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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.

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Credit: Caitlin Bensel

Recipe Summary test

30 mins
Makes 1 (8-in.) cake, serving 16


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

391 calories; calories from fat 41%; protein 4g; fat 18g; saturated fat 11g; carbohydrates 58g; fiber 1.7g; sodium 300mg; cholesterol 60mg.