3 Classic Recipes For Perfect Homemade Birthday Cakes

It's someone special's birthday and you're looking forward to giving them an awesome surprise with a cake. When you explore online, you're instantly bombarded by the vast array of recipes available on the internet. In this era of overwhelming information, it's important for us to simplify and stay focused on our tasks, or else we risk accomplishing nothing. Here are three timeless cake recipes that you should save when searching the web for baking ideas! 

However, it's important to keep in mind that when you begin, it's best to combine all the dry ingredients in one bowl and all the wet ingredients in another. Then, gradually incorporate the wet mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients, making sure to mix everything together consistently. 

Chocolate Cake  

A chocolate cake is a timeless classic in the baking world—it's always a reliable choice. Every baker has their unique recipe for it, using it as their main idea to express their creative abilities. It's a timeless favourite, especially for birthdays, and it will never go out of style! Here's an easy and user-friendly chocolate cake recipe with a delectable chocolate frosting. 

For the cake: 

- ¾ cup all purpose flour or plain flour 

- ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 

- ½ tsp baking powder 

- ½ tsp baking soda 

- 1 tsp salt 

- 2 cups white granulated sugar 

- 2 large eggs 

- 1 cup milk 

- ½ cup vegetable oil 

- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract 

- 1 cup boiling water 

For the frosting: 

- ½ cup butter 

- ⅔ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 

- 3 cups powdered sugar, (confectioners or icing sugar) 

- ⅓ cup milk 

- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 

For the decoration: 

- Grated dairy milk chocolate 

- Small, uneven bits of cadbury chocolate bar 

Red Velvet Cake 

Red velvet cake has been a mainstay in the baking world since its recent explosion. Cream cheese icing on a red velvet cake is just as desirable and well-liked as a chocolate cake. Its bright hue makes it a favourite pick for many on their birthdays, but it's also a popular pick for Valentine's Day and anniversaries. To add to your baking collection, here is another recipe. 

For the cake: 

- 3 cups flour 

- 1 tsp baking soda 

- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 

- ½ tsp salt 

- ½ cup unsalted butter 

- 2 cups granulated sugar 

- 1 cup vegetable oil 

- 4 large eggs, separated 

- 1 tbsp vanilla extract 

- 1 tsp white vinegar 

- liquid or gel red food coloring 

- 1 cup buttermilk 

For the frosting: 

 - 500 g full-fat cream cheese 

- ¾ cup unsalted butter 

- 5 cups confectioners’ sugar 

- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 

- Pinch of salt, to taste 

Simple Vanilla Cake

Imagine a peaceful Sunday afternoon in your room, with the sun shining and a light breeze to cool you. Unwinding at home with loved ones is your current mode of operation. The birthday is almost around the corner, and you've already spent the morning whipping up a cake to celebrate. At times, when we're in the kitchen baking, we long for an easy dessert free of any unnecessary decorations. On days when you don't feel like doing much, whip out this vanilla cake. 

For the cake: 

- 3 and ⅔ cups flour 

- 1 tsp salt 

- 2 tsp baking powder 

- ¾ tsp baking soda 

- 1 and ½ cups unsalted butter 

- 2 cups granulated sugar 

- 3 large eggs + 2 additional egg whites 

- 1 tbsp vanilla extract 

- 1 and ½ cups buttermilk 

For the frosting: 

- 1 and ½ cups unsalted butter 

- 5 and ½ cups confectioners’ sugar 

- ⅓ cup whole milk or heavy cream 

- 1 and ½ tsp vanilla extract 

- ¼ tsp salt