I can’t take credit for this recipe.
But I can say that the two recipes I used to make Nick’s birthday cake are some of the best I’ve ever had.
Since I’m a basket case when it comes to making layer cakes, I knew better than to try to make my own recipe. I freak out when I’m trying to level off the layers and ice the cake without making a crumbly mess all over the kitchen (which happens no matter what). Add to that the fact that one of these cakes was overflowing in the oven…I’m glad I chose tried and true recipes!
I looked online and found a cake and frosting recipe from two people I knew I could count on.
The cake itself is smartly called “The Best Birthday Cake” from Smitten Kitchen. I wanted a good old classic yellow cake recipe, and this was delicious! Buttery, light, and lots of vanilla flavor – just what I was looking for.
The frosting is one I saw Kelly post with her Cornmeal Cake on Evil Shenanigans a little while ago, and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. Her Chocolate Buttermilk frosting was the perfect match with the buttermilk-laced cake.
Have a birthday coming up? Make this.
Just want an excuse to make and eat a cake? Make this.
Either way, it’s a good idea.
What’s your favorite kind of cake?