If you are looking for the best homemade birthday cake recipes, you are in the right place.
This collection of simple yet elegant cakes brings you a variety of birthday cake recipes ranging in flavors. There’s truly something for everyone here.
Each cake recipe shared on my blog is thoroughly tested so you get the best results possible. From the cake to the frosting you simply can’t go wrong when you choose one of my recipes to make for a birthday celebration.
Whether you like vanilla cake, chocolate cake, yellow cake, white cake, etc., I’ve got you covered. I even have some fruity cakes that would be a smashing hit.
And if you want to make some extra special treats to serve alongside your homemade birthday cake, try the soft sour cream cookies. The icing can be colored and decorated with sprinkles to match your cake.
So browse through the recipes below and find the perfect cake recipe for your birthday bash.
Best Homemade Birthday Cake Recipes
Simple Birthday Cakes
If you're more for traditional cakes, choose one of these simple yet elegant flavors. These cakes are great for kids and adults!
This made from scratch Basic Vanilla Cake recipe is one that must be added to your repertoire. It’s light, tender, and full of vanilla flavor. The buttery, moist texture makes it a great cake for all occasions.
This Lemon Raspberry Cake features a tender lemon cake with fresh raspberry filling and luscious raspberry frosting. Lemon extract is added to the batter to enhance the lemon flavor but it’s totally optional!
This pineapple carrot cake recipe features a moist carrot cake speckled with bits of pineapple. It’s spiced with warm cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Cream cheese frosting with orange zest is slathered over the cake for the ultimate treat.
A Chocolate Coconut cake that is not only a show stopper, but it tastes great as well. Made from scratch chocolate cake layered with coconut pastry cream and covered in coconut buttercream frosting is truly exceptional.
This layered Chocolate Pistachio Cake will turn heads! Rich decadent chocolate cake slathered in light, creamy pistachio frosting. It looks just as good as it tastes. A luscious chocolate ganache rests on top of the cake with a ring of crushed pistachios encasing it. It’s a chocolate lover’s dream!
Luxury Birthday Cakes
These last two cakes are even more grown-up than the few above. Both are mousse cakes which require a little extra time and attention but they are SO WORTH IT!