30 Adorable Baby Shower Cakes
A baby shower is all about celebrating the mama-to-be, and what better way to do that than with a fat slice of cake and a cup of baby shower punch? Because between all of the oohs and aahs and passing around of monogrammed onesies, Southern ladies want some sugar. It’s just tradition. We’ve compiled our cutest baby shower cakes, from luscious layer cakes to perfect Bundts to grabbable bites, to make sure every hostess is set for a lifetime.
Often a brunch or luncheon, a baby shower just isn’t right without something fresh and cheery—it’s a happy occasion, and your dessert spread should dress accordingly. We’re partial to zingy citrus delights, like our Lemon-Orange Pound Cake or Strawberry-Lemonade Cake, and pretty flower-topped treats, like our Rose Petal Cupcakes or Mini Confetti Cakes. And there’s room to customize many of these recipes to fit your baby shower theme or the gender of the little one to come. (Think fresh flowers, fun frosting, and more!) No matter which direction you go, know that your guests will be swinging back by the spread for seconds. Read on for 30 delicious baby shower cake ideas for boys and girls.
Mini Confetti Cakes
Recipe: Mini Confetti Cakes
You won't find a baby shower treat cuter than these mini cakes. To make it super easy, simply cut rounds out of a quick vanilla sheet cake.
Recipe: Strawberry-Lemonade Cake
Between the tender lemony layers, strawberry-lemonade jam filling, and strawberry frosting, this cake is a crowd-pleaser.
Mini Triple-Chocolate Buttermilk Pound Cakes
Make it easy for shower guests to snack and mingle with these mini pound cakes.
Coconut-Carrot Cake with Coconut Buttercream
This carrot cake with coconut flavor feels festive and fancy, but the sheet cake recipe makes it oh-so easy to frost.
Rose Petal Cupcakes
Recipe: Rose Petal Cupcakes
Garnish these easy cupcakes with rose petals that coordinate with your shower colors.
Naked Lemon Cake with Flower Crown
This fresh flower-topped cake is almost too pretty to cut. (We said almost.)
Chocolate Bundt Cake
Recipe: Chocolate Bundt Cake
Too busy to turn out a ten-step layer cake? This Bundt agrees. Made with boxed cake and brownie mixes, it saves any hostess in a time crunch.
Petite Blueberry Cheesecakes
Recipe: Petite Blueberry Cheesecakes
Let your guests get their own personal cheesecakes—that's one way to guarantee a good time.
Hummingbird Cupcakes with Candied Pineapple Wedges
We've made our classic Hummingbird Cake portable and party-ready. If icing a layer cake terrifies you, look no further.
Buttermilk-Lime Mini Cakes with Vanilla-Mascarpone Buttercream
If these miniature white cakes don't scream Southern shower, we don't know what does.
Lemon-Orange Pound Cake
Recipe: Lemon-Orange Pound Cake
This happy day deserves a cake with just as sunny of an attitude. And this citrus recipe is certainly that.
Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes
Recipe: Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes
No artificial coloring needed here! These cupcakes are soft and airy with the delicate flavor of fresh strawberry.
Recipe: Hummingbird Cake
This classic cake—our most popular cake recipe ever, in fact—belongs at a Southern baby shower.
Vanilla Layer Cake with Flower Cuff
This cake definitely has the cute factor. Pick whatever flowers that match your baby shower decor—or the baby's gender!
Fresh Peach Coffee Cake with Pecan Streusel
Because even an early brunch shower needs a cake or two. Sweet, juicy peaches steal the show in this recipe.
Sea Salt-Caramel Cake
Red Velvet Marble Bundt Cake
Recipe: Red Velvet Marble Bundt Cake
This one's for the red velvet lovers out there. This Bundt cake recipe makes it easy to get that ruby red, delicious touch without quite as much hassle.
Marbled Pecan Pound Cake
Recipe: Marbled Pecan Pound Cake
Not nearly as sweet as a frosted layer cake, this crowd-pleasing pound cake is perfect for a brunch baby shower. It can be served as-is or sweetened a bit with homemade whipped cream.
Coconut Cream Cake
Recipe: Coconut Cream Cake
This cake looks too pretty on a party spread. Sweet coconut filling and super creamy, fluffy coconut frosting take this coconut cake to the next level.
Key Lime Pound Cake
Recipe: Key Lime Pound Cake
Bring the baby shower to the beach—or at least, bring them a slice of the beach. This pound cake captures the flavor of the Florida Keys.
Recipe: Strawberry Kuchen
Our version of Kuchen, the German word for cake, has a tender, fluffy crumb topping and is then topped with fresh strawberries and sliced almonds. It'll fit perfectly with a brunch shower spread.
Recipe: Orange Cake
This citrus-flavored Bundt is the perfect springtime dessert.
Lemon-Vanilla Pound Cake with Lavender Glaze
Take your lemon pound cake to the next level. A mellow lavender glaze, drizzled on top, complements the vanilla and citrus notes perfectly.
Mary's Mango Cake
Recipe: Mary's Mango Cake
For a summertime baby shower, this fruity cake definitely hits the bright, fresh, and cheery notes.
Recipe: Strawberry-Blueberry Cupcakes
These berry-filled cupcakes have you covered with both pink and blue—which means they're perfect for a gender-less shower.
Apricot-Almond Coffee Cake
Recipe: Apricot-Almond Coffee Cake
This coffee cake with apricot preserves, slivered almonds, and a vanilla glaze will certainly get the conversation going.
Ombre Gender Reveal Cake
Recipe: Ombre Gender Reveal Cake
You can customize this cake for either a little girl or boy—or keep both colors if it's going to be a surprise!
Apple-Spice Bundt Cake with Caramel Frosting
Recipe: Apple-Spice Bundt Cake
If hosting a fall baby shower, consider this festive Bundt. It captures all of the best flavors of fall.
Polish Sugar Cake
Recipe: Polish Sugar Cake
Similar to strudel, this sugar cake will fit in seamlessly with your shower spread.
Heavenly Angel Food Cake
Recipe: Heavenly Angel Food Cake
Light and fluffy, this angel food cake makes the perfect blank canvas for tasty accessories like sweet frosting, fresh fruit, and candied toppers.