Best Birthday Cake

If you’re looking for a Best Birthday Cake for someone special or a way to relive those great memories of birthdays past, this classic birthday cake is for you!

Best Birthday Cake

Ingredients for Best Birthday Cake:

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup whole milk room temperature

Chocolate Frosting:
1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
3 1/2 cups sifted icing sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
6 oz good quality semi-sweet chocolate chopped, melted, cooled
2-4 Tablespoons whole milk at room temperature

Birthday Sprinkles


Vanilla Cake:
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour two 8″ cakes and line with parchment.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt until well blended. Set aside.

Using a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar on medium high until pale and fluffy (about 3 minutes). Reduce speed and beat in eggs, one at a time, until fully incorporated after each addition. Add the vanilla.

Alternate adding flour mixture and milk, starting and ending with flour (3 additions of flour and 2 additions of milk). Incorporate completely after each addition.

Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out mostly clean.

Transfer cakes to a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

In a large bowl, whisk together sifted icing sugar and cocoa powder. Set aside.

Beat butter until smooth and creamy. Add icing sugar 1/2 cup at a time, beating well between each addition. Beat until smooth (about 5 minutes).

Add cooled melted chocolate and beat until combined. Add milk until desired consistency is reached (I added all 4 tablespoons).

Place one layer of cake on a cake stand or serving platter. Cover with about 1 cup of buttercream. Repeat with remaining layer and spread crumbs over cake. Chill for 20 minutes.

Frost the top and sides of the cake with an offset spatula in a rustic style.

Decorate the top with sprinkles and decorative flags as desired.

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