Celebration cake recipes that are perfect for a special occasion, from Victoria sponge variations to multi-tiered fruit or chocolate cakes. Celebrate in style with the best of our celebration cake recipes
Celebration cake recipes are perfect for birthdays, special occasions and parties – whether you’re after a classic Victoria sponge or a more elaborate layer cake – we’ve got plenty of recipes for you to choose from. These stunning celebration cakes taste as good as they look and they’ll make any occasion extra special.
Whether you’re baking for a birthday, entertaining friends outside, having the family over for a special lunch or looking for a bake that you can take to a party, we’ve rounded up the best show-stopping cakes that everyone will love.
Make this towering naked cake for a very special occasion. It's so worth the effort, layered with cream and strawberries and serves up to 30 so it can even work for a wedding.
It doesn't get more elegant than this rose petal cake. This is an absolute dream of a celebration cake and will leave guests speechless.
This raspberry buttermilk cake is a fabulous wheat-free cake that's perfect for special occasions! Taken from Wholefood Baking.
This chocolate Guinness cake has a fantastic depth of flavour, and a wonderfully rich, moist texture and it looks really impressive too so it makes the perfect celebration cake.
This beautiful pistachio and lime cake is a pistachio-flavoured sponge soaked in a zesty lime syrup and layered with a lime cream frosting, lime curd and crunchy pistachio nuts. Delicious! Taken from The Clandestine Cake Club Cookbook.
This impressive ginger and pecan cake recipe is delicious with or without the pecan brittle on top.
A big, brash American show-stopper, this chocolate brownie cake recipe is perfect for both adults and children.
This salted caramel and hazelnut cake features all our favourite flavours. It not only looks wonderfully elegant but it tastes delicious too, with flashes of salt that cut through its sweetness.
We've made this pecan buttermilk cake recipe into a gluten-free version, but it's so delicious you'd never know!
This strawberry and lemon triple layer cake might look tricky and time-consuming, but it's actually very easy to assemble. Oh, and it tastes as good as it looks too!
We've taken the flavour of Maltesers and made it into this beautiful chocolate Malteser cake with malted chocolate frosting.
Inspired by our favourite retro cocktail, this pina colada cake with coconut frosting is perfect for a summery celebration, and the pineapple makes it beautifully moist.
Packed with the fragrances and flavours of the Middle East, our pistachio and rose water cake makes a really pretty centrepiece.
A fresh variation on the traditional jam and cream, why not bake this orange & poppy seed Victoria sponge filled with marmalade?
Family and friends will enjoy tucking in to a slice of chocolate and honeycomb torte. It serves up to nineteen people, so it's great for when you're entertaining a big crowd, and if not there should be just about enough for seconds.
We can see why this tomboy cake is a Miette bakery favourite. The pink icing feels just right for a spring or summer celebration in particular.
Our lemon and almond cake with Amaretto is moist, zesty and definitely eye-catching. Perfect for a celebration.
If you're catering for someone who is dairy free, why not opt for this dairy free lemon meringue cake. It's so great that none of your guests will notice and yet everyone will be able to enjoy it.
This chocolate fudge cake is a tried and tested favourite that never fails to impress. Just be warned that the topping sets fast, so smooth with a hot, wet palette knife if you need more time to get that decoration looking perfect.
Who could resist a slice of this showstopping frosted peach and coconut cake with white chocolate cream cheese icing?
Expect plenty of compliments when you present this show-off bake. This sticky ginger and treacle cake with rum and pecan praline is a real treat and it looks absolutely stunning decorated with the caramel shards.
What could be better for a summer celebration than a strawberry Charlotte! Everyone will be so impressed by this cake, it'll be well worth the time and effort you put in!
We love the combination of flavours in this chocolate cake with passion fruit and lime. Citrussy and sweet, it's a real dream!
Our mini fairy cakes are ideal for a celebration if you don't fancy making a big, multi-tiered cake, and everyone can help themselves.