As well as spending the day with my lovely boyfriend and friends (and getting amazing SURPRISE birthday cupcakes – the most delicious cupcakes EVER!), I had a birthday barbeque this weekend too! And we ate this yummy (slightly salmon pink!) birthday cake that I made up the recipe for!
- 225g butter
- 40ml sunflower oil
- 50ml natural yoghurt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 4 eggs
- 300g sugar
- 300g plain flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
I wanted it to be a really moist cake and large cake, especially since it was being made the day before it was being served, so I used a normal cake recipe, but added some sunflower oil and natural yoghurt so that it would (hopefully) be nice and moist.
Cook at about 160 degrees for 35-45 min – if you think it may be ready at any point, grab a skewer, toothpick or knife and plunge into the centre of the cake. If it comes out steamed up, the cake is done, if it comes out with any batter on it, it needs a few more minutes (not rules that apply to brownies though!).
I let the cake rest until it was completely cool, and then got to work on the frosting!
I loaded up one of my new disposable icing bags from lakeland and experimented with doing some piping for the first time.
Whats your favourite birthday cake?