23 Ways To Eat More Cake, So You Can Live The Sweetest Life Possible

Is there ever a bad time to eat cake? Answer: no. Birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, random Tuesday nights — every occasion can be turned into a cake occasion, which is why it is a good idea to keep things mixed up, for your sweet tooth's sake. There are about a million ways to eat cake, and Spoon University has rounded up 23 of the best. Sure, it may seem hard to beat a slice of velvety chocolate cake smothered in icing, but think about all the other possibilities — cake pops, cupcakes, ice cream cake, cake in a mug, cake balls, cake truffles... don't stop me now, I'm on a roll.

Pies are great, doughnuts are divine, and brownies are always welcome, but when it comes right down to it, the people want their cake. Cake will never let you down. Cake will make any day a better day. Cake is like your best friend who just wants to celebrate. Cake will love you regardless. So show cake your appreciation by allowing it to live up to its full potential — 23 different ways.

We know you want cake all day, every day. So here are 23 recipes that will satisfy your sweet tooth.

1. Chocolate Cake Pops

<img width="770" alt="Chocolate Cake Pops" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/14/14/enhanced/webdr09/enhanced-4840-1436898744-1.jpg" height="755" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/14/14/enhanced/webdr09/enhanced-4840-1436898744-1.jpg"/>

Photo courtesy of spoonuniversity.com

Duh. Get the recipe here.

2. Cake Batter Milkshake

<img width="771" alt="Cake Batter Milkshake" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/13/17/enhanced/webdr14/enhanced-1248-1436824067-1.jpg" height="513" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/13/17/enhanced/webdr14/enhanced-1248-1436824067-1.jpg"/>Photo by Andrea Kang

Cake batter is better than a baked cake any day, am I right? Get the recipe here.

3. S’mores Microwave Cake

<img width="770" alt="Smores Microwave Cake" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/15/10/enhanced/webdr09/enhanced-2599-1436970374-13.jpg" height="535" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/15/10/enhanced/webdr09/enhanced-2599-1436970374-13.jpg"/>Photo by Lila Thulin

Because everyone loves s’mores. Grab the recipe here.

4. Double Glazed Funfetti Cake Doughnuts

<img width="772" alt="Double Glazed Funfetti Cake Donuts" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/14/14/enhanced/webdr05/enhanced-1090-1436900030-7.jpg" height="521" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/14/14/enhanced/webdr05/enhanced-1090-1436900030-7.jpg"/>Photo by Annie Madole

I doughnut think you’ll hate this. Find the recipe here.

5. Cookie Butter Cake Ball

<img width="770" alt="Cookie Butter Cake Ball" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/13/17/enhanced/webdr10/enhanced-11252-1436823675-1.jpg" height="509" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/13/17/enhanced/webdr10/enhanced-11252-1436823675-1.jpg"/>Photo by Rae Steinbach

Another excuse to eat cookie butter. Grab the recipe here.

6. Nutella Cake in a Mug

<img width="770" alt="Nutella Cake in a Mug" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/13/17/enhanced/webdr07/enhanced-32086-1436823811-2.jpg" height="514" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/13/17/enhanced/webdr07/enhanced-32086-1436823811-2.jpg"/>

Photo by Meredith Marcus

Reason #19082938 why we love Nutella. Recipe here.

7. Microwave Momofuku Birthday Cake Truffles

<img width="772" alt="Microwave Momofuku Birthday Cake Truffles" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/15/10/enhanced/webdr14/enhanced-21327-1436971304-6.jpg" height="489" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/15/10/enhanced/webdr14/enhanced-21327-1436971304-6.jpg"/>Photo by spoonuniversity.com

Get fancy. Find out how here.

8. Boozy Chocolate Rum Cake

<img width="770" alt="Boozy Chocolate Rum Cake" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/15/10/enhanced/webdr11/enhanced-11342-1436970067-8.jpg" height="514" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/15/10/enhanced/webdr11/enhanced-11342-1436970067-8.jpg"/>Photo by Hayden Carder

Everybody gettin’ tipsy. Recipe here.

9. Vegan Chocolate Biscoff Crunch Ice Cream Cake

<img width="773" alt="Vegan Chocolate Biscoff Crunch Ice Cream Cake" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/15/10/enhanced/webdr04/enhanced-1914-1436969968-1.jpg" height="516" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/15/10/enhanced/webdr04/enhanced-1914-1436969968-1.jpg"/>Photo by Shivangi Surana

Whoa. Grab the recipe here.

10. Pumpkin and Chocolate Cake Mix Muffins

<img width="772" alt="Pumpkin and Chocolate Cake Mix Muffins" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/14/14/enhanced/webdr01/enhanced-12010-1436899219-3.jpg" height="524" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/14/14/enhanced/webdr01/enhanced-12010-1436899219-3.jpg"/>Photo by Sarah Stettin

Eat cake for breakfast. Recipe here.

11. Red, White, and Blue Cake Balls

<img width="770" alt="Red White and Blue Cake Balls" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/13/17/enhanced/webdr13/enhanced-18882-1436823907-8.jpg" height="510" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/13/17/enhanced/webdr13/enhanced-18882-1436823907-8.jpg"/>Photo by Megan Prendergast

#Murica. Find out how to be patriotic here.

