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25 Creative Kids’ Birthday Cake Recipes

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Birthdays are undeniably the most eagerly anticipated event for kids. When celebrating your little one’s big day, a birthday cake is a great place to start for a party theme. Cakes are often the main attraction at a birthday party and are a great way to make a child feel special and loved.

However, coming up with unique cake ideas for the big day can be challenging – especially ones you can pull off with limited baking skills and let’s face it…time.

Here are 25 kids’ birthday cake recipes for a variety of skill levels to celebrate your kid’s next birthday and add a personal touch to their party menu.

1. Strawberry pink flamingo cake

What better way to celebrate your daughter’s pink-themed birthday than with a strawberry pink flamingo cake! The strawberry adds a fresh fruit appeal and an attractive allure. Check out this Strawberry pink flamingo cake recipe

Strawberry pink flamingo birthday cake
Strawberry Pink Flamingo Cake by The Sweet Nerd

2. Chocolate and marshmallow cake

Chocolate and marshmallows are undoubtedly two things that kids cherish the most. Why not infuse these two ingredients and make a delicious cake to celebrate your child’s special day? View the recipe here

Chocolate marshmallow birthday cake for kids
Chocolate and Marshmallow Cake by Taste of Home

3. Lemon blueberry birthday cake

A healthy cake may sound like a wild dream, but it is possible when you add fresh fruit. If you are looking for a “safe” cake for a young one with special dietary requirements, blueberry birthday cake will do the trick. See this recipe

Lemon blueberry allergen free birthday cake
Lemon Blueberry Birthday Cake by Preppy Kitchen

4. Coconut cream birthday cake

If your child loves coconut flavors, surprise them with a coconut cream birthday cake on their big day. View this easy recipe

Coconut cream cake by Taste of Home

5. Chocolate sheet cake

Running out of time and need a simple but elegant birthday cake recipe for your loved one? Opt for this chocolate sheet cake. The sheet cake is an easy-to-make option that bakes in just over an hour. See this recipe here

Chocolate sheet cake
Chocolate sheet cake by South Your Mouth

6. Red velvet cake

Red velvet cake has a unique buttery, chocolaty, tangy taste and beautiful colors that will impress young minds. Check out a simple recipe to get started

Red velvet cake
Red velvet cake by Preppy Kitchen

7. Lolly truck cake

If you are looking for a spectacular boy-themed cake that will light up your kid’s face, opt for a blue lolly truck cake. This is also a perfect cake when opting for a recycling theme. Use bottled lollies or mixed lollies if you prefer. Check out the recipe here

Truck birthday cake recipe for kids
Lolly truck cake by Women’s Weekly

8. Choco berry surprise cake

This elegant cake would impress just about anyone while setting the tone for a fun party.” Take advantage of the season’s berry best and make a beautiful surprise cake topped with your favorite berries. Check out this best chocolate berry surprise cake recipe.

Chocolate berry birthday cake
Choco berry surprise cake by Women’s Day

9. Rainbow cloud cake

Rainbow cloud cake is undoubtedly the brightest, happiest, and cheery cake you can bake a loved one on their birthday. The mix of rainbow-colored ingredients makes the cake fun to decorate and eat. Here is a simple recipe

Rainbow cloud cake
Rainbow cloud cake by Woman’s Day. Photo by Mike Garten

10. Rich chocolate cake 

Do you have young chocolate lovers in your family and wondering what treat suits their birthday? A rich chocolate cake recipe will surely add cheer and sparkle to their faces. Get this rich chocolate cake recipe for a beautifully moist, rich, and fudgy cake.

Rich chocolate cake
Rich chocolate cake by Foodess

11. Cherry and almond cake

If your child is allergic to gluten, this cake recipe is just for you. Cherry and almond cake is rich in protein and healthy fats making it one of the safest treats for kids with dietary requirements. Check out this recipe

Cherry almond cake
Cherry and almond cake by James Martin

12. No-bake strawberry cheesecake

Worried about your zero baking skills? Use this awesome no-bake cake recipe and surprise your kid with a lovely cake on their birthday. This cake requires only a handful of ingredients and is ready to serve in under two hours. Check out this recipe to get started

No-bake strawberry cheesecake
No-bake strawberry cheesecake by Gemma Stafford

13. Vanilla Ring cake

A moist ring-shaped cake with sumptuous icing will definitely add pomp and color to your kid’s birthday party. You can sprinkle strawberries on dark stone to add some glamour. Check out this simple recipe

Vanilla ring cake
Vanilla Ring Cake by Taste of Home

14. Tropical fish cake

This tropical fish cake recipe lets you take your kid’s next birthday party underwater. Use flicks of the spatula to create scale and fin textures for your cake. Get the full recipe and wow your guests with this delicious cake. 

