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More info here. Warning: Don't use this for delicate cakes leavened with egg whites, like sponge or angel food cakes, since they need those air bubbles to stay light. Sounds like voodoo, but apparently it works!
For birthdays, dinner parties, and celebrations of all kinds, ditch the boxed mix and add this classic Epicurious recipe to your repertoire. If apple pie is your ideal dessert, this cake will satisfy both your aesthetic and your birthday cake dreams. Who would balk at this doughnut-shaped baked cake decorated exactly like Homer Simpson's favorite treat?
A birthday cake always completes the birthday celebration. Ideas abound for making an adult birthday cake. It comes in all shapes and sizes.
Simple yet elegant birthday cakes are perfect for classy adult birthday parties. From plain chocolate to fruit-and-cookie topped, our sophisticated birthday cakes for adults, plus ideas for birthday cake toppers and cupcakes, will wow party guests of any age. For an adult birthday party, there's nothing better than an elegant and simple-to-make birthday cake.
Everyone deserves a homemade cake on their birthday, and nothing feels quite as special as a big, over-the-top butter and sugar confection topped with piles of fluffy frosting and crowned with a ring of candles. Whether your lucky recipient's taste tends toward a classic buttery yellow cake, dense chocolate layers, or tropical flavors, one of these tempting desserts should do the trick. Never buy a birthday cake again with the help of these festive birthday cake recipes.
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Check out our inventive ideas for show-stopping birthday cakes, for kids, adults and every birthday celebration. Looking for the best birthday cake to bake? Mint and rum infused sugar syrup brushed liberally over light sponges, and covered with a lime buttercream.
New This Month. Beneath this towering yet unpretentious appearance lies multiple layers of moist, midly spiced cake that are flecked with carrots and pecans and enveloped by a generous coating of cream cheese frosting. Sweetened, shredded coconut sprinkled on the frosting balances the tartness of the lemon curd filling and gives the cake a whimsical flourish.