40+ Unique Birthday Cake Ideas That Look & Taste Amazing

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Are you looking for eye-catching, unique birthday cake ideas to bake? Or perhaps you want to surprise a family member, your kids or a friend with a personable, fun cake that also tastes amazing?

Whether your after a cake that is super unique or you’re after a simple recipe that’ll blow your tastebuds away, there’s something for everyone on this list.

Below, you’ll find 40+ of the best birthday cake ideas from different food bloggers and bakeries. Some of them include full recipes for the cakes, while others can be readily purchased on the bakeries’ websites or physical stores. To find out the recipe or to buy the cake, click on the link below the corresponding images.

However, make sure that you take a look at all of these cakes before you decide which one you’re going to go for – we’ve saved some incredible designs until the end!

 

The Best Unique Birthday Cake Ideas To Try:

1. Funfetti Cake

 

  Funfetti Cake

Get the full recipe on Preppy Kitchen

 

2. White Chocolate Raspberry Drip Cake

 

Unique birthday cake ideas: White Chocolate Raspberry Drip Cake

Image source: @TOME

 

3. Holy Crap You’re….

 

Funny birthday cakes and unique birthday cake ideas

 
 
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Get the decoration on Etsy

 

4. Nutella Layer Cake

 

Nutella Layer Cake

Get the full recipe on Cau De Sucre

 

5. Strawberry Cake

 

Strawberry Cake

Get the full recipe on Preppy Kitchen

 

6. Oreo Red Velvet Cake

 

Unique birthday cake ideas: Beautiful Pink Oreo Red Velvet Cake

Image source: @TOME

 

7. Colorful Cake

 

Colorful Cake

Get the full recipe on Preppy Kitchen

 

8. Rainbow Sprinkle Cake

 

Rainbow Sprinkle Cake

Get the full recipe on The Cake Blog

 

9. Neapolitan Cake

 

Neapolitan Cake

Get the full recipe on Preppy Kitchen

 

10. Strawberry Dreams Cake

 

Unique birthday cake ideas: pink cake with strawberries

Image source: @Life Is Better With Frosting

 

11. Blush Layer Cake

 

Blush Layer Cake - Peach Drip Cake

Image source: Liggys Cakes

 

12. Unicorn Birthday Cake

 

Unique birthday cake ideas: Unicorn Birthday Cake For Kids

Image source: Glorious Treats

 

13. Classic Chocolate Birthday Cake

 

Classic Chocolate Birthday Cake With Sprinkles

Get the full recipe on Bravo Jenny

 

14. Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Hazelnut Dream Cake

 

Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Hazelnut Dream Cake

Get the full recipe on The Kitchen McCabe

 

15. Donut Birthday Cake

 

Donut Birthday Cake

Get the full recipe on Kuchen Kult

 

16. Chocolate Explosion Cake

 

Unique birthday cake ideas: Chocolate Explosion Cake With Nutella

Image source: Feeding My Addiction

 

17. Turquoise Drip Cake

 

Turquoise Drip Cake

Image source: Minna Bakes

 

18. Kinder Egg Explosion

 

Kinder Egg Explosion Chocolate Birthday Cake

Image source: Feeding My Addiction

 

19. Cookie Dough Cake

 

Cookie Dough Cake

Get the full recipe on Butternut Bakery

 

20. Marshmallow Cake

 

Marshmallow Cake

Image source: Johannas Tartor

 

21. Pink Birthday Cake

 

Pink Birthday Cake With Sprinkles

Get the full recipe on Preppy Kitchen

 

22. Candy Explosion

 

Candy Explosion Cake

Image source: Anges De Sucre

 

23. Elegant Chocolate Drip Cake

 

Elegant Chocolate Drip Cake

Get the full recipe on The Cake Blog

 

24. Cotton Candy Cake

 

Cotton Candy Cake

Get the full recipe on Liv For Cake

 

25. Princess Castle Cake

 

Unique birthday cake ideas: White Princess Castle Cake

Image source: @desireebrahim_cakedesigner

 

26. Rocky Road Cake

 

Rocky Road Cake

Get the full recipe on Preppy Kitchen

 

27. Cinderella Cake

 

Cinderella Cake

Get the full recipe on The Cake Blog

 

28. Coconut, Maple, Rose & Raspberry Cake

 

Beautiful and unique birthday cake ideas: White Coconut, Maple, Rose & Raspberry Drip Cake

Image source: @TOME

 

29. Tiramisu Ombre Cake

 

Tiramisu Ombre Cake

Get the full recipe on The Cookbook Life

 

30. White Chocolate Ganache Drip Cake

 

White Chocolate Ganache Drip Cake

Get the full recipe on Anges De Sucre

 

31. To Die For Carrot Cake

 

To Die For Carrot Cake

Get the full recipe on Mom On Timeout

 

32. Fruity Drip Cake

 

Beautiful And Unique Birthday Cake Ideas: Fruity Drip Cake

Image source: Sweet Blooms Cakes

 

33. Pink Drip Cake

 

Beautiful and Unique birthday cake ideas: Pink Drip Cake

Image source: @TOME

 

34. Lemon Cake

 

Lemon Cake

Get the full recipe on Preppy Kitchen

 

35. Dark Chocolate Brownie & Red Velvet  Gold Cake

 

Beautiful and unique birthday cakes: Dark Chocolate Brownie & Red Velvet Gold Cake With Gold Foil And Macaroons

Image source: @TOME

 

36. White Cake Recipe

 

White Cake With Sprinkles

Get the full recipe on Preppy Kitchen

 

37. Persian Love Cake

 

Purple unique birthday cake ideas: Beautiful Persian Love Cake

Image source: @TOME

 

38. Raspberry Valentine’s Cake

 

Raspberry Valentine’s Cake

Get the full recipe on Preppy Kitchen

 

39. Chocolate Brownie, Coconut & Raspberry Cake

 

Unique birthday cake ideas: White Chocolate Brownie, Coconut & Raspberry Drip Cake

Image source: @TOME

 

40. The Best Vanilla Cake

 

The Best Vanilla Cake

Get the full recipe on Preppy Kitchen 

 

42. Strawberry Nutella Pink Drip Cake

 

Beautiful and unique birthday cake ideas: Pink Strawberry Nutella Pink Drip Cake

Image source: @TOME

 

43. Fruit Layer Cake

 

Fruit Layer Cake

Image source: Bunty’s Wedding Cakes

 

44. Blue Drip Cake

 

Blue Drip Cake

Image source: Beverlys Bakery

 

We hope you found just what you were looking for among all these unique birthday cake ideas!

 

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