Birthday Cake Recipes

we believe that birthdays are special occasions that deserve to be celebrated with a delicious, homemade cake. That’s why we’ve created the ultimate birthday cake recipe that will make your loved one’s day extra special. Our recipe is not only easy to follow, but it also yields a cake that is moist, fluffy, and bursting with flavor. We guarantee that your guests will be asking for seconds!

What You Need To Make Birthday Cake Recipe

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Birthday Cake Recipes

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Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Course Cake
Cuisine American
Calories 710 kcal


  • 3 cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1  tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2  tablespoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
  • 4 pic large Land O Lakes® Eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk


  • 3/4  cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
  • 6 cup  powdered sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3  cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


How to make

  • Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 (9-inch) round baking pans. Set aside.
  • Combine flour, baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in bowl. Set aside
  • Beat 1 1/2 cups sugar and 3/4 cup butter in another bowl at medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add 1 tablespoon vanilla; mix well. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating at low speed after each addition just until mixed.
  • Divide batter evenly between prepared pans. Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Place onto cooling racks; cool 10 minutes. Loosen cake by running knife around inside edge of pans. Carefully remove cake from pans; cool completely.
  • Beat 3/4 cup butter in bowl at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar and 1/8 teaspoon salt alternately with whipping cream and 1 teaspoon vanilla, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.
  • Place 1 cake layer on serving plate, bottom-side up; frost top. Place remaining cake layer over frosting, bottom-side down; frost top and sides of cake. Decorate as desired.


Nutrition Information:
  • 710 Calories
  • 27 Fat (g)
  • 130 Cholesterol (mg)
  • 470 Sodium (mg)
  • 0 Carbohydrates (g)
  • 6 Dietary Fiber
  • 6 Protein (g)
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Pro Tips for Making Birthday Cake

When it comes to celebrating birthdays, nothing is more important than the cake. A beautifully decorated and delicious birthday cake can make the day memorable for everyone. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting, making the perfect birthday cake requires some special techniques and attention to detail. In this article, we will share some pro tips for making a perfect birthday cake that will leave your guests amazed and make your cake stand out from the crowd.

  • Start with a Good Recipe
  • Use Quality Ingredients
  • Measure Accurately
  • Preheat the Oven
  • Grease the Pan
  • Don’t Overmix the Batter
  • Use Room Temperature Ingredients
  • Cool the Cake Before Frosting
  • Use a Cake Turntable
  • Get Creative with Decorations


we believe that birthdays should be celebrated in style with a homemade cake that is both delicious and visually stunning. Our ultimate birthday cake recipe is sure to impress your guests and make your loved one’s day extra special. So why wait? Get baking today and create a cake that your guests will be talking about for years to come!

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I'm Jennifer Tirrell, a self-taught baker, and founder of CakeRe. As an experienced baker and recipe publisher, I have spent over a decade working in the kitchen and have tried and tested countless baking tools and products. From classic cakes to creative twists, I've got you covered. So grab your apron and let's get baking!

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