Birthday Cake

Birthday Cake
Cooking Time :60-90mins
Servings :3-4
Level :Medium
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Cake Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (maida)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened 
  • 4 large eggs 
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened 
  • 6 cups powdered sugar 
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup




  • Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius).
  • Grease and sprinkle flour in 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 mixer 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 wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean.
  • Cool on wire racks for 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.


  • 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 grated lemon or orange peel.
  • Coconut Frosting: Stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons coconut extract or flavoring.
  • Place 1 cake layer on serving plate, bottom-side up; frost top.


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