The Best Birthday Cake Recipes
Ice Cream Birthday Cake
This awesome cake for a crowd features chocolate cake, two flavors of ice cream, thick layers of fudge sauce, layers of chocolate crunchies and a luscious ganache topping.
Triple-Layer Sour Cream Chocolate Cake
This magnificent cake has three layers of moist, tender chocolate with a hint of cinnamon and a silky chocolate ganache.
Caramel Layer Cake
This impressive cake is encased in a fudge-like caramel frosting. Pastry chef Lisa Donovan adapted it from a recipe by Southern-cooking doyenne Edna Lewis.
Four-Layer Coconut Cake
Coconut oil and toasted ground coconut are baked into the batter of this beautiful cake, which is then layered with bittersweet marmalade and fluffy white frosting.
Milk-Chocolate-Frosted Layer Cake
Yellow Layer Cake with Vanilla Frosting
This classic cake is a birthday party staple.
Crunchy Milk Chocolate-Peanut Butter Layer Cake
The genius of this layer cake is its extraordinarily crunchy filling, made with almonds, salted peanuts, creamy peanut butter, chocolate and Rice Krispies. The silky milk-chocolate ganache frosting almost pushes the recipe over the top.
Brown-Butter Layer Cake
Seattle chef Tom Douglas uses brown butter for an indulgent nutty flavor in this fun twist on a classic white cake.
Baked Alaska Birthday Cake
This ultimate birthday cake features three flavors of ice cream, moist chocolate cake, nutty ganache and fluffy meringue.