Does someone you love have a special birthday coming up? Why not show your admiration for them by baking a homemade birthday cake for their big day?
Even if you aren’t a top-notch baker, there are plenty of easy-to-follow birthday cake recipes you can try. Plus, it’s the thought that counts, right?
In this post, we’ve rounded up five simple and scrumptious birthday cake recipes that you can make at home today. Whether you prefer vanilla, red velvet, or chocolate, you’ll find the perfect recipe to delight your loved one on their special day.
Funfetti is always a fun and festive choice for birthdays, and it’s even better when it’s homemade. This recipe from Tasty includes instructions for the cake itself as well as frosting, which you’ll top with rainbow sprinkles. Funfetti is excellent for all ages, but this cake would be the perfect dessert for a kid’s birthday party in particular.
Vanilla is a classic birthday cake flavor that never disappoints. This moist and spongy cake from Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking is topped with a decadent buttercream frosting that is simply divine. Even better, this yummy recipe is easy enough to bake for other occasions as well, including potlucks and family dinners.
Who can resist the pure pleasure of a rich chocolate cake? While it’s a pretty bold move to claim that this recipe from Add A Pinch makes the best chocolate cake ever, the online reviews seem to back it up. Even better? It’s incredibly easy to make, only requiring one bowl. There are also gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free modifications included with the recipe.
Carrot cake is usually a love-it-or-hate-it kind of dessert, but this delicious recipe is so good that it might even convert haters to fans. Plus, it’s a clever way to sneak some extra vegetables into your diet. This recipe from Inspired Taste suggests adding nuts and raisins into the batter, but you can choose to leave those ingredients out if you’d like.
Red velvet hit the baking scene hard, and the craze still lives on. This version of the recipe comes from the New York Times, but the original one came from the Texas-based Adams Extract company in the 1940s. To make this cake, you’ll slather the red cake in white ermine icing and assemble its layers before serving, making it look like it came straight from the bakery. After you finish, remember to save the recipe, because this cake would also make a fabulous addition to any holiday party.
While most of these cake recipes are relatively straightforward, you may want to try making your cake far ahead of the party – especially if your baking skills are a little rusty. But even if your cake doesn’t look professionally made, your loved one will surely appreciate the love and effort that you put into baking it for their special day.
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