Delicious Classic Birthday Cake Recipe

Delicious Classic Birthday Cake Recipe

A birthday celebration is incomplete without a cake. The trend of celebrating the birthday with cake began in the 19th century and is still in fashion. It can be an ideal gift for your loved ones. In this article, we describe a classic birthday cake recipe that you can try. This chocolate-vanilla cake will satisfy your taste buds due to its rich flavor. You must read this full article to get the proper recipe for this delicious cake.

Delicious Classic Birthday Cake Recipe
Delicious Classic Birthday Cake Recipe

Ingredients For Classic Birthday Cake


  • 2 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • Four large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup milk (whole milk preferred)
  • Two teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • One tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, cut into pats
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract, optional


  • 1 1/4 cups natural cocoa powder
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar (approx. 454g), divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 227g butter softened
  • One tablespoon vanilla extract
Delicious Classic Birthday Cake Recipe
Delicious Classic Birthday Cake Recipe

Instructions To Make Classic Birthday Cake

  1. First of all, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F having a rack in the middle. Lightly grease two round cake pans having the dimension of 8″ x 2″. Moreover, you can line the bottom using a parchment sheet to give extra protection from sticking.
  2. Combine the salt, flour, and baking powder in a small bowl. Keep it aside.
  3. Beat the sugar, vanilla, eggs, almond extract using stand mixer at medium-high speed. Stop when you get a thick batter having a light golden color. It must fall in thick ribbons from the beater.
  4. Mix the ingredients of the small bowl in the mixture by hand or mixer. Scrape the sides as well as bottom to incorporate any remaining flour.
  5. Bring the milk to simmer in a saucepan. Remove it from heat and then add oil and butter. Resume the stirring until the whole butter melts.
  6. Pour the milk-butter mixture into the batter. Stir on low speed of mixer until the mixture gets smooth.
  7. Pour the batter in equal amounts in both the pans. Bake for around 40 minutes until the thermometer inserted in center reads 205 degrees F. After that, remove it from the oven and loosen the edges. Allow it to cool for 15 minutes and then transfer them to a rack.

To Make The Frosting

  1. Combine the cocoa powder, salt, and one cup of confectioners’ sugar in the mixing bowl. Stir it and then add water and vanilla.
  2. Now, add the remaining sugar as well as cake. Stir well to combine and beat for 1 to 2 minutes using the mixer. When you get the light color and fluffy batter, scrape the sides of the bowl. You can add one teaspoon water if the mixture seems too stiff.

To Assemble The Cake

  1. Take a serving plate and place one later of cake on it. Use parchment paper below the cake to keep the dish clean. Make a half-inch layer over this layer of frosting. Spread the frosting on the bottom side of the other cake layer. Press both the frosted layers to set.
  2. Keep in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to set correctly. Now, spread the thin layer of frosting over the top and across the sides. Refrigerate for 20 minutes so that the layer gets fixed. After that, apply the remaining frosting all over the cake.
  3. Your birthday cake is ready to serve. You can store it at room temperature or refrigerator as well.
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