12. Lemon & Yogurt Olive Oil Cake

<img width="770" alt="Lemon amp Yogurt Olive Oil Cake" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/14/14/enhanced/webdr08/enhanced-13021-1436898112-1.jpg" height="515" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/14/14/enhanced/webdr08/enhanced-13021-1436898112-1.jpg"/>Photo by Lexi Godfrey

You don’t even need measuring cups for this one. Find out how here.

13. Five-Ingredient Chocolate Cake

<img width="770" alt="Five-Ingredient Chocolate Cake" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/14/14/enhanced/webdr14/enhanced-15675-1436897919-7.jpg" height="578" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/14/14/enhanced/webdr14/enhanced-15675-1436897919-7.jpg"/>Photo by Gaby Scelzo

It’s like brownies, but better. Grab the recipe here.

14. Red Velvet Oreo Cupcakes

<img width="770" alt="Red Velvet Oreo Cupcakes" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/14/14/enhanced/webdr14/enhanced-21481-1436899476-1.jpg" height="514" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/14/14/enhanced/webdr14/enhanced-21481-1436899476-1.jpg"/>Photo by Zoe Zaiss

Cupcakes are just mini cakes, right? Grab the recipe here.

15. Coconut Blueberry Cake with Cinnamon Oat Poppyseed Topping

<img width="770" alt="Coconut Blueberry Cake with Cinnamon Oat Poppyseed Topping" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/15/10/enhanced/webdr01/enhanced-16335-1436970614-2.jpg" height="514" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/15/10/enhanced/webdr01/enhanced-16335-1436970614-2.jpg"/>Photo by Kristine Mahan

In case, you know, you want to be healthier. Recipe here.

16. Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs

<img width="770" alt="Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/14/14/enhanced/webdr06/enhanced-9036-1436897524-1.jpg" height="514" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/14/14/enhanced/webdr06/enhanced-9036-1436897524-1.jpg"/>Photo by Caroline Liu

Premade errthang. Get the recipe here.

17. Two-Ingredient Vanilla Cake

<img width="770" alt="2-Ingredient Vanilla Cake" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/14/14/enhanced/webdr02/enhanced-29834-1436898238-2.jpg" height="576" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/14/14/enhanced/webdr02/enhanced-29834-1436898238-2.jpg"/>Photo by Jenny Park

Find the recipe here.

18. Microwave Chocolate Cake

<img width="771" alt="Microwave Chocolate Cake" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/13/17/enhanced/webdr08/enhanced-14853-1436824662-8.jpg" height="513" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/13/17/enhanced/webdr08/enhanced-14853-1436824662-8.jpg"/>Photo by Kelda Baljon

The most delicious little cake you’ll ever bake. Grab the recipe here.

19. Cake with a Pie Inside

<img width="771" alt="Cake with a Pie Inside" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/14/14/enhanced/webdr14/enhanced-22021-1436899399-1.jpg" height="511" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/14/14/enhanced/webdr14/enhanced-22021-1436899399-1.jpg"/>Photo by Isabelle Chu

Wait, what? Recipe here.

20. Banana Cake

<img width="768" alt="Banana Cake" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/15/10/enhanced/webdr11/enhanced-12910-1436970789-1.jpg" height="570" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/15/10/enhanced/webdr11/enhanced-12910-1436970789-1.jpg"/>Photo by Kendra Valkema

Is there really a better way to start the day? Recipe here.

21. Single Serve Pumpkin Cake

<img width="772" alt="Single Serve Pumpkin Cake" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/15/10/enhanced/webdr14/enhanced-16839-1436969857-7.jpg" height="579" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/15/10/enhanced/webdr14/enhanced-16839-1436969857-7.jpg"/>Photo by Emily Hu

Let’s pretend it’s our favorite season. Find out how here.

22. Nutella Peanut Butter Lava Cake

<img width="771" alt="Nutella Peanut Butter Lava Cake" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/13/18/enhanced/webdr09/enhanced-2975-1436824874-1.jpg" height="428" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/13/18/enhanced/webdr09/enhanced-2975-1436824874-1.jpg"/>Photo courtesy of spoonuniversity.com

Look at that delicious ooze. Get the recipe here.

23. Lemon Poke Cake

<img width="771" alt="Lemon Poke Cake" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/15/10/enhanced/webdr09/enhanced-3346-1436970477-1.jpg" height="502" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/15/10/enhanced/webdr09/enhanced-3346-1436970477-1.jpg"/>Photo by Megan Tang

The secret ingredient? Condensed milk. Recipe here.

Bonus: Birthday Cake Shots

<img width="772" alt="Bonus Birthday Cake Shots" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/14/14/enhanced/webdr11/enhanced-8463-1436898532-1.jpg" height="563" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/14/14/enhanced/webdr11/enhanced-8463-1436898532-1.jpg"/>Photo by Steven Baboun

It’s not even my birthday, but I’ll take ‘em. Recipe here.

This article was originally written by Alex Hawkins for Spoon University.

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