Chocolate cake topped with digger toys

Kids’ party cake recipes

Imaginative, fun and easy cakes for your child's special day.

13 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

You don’t need to be an engineer to make this impressive construction site birthday cake, just a few toys, some chocolate coated wafer bars and a little creative flair

45 mins
Easy
37 ratings 4.1 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
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37 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
More effort
4 ratings 3.8 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
More effort
Vegan
7 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A stunning children's birthday chocolate cake with hidden treasure buried on a sandy desert island for the kids to dig into

3 hrs and 15 mins
More effort
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Pull out all the stops with this sensational celebration cake, a princess doll enrobed in pretty pink and white icing - perfect for a special birthday party

3 hrs and 50 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
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
8 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Slice into this sensational mint chocolate celebration cake and let the hidden sweets pour out for your party guests to enjoy

3 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Stun a crowd and get creative with this themed celebration cake - details include a chocolate ladder, icing water splash and toy firemen

2 hrs and 40 mins
More effort
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A magical three-tiered sponge cake that's simple to make, but no one would ever guess...

3 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Decorate a towering chocolate sponge with sweets and molten toffee 'lava' to create a dazzling children's treat

2 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
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
49 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A fun chocolate birthday cake decorated with buttons, biscuits and marzipan - bound to be a hit with young children

2 hrs
Easy
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Make an impressive Christening or 1st birthday cake using these simple techniques and our step-by-step photographs

4 hrs
Easy
65 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
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
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This show-stopping party cake is deceptively easy to make and looks really professional. Ideal for kid's birthdays, try this colourful decorated vanilla sponge with bite

45 mins
Easy
3 ratings 3.4 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
6 ratings 4.4 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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