Birthdays are special days that should be celebrated with a delicious homemade birthday cake. You can make a cake to give to a special child, a friend, your grandchildren or a neighbor in less than an hour. Try making a tasty yellow cake with a luscious frosting. In addition, you can decorate the cake to make it extra special. The extra effort and time that you put into making this homemade gift will make the cake special for each recipient.
To get started, you will need to collect a few things to make the cake. Homemade cakes are easy to bake when you have collected all the ingredients before starting the process. The cake will be perfect with the right ingredients.
Things to Collect
- Three-Fourth Cup of Margarine
- One and Half Cup of Sugar
- Three Medium-Sized Eggs
- Two Teaspoons of Vanilla
- One Teaspoon of Salt
- Three Teaspoons of Baking Powder
- Three Cups of Flour
- One and a Fourth Cup of Skim Milk
- Two Nine-Inch Cake Pans
- Spatula, Flat Knife or Other Tool to Spread the Frosting
- Other Candies or Decorations (Optional)
Mixing the Cake Batter
The oven should be preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. While the oven is preheating, you will mix a three-fourth cup of margarine and a one and a half cup of sugar together in a large bowl. Mix these two items until they are fluffy and light. Then, add three medium- sized eggs, two teaspoons of vanilla and one teaspoon of salt to the first mixture. Mix well. Next, you will add the three teaspoons of baking powder, three cups of flour and one and a fourth cup of skim milk. Using an electric beater, mix all the batter together until all the ingredients is mixed well. This should take about two minutes. You will know that the cake batter is ready when the mixture looks creamy and smooth.
Baking the Cake
Prepare the two nine-inch cake pans with oil to prevent the cake layers from sticking to the pans. The oil will be rubbed in a thin layer around the bottom and sides of both pans. Pour the cake batter into each pan equally. The cake is now ready to be baked. Bake the cake layers for about 25 or 30 minutes. The cake layers should be browned and pulling away from the sides of the pan when done. The cake layers will need to cool completely before removing from the pans.
Frosting and Decorating the Cake
After removing the cake layers from the pans, you can frost the cake with your favorite frosting recipe or store bought frosting. Spread the frosting on the top of one cake layer, and then, stack another layer on top of that layer. Frost the top and sides of the entire cake. Be careful when frosting to prevent damaging the cake layers. If the frosting is a little too thick to make the frosting easy to spread, you can dip your frosting tool into a small cup of water to help spread the frosting more easily.
The final step is to decorate the cake. This is the fun part of creating a birthday cake. You can custom-design the cake with sprinkles, writing, candies or other special decorations. The decorations will make each cake unique.
Making a homemade birthday cake can become a family project when you involve the kids. The kids can help decorate the cake. Kids will love adding colorful candies to a beautifully frosted cake. Making a birthday cake is one way to make someone’s birthday extra special. A yellow homemade birthday cake can be decorated in several ways. Some simple decoration ideas can include placing fancy candles, cake toppers, candy sprinkles, nuts or chocolate shavings on the cake. Whichever decorations you choose, the recipient will love the effort that you placed in creating the unique design.
Homemade Frosting Recipe
Homemade frosting is easy to make while the cake is cooling. You will need three cups of sifted powdered sugar, one cup of softened unsalted butter, one teaspoon of vanilla extract and one tablespoon of heavy whipping cream or milk. Using your electric beater, beat the butter and powdered sugar together until the mixture is fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and cream to the fluffy mixture. Finish beating the mixture until it is creamy and blended well. If the frosting seems too stiff, you can add some extra cream to make the frosting easier to spread.
Birthdays are important events in a person’s life. A decorated birthday cake will make the day even more special when it is homemade by you. It will look and taste delicious. However, if you are pressed for time consider ordering a birthday cake online with India Cakes.