The men in your life might not be bowled over by pretty cupcakes and delicate decorations, but we reckon they love nothing better than tucking in to a generous wedge of sweet-tasting sponge - particularly when it's their birthday!
16 best birthday cakes for men
We’ve got lots of impressive and easy birthday cakes for men including triple layered cakes, a surprise rainbow cake and a chocolate dream. You’re going to be spoilt for choice!
From succulent banana cake to a show-stopping Malteser-encrusted sponge, you’re sure to find something suitable for the main man in your life with our top birthday cakes for men.
This round-up of tasty cakes are sure to make the man in your life smile ear to ear. We’ve got lots of delicious cakes to choose from. We’ve picked easy cakes too so they shouldn’t take you too long to rustle up.
AS well as traditional bakes we’ve also included some tasty alternatives like cheesecake or a giant rice krispie cake! There is definitely something for everyone…
First on the list is this mouth-watering Lorraine Pascale’s chocolate, Guinness and blackcurrant cake.
If the man in your life loves Guinness and is a fan of chocolate cakes, he’s going to love this showstopper. Layer upon layer of rich chocolate sponge and soft cream cheese frosting. What’s not to love?
Get the recipe: Lorraine Pascale’s chocolate, Guinness and blackcurrant cake
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We don’t know if it’s the layers of sponge or the Malteser-encrusted
icing, but there’s something very butch and blokey about this cake! Not
only will he love the crunchy topping and fluffy sponge, but the creamy
chocolate ganache makes it extra indulgent, too.
Get the recipe: Maltesers layer cake
Pack this cake with his favourite sweets and chocolates and decorate
with his favourite flavoured buttercream too. It’ll be the perfect
Get the recipe: Pinata cake
If he’s a child at heart then his eyes will light up when he sees this
fun Smartie chocolate cake. Get the kids to roll their sleeves up and
help make it, too – they’ll love using the Smarties to make pretty
patterns on the the top (just make sure they don’t eat them all in the
Get the recipe: Smartie chocolate cake.
Bad-boy chef Gordon Ramsay gives the classic pud a masculine twist with
this delectable black forest cake topped with oozing cherry compote.
Simply add two spoons and enjoy!
Get the recipe: Black forest cake
This cake really does taste as good as it looks. The butternut squash
makes the sponge extra moist and the thick creamy frosting makes the
cake extra sweet – he’ll love it!
Get the recipe: Spiced squash ring cake
Imagine Dad’s face when you bring him this epic cake on his special day! This cake is massive and is sure to feed the whole family as well as putting a big smile on the luckily man’s face!
Get the recipe: Reese’s Pieces peanut butter cake
This delicious banana cake with caramel drizzle is all about the flavour. It’s a classic cake that you’ll want to whip up for every occasion. The sweet pecans and soft banana sponge makes this cake hard to resist. Your man will love it!
Get the recipe: Banana cake with caramel drizzle
If your hubby or partner is a serious kid at heart, he’ll love this impressive rainbow cupcake. Not only is this cake massive, you can cover with buttercream or melted chocolate and watch his face light up when he cuts into reveal a vibrant rainbow sponge!
Get the recipe: Giant rainbow cupcake
If you spoiled your mum rotten on Mother’s Day, then why not make your dad feel super-special with this Father’s Day cake? If you’re planning on making it for his birthday you can just re-write the edible message on top – it’s that simple!
Get the recipe: Father’s Day cake
If he loves chocolate, he’ll go crazy for this explosion drip cake! Top it will all his favourite chocolate treats…
Get the recipe: Chocolate explosion cake
This Oreo cake is a real showstopper and really emphasises the flavours in these popular biscuits.
Get the recipe: Oreo layer cake
This cake really has the wow factor! Instead of doing rainbow colours you could make the stained glass all in your man’s favourite colour…
Get the recipe: Stained glass cake
If the main man in your life doesn’t like cake, why not try making a cheesecake for his birthday?
This No-bake Snickers cheesecake is so easy and can be prepared ahead of time!
Get the recipe: No-bake Snickers cheesecake
This cake has real wow-factor and is packed with flavour.
If he’s not a fan of mint why not adjust the colours and flavours slightly. You could do all chocolate, chocolate and banana or even strawberry and vanilla themed!
Get the recipe: Martha Collison’s mint chocolate ‘ice-cream’ cake
If your man loves cupcakes this GIANT chocolate cupcake is a recipe for success!
Topped with lots of ganache and buttercream, it’s truly very rich and indulgent.
Get the recipe: Chocolate giant cupcake
This chewy, no-bake cake is a brilliant alternative if your man doesn’t like traditional cake.
It’s got chocolate, caramel and crunch – what’s not to love? We’ve decorated it with mini marshmallows and chocolate buttons but you could get creative!
Get the recipe: Birthday party giant rice krispie cake