birthday cakes

A 16-layer red-eye devil's food cake--alternating layer of chocolate cake and chocolate frosting

Red Eye Devil’s Food Cake

This caffeinated incarnation of a classic chocolate cake comprises cocoa-y layers that take their jolt from a cup of joe and ample fudgy ganache that make everything, even chocolate cake, better.

  • 50 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 36
A wedge of classic white cake and white frosting with a fork cutting in

Classic White Cake

We beg to differ with the name of this fetching creation, as it’s far too easy to mistake “classic” for “blah.” Far more fitting, we think, is “best white cake.” Ever.

  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 81
Coconut layer cake with white meringue frosting topped with shredded coconut on a white cake stand

Coconut Layer Cake

Layers of vanilla cake take turns with oodles of coconut filling and the whole shebang is slathered with fluffy white icing. Uh, yes please!

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 27
Chocolate tart cut into 12 slices on parchment paper

Chocolate Tart with Pine Nuts

We don’t know Italian, but we’re pretty certain this tart, with its molten filling and brownie crust, translates to “Damn good!”

  • 40 M
  • 3 H, 20 M
  • 17
Molten Chocolate Cake

Molten Chocolate Cakes

Sometimes called a volcano cake, this much ballyhooed molten dessert is, quite literally, bursting–er, oozing–with chocolate.

  • 30 M
  • 40 M
  • 48
A Hershey chocolate cake with swirled chocolate frosting on a white cake stand

Hershey's Chocolate Cake

Forever? Completely? Sounds like words used only in conjunction with things that inspire lasting love. Like this cake.

  • 20 M
  • 55 M
  • 265
Brown Betty Bakery Coconut Cake

Brown Betty Bakery Coconut Cake

Dubbed Company’s Comin’ Coconut Cake, this beauty of a pound cake will have you dreaming up excuses to invite guests for dinner—and dessert.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 31
White Chocolate Cupcakes

White Chocolate Cupcakes

Fine-crumbed and sparely sweet, these sophisticated little cakes do wonders for white chocolate’s tarnished reputation. Confection perfection.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 34
Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

WHY DID NO ONE THINK OF PUTTING RED WINE IN RED VELVET CUPCAKES UNTIL NOW?! Okay. Got that out of our system. Whew.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0
Basic Chocolate Cake

Basic Chocolate Cake

One of the best darned cakes we’ve ever tasted. (Seriously. Would we kid about something as dramatically life-altering as this?!)

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 6
Vanilla Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes

These simple yet superlative little cakes are quite mind-blowing in their poundcake-like loveliness. Go on. See for yourself.

  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 10