Food Network Magazine's Birthday Cakes

Food Network Magazine celebrates a year's worth of birthday cakes.
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Photo By: Levi Brown

Photo By: Levi Brown

Photo By: Levi Brown

Photo By: Levi Brown

Photo By: Levi Brown

Photo By: Levi Brown

Photo By: Levi Brown

Photo By: Levi Brown

Ultimate Vanilla Cake

Vanilla doesn't have to be plain: Add festive sprinkles to this double-decker masterpiece.

Get the Recipe: Ultimate Vanilla Cake

Chocolate Blackout Cake

There's no such thing as too much chocolate! Top this chocolate-frosted cake with a semisweet chocolate ganache.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Blackout Cake

Grasshopper Cake

A drop of peppermint extract is all you need to give this cake a hint of mint. Add green food coloring for a pop of grasshopper-green color.

Get the Recipe: Grasshopper Cake

Lemon Meringue Cake

Use a kitchen torch to achieve perfect browned peaks on this lemon layer cake.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Meringue Cake

Cookies-and-Cream Cake

The crushed cookies on the outside of this cake are a hint at what's inside: The cake layers are filled with crushed cookies and white chocolate frosting.

Get the Recipe: Cookies-and-Cream Cake

Berry Ice Cream Cake

Strawberry ice cream is key to making this cake summer-ready. Top with berries and their juices for even more fruity goodness.

Get the Recipe: Berry Ice Cream Cake

Pina Colada Cake

For a cake that tastes like a tropical cocktail, soak the layers in pineapple juice before adding pineapple-coconut jam and coconut frosting.

Get the Recipe: Pina Colada Cake

S'mores Cake

Get ooey, gooey s'mores without the flames: Crushed graham crackers, marshmallow cream and chocolate ganache turn a chocolate cake into a campfire-inspired treat.

Get the Recipe: S'mores Cake

Honey-Apple-Almond Cake

Give a basic vanilla cake an upgrade by filling it with apple butter and honey and topping it with an ultra-fluffy frosting.

Get the Recipe: Honey-Apple-Almond Cake

Chocolate-Orange Cake With Salted Caramel

Add orange marmalade to both the chocolate cake and the whipped ganache frosting for a fruity finish.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate-Orange Cake With Salted Caramel

Maple-Walnut Cake

This moist cake gets its maple-walnut flavor from being saturated with syrupy walnuts and frosted with a double-maple frosting. Give it an over-the-top finish by decorating the borders with more syrup-soaked walnuts.

Get the Recipe: Maple-Walnut Cake

Black-and-White Mocha Cake

Alternating layers of chocolate and vanilla cake with rich mocha frosting in between make for a stunning showstopper of a dessert.

Get the Recipe: Black-and-White Mocha Cake