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Birthday cake recipes

33 Recipes

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

36 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star 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 hr
More effort
Vegetarian
7 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 10 mins
A challenge
Vegetarian
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10 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Celebrate our 30th birthday with us – or your own special occasion – with this impressive rainbow sponge. Iced with buttercream and topped with coloured sprinkles, it's a cake that has the wow factor

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
27 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Who could resist our chocolate and raspberry cake? Like a Victoria sponge but better, try budget-friendly frozen raspberries for the cream

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 5 mins
Easy
64 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Stack up our best ever chocolate sponges and smother in an Oreo biscuit icing to make this towering celebration cake

1 hr and 50 mins
More effort
192 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

The winner of Good Food's 20th birthday cake competition, we think this is the new carrot cake

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Create a cake with the wow factor with our colourful ombre mermaid. It's a baking challenge but makes a magical party cake for kids and grown-ups alike

2 hrs
A challenge
39 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Cover the light buttery sponge of this classic celebration cake with silky-smooth meringue buttercream and colourful edible polka dots

1 hr and 55 mins
A challenge
9 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Decorative Italian meringue masks a spicy, moist ginger cake layered with ginger buttercream- an amazing bake!

2 hrs and 10 mins
A challenge
6 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A grown-up, lightly-spiced sponge that is sandwiched with pears caramelised in maple syrup and topped with meringue buttercream

2 hrs and 10 mins
A challenge
34 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

This fun cake won the 11-17 age group in our 20th birthday cake competition

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
36 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 20 mins
More effort
15 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

The sweet and salty combo of peanut butter and chocolate make this cake irresistible - decorate with pretzels for added crunch

1 hr and 55 mins
A challenge
24 ratings 3.3 out of 5 star rating

This sophisticated cake, one of the final three in our 20th birthday cake competition, is dark, rich and moist

1 hr and 55 mins
A challenge
11 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Inspired by the classic Bakewell tart, the raspberry jam and almond flavours of this sandwich sponge complement the stunning pink graduated frosting

2 hrs and 45 mins
A challenge
22 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Children will love the butterfly and ladybird decorations on this colourful cake – and you'll love its simplicity

2 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
100 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

We used colourful candles rather than artificial sweets to brighten up this tasty birthday cake

45 mins
Easy
305 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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 hr
More effort
1,286 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Indulge yourself with this ultimate chocolate cake recipe that is beautifully moist, rich and fudgy. Perfect for a celebration or an afternoon tea

2 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
164 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

With a special surprise ingredient, this gluten free cake stays beautifully moist. To everyone’s amazement it's mash potato!

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
158 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
151 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A stunning cake that will fast become a failsafe option for any event

1 hr and 10 mins
More effort
77 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A wedge of this alongside a cup of tea makes for a perfect Sunday afternoon

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
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