There’s nothing better than surprising your loved one with a delicious and dainty homemade birthday cake.

As they say, the path to impress your loved one is carved through good food and certainly preparing a cake at home can be the happiest surprise on their birthday.

But the thought of baking a cake at home may seem like a daunting task, especially with the icing and edible decoratives.

Well, if you too feel the same, then we have got you covered. Just follow us through some easy steps given below and impress your loved ones.

1. ​Chocolate cake

To begin with, take a baking tin/tray and grease it with oil/butter and keep it aside. Take a large bowl and sieve 1 ½ cup of all purpose flour, ½ cup cocoa powder and mix these with 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, ½ cup sugar, 2 eggs, ½ cup melted butter. Make a smooth batter, to make it more fluffy add in some milk to make the batter smooth.

Pour the batter into the greased baking tray and bake the cake at 200 degree celsius. In the meantime, melt 200grams milk chocolate and using the double boiler method, prepare the ganache. Once the cake is ready, pour the ganache and allow it to set, garnish the way you like and enjoy!

2. Carrot cake

To make a quick carrot cake, just make a puree of 3 carrots. In the meantime, take a bowl, sift 1 cup flour along with a dash of salt, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon baking powder mix it well. Then take another bowl and add in ½ cup melted butter and ½ cup sugar, whisk into a fluffy mixture, then add in 2 eggs along with carrots, using an electric blender. Whisk the mixture and make a smooth batter by adding a little amount of milk. Grease a baking tray and pour in the batter, add some dry fruits and nuts to cake and bake to perfection. Serve warm with Honey or maple syrup. To prepare a quick icing you can whip 1 cup chilled fresh cream along with ½ of condensed milk, add 2-3 drops of vanilla essence and ¼ cup sugar/ ½ cup honey. Whisk and layer the cake, refrigerate and enjoy.

3. Strawberry cake

To make this amazing cake take 1 cup strawberries and prepare a puree, add 1 cup all purpose flour to the puree and mix nicely. Add ½ cup melted butter and ½ cup caster sugar, whisk into a smooth mixture then add in 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder along with a few drops of vanilla essence. Using an electrical blender, make a smooth blend by adding some milk/water, make a smooth lump free batter. Grease a baking pan and pour the batter, add in the chunks of strawberry, bake the cake. Then take a bowl add in ½ cup strawberries puree/ strawberry syrup, 1 cup chilled fresh fresh cream, keep whisking and lastly add in ¼ cup of sugar and some vanilla extract for taste, whisk a smooth icing cream and layer the cake. Garnish the way you like and enjoy.

4. Homemade vanilla sponge cake

To make this delicious cake take a bowl and begin with whisking 1 cup softened butter and 1 cup brown sugar/ caster sugar. Whisk it till the mixture turns fluffy, then add in 3 eggs along with 1 teaspoon vanilla essence, mix it all and keep aside. In the meantime, take a large bowl, sift 2 cups of all purpose flour, 2 pinches of salt, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 2 teaspoon baking powder, make a smooth batter mixing both the mixtures, adjust the batter by adding some milk. Then pour the batter in a greased baking tray and bake the cake and enjoy.

5. Oreo birthday cake

To make this quick oreo cake, you just need 12-14 oreo biscuits, blend in the biscuits along with ½ teaspoon baking powder, 2 tablespoon butter, 1 tablespoon sugar, ½ teaspoon baking soda and 2 drops of vanilla essence, blend in the mixture by adding slightly warm milk. Once the batter is ready, grease a baking tin with butter, pour the batter and bake to perfection.