On the recent occasion of my eldest child turning eight, I was curious as to how many times I’ve made this “Best Birthday Cake Recipe.” I have three kids and a baby – and considering I’ve made it for each of their birthdays that’s 8 + 5 + 2 + 0 = 15. (And that’s not counting cakes I’ve made for others and holidays.)
The not-too-sweet cake is pale yellow in color, super moist, easy to whip together and uses no special ingredients. It holds up well when slicing into shapes for various towering (or polar bear) cakes. It is pure homemade deliciousness.
I’ve shared photos of these birthday cakes over the year – but never the cake recipe. You may find it quite humorous to peruse my …ummmm…learning-curve in photography skill in the links below:
For her birthday cake theme this year, my daughter was inspired by the little Cupboard Gnome who lives among my baking extracts. (See photo above) She wanted a “gnome cake with toadstools.” These meringue mushrooms are super easy to make – really. I am NOT adept with a pastry bag; but a zip-top bag snipped at the corner made a good-enough pastry bag to turn out these mushrooms.
Do you have a favorite cake recipe you make for birthdays? What type of cake do you like to eat on your birthday?