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birthday cake, since i made my own

February 11, 2009

Here’s my recipe, for both the cake and frosting. I prefer cream cheese based frosting, but I didn’t have any on hand.

Yellow Cake
1/2 cup butter ( is substituted 3/8 vegetable oil, since I had no butter)
3/4 cup sugar
4 egg yolks
1/4 or so milk
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

~ preheat oven to 350
~ combine dry ingredients (except sugar) in a bowl, sift if you can
~ in another bowl, combine your butter and sugar. Beat them until creamed together.
~ add yolks, beat some more
~ add milk and vanilla extract, then beat even more (cooking is very violent)
~ add your dry ingredients and mix well
NOTE* This may make a very thick batter. Usually does for me. Just add milk a splash at a time until you like the consistency.
~ bake 25 – 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean

Chocolate frosting

2 -3 cups powdered sugar
2/3 cups baking cocoa
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla extract

~ put all that crap in a bowl and mix well
NOTE* you can add more powdered sugar to help thicken it up, if needed, or a little flour. I prefer flour because it doesn’t keep making it sweeter.

There ya go. My recipe for birthday cake. Enjoy. Or not. Whatever.This is also good for cupcakes. Watch for a picture of the finished product.

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