Gemma’s Best Birthday Cake Recipes

Cake & cupcake recipes. Chef tested & approved.

As a professional chef and baker, I’m sharing my master cake recipes and cupcake creations. You’ll find my Vanilla Birthday Cake recipe, Best-Ever Chocolate Cake, Carrot Cake recipe, even a 3 Layer Microwave Cake, and many more. Plus, get my Best-Ever Vanilla Buttercream Frosting, Homemade Fondant recipes, and even make your own ingredients like butter, cake flour, and brown sugar.

My Top Tips for your Cakes:

  • Mix Wet & Dry Ingredients Separately Usually, you’ll want to mix together your dry ingredients and your wet separately. Once that’s done, you can add your wet ingredients to your dry. This method will yield you the best results and a more even texture in your baking.
  • Don’t Over Mix Over mixing your batter will toughen and strengthen the gluten in the flour. Doing this to the gluten will yield you tougher baked goods, not a light and tender bake, like you want.
  • Can I use Egg Substitutes in Cake Recipes? YES! I have an egg substitute chart you can use for most of my recipes.

Vanilla Birthday Cake

3 Layer Neapolitan Cake

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cake

Funfetti Birthday Cake

Naked Cake

3 Layer Microwave Cake

Lemon Meringue Cake

Brownie Layer Cake

Best Ever Carrot Cake

Cinnamon Roll Cake

Best Ever Chocolate Cake

S’mores Cake

3 Layer Microwave Red Velvet Cake


Double Rainbow Cake



Cupcake Recipes

Crazy Cupcakes: One Cupcake Recipe with Endless Variations

Red Velvet Cupcakes (Small Batch)

Small Batch Cupcakes for Spring

Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes with Sugar Free Frosting

Cake Ingredients

Crazy Frosting

Best Ever Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Dry Cake Mix

Homemade Cake Flour

Gluten Free Flour

Best Ever Buttercream Frosting

Brown Sugar

Homemade Extracts

Homemade Food Coloring

Marshmallow Fondant

Best Ever Fudge Frosting

How to Make Powdered Sugar

Buttermilk Substitute

Homemade Rolled Fondant

Homemade Butter


How to Use Piping Nozzles

Make Your Frosting Shiny

Celery-Stamp Rose Cake

Decorate With Lace

About Us

Meet Gemma

About Us

Meet Gemma

Hi Bold Bakers! I’m Gemma Stafford, a professional chef originally from Ireland, and I want to help you bake with confidence anytime, anywhere! No matter your skills, I have you covered. Sign up for my FREE weekly emails and join millions of other Bold Bakers in the community for new recipes, baking techniques, and more every week!

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