10 Best Birthday Cakes (& Cupcakes)

Celebrations call for cake. Some call for towering, icing-topped cakes, and some yearn for casual make-your-own cupcakes. A refined Sunday brunch might end with an elegant Lemon-Almond Cake, with candles stuck in. A rowdy Saturday barbecue party wouldn’t be complete without a Watermelon Ice Cream Cake. We made the Coconut-Three-Layer Cake for our blog’s first birthday and invented the nostalgic Raspberry Cupcakes wtih Peanut Butter Buttercream when Jordana reached the ripe old age of twenty five. Whatever the occasion, you’ll find a cake (or cupcake) below that’s totally celebratory, yet easy enough to make in a small kitchen. Now go blow out those candles!


1. Carrot Cake

2. Coconut Three-Layer Cake

3. Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

4. Lemon-Almond Cake

5. Pecan-Espresso Birthday Cake with Coffee Icing

6. Raspberry Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Buttercream

7. Rich Chocolate Celebration Cake

8. Yellow Birthday Cake with Peanut Butter Filling & Chocolate Icing

9. Watermelon Ice Cream Cake

10. White & Black Pepper Marble Cake

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