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Birthday cake recipes

Celebrate a birthday by baking one of our stunning cakes. From towering funfetti sponges to decadent chocolate bakes, we've got plenty of party inspiration.

46 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
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Vegetarian
11 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Children love colour, so what could be better than a birthday cake with two different coloured sponges made from one mixture and a colourful icing?

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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101 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
19 ratings 4.2 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
64 ratings 4.7 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

How to make a homemade piping bag for cake decorating.

72 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Decorate this simple elderflower and lemon cake with edible flowers for a showstopping celebration dessert. It's perfect for a wedding or birthday

1 hr and 25 mins
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38 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Bake this show-stopping chocolate cake topped with decadent salted caramel and cookies. Perfect for celebrating a special occasion

1 hr and 15 mins
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42 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Anti-gravity cakes are this year's must-have trend for birthdays or parties - this stunning Smartie cake will delight kids and grown-ups alike

1 hr and 35 mins
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71 ratings 4.9 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
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8 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
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Vegetarian
7 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
10 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Bake a plant-based version of a chocolate fudge cake for a birthday party. Everyone can enjoy it, including guests who have a dairy intolerance or egg allergies

1 hr and 30 mins
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3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This colourful animal sponge is sure to be the mane event at any party! Perfect for kids, the simple yogurt vanilla sponge has a buttercream and novelty sugar paste icing decoration

45 mins
Easy
26 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

A celebration cake with a touch of woodland style, this chocolate cake is decorated with edible spikes, buttercream and chocolate details

2 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
32 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Turn your favourite cocktail into a dessert with this mojito cake made with a lime, mint and white rum syrup and lime buttercream. It's a perfect party cake

1 hr and 5 mins
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Vegetarian
46 ratings 4.2 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
10 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
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Stop people in their tracks with a stunning unicorn cake. With a light sponge and salted caramel buttercream, it looks fabulous and tastes divine too

2 hrs
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Vegetarian
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
36 ratings 4.0 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
37 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
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20 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
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