Not everyone wants a traditional cake for their birthday. I've got a friend who just loves this brownie recipe I make. My mother-in-law would prefer a Pecan Pie and my father-in-law a Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie.
Here are some traditional and not-so-traditional desserts for your birthday celebrations.
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Ice cream cake is a favorite for birthday parties, especially during the summer. This recipe layers chocolate, pistachio, and strawberry ice creams with white cake. It's frosted with freshly whipped cream, while colorful sprinkles and maraschino cherries ensure it's as festive as can be.
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Yes, you can choose banana pudding as your special birthday treat. That's what my daughter did this year. This banana pudding is a step above the other banana puddings out there. Check-out the recipe to see the differences.
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There's no need to worry about it melting, which is why a banana split cake is a great choice for parties. This bundt cake has layers of all your favorite banana split toppings, including bananas, chocolate, strawberries, and walnuts. Finish it off with maraschino cherries and it will be a birthday to remember.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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Chocolate chip cookie cake is a fun option that brings together two favorite sweets. The pound cake batter is layered with crushed chocolate chip cookies and it's baked in a tube pan, which always creates a stunning cake. Serve it with ice cream and get the birthday party started!
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My father-in-law just loves this pie. In fact, he's been known to hide the pie as to not have to share it. He gets this pie whenever I can make it for him.
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I remember for the longest time every homemade cake was made in a Bundt cake pan. This is one of the most popular Bundt cakes.
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This is my husband's favorite birthday cake. He'll ask me to make him that "bleeding armadillo cake." The grooms cake in Julia Robert's wedding in the movie Steel Magnolias was a red velvet cake. It was shaped like an armadillo, because the grooms family was hunters.Continue to 9 of 12 below.
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I just made this the other night for a friend of mine. It's a yellow cake mix made with mandarin oranges topped with a pineapple-whipped topping frosting.
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This is my daughter's best friend's absolute favorite cake. Of course, I make it for her birthday every year.
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"Skip the cake and please make me those brownies." That's what I do for my next door neighbor. She doesn't drink and yet she wants, and gets, these brownies each year for her birthday.
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My mother-in-law doesn't care for desserts, but she does love this pie. I try to make it for all her special occasions.