Tropical fish cake
Tropical Fish Cake by Better Homes & Gardens

15. Dragon cake 

A fire-breathing dragon cake will surely add fun to your loved one’s birthday celebration. But, unlike what most moms think, this is a quick recipe for any celebration. View the recipe

Dragon cake

16. Artist palette cake

Have a gifted artist in your house? Why not celebrate their next birthday with this fun and colorful artist palette cake made from a sheet cake? Check out this easy recipe to get started. 

Paint palette birthday cake
Artist Palette Cake by Better Homes and Gardens

17. Castle cake

A castle cake is a perfect treat for every princess or prince in your life. This iconic birthday fortress can set a cheery party mood and add fun to the birthday celebration. Here is a simple recipe for your castle birthday cake

Pink princess castle birthday cake
Princess Castle Cake by Betty Crocker

18. Furry purse cake

This adorable furry purse cake is a perfect way to celebrate a young fashionista! It features a heart-shaped women’s purse made of faux fur material with a super soft touch. Check out the recipe

Pink purse cake
Furry Purse Cake by Punchfork

19. Race car cakes

Cool car cakes perfectly complement a boy-themed birthday celebration. This super cool and fast race car cake satisfies your loved one’s need for speed. The color theme is often red, black, and white, with varied textures, race flags, flame elements, and more. Here is a race car cake recipe

Race car cake
Race car cake by My Food & Family

20. Birthday party hat cakes

Cute cone-shaped cakes are the perfect way to celebrate a little one’s special day. Decorate your cakes with colorful frosting and favorite candies to get fun graphic patterns. Then add a licorice string for a perfect finishing touch. See recipe

Birthday party hat cake
Party hat cake by Better Homes & Gardens

21. Go bowling party cake

Bowling is a great birthday party idea, especially if your loved one is into sports. Complementing the theme with this striking bowling party cake allows people to eat, sing and play, which makes the occasion more enjoyable and fun. Cut out three pins from the sheet cake and use a bowl to bake a stunning dome-shaped bowling ball. View recipe

Bowling themed birthday cake
Bowling cake recipe by Better Homes & Gardens

22. Coconut angel cake

If you prefer a light, airy but elegant cake to celebrate your loved one’s special day, look further than this coconut angel cake. This deliciously sweet and fluffy cake is all craze on flavor but lighter on fat and sugar, making it ideal for kids with dietary requirements. Check out the recipe

Coconut angel food cake
Coconut Angel Cake by Country Living

23. Froot Loop cereal milk cake 

Does your little one love Froot loops? They will definitely love his gorgeous Froot Loop cake topped with colorful cereal milk and creamy frosting. Check out this colorful recipe

Fruit loop cereal cake
Froot Loop Cake by Florida Milk

24. Candy cane cake

This gorgeous birthday party cake infuses a minty taste of candy canes, delivering a flavorful peppermint cooling effect in the mouth with each bite. Infuse the cake with chocolaty ingredients and frost with a creamy peppermint frosting, then top it up with crushed candy canes. Get this recipe for candy cane cake.

Candy cane birthday cake
Candy Cane Cake by Molly Watson

25. Candy Land cake

A Candy Land cake is perfect for ushering your little princess into the festive celebration. This gorgeous cake is made with a vanilla sponge layered with strawberry-flavored cream and strawberry pulp. Check out the full recipe here

Candy land themed cake
Candy Land Cake by Women’s Weekly Food

A delicious and festive birthday cake is an easy way to make your young one’s birthday special and memorable. The creative collection of birthday cake recipes above provides an easy way to mark the unique occasion for any child celebrating a birthday.

At Giftster, we wish your child a happy birthday full of fun and joy!

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