The best supermarket birthday cakes to save you time and effort

Ditch the flour and eggs and head to the supermarket for a delicious birthday cake instead.

The best supermarket birthday cakes

by Emily Thorpe |

With so many flavours and varieties to choose from, who doesn't love a big slice of birthday cake when the occasion arises?

And there's no need to go to all the effort of making one yourself either, as there are plenty of birthday cakes to choose from at your local supermarket that taste delicious and mean that there's no mess for you to clean up afterwards. Bonus!

To show you what the most popular supermarkets have to offer for your next celebration, we've rounded up our favourite supermarket birthday cakes available to buy, from the famous Colin the Caterpillar to half and half cakes, there's something for everyone.

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The best supermarket birthday cakes

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Unicorn Cake

Unicorn Cake

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A magical option for unicorn-mad children or even those young at heart, this Madeira sponge cake is filled with raspberry jam and covered with icing and sugar decorations. Serves 16.

Wicked Kitchen Belgian Chocolate & Raspberry Cake

Wicked Kitchen Belgian Chocolate & Raspberry Cake

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One for vegan birthday boys or girls, this chocolate and raspberry cake is made with soya and beetroot and filled with raspberry jam and Belgian chocolate frosting and covered with Belgian chocolate frosting, raspberry pieces and a cocoa dusting. Serves 12.

Baileys Strawberries & Cream Cake

Baileys Strawberries & Cream Cake

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If you love a glass of Baileys as much as we do, you'll enjoy this sponge cake filled and topped with Baileys frosting, edible decorations and dried strawberry pieces. Serves 12.

Pabs the Pug Celebration Cake

Pabs the Pug Celebration Cake

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How cute is this little guy? The soft sponge of Pabs the Pug has been filled with scrummy frosting and fruity raspberry jam before being topped with soft icing. Serves 16.

Caramelised Biscuit Cake

Caramelised Biscuit Cake

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This sweet caramelised flavour sponge has caramel and vanilla flavour frostings, decorated with caramel sauce, biscuit crumb and edible decorations. Serves 16.

Triple Layer Chocolate Cake

Triple Layer Chocolate Cake

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You can't go wrong with chocolate cake and this generously sized one from Sainsbury's is a must for chocoholics. This scrummy chocolate cake is layered with chocolate ganache frosting and decorated with chocolate decorations. Serves 28.

Sainsbury's Loaded Lemon Drizzle Cake

Sainsbury's Loaded Lemon Drizzle Cake

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This fresh madeira sponge is filled with lemon curd, covered with lemon buttercream and decorated with white chocolate decorations, meringue pieces and drizzled with lemon curd. Serves 16.

Tesco Half & Half Cake

Tesco Half & Half Cake

Why have one flavour of cake when you can have two? Consisting of half Vanilla and half chocolate sponges, the cakes are filled and covered with buttercream and chocolate flavoured buttercream and topped with edible decorations. Serves 20.

Chocolate Birthday Cubes

Chocolate Birthday Cubes

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We think these birthday cubes are a great idea and there's no need for cutting wonky slices of cake. The chocolate flavoured sponge is filled with chocolate flavoured buttercream, enrobed in milk chocolate and decorated with edible decorations. Serves 15.

Morrisons White Chocolate & Raspberry Cake

Morrisons White Chocolate & Raspberry Cake

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For those who like their white chocolate, this Madeira cake is covered with creamy white chocolate frosting and filled with jam. Serves 12.

Giant Colin the Caterpillar Cake

Giant Colin the Caterpillar Cake

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You've no doubt heard all the caterpillar cake drama so what about a slice of this giant Colin the Caterpillar cake? The giant chocolate sponge roll is filled with chocolate buttercream, covered in milk chocolate with a decorated white chocolate face and sugar-coated milk chocolate beans finished with a personalised leaf decoration. Serves 40.

Rainbow Layers Cake

Rainbow Layers Cake

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This impressive six-layered sponge cake is filled, covered and decorated with vanilla buttercream, and sides coated with crunchy coloured sugar pieces. Serves 12.

Max the Monster Celebration Cake

Max the Monster Celebration Cake

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For something a little bit different, what about a Max the Monster cake? The chocolate sponge cake is filled and covered with green vanilla buttercream 'fur' and sugar paste decorations for a cute but scary monster. Serves 16.

Beehive Cake

Beehive Cake

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We all know how important bees are and now you can show your love with this bee-inspired birthday cake! The top tier features a moist chocolate sponge covered in pale yellow soft icing and decorated with sugar-paste bees. The bottom tier is also a chocolate sponge with yellow vanilla-flavoured buttercream filling, covered in soft white icing and decorated with sugar-paste flowers. Serves 28-30.

Potting Shed Cake

Potting Shed Cake

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A great choice for those who can be found pottering around their garden shed, this chocolate sponge has chocolate buttercream filling and is topped with chocolate sugar paste and decorated with dark-chocolate curls and handmade sugar-paste decorations. Serves 35-45.

Cadbury Heroes Cupcakes

Cadbury Heroes Cupcakes

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This tasty pack of Cadbury's cupcakes comes in three flavours: Crunchie, Dairy Milk and Flake, each one topped with buttercream and confectionery. Serves 9.

M&S Naked Red Velvet Cake

M&S Naked Red Velvet Cake

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Tuck into this light and moist red chocolate sponge cake which is filled and topped with smooth cream cheese frosting and finished with white chocolate, white chocolate biscuit balls and red velvet cake crumbs. Serves 8.

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