Nothing carries the warmth of love and affection like a homemade birthday cake. That’s why thousands of Indians search for the best birthday cake recipes online. That said, baking a cake at home can be mind-boggling if you don’t know the right recipe. Worry not because this is where we come in to save you from the DIY cake crisis!

Eventswedo took time to discover the best homemade birthday cake recipes and ideas from all over the world to help you bake an unforgettable cake for your loved one’s birthday, anniversary, marriage, or any other celebration.

Let’s begin with easy-peasy birthday cake recipes and ideas that will make your guests crave for more.

Sprinkle Cake- Funfetti

This homemade cake is fluffy like a funfetti and was first introduced by Pillsbury. It is baked by families across India as well as abroad to celebrate birthdays of children. Slightly moist and amazing to look at, sprinkle cake is a true delight to the taste buds. 

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Sprinkle cake ingredients

Here are the ingredients of this super-easy homemade birthday cake recipe (serves 10 people)!

  • Cake flour (285gm)
  • Baking powder (3 and a half tsp)
  • Salt (1tsp)
  • Unsalted butter (110gm)
  • Granulated sugar (300 gm)
  • Whole eggs and egg whites (3)  
  • Vanilla and almond extract (2tsp)
  • Whole milk (300ml)
  • Sprinkles (160ml)
  • Vanilla buttercream Frosting 

Homemade sprinkle cake recipe

Mix flour, oil, egg whites, butter, and vanilla extract to create the magic batter. Put together the dry ingredients, whipped butter, and sugar for fluffy cream. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees to start baking this homemade colorful cake. Want to see how it’s done? Here’s the DIY video to make the sprinkle cake at home!

Fluffy vanilla cake

Vanilla is forever and when fused in a freshly baked birthday cake, the combo becomes irresistible. Fluffy vanilla cake is classy to look at and tastes wonderful. This DIY homemade cake recipe will guide you on how to make a fluffy vanilla cake with the least amount of effort.

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Fluffy vanilla cake ingredients

You will need these cake ingredients to bake a flawless homemade birthday cake! 

  • Cake flour (368 g)
  • Granulated sugar (368 g)
  • Baking powder (3 tsp)
  • Baking soda (1/4 tsp)
  • Salt (1/2 tsp)
  • Unsalted butter (227 gm)
  • Vanilla extract (1 tsp)
  • Whole milk (room temperature and 283 g)
  • Vegetable oil (85 g)
  • 3 large eggs (room temperature) 

DIY fluffy vanilla cake recipe

First thing first, gather the ingredients listed above. Done? Put flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a mixer bowl. Keep on mixing till the dry ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Add a chunk of butter at once to the mixture to maintain consistency. Once done, place the raw cake in the preheated oven. Add vanilla essence for flavoring!

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One bowl chocolate cake

Rich and moist, one bowl chocolate cake is the perfect pick if you’re arranging a birthday bash at your home for someone who simply loves chocolate. This cake only takes a few minutes to prepare and is loved by people who want to bake a cake for a small group of friends or family without much effort.

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One bowl Chocolate cake ingredients

Popular in India and Europe alike, this chocolate cake recipe is pretty simple to execute. Let’s check out the ingredients first!

  • White sugar all-purpose flour
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Vegetable oil
  • Vanilla extract

(Ingredient measurements in video description) 

Birthday chocolate cake recipe

Preheating the oven at 350 degrees is the first thing you need to do. Mixing all the ingredients in a mixer at medium speed is step two. Once done, all you need is to put it in the oven for 25-30 minutes and your perfectly baked homemade chocolate bowl cake will be ready to gobble.

Snow-white cake

Snow white cake is a yummy delicacy that can be baked with ingredients that can be found easily at home. It is the perfect DIY cake for someone who wants to keep it simple and light. While white cakes are usually trickier than chocolate ones, we have the perfect recipe for you!

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Snow-white cake ingredients

Here are the ingredients needed for this best homemade white cake recipe!

