Birthday Cake

Birthday Cake


"Here is a birthday cake, it is practical and at the same time it can be made fancy with Decorator Frosting (found on our site). One or more layers can be tinted by adding food coloring."


1 h 30 m servings 647 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 647 kcal
  • 32%
  • Fat:
  • 32.1 g
  • 49%
  • Carbs:
  • 81g
  • 26%
  • Protein:
  • 8.8 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 220 mg
  • 73%
  • Sodium:
  • 517 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour three 8 inch round pans.
  2. Sift flour before measuring; resift with salt and baking powder at least twice more.
  3. Beat egg yolks until very thick and pale - approximately 5 minutes with a mixer on high speed.
  4. In a large bowl, cream butter or margarine and sugar. Blend in eggs. Fold sifted mixture, alternately with milk, into creamed mixture. Stir in vanilla. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until cake springs back when touched. Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Turn out, and cool on wire rack. Frost with Decorator Frosting.
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  1. 23 Ratings


This is the worst cake I ever tasted. It tasted like cornbread. It was too salty and heavy. This is not a good recipe at all.

This is the single worst recipe I've ever gotten from this website - the recipes are usually great. The cake tasted like badly cooked pancakes.

Much too heavy and tasteless

I made this for my mom for her birthday and now I feel bad because I worked hard on it. I wanted to make my mom a good cake and this was the opposite.

GREAT! After reading all the bad reviews, I was really wary of the recipe but ended up trying it anyway. This is a wonderful cake and I would highly recommend it to anyone!

wonderful recipe, my family loved it and i didn't have to fuss over it so much. Thanks.

This cake was a heavier cake like pound cake, but I found it to be the best vanilla cake recipe I have ever made. You must use cake flour, and you must sift it. For those who would like it lig...

Ill. tasted like banana bread only it didn't have bananas and it wasn't bread.

has the texture of cornbread. did not like at all.