This is the ultimate Birthday Cake Alternatives roundup! Over 70 delicious recipes for anyone who is looking for non-cake birthday ideas, ranging from healthy to decadent and everything in between!
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My husband's birthday is coming up in a couple weeks, and I've been brainstorming ideas.
While I'd never turn down a slice of cake, I love planning unique parties and have been researching birthday cake alternatives. There are so many creative ideas out there!
Are you planning a birthday party for someone who doesn't like cake? Do you want to do something a little different this year?
If you are wondering what can you have instead of birthday cake, this is the post for you!
I found over 70 alternatives to birthday cake from some of my fave food bloggers that I know you're going to love. Keep reading for the best non-cake birthday ideas for everyone, from healthy birthday cake alternatives to decadent treats, like parfaits, cheesecakes, funfetti + sprinkles ideas, and more.
Need some party decorations or entertainment ideas, too? Check out all my party ideas here!
70+ Birthday Cake Alternatives
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie Cake from Hello Little Home
Strawberry Icebox Cake from Home & Plate
Nutella Fudge Brownies from Martha's Baking Addiction
Funfetti Cinnamon Rolls from The Little Epicurean
DIY Ice Cream Sundae Bar from Hello Little Home
Vegan Birthday Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches from Rabbit and Wolves
Raspberry Cheesecake Dessert Shooters from Spend with Pennies
Banana Cream Rum Parfaits from Garlic and Zest
Creamy Peanut Butter Tart from Hello Little Home
Birthday Cake Cookies from The Toasty Kitchen
Angel Food Cake Ice Cream from Meg Is Well
Watermelon Bites with Cream Cheese Whipped Cream from Mommy's Home Cooking
S'mores Freakshake from Hello Little Home
Honey Orange Cupcakes from Raia's Recipes
Lemon Berry Mascarpone Tarts from The Organic Kitchen
No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars from Living Sweet Moments
Mini Fruit Pizza Cookies from Hello Little Home
Froyo Ice Cream Pops with Chocolate Dipping Station from The Flavor Bender
Black Forest Cookie Cake from Passion Fruit, Paws, and Peonies
Best Lemon Bars from Ciao Florentina
Easy Red, White, and Blue Popsicles from Hello Little Home
Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats from Sugar Spun Run
Strawberries and Cream Crepe Cake from The Worktop
Mocha Fudge Cupcakes from My Frosted Life
Berry Cream Tarts from Hello Little Home
Ferrero Rocher Nutella Cheesecake from 4 Sons 'R' Us
(Mostly Healthy) Cake Batter Popsicles from The Simple, Sweet Life
Layered Watermelon Berry Cake from Creative Green Living
Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches from Hello Little Home
Blueberry Cheesecake Bars from Bet on Dinner
Easy Salted Caramel Pear Trifle from Spoonabilities
Unicorn Drink from The Country Chic Cottage
Raspberry White Chocolate Bread Pudding from Hello Little Home
Cake Batter Fudge from Sugar Spun Run
Chocolate and Rose Indian Milk Cake from Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey
Beet Chocolate Cupcakes with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting from Use Your Noodles
Easy Cake Pop Tutorial (make them in any color) from Hello Little Home
No Bake Oreo Peanut Butter Bars from Savory Tooth
Small Batch Birthday Cake Muffins from Kristine In Between
Strawberry Macarons from DIY Candy
Heart Sandwich Cookies from Hello Little Home
Funfetti Whoopie Pies from Certified Pastry Aficionado
Baked Chocolate Chia Seed Donuts from Eating by Elaine
Cotton Candy Popcorn from Bitz & Giggles
Waffle Ice Cream Sundae Bar from Hello Little Home
Peach Icebox Pie from The Nutrition Adventure
Bite-Sized Lemon Tarts from Garlic and Zest
It's a Small World Freak Shake from Kleinworth & Co.
Strawberry Coconut Paletas from Hello Little Home
Banana Split Brownies from The Kitchen Prep
Eton Mess Ice Cream Cake from Passion Fruit, Paws, and Peonies
Black Forest Ice Cream Pie from The Life Jolie
Easy M&M'S Sundaes from Hello Little Home
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza from Finding Zest
Funfetti Waffles from The Worktop
Watermelon Cake in Mason Jars from Pizzazzerie
Mini Strawberry Shortcakes from Hello Little Home
Napoleons from Cooking with Kushi
Knickerbocker Glory Recipe from One Dish Kitchen
Funfetti Cupcakes from Martha's Baking Addiction
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Parfait from Hello Little Home
Pineapple Upside Down Cake Ice Cream from The Simple, Sweet Life
Birthday Sugar Cookie Cake from Tidy Mom
Mini Ombre Cakes from Hello Little Home
Strawberry Lemon Crepe Cake from Taste and See
Watermelon Mint Chia Popsicles from Easy Cooking with Molly
Mini Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops from Shaken Together Life
Chocolate Dipped Sundae Marshmallows from Finding Zest
Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake from Eating by Elaine
Pink Lemonade Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes from Atta Girl Says
Heart Cake Pops from Hello Little Home
I hope these alternatives to birthday cake have left you inspired! Personally, I'm feeling pretty hungry!
Which of these birthday cake alternatives would you try first?
PS. For even more sweet treats, make sure to check out my Dessert Archives!