Cake is the perfect celebratory food. We eat it at birthday parties, it’s served at weddings, we indulge in it on holidays… the list goes on. So why not have it more often? Well, now you can, with these 23 recipes that’ll definitely satisfy any sweet tooth. Scroll on for some cake-spiration.

Cake Batter Milkshake

1. Cake Batter Milkshake: Now you can have your cake and drink it too with this one-step recipe that transforms your typical milkshake into a richer, thicker dessert. It’s also a perfect treat for when you’re on the go. (Photo via Andrea Kang)

S'mores Microwave Cake

2. S’mores Microwave Cake: Here’s a microwaveable mug cake you can make almost anywhere that will still give you the comforting flavors of campfire s’mores. It’s some gooey summertime goodness that’ll tide you over until you can make the real thing. (Photo via Lila Thulin)

Double Glazed Funfetti Cake Donuts

3. Double Glazed Funfetti Cake Donuts: Of all of the sweet pastries out there, none of them even come close to the delectability and bliss of a fresh, warm donut straight from the oven. And yes, this easy recipe for “healthy” (non-fried) donuts actually does exist. (Photo via Annie Madole)


4. Cookie Butter Cake Ball: If you thought cookie butter was just a fad, you couldn’t be more wrong. This cookie butter and cake combo wrapped in a bite-sized treat is the perfect duo of sweet and salty. (Photo via Rae Steinbach)

Nutella Cake in a Mug

5. Nutella Cake in a Mug: Yet another way to enjoy a delicious Nutella cake in the matter of minutes, this quick and easy microwavable recipe is an addicting one you won’t want to miss out on. (Photo via Meredith Marcus)

6. Microwave Momofuku Birthday Cake Truffles: Your friends won’t believe you made these delicious truffles yourself. (Video via Alvin Zhou)

Chocolate Cake Pops

7. Chocolate Cake Pops: This chocolate cake on a stick is the perfect bite-sized treat. And did we mention it’s dipped in chocolate, so there’s an outer milky shell you’ll get to sink your teeth into? (Photo via Megan Hennessey)

Boozy Chocolate Rum Cake

8. Boozy Chocolate Rum Cake: Rich and spiked but relatively small, this cake is just the right level of indulgent. And now you don’t have to choose between alcohol and a dessert. You’re welcome. (Photo via Hayden Carder)


9. Vegan Chocolate Biscoff Crunch Ice Cream Cake: This recipe is an easy way to stay cool this summer and use those overripe bananas lying around in your pantry. It’s rich and silky, and the best part is that it doesn’t have any additional sweeteners, dairy or eggs. (Photo via Shivangi Surana)

Pumpkin and Chocolate Cake Mix Muffins

10. Pumpkin and Chocolate Cake Mix Muffins: These delicious chocolate pumpkin muffins call for only two ingredients: a can of pumpkin and your choice of chocolate cake mix. They are extremely fluffy, moist and indulgent, and you can even eat ’em for breakfast. (Photo via Sarah Stettin)


11. Red, White and Blue Cake Balls: Get patriotic and rewrite the classic red velvet cake with a twist. We’ll take any excuse to make (and eat) more themed desserts. (Photo via Megan Prendergast)

Lemon & Yogurt Olive Oil Cake

12. Lemon & Yogurt Olive Oil Cake: Sometimes baking a cake is just too much effort, but with this spinoff of a traditional French yogurt cake, you can measure almost every ingredient just using a yogurt container. (Photo via Lexi Godfrey)

Five-Ingredient Chocolate Cake

13. Five-Ingredient Chocolate Cake: Dark, rich, gooey, crispy, cakey, fudgey — this cake is every single one of those things. You’ll probably want to eat it right out of the pan instead of waiting for it to cool. And yes, this thing is so much better than your boring old brownie recipe. (Photo via Gaby Scelzo)

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14. Red Velvet Oreo Cupcakes: Just to give you a little background on this famous treat everyone loves: Red velvet is a buttermilk cake that has a reddish tint because of the cocoa powder that is mixed in. But let’s be honest: The part we obviously care about most is the part where we get to taste this warm, moist and sweet treat. (Photo via Zoe Zaiss)

Coconut Blueberry Cake with Cinnamon Oat Poppyseed Topping

15. Coconut Blueberry Cake With Cinnamon Oat Poppyseed Topping: This superfood-packed cake is chock-full of nutrients from in-season blueberries and coconut oil, and it’s dairy-free. You can even replace white flour with spelt flour to get in some extra vitamin K. (Photo via Kristine Mahan)

Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs

16. Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs: These strawberry cake kabobs are cute, inexpensive and entertaining. It’s a definite crowd-pleaser among kids and grown-ups alike. (Photo via Caroline Liu)

2-Ingredient Vanilla Cake

17. Two-Ingredient Vanilla Cake: Vanilla cake just got whole lot easier to make. Top it off with some fruit for a refreshing twist and get fancy with the colorful design. (Photo via Jenny Park)

Microwave Chocolate Cake

18. Microwave Chocolate Cake: For all you chocoholics out there, this is the most delicious little cake you’ll ever bake. Plus, you don’t even need an oven to make it. (Photo via Kelda Baljon)

Cake with a Pie Inside

19. Cake With a Pie Inside: This is a cake with a pie inside of it. Basically it’s like dessert inception. And the best part is that the pie crust gets lost in the mass of cakey sponge surrounding it. (Photo via Isabelle Chu)

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20. Banana Cake: The rich banana flavor in this fluffy textured cake and the sweet ‘n’ sticky honey drizzled on top is dessert heaven. We recommend having a slice of this golden crusted cake for breakfast, because there really is no better way to start your day. (Photo via Kendra Valkema)

Single Serve Pumpkin Cake

21. Single Serve Pumpkin Cake: You can make this vegan pumpkin cake, which is everyone’s fall favorite, all year round by just poppin’ it into the microwave. It makes the perfect amount for two to share, but it’s also just right for one hungry dessert lover. (Photo via Emily Hu)

22. Nutella Peanut Butter Lava Cake: You might get seriously aroused when you eat this Nutella peanut butter lava cake, so watch out. Food porn takes on a whole new meaning after this, especially once that ice cream is added. (Video via Alvin Zhou)

Lemon Poke Cake

23. Lemon Poke Cake: Kick your typical lemon desserts up a notch and bake a glorious lemon poke cake. This citrusy and refreshing dessert uses one secret (and delicious) ingredient: condensed milk. (Photo via Megan Tang)

Bonus: Birthday Cake Shots

Bonus: These Birthday Cake Shots are infinitely better than actual birthday cake. The rim, which is dipped in chocolate frosting and covered with sprinkles, doesn’t just look pretty — it’s also the perfect chaser. So make a wish and drink up. (Photo via Steven Baboun)

Do you have any awesome cake recipes? Let us know in the comments!