Funfetti cake

Birthday cake recipes

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

15 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
154 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This lovely crumbly bake won the under-11s category of our 20th birthday cake competition

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
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188 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A moist cake drenched with vanilla syrup. Use as the basis for a range of fabulous celebration cakes

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
14 ratings 3.3 out of 5 star rating

This stunning layer cake with coloured cream cheese frosting is perfect for a birthday, wedding or other special occasion

2 hrs and 10 mins
More effort
74 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

John Whaite shares his recipe for a light, fruity layer cake with chocolate ganache and simple sponge

45 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Great British Bake Off winner Jo Wheatley shares her never-fail sponge recipe in this layered cake with a zingy butter icing

1 hr and 35 mins
More effort
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Traditional battenberg is given a bakeover with this chocolate, rose and raspberry chequerboard cake

2 hrs and 30 mins
A challenge
22 ratings 4.2 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
12 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

The toffee nut topping gives this sponge the edge- we used Brazil nuts, hazelnut, pecans and almonds

1 hr
More effort
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