Birthday Cake Recipes

Birthday Cake

This easy-to-prepare yellow cake recipe with buttercream frosting will be welcome at any birthday celebration.

25 min.prep time 1:35total time
12 servings
2 Ratings

Ingredients

Cake

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
4 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 cup milk

Frosting

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
6 cups powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons light corn syrup

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 (9-inch) round baking pans. Set aside.

Combine flour, baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in large bowl. Set aside.

Beat 1 1/2 cups sugar and 3/4 cup butter in large bowl at medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add 1 tablespoon vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition just until mixed.

Divide batter evenly between prepared pans. Bake for 29 to 34 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire racks 10 minutes. Loosen cake by running knife around inside edge of pans. Carefully remove cake from pans; cool completely.

Beat 3/4 cup butter in large bowl at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar and 1/8 teaspoon salt alternately with whipping cream and 1 teaspoon vanilla, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in corn syrup.

To assemble, place 1 cake layer on serving plate, bottom-side up; frost top. Place remaining cake layer over frosting, bottom-side down; frost top and sides of cake. Decorate as desired.

FROSTING VARIATIONS:

Chocolate Frosting: Add 2 to 3 squares melted unsweetened baking chocolate.

Lemon or Orange Frosting: Stir in 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon or orange peel.

Coconut Frosting: Stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons coconut extract or flavoring.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 680

Fat: 28g

Cholesterol: 145mg

Sodium: 450mg

Carbohydrates: 103g

Dietary Fiber: <1g

Protein: 6g

Recipe #12632©2003Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I made this cake for my husband and he loved it,
Wow, this was so creamy, light and not too sweet. My friends and family just loved it! I made it for my 50th Birthday :) I can't wait to try other recipes from Land O Lakes. I will toss out my other frosting recipes that I have not tried and have had on file for many a day. I don't need them now!

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