A Special Birthday Cake

My Father's Birthday Cake

My father celebrated his 71st birthday two weeks ago and this is the cake I made for him. The inside of this cake is a vanilla flavored cake which is popular for birthday celebrations and other occasions.  It has a light and moist texture with a sweet buttery flavor.  This cake uses the creaming method where the butter and sugar are beaten together first then the eggs and when completely combined the flour and milk are added.

There are a lot of ways to decorate a cake and you just need to use your creativity and imagination. To make the cake special, I added Deka Crepes choco bananas and choco nuts, maltesers and mini oreos.

 Little malt flavoured balls covered in chocolate called Maltesers
Photo from Wordnik.com

Deka Crepes Chocolate Banana & Peanuts
Photo from Ceritamu.com

Mini Oreo (Vanilla Flavor)
Photo from corporate.cadburygiftsdirect.co.uk

A delicious vanilla cake surrounded by crunchy Deka Crepes and maltesers topped with mini oreos and crushed crepes

VANILLA CAKE INGREDIENTS :

1  Cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
2  Cups granulated white sugar
3  Cups sifted all purpose flour
4  Large eggs (room temperature)
1  Tablespoon baking powder
1/2  Teaspoon salt
2  Teaspoons vanilla extract
1  Cup milk (room temperature)

CONFECTIONERS' FROSTING :

4  Cups sifted confectioners' sugar
1  Cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
1  Teaspoon vanilla extract
2 - 4 Tablespoon milk or light cream
Food color gel paste (if needed)

DIRECTIONS

      Vanilla Cake :

1.   Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit  (180 degrees C)
2.   In a bowl, combine the sifted flour, baking powder and salt
3.   Beat the butter until soft and creamy using an electric mixer (use the paddle).  You may use a hand mixer if you do not have the electric mixer
4.   Add the sugar gradually until fluffy
5.   Add the eggs one at a time and beat well
6.   Add vanilla extract
7.   Add the sifted flour and milk alternately  (make sure the mixer is on low speed when doing this) and beat until combined
8.   Divide the batter between the two pans  (use 9 inches x 2 inches round pan).  Apply vegetable shortening first on the pans before placing the batter. 
9.   Bake for 27 to 35 minutes or until tooth pick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean
10. Place the cakes on a wire rack until completely cool before frosting

      Frosting :

1.   Beat the butter until smooth and creamy using an electric mixer or hand mixer
2.   Add the vanilla extract
3.   Gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar with the mixer on low speed
4.   Add two (2) tablespoons of milk and beat until combined
5.   With the mixer on high speed, beat the frosting until light and fluffy.  Make sure you get the right spreading consistency.

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5 comments :

Aaliyah said...

Oh wow!!! Mukhang napakasarap naman nyan Ate.
I have just started baking myself pero simple things lang like cookies and cupcakes. Hopefully someday I'll be able to do cakes like you na din! Will be saving some of your recipes and will def let you know when I've tried them!

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Elvira Rosemarie Mesiona said...

Hi Aaliyah, Thanks for your comment ! I'm glad you like my recipes...Enjoy baking ! :)

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