Birthday Cake


Here is a birthday cake, it is practical and at the same time it can be made fancy with Decorator Frosting (found on our site). One or more layers can be tinted by adding food coloring.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
1 to 8 - inch layer cake


  • 1 ½ cups butter

  • 2 ⅓ cups confectioners' sugar

  • 7 egg yolks

  • 4 ½ cups cake flour

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 ¾ cups milk

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour three 8 inch round pans.

  2. Sift flour before measuring; resift with salt and baking powder at least twice more.

  3. Beat egg yolks until very thick and pale - approximately 5 minutes with a mixer on high speed.

  4. In a large bowl, cream butter or margarine and sugar. Blend in eggs. Fold sifted mixture, alternately with milk, into creamed mixture. Stir in vanilla. Pour batter into prepared pans.

  5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until cake springs back when touched. Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Turn out, and cool on wire rack. Frost with Decorator Frosting.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

647 Calories
32g Fat
81g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 647
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 19g 96%
Cholesterol 220mg 73%
Sodium 517mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 81g 29%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 150mg 12%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 154mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.