It’s time for a birthday and you are hoping to avoid baking. Maybe it’s too hot and you don’t want to turn on the oven. Or perhaps you tend to burn anything you put in the oven. No matter the reason, today I am coming to your rescue with 8 deliciously easy no bake birthday cake recipes.
Easy No Bake Birthday Cakes
Let’s face it – baking can make things complicated.
You have to pre-heat the oven. Make sure you have the correct temperature for the pan you choose. And remember to set the timer.
Even with all of those steps complete, there are no guarantees. It’s quite possible that when you open the oven door you could be staring at a disaster. (sad face)
Not to mention, that a hot oven can turn an uncomfortably warm kitchen into Hell’s Kitchen on a summer day.
No one wants to bake and try to frost a cake when they feel like they are melting…am I right?
Whether you have a “black thumb” when it comes to baking, or you are just hoping to avoid turning on the oven on a hot day no bake birthday cake recipes are the perfect solution!
Today I am sharing the easiest no bake birthday cake recipes I have tried. Now, many of you know that I am all about super simple. So, for a few of the recipes you will also see my notes on how to modify the recipe to make it even easier!
So toss those oven mitts back in the drawer and let’s get started!
I don’t want to give away my age, but Icebox Cakes were still quite popular when I was a little girl. I can remember my mom putting the layers of Nilla Wafers and Cool Whip into a pan and popping into the freezer for a special after dinner summertime treat.
Icebox Cakes are super easy and can easily be a replacement for a traditional birthday cake. This is especially true of this recipe since it uses Birthday Cake Oreos!
The cake requires no meticulous attention to detail at all! Yay! It’s basically just messy layers of oreos and chocolate cream. Of course, there are sprinkles on top because…um…hello….it’s a BIRTHDAY CAKE! Sprinkles are a requirement!
Remember where I said above that I would be sharing my personal tips to simplify some of these recipes? Well this is one of them.
The original recipe calls for homemade pudding and whipped cream. If you have the time and the desire, then go for it! However, if you are looking to reduce your time in the kitchen then here are some simple substitutions: Instant Pudding and Cool Whip.
The cookies in this No Bake Birthday Cake Lasagna are called Pizelles. You might be able to find them at your grocery store, but if not you can get them here.
This simple recipe is quick, easy and healthy. With a few ingredients and a sharp knife you can enjoy this refreshing summer cake in no time.
Reading the reviews I saw that one person actually sliced the watermelon into 4 rounds and stacked them like a layered cake with whipped topping in between. I think this is a great idea and would make it more “cake like”.
Ok, this isn't a cake - it's a pie, but it's so delicious and fun that it's perfect for a birthday celebration.
In this recipe store-bought, graham cracker pie crust is filled with cherries, pineapple, coconut, and nuts. The delicious flavors combine for a rich and decadent dessert that the birthday boy or girl will love!
There you have it mama! 8 deliciously simple no bake birthday cake recipes. Perfect for your next summer celebration or anytime you want to skip the bake and head straight to cake 😉
We would love to hear from you! What is your biggest challenge when it comes to hosting a celebration? Please comment below!
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Hi, I'm Lauren Tingley; a working, teacher-mom of two who tried to "do it all" and ended up losing myself in the process. Determined to find joy in modern motherhood I discovered simplifying was the answer. Now I share tips for fun family activities, minimalist homemaking and simple parenting advice on Simply Well Balanced for families looking to create more balance in their homes. My ideas and advice has been shared by Parents Magazine, Good Housekeeping and Women's First.Read more about me!Or follow me on Pinterest or Instagram
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