  • White sugar
  • Eggs
  • Cake flour
  • Milk
  • Baking powder
  • Vanilla extract
  • (Ingredient measurements in video description) 

DIY Snow-white cake recipe

Like most of the homemade cake recipes, this one also begins with preheating your oven at 350 degrees. Now comes the part of blending the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Make sure you get the quantity right (details in the below video). Compared to other cakes, this one needs 30-40 minutes in the oven!

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Sunshine yellow cake

This homemade cake recipe is perfect for Indian mothers who have tons of other things to do and cannot afford to spend hours on a cake. A blend of fragrant butter aroma and gorgeous texture, this cake suits all occasions, especially birthdays and family gatherings.

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Sunshine yellow ingredients

Here are the ingredients for this quick homemade cake recipe! 

  • Cake flour
  • Butter
  • Butter flavor
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Thick buttermilk
  • Vanilla extract
  • Salt 
  • Baking soda

(Ingredient measurements in video description) 

DIY sunshine yellow recipe

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and get-set-ready all the ingredients accordingly. Using a hand mixer to beat the eggs is better than using an electric blender. Once all ingredients come together to make the perfect batter, place the raw cake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. This is how you can bake sunshine at your home!

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Yummy strawberry cake

The next cake on our list is popular amongst Indians for its rosy texture and signature fragrance. Yes, we are talking about the strawberry cake! Kids love it, adults love it too. That’s why this gorgeous cake made our list of DIY cakes.

Strawberry birthday cake ingredients

Here are the ingredients for this homemade cake recipe!

  • Strawberries
  • Strawberry puree
  • Baking powder
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Unadulterated butter
  • Everyday flour
  • Granulated sugar
  • Vanilla extract

(Ingredient measurements in video description) 

Strawberry birthday cake recipe

How to begin? Begin by mixing the liquid ingredients like milk, puree of fresh strawberries, and vanilla extract. Making the batter for this DIY cake is similar to other cakes listed in this DIY homemade cake guide. Check out the video tutorial for better clarity!

Classic vanilla cake

Classic vanilla cake is one of the best homemade cakes to serve to your loved ones. This easy DIY cake recipe needs minimal ingredients and effort but each bite of this delicacy will make your taste buds scream in delight. The moist and fluffy cake is adored by children and adults alike, which is precisely why it made our list of DIY cakes.

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Classic vanilla cake ingredients

Here are the secret ingredients to this delicious cake:

  • Unsalted butter
  • All-purpose flour
  • Granulated sugar
  • Salt
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Milk/ heavy cream

(Ingredient measurements in video description) 

DIY vanilla cake recipe

Begin by gathering the ingredients and preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Beat the dry mixture with a manual blender to add extra fluffiness to your vanilla cake. Once baked for 30 minutes, let it rest for 10 minutes. Done? Add your favorite icing to give it the finishing touch. Check out the full recipe here!

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Blue ribbon butter cake

Because it’s silly to bake a cake only on birthdays and celebrations, we bring for you a cake that’s zero drama and 100% taste. Yes, we mean the blue ribbon butter cake. This cake requires minimal ingredients, is ready in a jiffy, and doesn’t require a special occasion to bake. 

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Blue ribbon butter cake ingredients

All you need are these fine ingredients to bake this simple cake:

  • Baking soda
  • All-purpose flour
  • Eggs
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla extract for flavor
  • Salt
  • Softened butter

(Ingredient measurements in video description) 

Blue ribbon butter cake recipe

Prepare the batter the same way recommended for above cakes and then place the mixture into a pre-heated oven (350 degrees) for 60-70 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool and then ice it with butter sauce. Watch the video to learn the simple cake and butter sauce recipe.

Best homemade birthdaycake recipes

Above homemade cake recipes are perfect for Indian families planning to celebrate happy occasions at home.

In the era of COVID, it makes perfect sense to get into the DIY mode while planning small celebrations at home.  In case you are planning something big, we have got you covered.

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