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Birthday Cake

Birthday Cake

This easy-to-prepare yellow cake recipe with buttercream frosting will be welcome at any birthday celebration. It's the perfect cake to eat with ice cream.


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25 min
Prep Time
1 hr 35 min
Total Time
12
servings

For the last 100 years, we’ve built our company through the strength of our farmer-owners, our agriculture communities and working together for the common good.

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 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 cup milk

Frosting

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

6 cups powdered sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 2

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

  3. STEP 3

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

  4. STEP 4

    Divide batter evenly between prepared pans. Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Place onto cooling racks; cool 10 minutes. Loosen cake by running knife around inside edge of pans. Carefully remove cake from pans; cool completely.

  5. STEP 5

    Beat 3/4 cup butter in 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.

  6. STEP 6

    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.

Tip #1

This cake lends itself really well to other types of frostings. Here are a few to try from our Frosting Recipe Collection.

Nutrition (1 serving)

710 Calories
27 Fat (g)
130 Cholesterol (mg)
470 Sodium (mg)
0 Carbohydrates (g)
6 Dietary Fiber
6 Protein (g)
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