Thursday, January 15, 2009

CLASSIC BIRTHDAY CAKE

Birthday's=birthday cake. I always come prepared with cake.Yes, cake. Since I could not attend I, of course, offered to make this birthday cake so my presence was felt in every scrumptious bite that was taken. And there were a whole lot of those...
I was informed that she wanted a simple yellow cake with chocolate frosting. That's easy enough, right? I reverted back to my oh-so-favorite Billy's yellow cake recipe and baked 2-8inch pans of batter. Once cooled, I cut each 8inch round in half creating 4 layers.
I cake'd on (no pun intended) LOADS chocolate frosting in between each layer and all around the tops and sides. I decorated with some vanilla buttercream and wallah! A beautiful, simple classic yellow cake with old school chocolate frosting. Enjoy!
"PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE" CHOCOLATE FROSTING
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
2/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency. Add small amount additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla. About 2 cups frosting.

2 comments:

The Food Librarian said...

This looks excellent and yummy! That chocolate frosting sounds so good. Must try!

pinkstripes said...

What a great looking birthday cake! I'm sure it was appreciated!