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Whether it's a kids' birthday or an adult's - everyone loves a birthday cake. We've got lots of birthday cake ideas here at goodtoknow that will appeal to all ages. If you fancy making a more traditional birthday cake we've got delicious Victoria sponge recipes, moist chocolate cake recipes or classic loaf cake recipes to choose from.

Birthday cake decorating 

Want to learn how to decorate a cake like a professional? We've got plenty of quick cake decorating tips to help make your birthday masterpiece. Why use your decorating skills to make a skull and crossbones cake? Or a pretty Princess and the pea cake?

Birthday cakes for kids 

If you're in charge of making the kids' birthday cakes this year make sure you check out our 10 best birthday cakes for kids for lots of impressive, vibrant and easy-to-make birthday cake recipes.

Birthday cupcakes

Don't want to make a whole birthday cake? How about birthday cupcakes? We have a huge range of cute and tasty cupcakes to choose from like our pink ladybird cupcakes, sweet animal themed cupcakes and fun hamburger cupcakes.

Planning a kid's party? You should use our kids' party planner!

  • Great British Bake Off judge and Queen of Cakes, Mary Berry, shows us how to make the best known and loved of…

    Makes: 1

  • You can seriously impress your friends and family with this sweetie-packed pinata cake. Break into the sponge…

  • If you’re a massive Nutella fan you’re going to love this recipe. A rich chocolate sponge cake made with…

    Serves: 6-8

    Total time: 45 mins

  • This delicious chocolate cola cake combines chocolate with coke to make a rich, dense cake. It takes 1hr to…

  • Throwing a jungle-themed birthday party for the kids? They’ll love these special lion cupcake toppers that are…

  • This giant rainbow cupcake is one to try when you want to impress. Unlike other giant cupcakes, this recipe…

    Serves: 8

    Total time: 1 hr 35 mins

    plus 2 hours cooling time
  • This delicious and impressive red velvet cake made by the Beehive Baker, Stacie Stewart’s is packed with a…

    Makes: 1x 20cm round cake

    Total time: 2 hrs

  • This delicious and sweet cake is perfect for birthdays, Mother’s Day celebrations or as a Valentine’s treat…

    Makes: 1x 20cm round cake

    Total time: 1 hr 30 mins

  • This spotty cake is made by adding a handful of brightly coloured sprinkles to a light moist sponge cake. The…

    Serves: 8-10

    Total time: 45 mins

  • This deliciously moist carrot cake is made with walnuts and orange zest and is topped with light cream-cheese…

    Serves: 12

    Total time: 1 hr 10 mins

  • Rosemary Shrager makes this classic British cake recipe look effortless with an easy to follow step-by-step…

    Makes: 1

    Total time: 1 hr 5 mins

  • You may not think that beetroot and chocolate would go together but this has to be tried to be believed - the…

    Serves: 6-8

    Total time: 2 hrs 15 mins

  • An all time classic chocolate cake recipe from the queen of cake making, this is a truly wicked treat for all…

    Serves: 12-14

    Total time: 1 hr 5 mins

  • Our sister magazine Woman's Weekly have created this incredible castle made of two cakes with sugarpaste…

    Makes: 1

  • A delicious chocolate cake with a raspberry, rose petals and cream filling. It is iced with chocolate and…

    Serves: 16

    Total time: 1 hr 40 mins

  • Deliciously moist cake made with almonds and covered with a rich chocolate icing. The simple recipe means it's…

    Makes: 1 cake

    Total time: 1 hr 50 mins

  • Karen says: 'I've made my own version of the Maltesers chocolate cake I found on your website for my son's 12th…

    Serves: 12

    Total time: 1 hr 10 mins

  • Looking for a kids' birthday cake recipe? This jungle themed cake is perfect for kids' birthday parties - it…

    Serves: 8

  • We love Grainne's chocolate birthday cake that she decorated to look like Mickey Mouse. Why not send in your…

    Serves: 10

    Total time: 1 hr 10 mins

  • These fun buttercream-decorated cupcakes look like ice creams with a Flake "99" on top. Perfect for summer or…

    Serves: 12

    Total time: 1 hr 8 mins

  • goodtoknow user Leigh's spiky chocolate cake looks delicious. Make your own at home with this simple recipe -…

    Serves: 8

  • If you can't choose between baking cupcakes or one big cake, our user Samantha, has got the answer - this giant…

    Serves: 10

    Total time: 1 hr 20 mins

  • This chocolate cake, sent in by our lovely user looks good enough eat. You can decorate yours with any of your…

    Makes: 1

    Total time: 1 hr

  • goodtoknow user Megan has shared with us her Grandma's classic recipe for chocolate cake. Perfect for…

    Serves: 10

    Total time: 45 mins

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