5 Creative Birthday Cakes

Unique celebratory desserts for the season


Although there are birthdays year round, there is something about summer birthdays that just calls for a special birthday cake.

Maybe it's all of those years of not getting to celebrate a birthday in school, or maybe it's just the warm weather, but these birthdays just have to be celebrated with something extravagant.

Be it fancy decorations or an interesting interior, there are plenty of cakes a bit more unique than the standard vanilla cake and buttercream, and the spike in popularity of red velvet cake proves just that.

Read on for our favorite more unique summer birthday cakes and be sure to tell us what cake you'd like on your birthday in the comments below!
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Spiced Apple Carrot Cake
Hot Chocolate Layer Cake
Red Velvet Cake


Red Velvet Cake


2 t vanilla extract
4 C powdered sugar
1 C unsalted butter
16 oz cream cheese

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Spiced Apple Carrot Cake with Goat Cheese Frosting


4 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk
1 1/2 C packed coarsely grated carrots (about 3 medium)
1 1/2 C packed coarsely grated tart apples
1 C coarsely chopped walnuts
10 oz fresh, mild goat cheese
8 oz cream cheese

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Hot Chocolate Layer Cake with Homemade Marshmallows


1 t pure vanilla extract
1/4 t kosher salt
1 C light corn syrup
1 C plus 2 T confectioners’ sugar
2-1/4 oz natural unsweetened cocoa powder

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Oatmeal Layer Cake with Caramel-Pecan Frosting


1 T all-purpose flour
1 1/3 C boiling water
1 C quick-cooking oats
3/4 C packed dark brown sugar
1/3 C vegetable shortening

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Chocolate Mousse Cake with Hazelnut and Orange


3 oz high-quality milk chocolate
5 oz bittersweet or semisweet chocolate
1/2 C hazelnuts
1 T all purpose flour
2 T sugar

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  • Snooth User: btc1
    439319 1

    Mmmmmmmm...they all sound delicious! I have a birthday coming up and can't decide which one I will make for myself!

    Jun 22, 2012 at 2:12 PM

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