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Rachel Dignam

Birthday cake recipes - 8 recipes

By Rachel Dignam

Birthday cake, the most defining, delicious and treasured tradition of my special day. My mother, who was neither a baker nor an artist, insisted each and every year that she not only bake the cakes herself, but that they also be a surprise. My childhood birthday parties were continuously christened by her creativity; the not-so-traditional lop-sided Barbie cake, the three flavour ice cream cake (that never managed to fully thaw) and the Jell-o and Fishie fishbowl cake, are the few that stand out most. Although her cakes were not always tasty or easy on the eyes, they were baked love and served to make my special days all the more memorable.

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Top rated Birthday cake recipes

By natz101

A great birthday cake I made for my OH with lots of autumn flavours and extremely rich and bad for you with mascarp

  • Cake
  • 190g Plain Flour
  • 50g Oats
  • 1tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1tsp Cinnamon
  • 1tsp All Spice
  • 1/2tsp Freshly Grated Nutmeg
  • 175g Caster Sugar
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 175ml Sunflower Oil (or other flavourless oil)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1tsp Vanilla Bean Paste
  • 2 Cooking Apples
  • peeled and finely chopped
  • 50g Walnuts (roughly chopped)
  • Frosting
  • 125g Butter (room temperature)
  • 250g Mascarpone (room temperature)
  • 1tsp Vanilla Bean Paste
  • 250g Icing Sugar
  • Walnuts and dried apple for decoration
3/5 (138 Votes)

By meemaw2

Mums infamous birthday cake recipe :)

  • 200g stork margarine
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 200g self raising flour
  • 1 x tspoon baking powder
  • 3 x heaped table spoons coca
  • icing sugar
  • milk
3.4/5 (136 Votes)

By kat.buckley, The Baking Explorer

A delicious apple cake that also looks like an apple! Flavoured with apple and cinnamon

  • 3 cooking apples (grated)
  • 300g butter
  • 180g golden caster sugar
  • 160g soft light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 340g self raising flour
  • See my blog post here for more details: http://www.thebakingexplorer.com/2013/09/clandestine-cake-club-apple-cake.html
3.4/5 (97 Votes)

Spider-Man Birthday Cake

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By TheGbMum, The Gingerbread Mum

For some reason (I’m trying to think of something other than laziness) it always takes me ages to blog about birt...

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Melt the chocolate and butter (in microwave)

  • 160g dark chocolate
  • 75g butter
  • 100g flour
  • 50g of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp of crème fraîche
3.8/5 (59 Votes)

By Rara89

This cake can be personalised in any way-you could cover it in fondant and decorate it for a birthday cake or smoth...

  • 350g Self-Raising Flour
  • 350g Caster Sugar
  • 350g Margarine
  • 2tsp Vanilla Extract
4.1/5 (16 Votes)

By pizzaqueen

This cake is as sweet and lovely as you’d want it to be

  • 125 g unsalted butter
  • softened
  • plus extra for greasing
  • 225 g golden caster sugar
  • 4 large free-range eggs
  • 1 large orange
  • 200 g ground almonds
  • 100 g self-raising flour
  • For the lemon icing:
  • 225 g icing sugar
  • 1 lemon
3.5/5 (10 Votes)

By agrawal.shweta.n, Merry Tummy

Well I made this cake for Mr

  • For the sponge:
  • Condensed milk– 400 grams(1 can)
  • Butter – 125 grams
  • All purpose Flour – 225 grams
  • Cocoa powder – 3-4 tablespoons
  • Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Baking soda – 1 teaspoon
  • Aerated cola – 200ml (I used Coke)
  • For sugar syrup:
  • Sugar – ½ cup
  • Water – ½ cup
  • For Mango Mousse:
  • 1 cup alphanso mango pulp (canned or fresh)
  • 1 sachet of vegetarian gelatin
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger juice
  • 3/4 cup whipped cream
  • For chocolate sauce:
  • 100 grams dark chocolate
  • ¼ cup milk
2.2/5 (67 Votes)

By leigh-anne

preheat oven to 250 degree

  • 2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • *2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • *1/2 tbsp salt
  • *1 1/2 sugar
  • *1 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • *2 large eggs
  • *1/2 to 1 tbsp of red food colour
  • *1 tsp vanilla extract
  • *1 cup buttermilk
  • *1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • *2 tsp white vinegar (optional)
  • Cream cheese frosting recipe-
  • *2 cups of powdered sugar
  • *4 oz of cream cheese
  • softened at room temperature
  • *2 tbsp of unsalted butter
  • softened at room temperature
  • *2 tbsp of milk
  • *1 tsp of vanilla extract
2.8/5 (17 Votes)

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