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Strawberry Buttercream Birthday Cake

Serious Eats MarĂ­a del Mar Sacasa Post a comment

Yes, I bake my own birthday cakes. This year it's layers of tender yellow cake glued together with sweetened condensed milk, and a generous coat of billowy, strawberry-flecked buttercream. More

BraveTart: Little Debbie-Style Christmas Tree Cakes

Sweets Bravetart Post a comment

What I can't give you: the sound. The crisp, glassine crinkle of Little Debbie's cello wrap crumpling between your fingers. The delicate, mournful song the wadded-up wrapper sings as it slowly unfurls in the trash bin, discarded after faithfully protecting your snack for so long. What I can give you: fluffy yellow cake, silky whipped filling, and a coating of chocolate resilient enough to let you carry the whole thing around in the palm of your hand. More

Little Debbie-Style Christmas Tree Cakes

Serious Eats Bravetart 2 comments

Making this cake isn't hard at all, but describing the entire process makes it seem more daunting. Put simply: bake a cake. Make buttercream. Sandwich them together. Cut into shapes. Glaze. Put more obnoxiously, well, read on. More

Yellow Birthday Cake

Serious Eats Lauren Weisenthal 3 comments

I've made a lot of fancy flavored birthday cakes for other people, but when my birthday rolls around, I prefer the same old-school, yellow cake that I remember my mom making for me. Hers was made from a boxed mix, but my version is homemade. This cake tastes how good yellow cake should; buttery, light, and moist. I use a soaker of simple syrup with real vanilla bean to ensure that the layers pack extra moisture and flavor. More

Bake the Book: Yellow Birthday Cake with Fluffy Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Sweets Caroline Russock 2 comments

Any cake can be transformed into a birthday cake with a round of "Happy Birthday to You" and a box of colorful candles, but nothing says birthday quite like a layered and frosted yellow cake. This recipe for the birthday classic from Joanne Chang's Flour refines the original ever so slightly, making for a cake that looks the part but tastes truly memorable. More

Yellow Birthday Cake with Fluffy Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 1 comment

Tender yellow cake with smooth chocolate frosting, this is birthday cake done right. More

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