It’s my birthday, and I’ve got birthday cakes on the brain! Everybody’s got their own idea about what makes a cake a birthday cake, but first and foremost, it has to be homemade. Here are some of my favorite birthday cake recipes to celebrate that special day, homestyle!
…let’s see, for me, a birthday cake absolutely has to have layers, at least two. But it shouldn’t be too fancy, it should look homemade because the best cakes are the ones we pull out of our own ovens. My mom always made chocolate (Duncan Hines) with her own vanilla buttercream, and it sat on a dinner plate on the counter looking like a million bucks.
So don’t rely on the big box stores to get your supplies ~ check out some of my favorite homespun ways to keep it simple, and keep it in-house on your big day…
VANILLA BUTTERCREAM CAKE ~ Style Sweet CA
GLUTEN FREE DEVILS FOOD CAKE ~ Gluten Free on a Shoestring
MOIST YELLOW CAKE ~ Bakerella
DIY CAKE DOME ~ A Beautiful Mess
ONE BOWL DEVIL’S FOOD LAYER CAKE ~ Cloudy Kitchen
HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY CAKE ~ Sally’s Baking Addiction
VEGAN VANILLA CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE FROSTING ~ Wife Mama Foodie
DIY HAND DIPPED DIY BIRTHDAY CANDLES ~ The Merrythought
CLASSIC CELEBRATION CAKE ~ The Sugar Coated Cottage
DIY CLOWN CAKE TOPPERS ~ Oh Happy Day
CHOCOLATE LAYER CAKE WITH CHERRY BUTTERCREAM ~ Madeline Hall
FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT LAYER CAKE ~ The Brick Kitchen
HOMEMADE PAN RELEASE ~ i am baker
MOIST WHITE CAKE ~ Baked By An Introvert
ALMOND CREPE CAKE WITH RASPBERRY-ROSE CREAM ~ Milly’s Kitchen
PARTY HAT GARLAND TUTORIAL ~ The House That Lars Built
BLOOD ORANGE POPPY SEED CAKE ~ Flour Cover
SWISS MERINGUE BUTTERCREAM ~ Martha Stewart
HOW TO MAKE A DIY CAKE STAND ~ Youtube
CHOCOLATE COCONUT CAKE WITH MARSHMALLOW BUTTERCREAM ~ Spoonful of Flavor
BUTTER CAKE WITH SALTED CARAMEL BUTTERCREAM ~ Add a Pinch
DIY CONFETTI STIX ~ Best Friends for Frosting
CHOCOLATE SPRINKLE CAKE ~ Sprinkles for Breakfast
source: The Chic Site
Questions and Reviews
Happy Birthday Sue! I LOVE this post!!
So many to choose from- boy I will come to this post every time I need to choose a cake to bake… so much fun!! Thanks
Me too ~ I’ve got my eye on the moist yellow cake with the pink frosting for next year…
Well Sue it’s my birthday today also. I shared with my hubby who loves to bake so I guess I have a yummy cake coming my way. Happy Birthday to you and thanks for the share!
I knew there had to be a birthday buddy or two out there ~ happy birthday Deborah!
Happy Birthday to you! It is a great day for a birthday…I should know. What a treat to see all of these delicious cakes on our special day. I really enjoy your blog! Cheers!
Happy Birthday to you!! Thanks for all your time!
Happy Birthday Sue! I wish you a slice of each!
Happy Birthday! Hope it’s the best one ever. Yummy looking cakes in this post and love the DIY ideas.
Happy Birthday!! I would totally bake that blood orange poppy seed cake for you! 😉
Happy Birthday, Sue! Those birthday cakes are gorgeous.
I want a bite of every one 😉
Ooh, these all look so good! Happy Birthday… what would be your pick of the lot? My kids always ask for something fruit-flavored, and for my almost-5-year-old’s birthday next month, I already had that Strawberry Cake pinned (along with a couple bags of freeze-dried strawberries for the frosting).
Happy Birthday, Sue!
The cakes look delectable….which one did you choose for your special day? Enjoy your day.
Thanks for your wonderful blog full of great ideas and great photography.