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Simple yet elegant birthday cakes are perfect for classy adult birthday parties. From plain chocolate to fruit-and-cookie topped, our sophisticated birthday cakes for adults, plus ideas for birthday cake toppers and cupcakes, will wow party guests of any age. For an adult birthday party, there's nothing better than an elegant and simple-to-make birthday cake.
Check out our inventive ideas for show-stopping birthday cakes, for kids, adults and every birthday celebration. Looking for the best birthday cake to bake? Mint and rum infused sugar syrup brushed liberally over light sponges, and covered with a lime buttercream.
For birthdays, dinner parties, and celebrations of all kinds, ditch the boxed mix and add this classic Epicurious recipe to your repertoire. If apple pie is your ideal dessert, this cake will satisfy both your aesthetic and your birthday cake dreams. Who would balk at this doughnut-shaped baked cake decorated exactly like Homer Simpson's favorite treat? This orange-scented cake—layered with vanilla ice cream and orange sorbet—is frozen, covered in meringue, toasted in a hot oven, and, finally, set on fire.
More info here. Warning: Don't use this for delicate cakes leavened with egg whites, like sponge or angel food cakes, since they need those air bubbles to stay light. Sounds like voodoo, but apparently it works!
This light cake is like a set mousse — you can even hear the bubbles pop as you slice it! Recipe: Three-ingredient chocolate cake. Decadent and chocolatey, this hot chocolate fudge cake has a boozy twist with an Irish cream drizzle.
Everyone deserves a homemade cake on their birthday, and nothing feels quite as special as a big, over-the-top butter and sugar confection topped with piles of fluffy frosting and crowned with a ring of candles. Whether your lucky recipient's taste tends toward a classic buttery yellow cake, dense chocolate layers, or tropical flavors, one of these tempting desserts should do the trick. Never buy a birthday cake again with the help of these festive birthday cake recipes.
A birthday party wouldn't be complete without the perfect cake. From a rich chocolate mousse dessert to classic vanilla to a cookie-layered creation, these birthday cake recipes are sure to surprise and impress the guest of honour Baking Main Recipes Articles Photos.
With that in mind, here are our favorite birthday cake recipes that will delight your friends, kids and family members on their special days. Plus, get our best chocolate cake recipes and bundt cake recipes. Save these birthday cake recipes for later by pinning this image, and follow Country Living on Pinterest for more inspiration.