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How to Make a Birthday Cake: 12 Delicious Recipes
These cake recipes will wow your friends and family
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Todd ColemanCaramel CakeRich butter cake is draped in thick caramel fudge icing in this southern-style layer cake, based on a recipe by Louise Hodges, a home cook from Carmack, Mississippi.
Todd ColemanRed Velvet CakeWhile the classic red-hued, cocoa-flavored cake known as red velvet is usually dressed with cream cheese frosting, we prefer it with a simpler whipped cream frosting.
Todd ColemanCoconut CakeIn this recipe, fluffy coconut frosting is spread atop pillowy buttermilk cake. For best results, use fresh coconut and its sweet water.
Todd ColemanLemon Layer CakeThe perfect birthday cake for the lemon-lover, the winter citrus fruit infuses this cake in three ways: zested into the batter, in a tart syrup that gets drizzled over the cake layers, and in a thick lemon curd frosting. If you don't want to make the frosting from scratch, you can substitute store-bought lemon curd.
Todd ColemanYellow Cake with Chocolate FrostingClassic yellow cake with rich, fudge icing is a sure crowd-pleaser.
André BaranowskiSmith Island CakeThis impressive, many-layered cake is actually a dressed-up Duncan Hines box cake with ground Reese's Peanut Butter Cups sprinkled between every layer.
Todd ColemanGerman Chocolate CakeThe decadent chocolate cake with coconut- and walnut-filling is actually not German at all–it's named after German's Chocolate, an American product created in 1852.
Todd ColemanBlack Forest CakeGerman Black Forest Cake, filled with cherries and enriched with kirsch (cherry brandy) gets better the longer it sits.
Ganda SuthivarakomRoot Beer CakeThis surprising cake is sweetened with root beer soda and topped with root beer-flavored hard candies.
Todd ColemanVery Moist Chocolate Layer CakeThis old-fashioned chocolate cake features a gooey, drippy chocolate icing.
Todd ColemanCarrot CakeCrushed Pineapple and grated carrot keep this classic cake sweet and moist. Try using marzipan carrots for a fun cake topper.
Todd ColemanGluten-Free Carrot Cake with Coconut-Cream Cheese FrostingThis light and airy carrot cake calls for pulsed walnuts and corn starch instead of flour, making it naturally gluten-free.