For the star of your next birthday party, look no further.
If you are searching for the perfect birthday cake, you're sure to find exactly what you're looking for in our varied collection.
From sheet cakes to layer cakes, meringue frostings to buttercream frostings—here you will find something for everyone.
Our first selection, White Birthday Cake with Italian Meringue Frosting, is a gorgeous white cake that's great for any birthday. The fluffy meringue icing glides easily over the layers and acts as a canvas for any decoration you choose.
View Recipe: White Birthday Cake with Italian Meringue Frosting
Our Italian meringue covered cake makes a beautiful and festive addition to any birthday celebration. Sweet vanilla cake is
light and buttery—it won’t leave party-goers feeling overindulged.
View Recipe: Vanilla Cake with Italian Meringue Frosting
This coconut cake can be enjoyed year round—even if your birthday celebration falls during the cooler months. Even though
fresh coconut is sublime, you can use Goya brand coconut water in place of fresh coconut water and buy coconut flakes in the
View Recipe: Fresh Coconut Cake
A candy bar in cake form—yes, please. Let this caramel, chocolate confection be the star of your next birthday party.
View Recipe: Double-Caramel Turtle Cake
To make this birthday cake kid-friendly, use fresh orange juice instead of Grand Marnier in the cream cheese frosting. The
bright pink cake will be a lovely surprise when you make the first slice.
View Recipe: Strawberry Layer Cake
Orange-flavored filling complements the bold chocolate cake and decadent glaze. There is no doubt that this cake with be a
birthday party showstopper.
View Recipe: Chocolate-Orange Layer Cake
You'll find potato starch on the baking aisle at most of your local supermarkets and health-food stores. Also known as potato
flour, it helps ensure the cake will have a fine crumb and moist texture. Your birthday guests will surely notice just how
delicious this cake is.
View Recipe: Yellow Butter Cake with Vanilla Meringue Frosting
This coconut cake recipe is one of our readers' all-time favorites. The frosting is also popular for several other cupcake
and cake flavors like carrot, spice and basic white. Before you light the birthday candles, garnish the cake plate with sugar-frosted
cranberries and rosemary sprigs.
View Recipe: Coconut Cake with Buttercream Frosting
Warm spices and brown sugar add rich, caramelized flavors to this carrot cake. If you can't find fromage blanc, use more cream
cheese. This cake is great for a big birthday crowd—it's easy to slice and serve without having to worry about sliding cake
View Recipe: Carrot Cake
Work quickly to spread the frosting on the cake before it begins to set. We call for light brown sugar in the cake to lend
a subtly sweet flavor, but dark brown in the frosting to provide a contrasting rich caramel flavor that your birthday party-goers
will love. You can use light brown sugar for both the cake and frosting, if you prefer.
View Recipe: Caramel Layer Cake
The original cake has many layers; our streamlined version is easy to assemble and doesn't sacrifice any flavor or presentation
panache. The heavy cherry filling may cause the cake to sink slightly in the center once assembled, but it won't detract from
the stunning presentation—especially once it is aglow with birthday candles.
View Recipe: Black Forest Cherry Cake
This is a namesake because the recipe developer’s mom baked it for his birthday every year. We've adapted this recipe to trim
the fat and calories, and it's still a moist, lemony treat.
View Recipe: Nathan’s Lemon Cake
If your birthday honoree can't decide whether he or she wants vanilla or chocolate, this cake is the perfect choice because
it delivers both. Beaten egg whites create the light, airy texture of this classic dessert. Place leftover yolks in an airtight
container, cover with a thin layer of water, and refrigerate for up to two days.
View Recipe: Black and White Angel Food Cake
This cake yields 20 servings—great for a big birthday crowd. What else? It’s nutritionally sound yet boasts rich, moist texture
View Recipe: Texas Sheet Cake
This lime chiffon cake is just the right dessert to serve on a warm spring or summer birthday. Light in taste and texture,
the recipe uses fat-free whipped topping to keep the calories on the light side as well. For the prettiest presentation, be
sure to use the suggested garnishes.
View Recipe: Fresh Lime Chiffon Cake
Here's a moist, buttery dessert that can make even the smallest birthday gathering a true celebration. It was a favorite with
our staffers, receiving top scores for its taste. Fresh edible flowers, such as mums, make an easy, pretty decoration; most
people remove the flowers before eating the cake. If you're offering the cake at an informal gathering, serve it right from
View Recipe: Yellow Sheet Cake with Chocolate Frosting
To create a nutritionally sound birthday cake that's moist and tender with luscious frosting, we use a combination of full-fat
(butter), reduced-fat (1/3-less-fat cream cheese), and fat-free (egg substitute) ingredients. As with any baked good--especially
one that's light--measure all ingredients carefully. Twisted lemon and lime slices are a pretty garnish that indicates the
flavor of the dessert.
View Recipe: Lemon-Lime Layer Cake