These 25 Fun Birthday Cake Ideas are ready for a celebration! Find your favorite among the best homemade cakes for your next special occasion, from layer cakes to funfetti masterpieces.
These fun and easy birthday cake ideas will have the whole party raving! If you’re looking for inspiration for your next celebration, we hope you’ll find it here. From funfetti cake rolls to triple-tiered homemade masterpieces, these cakes are serving serious “wow” without loads of effort.
Momofuku Milk Bar Birthday Cake
Quite possibly the birthday cake of all birthday cakes. Make the famous Momofuku Birthday Cake of NYC’s Milk Bar fame with this easy recipe inspired by the real deal. This multi-layered showstopper of a cake is surprisingly simple to make at home, full of funfetti goodness.
Fruity Pebbles Ice Cream Cake
Homemade vanilla ice cream and moist, tender cake is filled with bright and colorful Fruity Pebbles in this fun and easy birthday cake idea. It doesn’t get better than layers of rainbow speckles!
Galaxy Cake Roll
And now for a birthday cake that’s truly out of this world! Talk about taking your special day to a galaxy far, far away. This easy and impressive cake roll is filled with intergalactic frosting and flair.
Vegan Chocolate Sheet Cake
A chocolate cake fit for any plant-based party people. This dessert is made for chocoholics, with a tender chocolate crumb topped with vegan chocolate frosting!
My Best Chocolate Cake Recipe
Moist and decadent, fudgy and loaded with chocolate at every turn. This might be the best chocolate cake recipe ever – we’ll let your party be the judge!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Layer Cake
Jumbo chocolate chip cookie layers are filled with creamy frosting in this double-dessert-in-one, for a birthday cake that’s the best of both worlds.
A rainbow explosion of epic birthday cake proportions! A moist and fluffy cake bursting with the colors of the rainbow, this colorful dessert is made with richly dyed batter and bright rainbow buttercream.
Chocolate Wacky Cake
The ingredients for this cake are positively wacky! No eggs, no butter, and not even milk are involved in the making of this rich and decadent chocolate cake. If you’re really missing the butter, give your cake a good frosting with chocolate buttercream!
Mini Vanilla Cake
When the occasion calls for a “little” something special! This mini cake stands just 6 inches high, but it’s packing loads of vanilla flavor in the cake and the frosting.
Funfetti Earthquake Cake
Swirls of sweet cream cheese form the “cracks” in this easy funfetti earthquake cake! A rainbow bright cake recipe that doesn’t even need frosting.
A Very Happy Birthday Cake
The perfect birthday cake for the chocolate lover in your life! A simple cake recipe is dressed up with Oreo cookies, chocolate wafers and fudgy brownies.
Red Velvet Earthquake Cake
Shake things up with this decadent red velvet earthquake cake! An easy sheet cake recipe where the cracks are filled with lashes of cream cheese, chocolate chips, coconut and pecans.
Gluten Free Birthday Cake with Chocolate Frosting
All the goodness of a fluffy yellow cake, made totally gluten-free and wrapped up in chocolate! You won’t believe how tasty this cake is, or how easy it is to make.
Strawberries and Cream Sheet Cake
A berry sheet cake bursting with the bright flavor of juicy strawberry pieces, topped with cloud-like whipped cream cheese frosting. This fresh strawberry cake was made for summertime celebrations!
Vanilla Sheet Cake
This satisfying vegan cake recipe is so fluffy and full of flavor, everyone will be begging for a second slice! Frosted with a layer of vegan buttercream, it’s the perfect homemade cake to have ready in a hurry.
Easy No-Churn Funfetti Birthday Cake Ice Cream Cake
Homemade no-churn funfetti ice cream is the star of this kid-friendly and easy ice cream cake recipe! A creamy, frosty treat wrapped up inside a decadent layer of chocolate ganache.
Yellow Cake Recipe
A boxed yellow cake mix gets an upgrade into a festive layer cake in this semi-homemade recipe. Frosted with chocolate icing and decorated with sprinkles for a fun and easy birthday cake idea!
Funfetti Candy Birthday Cake
This fun and colorful cake is sure to inspire smiles all around! Made with funfetti cake layers with rich peanut butter filling in between, topped with your special someone’s favorite candies!
Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe with Peppermint Buttercream
Christmas comes any time of the year with this vegan chocolate cake smothered in peppermint buttercream! Topped with chocolate ganache for a truly chocolatey birthday treat.
Vanilla Quinoa Cake with Vegan Chocolate Frosting
Serve up a slice of this healthier, vegan version of a homemade birthday cake! A light and fluffy cake that’s sweetened with coconut sugar and made with none other than quinoa, covered with vegan frosting.
Mini Chocolate Malt Cake for Two
This mini chocolate cake is the perfect way to celebrate in style when it’s just the two of you! Malted chocolate flavor makes this cake recipe extra fudgy.
Funfetti Cake Roll
A fantastically colorful homemade cake roll made with rich cream cheese frosting rolled up in a vanilla cake loaded with rainbow sprinkles. Perfect for birthdays!
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