Funfetti cake

Birthday cake recipes

30 Recipes

Celebrate a birthday by baking one of our stunning cakes...

3.75

(1 rating)

Perfect for a party, this rainbow-speckled cake screams 'celebrate'! Pipe creamy vanilla icing and scatter over sprinkles for a showstopping cake that adults and kids will love...
  • 1 hour
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

0

(0 ratings)

Dazzle your kids with their favourite TV character in cake form! This orange buttercream and jam-filled sponge is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, great for a birthday party
  • 3 hours and 10 mins
  • A challenge
  • Vegetarian

3.333335

(3 ratings)

Moist and squidgy, who would believe that this gorgeous chocolate cake is just 2g of sugar per slice? The creamy chocolate topping is also low in sugar but high in deliciousness
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

4.80263

(19 ratings)

Stack up our best-ever chocolate sponges and smother in an Oreo biscuit icing to make this towering celebration cake
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • More effort

4.017855

(14 ratings)

Cover the light buttery sponge of this classic celebration cake with silky-smooth meringue buttercream and colourful edible polka dots
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • A challenge

5

(3 ratings)

Decorative Italian meringue masks a spicy, moist ginger cake layered with ginger buttercream- an amazing bake!
  • 2 hours and 10 mins
  • A challenge

5

(1 rating)

A grown-up, lightly-spiced sponge that is sandwiched with pears caramelised in maple syrup and topped with meringue buttercream
  • 2 hours and 10 mins
  • A challenge

3.935185

(27 ratings)

This fun cake won the 11-17 age group in our 20th birthday cake competition
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

3.991935

(31 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 mins
  • More effort

4.02778

(9 ratings)

The sweet and salty combo of peanut butter and chocolate make this cake irresistible - decorate with pretzels for added crunch
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • A challenge

5

(6 ratings)

Inspired by the classic Bakewell tart, the raspberry jam and almond flavours of this sandwich sponge complement the stunning pink graduated frosting
  • 2 hours and 45 mins
  • A challenge

4.57143

(21 ratings)

Children will love the butterfly and ladybird decorations on this colourful cake – and you'll love its simplicity
  • 2 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy

4.408335

(90 ratings)

We used colourful candles rather than artificial sweets to brighten up this tasty birthday cake
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

4.763485

(241 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
  • More effort

4.690575

(976 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 mins
  • Easy

4.61434

(129 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 mins
  • Easy

4.638615

(101 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 mins
  • Easy

4.5

(14 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 mins
  • Easy

4.743305

(112 ratings)

This lovely crumbly bake won the under-11s category of our 20th birthday cake competition
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy

4.65112

(134 ratings)

A moist cake drenched with vanilla syrup. Use as the basis for a range of fabulous celebration cakes
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

3.75

(6 ratings)

This stunning layer cake with coloured cream cheese frosting is perfect for a birthday, wedding or other special occasion
  • 2 hours and 10 mins
  • More effort

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