Birthday! Perhaps the most special day in someone’s life comes once in 365 days. It’s the day we receive many gifts and love from our friends, relatives, and loved ones.
But when it comes to wishing a dear one a dessert; what better way to say “Happy Birthday” than giving a special one the perfect cake for their special occasion?
Although, it’s sometimes hard to order cake online ahead of the occasion or come up with a delicious birthday cake recipe, so here we have put together a list so you can create the perfect birthday cake.
The most beautiful thing about these recipes is that you can make one of these delectable cakes in under 5 minutes, which is ideal if you forget someone’s birthday. If you’ve never considered baking in your microwave, prepare to be blown away by these phenomenal cakes. So here you go!
1 cup self-raising flour (sifted)
1/3 cup cocoa (sifted)
1/3 cup butter (softened)
1 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup milk
Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan-forced 160°C). Set aside a 24cm cake tin that has been greased and floured. Now mix all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl for 4 minutes on high with an electric mixer.
Pour into a cake pan and bake until the center of the cake hops back when lightly touched.
3/4 of a stick of softened butter
1/2 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of yogurt
3/4 cup milk
1 cup & 2 tablespoons of flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
A pinch of salt
1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
1-1/2 to 2 cups of powdered sugar
splash of vanilla extract
In a mixing bowl, combine the following ingredients: butter, sugar, sour cream, milk, flour, baking powder, vanilla extract, and salt. Blend until a smooth batter is formed. Place the batter in a greased microwave-safe cake pan. Microwave for 5-8 minutes —start with 5 minutes and gradually increase the time if the cake isn’t done. A toothpick inserted into the cavity should come out clean. Allow to cool, then frost it.
Using an electric mixer, combine the butter, 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon milk, and vanilla till smooth. Add more powdered sugar and milk to achieve the desired taste and consistency.
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 cup Butter, softened
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup softened butter
6 cups powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Take 2 (9-inch) round baking pans, greased and floured and place aside. Mix the flour, baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a mixing bowl. Place aside. In a separate bowl, cream 1 1/2 cups sugar and 3/4 cup butter on medium speed, scraping the bowl occasionally, until creamy.
Add the eggs one by one, beating perfectly after each addition. Mix in 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract. Alternately add the flour mixture and milk, beating slowly after each addition until combined.
Divide the batter uniformly among the prepared pans. Bake for a few minutes, or until a toothpick inserted at the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes on cooling racks. Run a clean knife around the inside edge of the pans to loosen the cake. Take out the cake from the pans and cool it completely.
In a mixing bowl, cream 3/4 cup butter until creamy. Scrape the bowl frequently as you add powdered sugar and 1/8 teaspoon salt alternately with whipping cream and 1 teaspoon vanilla until well combined. Frost the top cake layer, bottom-side up, on a serving plate. Place the rest cake layer on top of the frosting, bottom-side down; frost the top and edges of the cake. Decorate to taste!
225 g butter (room temperature)
225 g golden caster sugar
225 g self-raising flour
3 tbsp whole milk
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
For the pink icing:
150 g soft butter
300g icing sugar (sifted)
pink food coloring
Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan. Butter and line two 18 cm loose-based cake tins with baking parchment. Mix the butter and sugar together with a mixer or by hand, then add the eggs one by one, mixing well after each addition. Fold in the flour, milk, add the eggs one by one, beating thoroughly after each addition of vanilla extract until smooth.
Divide the mixture into two bowls and in one of the bowls, sift the cocoa powder. Level the tops of the tins with the vanilla batter in one and the chocolate batter in the other. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool for five minutes before shifting to a wire rack to cool completely.
To make the icing, beat the butter together and gradually add the icing sugar, a little at a time till you have a smooth, creamy icing. Beat in some pink food coloring. You can add more if you want a stronger bold color. Sandwich the two cakes with icing and spread the remaining icing on top with a palette knife!
So those were our favorite easy birthday cake ideas that anyone can make – even if you’ve missed ordering a birthday cake before! With simple shortcuts and step-by-step directions, anyone can create an amazing birthday cake!