10 Birthday Cake Recipes


My kids are always asking me to make their birthday cakes from scratch. They like it better than the store bought cakes plus you get to add your own design to make your child’s cake special. Sometimes I run out of ideas for birthday cakes to make. I am always searching the cake designs so I have compiled a list of different cake recipes and designs. Click on the link/links below to the one you want to view the design and recipe. Come back and submit a photo on our facebook page and let us know how it turned out.

  1. Beach Party Birthday Cake + Butter Cream & Peanut Butter Icing
  2. Cookie Monster Cake
  3. First Birthday Smash Cake
  4. Mustache Cake
  5. German Chocolate Cake
  6. Dinosaur Birthday Cake
  7. Rainbow Cake
  8. Birthday Cake Brownies
  9. Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Birthday Cake
  10. TNT Birthday Cake

TNT Birthday Cake

tnt birthday cake

It was my daughter’s birthday last week and she loves when I make her a special cake rather than the store bought ones. She love Minecraft so I decided to make a TNT Birthday Cake. If you know anything about Minecraft, then you already know that you can use the TNT to blow up anything in the game.

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2 White Cake Mixes
Red Food Coloring
Mini Marshmallows
Black Licorice
White Ribbon


First you make 2 square cakes with 2 white cake mixes. Follow the instructions on the cake box and add red food coloring to the mix. I used confetti cake mix to make it more fun and well my red did not turn a deep red. It seemed more pink to me.


After you bake your 2 cakes and let them cool,  cut them in to squares like you are going to serve them.


Then, begin to stack the squares on top of each other about 2-3 high depending on the thickness of the cake. After a thin layer of frosting in between squares to hold them in place.


After you stack them, use a ribbon to wrap around the cake (remember this is just for decoration, it is not edible). Write the letters TNT in big letters several times around the ribbon before wrapping it around the cake.


Next find a kitchen utensil to punch a hole out of the top about an one inch deep. Add mini marshmallows to the inside of the hole .Cut black licorice in half and stick one in each hole.