25 Birthday Cake Ideas

25 Birthday Cake Ideas

We all know the best part of any birthday party is the cake, so which one should you bake to blow away both the guests and the recipient? Recipe4Living has compiled some of our favorite birthday cakes.

From a cake that looks like spaghetti to a chocolate cake loaded with raspberries to a low-fat peach cake.  No matter what you have a taste for, we’ve got you covered!

Themed
Hershey’s Gridiron Cake- Football season is over, but you can revive it with this super-fun cake!
Spaghetti Cake- By using icing, strawberry sauce, white chocolate, and malted milk balls, your cake will look just like a hearty Italian meal.
Pineapple-Strawberry Upside-Down Cake- Make your next birthday party a luau and bake this tropical cake.
Fun American Flag Cake- This cake is a dream for the ultimate patriot. 
Spooky Delight Cupcakes- For a horror themed, birthday party, these scary eyeball cupcakes are to die for.


Chocolate
Triple Chocolate Cake- Can’t get enough chocolate?  This cake has chocolate pudding and chocolate chips inside to make sure you’re satisfied. 
Chocolate Fudge Cake- This moist cake is covered in fudgy frosting that will make you think you’ve died and gone to heaven!
Chocolate Raspberry Avalanche Cake- With raspberry liqueur and fresh raspberries on top, chocolate is not the only flavor you’ll be savoring.
Chocolate Applesauce Cake- This delicate cake is topped with walnuts and chocolate chips.  No frosting required!  
Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse Cake- Combine fluffy chocolate mousse with hazelnut cake and you get this decadent dessert.


Children's
Sundae Pizza- If your child loves pizza, cake, and ice cream, combine them all and make this scrumptious treat.
Brownie Candy Cupcakes- These yummy brownies have a fun surprise inside.
Dirt Cake- This cake is served in a flowerpot and is eaten with gummy worms.  How fun!
PB&J Cake- Turn your child’s favorite sandwich into their favorite cake with this unique recipe.  
Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake Pops- These bite-sized cheesecakes come on stick- that means less dishes for you to wash!


Special Diet/Allergies

Vegan Chocolate Cake- You’d never know this chocolate cake was vegan, so don’t tell your guests! 
Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake with Sour Cream Ganache- Who knew gluten-free cake could be so luscious? 
Chocolate Depression Cake- This recipe uses absolutely no egg, butter, or milk, and the apple cider vinegar in it adds a unique taste. 
Eggless Pecan Pie- Forego the cake and go for this egg-free pecan pie, instead.  
Raw Gluten-Free Chocolate Fudge- This fudge is a fabulous birthday dessert for any raw vegans or gluten-free eaters you may know.


Healthy
Sugar-Free Fat-Free Chocolate Cake- You won't feel guilty going back for thirds when this chocolate cake is on the table.
Healthy Mandarin Orange Cake- Add a citrusy spin to your birthday cake.
Sugar-Free Carrot Cake- Everyone's favorite carrot cake minus the sugar overload. 
Low-Fat Peach Cake- This fresh, fruity cake won't make you pack on the pounds. 
Diabetic-Friendly Chocolate Cheesecake- For all those who are worried about their sugar intake, you can have your cheesecake and eat it, too.

Reviews (2)

  • I agree with Verna55. Thanks for the comment, cause I was wanting to know which recipe is the photo as well. You saved me a lot of time. Thanks.

    Flag as inappropriate Sheryll_Rufus  |  April 13, 2010

  • So what recipe is pictured at the head of the article? I looked at every single recipe listed looking for that recipe, with no luck. This is NOT the first time I have searched for a recipe to go with a photo in an article on R4L. It sure is frustrating! Why include a photo if you don't include the recipe for that photo?? Grrrrrrr!!

    Flag as inappropriate Verna55  |  April 13, 2010

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