Adorable Baby Shower Cakes Fit for Any Theme or Color Scheme

Rose Petal Cupcakes
Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Torie Cox; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke

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 and 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 delicious baby shower cake ideas for boys and girls.

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Mini Confetti Cakes

Mini Confetti Cakes
Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Torie Cox; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke

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.

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Blueberry-Lemon Cake

Blueberry-Lemon Cake
Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

Recipe: Blueberry-Lemon Cake

Fruity and vibrant, this blueberry-packed cake says summer in each bite.

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Strawberry-Lemonade Cake

Strawberry-Lemonade Cake
Jen Causey

Recipe: Strawberry-Lemonade Cake

Between the tender lemony layers, strawberry-lemonade jam filling, and strawberry frosting, this cake is a crowd-pleaser.

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Mini Triple-Chocolate Buttermilk Pound Cakes

Mini Triple-Chocolate Buttermilk Pound Cakes
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Mini Triple Chocolate-Buttermilk Pound Cakes

Make it easy for shower guests to snack and mingle with these mini pound cakes.

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Rose Petal Cupcakes

Rose Petal Cupcakes
Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Torie Cox; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke

Garnish these easy cupcakes with rose petals that coordinate with your shower colors.

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Coconut-Carrot Cake with Coconut Buttercream

Coconut-Carrot Cake with Coconut Buttercream
Photo: Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Torie Cox; Prop Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Recipe: 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.

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White Cake with Berry-Swiss Meringue Buttercream

White Cake with Berry-Swiss Meringue Buttercream Frosting
Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Mary Clayton Carl Jones

Recipe: White Cake with Berry-Swiss Meringue Buttercream

There's beauty in simplicity. With the stunning buttercream piping, no one will even dare to guess this cake came from a box.

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Naked Lemon Cake with Flower Crown

Naked Lemon Cake with Flower Crown
Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Torie Cox; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke

This fresh flower-topped cake is almost too pretty to cut. (We said almost.)

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Chocolate Bundt Cake

Chocolate Bundt Cake
Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Torie Cox; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke

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.

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Petite Blueberry Cheesecakes

Petite Blueberry Cheesecake
Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Petite Blueberry Cheesecakes

Let your guests get their own personal cheesecakes—that's one way to guarantee a good time.

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Hummingbird Cupcakes with Candied Pineapple Wedges

Hummingbird Cupcakes with Candied Pineapple Wedges
Photo: Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: 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.

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Buttermilk-Lime Mini Cakes with Vanilla-Mascarpone Buttercream

Buttermilk-Lime Mini Cakes with Vanilla-Mascarpone Buttercream
Greg DuPree

Recipe: Buttermilk-Lime Mini Cakes with Vanilla-Mascarpone Buttercream

If these miniature white cakes don't scream Southern shower, we don't know what does.

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Lemon-Orange Pound Cake

Lemon-Orange Pound Cake from Stop and Smell the Rosemary
Photo: Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Ana Kelly

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.

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Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes

Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes
Micah Leal

Recipe: Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes

No artificial coloring needed here! These cupcakes are soft and airy with the delicate flavor of fresh strawberry.

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Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Hummingbird Cake

This classic cake—our most popular cake recipe ever, in fact—belongs at a Southern baby shower.

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Vanilla Layer Cake with Flower Cuff

Vanilla Buttercream
Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Torie Cox; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke

This cake definitely has the cute factor. Pick whatever flowers that match your baby shower decor—or the baby's gender!

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Fresh Peach Coffee Cake with Pecan Streusel

Fresh Peach Coffee Cake with Pecan Streusel
Iain Bagwell; Prop Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: 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.

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Sea Salt-Caramel Cake

Gingerbread Latte Cake with Vanilla Whipped Cream Frosting
Greg DuPree; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Sea Salt-Caramel Cake

Caramel cake is welcome at every Southern party, and this most recent rift on our classic Caramel Cake Recipe is to-die-for.

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Marbled Pecan Pound Cake

Marbled Pecan Pound Cake Recipe
Hector Manuel Sanchez

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 with a bit with homemade whipped cream.

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Key Lime Pound Cake

Key Lime Pound Cake
Jen Causey

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.

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Strawberry Kuchen

Strawberry Kuchen
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer; Prop Styling: Mary Clayton Carl Jones

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.

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Orange Cake

Orange Cake Recipe
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Orange Cake

This citrus-flavored Bundt is the perfect springtime dessert.

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Lemon-Vanilla Pound Cake with Lavender Glaze

Lemon-Vanilla Pound Cake with Lavender Glaze
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: 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.

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Mary's Mango Cake

Mary's Mango Cake
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Mary's Mango Cake

For a summertime baby shower, this fruity cake definitely hits the bright, fresh, and cheery notes.

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Strawberry-Blueberry Cupcakes

Strawberry Frosting
Iain Bagwell; Prop Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine; Food Styling: Hadas Smirnoff

These berry-filled cupcakes have you covered with both pink and blue—which means they're perfect for a gender-less shower.

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Apricot-Almond Coffee Cake

Apricot-Almond Coffee Cake
Southern Living

Recipe: Apricot-Almond Coffee Cake

This coffee cake with apricot preserves, slivered almonds, and a vanilla glaze will certainly get the conversation going.

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Polish Sugar Cake

Polish Sugar Cake Recipe
Laurey W. Glenn

Similar to strudel, this sugar cake will fit in seamlessly with your shower spread.

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Heavenly Angel Food Cake

Heavenly Angel Food Cake
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas

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.

