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Birthday Cake Recipe
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Birthday Cake

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 8 inch layer cake Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 30 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 03, 2007

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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 20, 2003

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.


23 Ratings

Oct 21, 2004

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.

Feb 15, 2003

Much too heavy and tasteless

Aug 03, 2004

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.

Apr 16, 2003

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

Jun 10, 2009

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 lighter I would suggest maybe using 3 whole eggs instead of 7 egg yolks. My only addition to this recipe was a 1/4 tsp of lemon extract. I used a light whipped cream frosting. It would probably make an excellent Jello cake or used for strawberry shortcake.

Jun 08, 2003

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


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  • Calories
  • 647 kcal
  • 32%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 81 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol
  • 220 mg
  • 73%
  • Fat
  • 32.1 g
  • 49%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 8.8 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 517 mg
  • 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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