Celebrate by making one of our editors' favorite birthday cake or cupcake recipes for your guest of honor this year!
White Birthday Cake with Italian Meringue Icing
Give your birthday boy or girl the royal treatment by baking their favorite cake. Add candles, sing "Happy Birthday," and
start off the year on a tasty note.Tip: When icing a cake for a celebration, pick an icing that glides on seamlessly. Meringue
icing is easy to smooth on over a layer cake, making it a perfect backdrop for your best birthday wishes.
This simple sheet cake with homemade chocolate frosting will make you forget that store-bought yellow cake mix and canned
frosting ever existed. The thick, creamy icing will have you licking your plate.
Make a classic family favorite stuffed with tasty ingredients including cinnamon, nutmeg, pecans, and, of course, grated carrot.
This twist on the original adds orange zest and juice for an extra hit of bright flavor to complement the smooth cream cheese
Punch up a basic chocolate cake with a raspberry jam filling and a buttercream icing flavored with raspberry-flavored liqueur,
such as Chambord. The icing will keep its cream-colored hue, so the berry bite will be a pleasant surprise.
Follow the latest trend and serve tasty cupcakes instead of a whole cake at your next celebration. These "basic" cupcakes
are anything but. Moist, rich, and flavored with a hint of almond and vanilla, they're sure to melt in your mouth. Frost with
your favorite icing, or follow our suggestion for coconut cupcakes, found on the recipe page.
Bake a kid-friendly cake that's sure to make you the hit of the neighborhood. Mini candy bars are melted and mixed into cake
batter before baking and a creamy chocolate-marshmallow frosting pulls double duty as both filling and icing.
Add dynamic texture to your dessert offering by serving a rich, moist chocolate cake layered with a crunchy mixture of toffee
candies and caramel créme. Frost with caramel créme and top with toasted almonds.
Serve slices of cake with a smooth hazelnut-custard drizzle. The hazelnut liqueur brings out the subtle espresso flavor in
the angel food cake. Garnish with a few coffee beans or nuts to accent the ingredients.
Make a moist chocolate cake topped with a fun icing using a familiar ingredient. Spread the icing while the cake is still
warm for an ooey-gooey treat. Miniature marshmallows, mixed into the cake batter, are an added sweet surprise.
Bring the best of your favorite ice cream treat to the party in cake form with a festive and fruity dessert. Mashed bananas,
flaked coconut, crushed pineapple, and cherries add fun color and flavor. Top with grated chocolate, chopped nuts, and hot