Looking to try a homemade birthday cake this year? Think outside the box (mix) with these 7 birthday cake flavors. Whether you need something traditional like a classic yellow or chocolate cake, or you’re ready to try something a little more adventurous like a 4-layer red velvet masterpiece, these birthday cake flavors are great to have in your wheelhouse.

1. Classic White Cake Recipe

Light and fluffy, this Classic White Cake Recipe is a real crowd-pleaser. The delicate flavor makes it easy to pair with almost any frosting, or top it with whipped cream and berries for a light, sweet treat!

2. Chocolate Cake Recipe

You can’t go wrong with a homemade chocolate cake. Rich and delicious, this Chocolate Cake Recipe is sure to become a birthday favorite.

3. Basic Yellow Cake Recipe

There’s nothing more classic than a traditional yellow cake. Pair it with a delicious chocolate buttercream or try a mocha frosting for something unique and fun!

4. Marble Sheet Cake Recipe

Can’t decide between chocolate and vanilla cake? Have both! This Marble Sheet Cake Recipe is the best of both worlds and is great for serving at larger birthday parties and celebrations.

5. Classic Pound Cake Recipe

With four simple ingredients, this Classic Pound Cake Recipe is one of the easier cakes to make. Because of its density, it’s also a great batter to use with shaped pans, such as the Giant Cupcake Pan or the Wonder Mold Doll Cake Pan Set.

6. Classic Carrot Cake Recipe

For an autumn birthday, you can’t go wrong with carrot cake. Rich and delicious, this cake smells as good as it tastes. Don’t forget the cream cheese frosting!

7. Red Velvet Cake Recipe

No matter what the season, this Red Velvet Cake is perfect for your birthday celebration. Four layers of rich and delicious cake are assembled with a tangy cream cheese frosting for a dessert everyone will love!

While you’re at it, be sure to check out our collection of 7 Types of Buttercream Frosting Recipes to find the perfect match for your cake!

What’s your favorite go-to birthday cake recipe? Let us know in the comments below or take a picture of your cake and tag us on Instagram @wiltoncakes.