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Birthday cake recipes

17 Recipes

Celebrate with a cake!

Pistachio cupcakes

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(24 ratings)
Turn any gathering into a special occasion with these glamorous cupcakes for grown-ups
50 minutes
Easy

Banoffee marshmallow cake

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(25 ratings)
This fun cake won the 11-17 age group in our 20th birthday cake competition
1 hour and 20 minutes
Easy

Louise Read's Coffee crunch cake

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(22 ratings)
This recipe pairs a nutty meringue with coffee-flavoured Victoria sponge. No wonder it made it into the top three in our 20th birthday cake competition
1 hour and 20 minutes
Moderately easy

Hannah Obee's Salted caramel chocolate cake

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(17 ratings)
This sophisticated cake, one of the final three in our 20th birthday cake competition, is dark, rich and moist
1 hour and 55 minutes
For the keen cook

Birthday bug cake

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(20 ratings)
Children will love the butterfly and ladybird decorations on this colourful cake – and you'll love its simplicity
2 hours and 10 minutes
Easy

Chocolate birthday cake

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(82 ratings)
We used colourful candles rather than artificial sweets to brighten up this tasty birthday cake
45 minutes
Easy

Light & fluffy chocolate mocha cake

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(40 ratings)
Have your cake and eat it, with this beautifully decadent low-fat chocolate cake
50 minutes
Moderately easy

Lemon & poppyseed cupcakes

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(217 ratings)
These zesty cupcakes look so gorgeous you won't want to eat them, but once you start you won't be able to stop
1 hour
Moderately easy

Ultimate chocolate cake

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(850 ratings)
Indulge yourself with Angela Nilsen's heavenly moist and fudgy chocolate cake - perfect for celebrations - birthdays, weddings, christenings - any excuse!
2 hours and 10 minutes
Easy

Gluten-free lemon drizzle cake

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(114 ratings)
With a special surprise ingredient, this gluten free cake stays beautifully moist. To everyone’s amazement it's mash potato!
1 hour and 10 minutes
Easy

Cappuccino cake

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(86 ratings)
If you've offered to bake a treat for a stall or your local coffee morning then this cake stall classic is just the thing
45 minutes
Easy

Orange & white chocolate sponge

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(90 ratings)
A stunning cake that will fast become a failsafe option for any event
1 hour and 10 minutes
Moderately easy

Almond raisin cake with sherry

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(13 ratings)
Forget the tea and cake here and serve this with a glass of sherry. For the best result make this the day before so the flavours can infuse
45 minutes
Easy

Blackberry & coconut squares

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(96 ratings)
This lovely crumbly bake won the under-11s category of our 20th birthday cake competition
1 hour and 30 minutes
Easy

Easy vanilla cake

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(108 ratings)
A moist cake drenched with vanilla syrup. Use as the basis for a range of fabulous celebration cakes
1 hour and 40 minutes
Easy
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