​Whether you’re looking for something healthier, simpler or just over-the-top fun, these 20 birthday cake alternatives are a great way to celebrate!

1. Blueberry Pancakes Cake

Who says you can’t have cake for breakfast? You don’t have to choose with this delicious blueberry pancakes cake. Made using the Easy Layers! Pan Set, this scrumptious recipe is great for a birthday brunch.

2. Birthday Cake Pop Cones

No need to worry about these cones melting! Made with a tasty cake pop mixture and our Limited Edition Birthday Cake Candy Melts candy (or your favorite Candy Melts color or flavor), these birthday treats are a definite crowd-pleaser.

3. Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

More of a pie person? This strawberry rhubarb pie features a buttery flaky crust that can’t be beat. Add a little orange zest and cinnamon for a punch of flavor.

4. Chocolate and Walnut Cookie Bars

These cookie bars certainly don’t skimp on the chocolate flavor. Top your treats with walnuts, peanuts or even pecans. Don’t forget extra sprinkles if you’re making these for a birthday party!

5. Chocolate Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches

Fill a batch of homemade chocolate donuts with your favorite store-bought ice cream for a dessert kids will love. They’re also great for summertime BBQ’s or summer birthday parties.

6. Cappuccino Cheesecake

Pair a slice of this cheesecake with a cup of hot coffee for a delicious birthday treat. A must-make for coffee lovers, this yummy cheesecake might even be deserving of a second slice!

7. Sparkly Unicorn Cookie Bars

Turn your cookies from neigh to ‘yay!’ with these unicorn cookie bars. Layers of tinted dough create a rainbow effect for your cookie base, then top your treats with a festive assortment of colorful sprinkles any unicorn would be proud of.

8. Purple and Blue Cranberry Tart

It’s amazing what a few berries and some bright icing flowers can do to brighten up a fruit tart. Use your favorite cranberry curd recipe, then add an arrangement of berries and flowers to make your dessert party-ready in no time.

9. Celebrate Something Sweet Pops

Every day is a reason to celebrate something! Celebrate anything, from a birthday to a promotion, with these sweet sprinkle-filled candy pops. These treats are also great for birthday party favors.

10. Chocolate Cookie Bowls

Serve ice cream, fruit, mousse or pudding in these homemade cookie cups. Decorated with a rim of melted chocolate and toped with colorful sprinkles, these cookie cups make the perfect ending to a perfect birthday.

11. Pretty in Pink Waffle Cake

Hosting a birthday brunch with the girls? This waffle cake is just the finishing touch you need. Filled with whipped cream, this waffle cake can also be topped with fresh berries or chocolate chips.

12. Birthday Cake Candy Marshmallow Pops

Here’s a blowout idea for your next birthday party. Give everyone a marshmallow cake on a stick, including a candy-dipped candle. Make them using your favorite flavor or color of Candy Melts candy.

13. Brownie Dessert Pizza

Feel better about eating a slice (or two!) of this dessert pizza by topping it with your favorite fresh fruit.

14. Plum Clafoutis

This dessert tastes just as great as it looks. Made using fresh red plums and a homemade custard base, this French-inspired dessert will certainly make an impact at your party.

15. Strawberries and Cream Crepe Cake

We’ve all heard of breakfast for dinner – but what about breakfast for dessert? Topped with whipped cream and fresh strawberries, this crepe cake is stacked high with homemade crapes and a sweet strawberry filling.

16. Chocolate and Peanut Butter Lasagna

No need to turn on the oven for this decadent dessert. Made using layers of peanut butter, chocolate pudding and whipped cream, this delicious dessert is best served in the summer, but is really great any time of year.

17. White Chocolate Peppermint Magic Cake

With three layers of peppermint flavor, this white chocolate magic cake is a treat for all the senses. Best served chilled, this dessert is the perfect accompaniment to a cup of hot cocoa or peppermint mocha.

18. Layered Blueberry Lemon Pavlova

Delicate, sweet and light, this blueberry lemon pavlova is a dessert that packs great flavor without weighing you down.

19. Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

This retro dessert, combining strawberry gelatin and a salty pretzel crust, is a great alternative to the classic birthday cake…especially if you love the classic sweet and salty combo!

20. Confetti Cake Batter Cookies

Put a fun twist on confetti cake with these cake batter cookies. Soft and chewy, these cookies offer all the flavors of the classic birthday cake you know and love.

Which of these cake alternatives do you like most? Let us know in the comments below or take a picture of your baked goods and tag us on Instagram ​@wiltoncakes.

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20 Birthday Cake Alternatives

​Whether you’re looking for something healthier, simpler or just over-the-top fun, these 20 birthday cake alternatives are a great way to celebrate!
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