This birthday cake is a classic two-layer yellow cake topped with fluffy chocolate frosting and colorful sprinkles.
It's the perfect cake for a birthday celebration!
Unsalted butter Cake flour Granulated sugar Baking powder Baking soda Kosher salt Large eggs and egg yolks Buttermilk Vanilla extract
Powdered sugar Unsweetened cocoa powder Unsalted butter Kosher salt Buttermilk Sprinkles
Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt on low until the dry ingredients are combined.
Keep mixer on low and add the butter. Once added, increase the speed to medium and mix until a sandy consistency forms.
Add remaining ingredients to the bowl and beat until batter is pale yellow and fluffy.
Divide batter into the two prepared pans. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Sift powdered sugar and cocoa. Cream butter and salt until the mixture is light and fluffy.
Beat in powdered sugar half at a time then additional buttermilk if needed.
Place the first cake layer on a large plate and spread a thick layer of frosting on top.
Set the other cake on top and use an offset spatula to frost the sides and top.
Cake flour makes the layers light and airy, while extra eggs and yolks make it richer than your typical cake recipe.
Buttermilk adds a slight tang to balance the sweetness, and it also makes this birthday cake extra moist!