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Birthday Cake Recipes for Children

Rimlee Bhuyan Mar 2, 2020
When you need birthday cake recipes for children, then you need to be creative and innovative. Here, we will bring to you a selection of birthday cake recipes for kids.
While planning a kid's birthday party, you need to pay special attention to the birthday cake. Children are very excited about the design and shape of their birthday cake and wait with great anticipation for you to unveil it.
Most kids will be happy with a simple birthday cake as long as it tastes delicious and looks appealing. However, there are some kids who specifically ask for a guitar shaped or dinosaur shaped cake. If such is the case, you need to prepare ahead for it.
Although there are many cake shops and pastry shops that specializes in baking birthday cakes for kids, why not make the birthday cake at home. There are many birthday cake design ideas that can be easily made at home with a little effort. Birthday cake recipes for kids are not very difficult to make, if you have all ingredients at hand.

Easy Birthday Cakes for Children

Here is a selection of easy birthday cake for children. These birthday cake recipes are sure to please them a lot as these birthday cakes are unique and tasty.

Chocolate Cloud Cake

♦ 250 g dark chocolate
♦ 125 g plain unsalted butter
♦ 6 eggs
♦ Zest of 1 orange, grated
♦ 175 g caster sugar
♦ 23 cm springform cake pan
♦ 2 tablespoons Cointreau
♦ 500 g double cream
♦ 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
♦ ½ teaspoon cocoa powder
♦ Separate the eggs into two bowls and beat two whole eggs with 4 egg yolks until they are light and fluffy. Add 75 g of caster sugar into this mixture and stir well until all the sugar has been dissolved.
♦ In a double boiler, melt the dark chocolate along with the unsalted butter until you have a pourable consistency with a glossy sheen.
♦ Add this chocolate into the egg and sugar mixture along with the grated orange zest and Cointreau.
♦ In a big bowl, whisk the 4 egg whites with an electric mixer until you have soft peaks and the mixture is incorporated with air.
♦ Add the rest of the caster sugar and beat until it has all dissolved. Add a dollop of this egg white mixture into the chocolate mixture and then fold in the rest of the egg whites.
♦ Pour this mixture into greased round cake tin and bake in a 180 ºC oven for 30 to 40 minutes. Cool the cake in a wire rack
♦ Whip the double cream with the vanilla extract in an electric mixer until soft peaks are formed.
♦ Decorate the chocolate cake with the whipped cream and dust with a layer of cocoa powder on top.

Moon and Star Cake

♦ 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
♦ 1 teaspoon baking powder
♦ ¾ cup cocoa powder
♦ 1 ½ cups light brown sugar 
♦ ¾ cup granulated sugar
♦ 1 teaspoon baking soda
♦ 2 eggs
♦ 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
♦ 1 cup unsalted butter
♦ 3 cups double cream
♦ ¼ cup confectioners sugar
♦ 3 egg whites
♦ 3 cups powdered sugar
♦ ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
♦ In a large bowl, sift together the cocoa, flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
♦ Add the unsalted butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar and beat this mixture until it is fluffy. Add the 2 whole eggs and vanilla extract into this mixture.
♦ Divide this cake mixture into 4 equal parts and shape them into squares.
♦ Wrap each square of cake mixture with cling film and refrigerate for half an hour until it becomes firm. Roll out the cake mix into 12 inch squares which is around ⅛ inch in thickness.
♦ Place this in a baking sheet and freeze for about 20 minutes, until its firm. Repeat the same process with the other three cake mix.
♦ Cut the cake mixture into rounds with the help of 2 ½ inch cutter.
♦ Also cut one moon and three stars with moon and star shaped cutters. Place these star and moon shaped cake mixture into a parchment and freeze them until they are firm.
♦ Bake the moon and star shaped cake as well as the round shaped cake in an oven for 45 to 50 minutes until they are done.
♦ Place the three cakes one over the other and layer with whipped cream. Refrigerate the cake for at least 6 hours.
♦ Make royal icing by whipping egg whites with sugar and cream of tartar. Decorate the cake with it and also pipe it on the moon and star shapes.
♦ Place the decorated moon and star shapes on cake and let it stand for 1 to 2 hours before serving.

Banana Split Birthday Cake

♦ 3 cups all-purpose flour
♦ 3 large eggs
♦ 2 cups sugar
♦ 1 cup vegetable oil 
♦ 1 teaspoon baking soda
♦ ½ cup buttermilk 
♦ ¼ teaspoon salt
♦ 1 cup chopped pecans
♦ 1 cup flaked coconut
♦ 2 cups mashed bananas
♦ 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
♦ 1 can crushed pineapples
♦ 1 can cherries
♦ 2 cups cream cheese, softened
♦ 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
♦ 4 tablespoons grated milk chocolate
♦ ½ cup hot fudge sauce
♦ In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. In another bowl combine the eggs, vegetable oil and buttermilk.
♦ Pour this egg and oil mixture into the flour mixture and mix thoroughly.
♦ Add the mashed banana, chopped pecans, flaked coconut and vanilla extract into this mixture.
♦ Drain the pineapples from the canning liquid and add them to the cake mixture along with the cherries.
♦ Spoon this mixture into a greased 10 inch baking tin. Bake this at 350 ºC for 1 hour. Allow the cake to cool in the wire rack.
♦ To make the buttercream icing for cakes, beat cream cheese in an electric mixer until it is smooth and gradually add in the powdered sugar.
♦ Pour the cream cheese mixture over the cake and garnish with grated milk chocolate, cherries and hot fudge sauce.
These birthday cakes are unique and are greatly loved by all kids. Kids like their birthday cake to have a variety of colors and decorations. Birthday cake recipes for babies are the same as that of older children. Now that you know how to make birthday cakes for your kid's birthday party, you can make them at home.