Birthday Cake Recipes

It’s no secret that the best part of any birthday celebration is always the cake. In fact, even with gifts and games galore, a birthday without a cake would simply feel incomplete. With our collection of birthday cake recipes, there’s a variety for every type of sweet tooth—whether you prefer chocolate, vanilla, red velvet, or even an ice cream cake. And don’t be intimidated by baking a birthday cake at home. Our step-by-step instructions take the intimidation out of the process, and our video on how to frost a cake will quickly turn you into a pro. You can make do without any fancy ingredients or kitchen tools, too. If you don’t have a cake stand, turn a large, wide-bottomed mixing bowl upside down and place a plate on top of it. It’s always easier to frost when your cake is elevated, so you aren’t bending down to frost around the edges.

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Yellow Cake With Vanilla Frosting and White Chocolate Chips

Say hello to your new go-to yellow cake recipe. The moist but light end result will have you swearing off the convenience of the boxed stuff for good. After baking and cooling two simple round cakes, you’ll layer then, with frosting in the center, before frosting the exterior, too. We covered the side with two cups of white-chocolate chips for a gorgeous, all-white effect, but you could also employ chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, or even small pieces of candy, to fit your party’s theme. But hey, no party required to whip up this simple but stunning cake. It’s that delicious.