Three Easy Recipes To Bake Awesome Kids Birthday Cakes

Three Easy Recipes To Bake Awesome Birthday Cakes

If there’s one thing kids love most about birthday parties, it’s the cake! Cakes can cost upwards of $300 from certain bakers, but cakes at home are much cheaper to make.

Here’s 3 cheap and simple homemade birthday cake recipes:

Large Birthday Mud Cake

Birthday Mud Cake


  • 500g butter
  • 400g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 4 cups caster sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 ½ cup plain flour
  • 2 tbs of drinking chocolate
  • 1 ½ cup self-raising flour
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 6 eggs, lightly beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 150°C. Line a large cake tin 35cm x 20cm with baking paper and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, heat the butter, dark chocolate, sugar, water and drinking chocolate until all ingredients are dissolved. Set aside to cool.
  3. Sift the flours and cocoa into a mixing bowl and add the cooled chocolate mix. Mix until all ingredients are combined.
  4. Add the eggs and mix well.
  5. Pour into the tin and bake for 1 ½ hrs. Cool and then ice.

Fresh Fruit Cake

Birthday Fruit Cake


  • Seedless watermelon
  • Rockmelon
  • Kiwifruit
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries


  1. Slice a cross section of whole seedless watermelon around 10-12cm in thickness. Trim the green skin off all the way around so you have straight sides. Place on a serving platter. Peel kiwifruit and slice crossways.
  2. Cut 5mm cross sections of rockmelon and use cookie cutters in a small star and heart shape to cut pieces out. Place around the sides of the “cake” using toothpicks to anchor these in. Arrange some on top as well.
  3. Place blueberries around the sides of the cake and secure with toothpicks.
  4. Slice strawberries and arrange on top.

Cake in a mug

Birthday Cake in a Mug


  • 4 tbsp self-raising flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tbsp chocolate chips


  1. In a large mug, place all the dry ingredients and mix well with a spoon. Use the spoon to grind all of the cocoa against the side of the cup so there are no lumps.
  2. Add the egg and beat it a little on top of the dry ingredients to break the yolk.
  3. Add the oil, milk and vanilla and mix until well combined.
  4. Stir the chocolate chips in and put into the microwave on high for 3 minutes.
  5. Serve with a nice big scoop of ice-cream.

Just remember that the most important thing when baking birthday cakes is to follow the recipes and measurements. You can read some tips we compiled from professional bakers on our post 10 tips for the most wonderful birthday cakes ever

Best Birthday Cake Fails Ever

At Wannabees Family Play Town we see a lot of awesome kids birthday cakes every weekend. Some home made baked from the heart with recipes like the ones above. Some others from local bakeries. Most are eagerly eaten after happy birthday is sung, and play resumes. Few cakes are ever thrown away – if the kids don’t get to them, the parents surely do!

However, the following cakes… well… take the cake for having some catastrophic mistakes.

My Little Tony Cake

great kids birthday cakesIn Italy, a young girl was left confused as she received a ‘My Little Tony’ birthday cake. What she really wanted? – A “My Little Pony” cake.

Instead of getting a smiling pink pony, she got a cake of obscure Elvis-like singer ‘Little Tony (Anthony) Ciacca’ who was popular during the late 1950s and 60s in Europe.

Happy Bathday

unreal kids birthday cakes[dt_gap height=”20″ /]Either the baker of this cake made a big mistake, or this person’s friends are subtly dropping a hint…

Edible Image Fail

awesome kids birthday cakesOur best guess for this next one is that this customer gave the baker his USB with the image she wanted for this cake.

In a comical misunderstanding the baker has taken a photo of the USB itself, and put it on the cake.

Lost In Translation?

amazing kids birthday cakesBaker: “Do you want anything written on your cake?”

Customer: “Nothing”

Baker: “OK”

I Want Sprinkles

best kids birthday cakesCan you really blame the baker for misunderstanding?

Who doesn’t want sprinkles when they graduate?!

Your Turn

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