The Most-Celebratory Recipes

Giada's Orange-Raspberry Cake

Giada finishes her orange and raspberry cake with a creamy raspberry icing.

Birthday Cakes for Any Time of Year

Ree Plans a Birthday Bash

Cajun Mashed Potatoes

A homemade seasoning of garlic powder, paprika and cayenne tops these potatoes.

A Rich and Creamy Side

Cajun Surf and Turf

Beef tenderloin and juicy jumbo shrimp pair perfectly with a mixture of sauteed veggies.

Serves a Party of 12

Garlic Dinner Rolls

Use store-bought unbaked dinner rolls to spend more time partying and less time in the kitchen.

Top with Butter and Garlic

Cute Cupcakes

German Chocolate Cupcakes

Cannoli Cupcakes

Chocolate-Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

Tiramisu Cupcakes

Mini Chocolate-Meringue Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcake "Sandwiches" with Easy Chocolate Mousse

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Five Spice Pineapple Carrot Cupcakes

Quick Double Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cupcakes

Salted Caramel Cupcake

Salted Caramel Cupcakes with Pecan Coconut Brittle Crumble and Caramel Swiss Buttercream

Brown Sugar Caramel Creme Brulee Cupcakes

Mini Cupcake Buffet

Cuatro Leches Cupcakes

Jelly-Filled Cupcakes With Peanut Butter Frosting

Vixxxen: Red Hot Velvet Cupcakes with Fiery Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Yellow Cupcakes

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Cake-Baking Basics

Basic Vanilla Cake

Make two 9-inch cakes in an hour with Food Network Magazine.

The One Vanilla Cake to Know

Birthday Sheet Cake

Sour cream is the key to keeping this sheet cake super moist.

Get Ina's Recipe

Basic Chocolate Cake

This rich cake is the perfect base for your favorite frosting.

Two Chocolatey Layers

Host a Birthday Bash

Comfort-Food Favorites for Celebrating

Savory Cupcakes

Cornbread is frosted with pimiento-cheese spread.

Gina's Pimiento-Cheese Cakes

More Party-Ready Comfort Foods