20 Great Birthday Cakes

Everyone deserves a homemade cake on their birthday, and nothing feels quite as special as a big, over-the-top butter and sugar confection topped with piles of fluffy frosting and crowned with a ring of candles. Whether your lucky recipient’s taste tends toward a classic buttery yellow cake, dense chocolate layers, or tropical flavors, one of these 20 tempting recipes should do the trick.

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