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    Birthday Cake Recipes

    We’re bringing you the best birthday cake recipes, baking tips and decorating advice you could wish for. With easy guides to classic cakes like chocolate and vanilla to zany cupcake ideas the kids will adore, you’ll make this trip around the sun the greatest one yet.

    Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

    Indulge in this layer cake topped with rich buttercream—a vanilla lover's dream. I use pure vanilla extract for the best flavor. —Michelle Dorsey, Wilmington, Delaware