12 Months of Birthday Cake Recipes
Every birthday deserves a special cake that celebrates the season as well as the special day. Here, you'll find perfect birthday cake recipes for each month of the year.
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January Birthday: Coconut Citrus Layer CakeThe taste of bright citrus is always welcome in January. This light and tender birthday cake is bursting with orange flavor in both the cake and in the whipped filling, making it the perfect treat for a winter celebration.
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February Birthday: Cheesecake Layered Red Velvet CakeA rich, ruby-hued chocolate birthday cake layered with cheesecake and sweet cream cheese frosting will warm the heart of your loved one born in February.
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March Birthday: Wearing O' Green CakeYou’re in luck if your birthday is in March: You get to celebrate with this tender poke cake! It’s flavored and striped with lime, and finished with a rich vanilla topping (and candles, of course).
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April Birthday: Old Fashioned Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese FrostingThis moist and flavorful layer cake with a super creamy frosting is a delicious choice to celebrate an early spring birthday.
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May Birthday: Rainbow Layer CakeAfter a cold winter, this birthday cake celebrates long-awaited spring with brightly-colored layers and zesty lemon frosting. Make it in the honoree’s favorite hues!
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Mamaw Emily's Strawberry CakeMy husband loved his mamaw's strawberry cake recipe. He thought no one could duplicate it. I made it, and it’s just as scrumptious as he remembers. —Jennifer Bruce, Manitou, Kentucky
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Red, White & Blueberry Poke CakeA sweet treat in the summer, this patriotic poke cake with dazzling red and blue stripes is a fun one to make with the kids. —Elisabeth Schulz, Blossvale, New York
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August Birthday: Unicorn CakeTake your August birthday boy or girl to a magical place with this unicorn cake! Decorated with frosting and an ice cream cone horn, it’s the perfect conversation starter.
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September Birthday: Yummy Zucchini Chocolate CakeWith this birthday cake, the surprise is how moist and light it is, thanks to garden-fresh zucchini in the batter! Chocolate chips and pecans make the rich and crunchy topping on this chocolate cake, perfect for a crowd.
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October Birthday: Caramel Apple CupcakesIf your birthday is in October, you get to celebrate with the sweet flavors of fall, like juicy, fresh-picked apples and gooey caramel in these gorgeous cupcakes. Here’s our list of fall birthday cakes.
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Pumpkin-Pecan Spice CakeI'm a wife and mother of eight children. I like baking more than cooking, so I enjoy dressing up a spice cake mix with nuts, canned pumpkin and a homemade cream cheese frosting to create this fabulous dessert. —Joyce Platfoot, Wapakoneta, Ohio
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December Birthday: Minted Chocolate TorteIn a month full of holiday celebrations, make your loved one’s December birthday feel extra special with this stunning torte. The soft cake layers hold a rich chocolate filling, and are covered in a fluffy, minted frosting.
Originally Published: October 22, 2018