Chocolate Layer Cake

"I made this for my roommate's birthday and then again on the weekend! It is the perfect chocolate cake recipe — my search is over!"

-Criseyde'sMom

Cream of Coconut Cake

"Everyone loved this recipe! I made it for husband's birthday and he ate two pieces! This was an easy and delicious coconut cake!"

-klkscanner

Black Forest Cake

"I had my husband make this for me for my birthday because it looked hard to mess up. I was right — this was the best Black Forest Cake I have ever had!"

-HolliAnna

Jell-O Cake

"This was a big hit for my daughter's birthday! Very, very moist and delicious! Oh, and did I mention this was so easy to make?"

-Dana-MMH

Red Velvet Cake

"This cake was wonderful! It was a big hit with my family. I am a chocolate cake freak and I loved it!"

-mmm29

Baby's 1st Birthday Banana Cake

"I found this while looking for a lower sugar option for my baby!"

-Kohtzy

Key Lime Cake with White Chocolate Frosting

"This was such a great cake! I made it for my friend's birthday. The cake was very moist and the subtle lime flavor was awesome. The frosting was great too!"

-Shelby Jo

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

"This is so delicious and very rich! I made this for my nephew's birthday, iced it with chocolate frosting and decorated it with smarties. The kids loved it!"

-Cranberry

Bird's Strawberry Cake with Lemon Filling

"This cake is light and refreshing! I especially think that the whipped cream topping makes it seem very light. The flavors are marvelous together!"

-aHardDaysNight

Lemon Cake with Mascarpone

"This cake is delicious and impressive! Needless to say, with this cake, I continue my reign as dessert maker extraodinaire!"

-M&Mers

Hummingbird Cake

"This is the cake I make when it really needs to be special! I made it for my baby's first birthday. It's a nice change from chocolate or carrot, and it is a wonderfully southern thing without being flashy!"

-Tampa Red

Hershey's Chocolate Cake

"I make this recipe every time I need a cake now. It is my and my family's absolute favorite! I make it for every family birthday — it's so good!"

-PurlyQ

Double Peanut Butter Pound Cake

"This cake is so moist and has the perfect amount of peanut butter in it! It's so good!"

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Vegan Blackout Cake

"I've made this cake a couple of times and it's amazing! My non-vegan friends didn't have a clue it was vegan until I mentioned it!"

-Laura in Taos

Popcorn Cake

"This cake was really fun! It keeps well for several days — I had a piece on day 3 and it was still yummy!"

-Brooke the Cook in WI

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