Funfetti cake

Birthday cake recipes

30 Recipes

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

Funfetti cake

3.88889

(9 ratings)

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

Orange and raspberry Hey Duggee cake

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

Low sugar chocolate sandwich cake

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

Cookies & cream party cake

4.691665

(30 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

Vanilla party cake

4.23611

(18 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

Toasted marshmallow & ginger cake

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

Maple & pear ruffle cake

5

(2 ratings)

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

Banoffee marshmallow cake

3.973215

(28 ratings)

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

Louise Read's Coffee crunch cake

3.901515

(33 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

Peanut butter & chocolate cake

4.204545

(11 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

Edd Kimber’s Bakewell ombre cake

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

Birthday bug cake

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

Chocolate birthday cake

4.40761

(92 ratings)

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

Lemon & poppyseed cupcakes

4.75797

(251 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

Ultimate chocolate cake

4.673925

(1022 ratings)

Indulge yourself with this heavenly chocolate cake recipe that is beautifully moist, rich and fudgy. Perfect for a celebration or an afternoon tea
  • 2 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy

Gluten-free lemon drizzle cake

4.597745

(133 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

Cappuccino cake

4.55046

(109 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

Almond raisin cake with sherry

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

Blackberry & coconut squares

4.74359

(117 ratings)

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

Easy vanilla cake

4.641845

(141 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

Raspberry caramel ombre cake

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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