A classic birthday cake, with a soft, tender yellow crumb and a luscious chocolaty frosting comes together in about 30 minutes after you've baked the layers and prepared the frosting. All you need are the candles.
Dollop about 1 tbsp. frosting onto the center of a cake stand (to hold cake in place). Place one cake layer on stand. Spread with about 3/4 cup frosting. Top with second layer. Starting with the top, then working down the sides, frost cake with remaining frosting.