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Sunflower Cupcakes

Sunflower Cupcakes
Photographer: Alison Miksch Food Stylist: Erin Merhar Prop Stylist: Prissy Lee

Recipe: Sunflower Cupcakes

Celebrate the sunny occasion with flower cupcakes to match. They're easy to build: Pipe a dot of chocolate frosting in the middle and add the petals. Use a resealable plastic bag if you don't have piping bags.

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Lemon Cake with Lemon Thyme Frosting

Lemon Cake with Lemon-Thyme Frosting
Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Mary Clayton Carl Jones

Recipe: Lemon Cake with Lemon Thyme Frosting

A summer baby shower calls for this bright cake, filled with a vibrant lemon buttercream frosting. An infusion of thyme in the heavy cream adds a delicate final touch.

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Confetti Cake with Vanilla-Sour Cream Frosting

Confetti Cake with Vanilla-Sour Cream Frosting
Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Mary Clayton Carl Jones

Recipe: Confetti Cake with Vanilla-Sour Cream Frosting

Nothing really screams party like a classic sprinkle cake, and this one delivers.

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Devil's Food Cake with Salted Peanut Butter Frosting and Ganache

Devil’s Food Cake with Salted Peanut Butter Frosting and Ganache
Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Mary Clayton Carl Jones

Recipe: Devil's Food Cake with Salted Peanut Butter Frosting and Ganache

For a truly decadent baby shower cake, bake this. While the cake is, as always, delectable, our pièce de resistance is the frosting. The Test Kitchen calls it "out of this world."

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Yellow Cake with Malted Chocolate Buttercream

Yellow Cake with Malted Chocolate Buttercream
Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Mary Clayton Carl Jones

Recipe: Yellow Cake with Malted Chocolate Buttercream

If you want to serve up a dose of nostalgia at the baby shower, this cake with Malted Buttercream should do the trick.

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Strawberry Crunch Ice Cream Cake

Strawberry Crunch Ice Cream Cake
Joy Howard

Recipe: Strawberry Crunch Ice Cream Cake

Serve up cool, sweet slices of this ice cream cake at a late spring baby shower. It'll slide right into a garden party theme.

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Raspberry Ricotta Cake

Raspberry Ricotta Cake
Joy Howard

Recipe: Raspberry Ricotta Cake

This cake belongs on the table of a baby shower brunch. Soft, sweet, light, and fluffy, it toes the line between breakfast and dessert.

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Berry Chantilly Cake

Berry Chantilly Cake
Photographer: Jennifer Causey Food Stylist: Melissa Gray Prop Stylist: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Recipe: Berry Chantilly Cake

Put this decadent cake on the menu of all the summer showers you're hosting—juicy berries tucked away in soft vanilla cake are then swathed in a rich frosting of mascarpone, heavy cream, and cream cheese.

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Lemon Loaf Cake

Lemon Loaf Cake
Photography: Caitlin Bensel, Food Styling: Karen Rankin

Recipe: Lemon Loaf Cake

Our Lemon Loaf Cake will add a refreshing burst to the baby shower dessert lineup, not to mention its cheerful yellow appearance.

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German Chocolate Cake

German Chocolate Cake with Coconut-Pecan Frosting
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

Recipe: German Chocolate Cake

Some might say this cake is Southern baking at its best. Whatever your opinions, we can all agree it would make a well-loved baby shower cake.

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White Chocolate Raspberry Loaf Cake

White Chocolate Raspberry Loaf Cake
Photo: Antonis Achilleos, Prop Styling: Kay Clarke, Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: White Chocolate Raspberry Loaf Cake

This elegant, pretty pound cake pairs well with coffee or tea at a baby shower brunch or as a late-afternoon nibble.

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Raspberry Snack Cake with Salted Milk Chocolate Frosting

Raspberry Snack Cake with Salted Milk Chocolate Frosting
Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke

Recipe: Raspberry Snack Cake with Salted Milk Chocolate Frosting

Snack cakes are homey and just as delicious as the most towering layer cake you could construct. This one pairs milk chocolate and tart raspberries in a buttery, tender vanilla cake.

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Georgia Pecan Mist Cake

Georgia Pecan Mist Cake
Alison Miksch; Food Styling: Erin Merhar; Prop Styling: Prissy Lee

Recipe: Georgia Pecan Mist Cake

Serve this ephemeral soufflé cake with a dollop of whipped cream for a light, sweet ending to the baby shower buffet.

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Mixed Berry Cheesecake Cupcakes

Cheesecake Cupcakes
Photographer: Alison Miksch Food Stylist: Erin Merhar Prop Stylist: Prissy Lee

Recipe: Mixed Berry Cheesecake Cupcakes

Tiny cheesecakes make individual servings a breeze, plus, they're easy to decorate for a buzzworthy presentation.

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Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake
Photography and Styling: Sarah Epperson

Recipe: Strawberry Shortcake

Serve the beloved shortcake as a cheesecake for a double dessert thrill—there's a buttery shortbread crust and a round of lady fingers to add the finishing touch.

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Strawberry Vanilla Cake

Strawberry Vanilla Cake
Sarah Epperson

Recipe: Strawberry Vanilla Cake

Bright pink, swathed in fluffy buttercream, and piled high with fresh, plump strawberries? This cake is sure to dazzle at a summer or spring baby shower.

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Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream

Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream
Jennifer Causey

Recipe: Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream

These cute little cupcakes come all dressed up and ready to party with hats of fresh lemon slices and raspberries.

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