Light the candles and cue the singing!
Our 2019 Recipe of the Year is our Classic Birthday Cake — and it's ready to party. We've spent months testing and tweaking to come up with the ultimate recipe for this beloved layer cake with its tender, moist, golden crumb and swathes of rich, mellow chocolate frosting.
Since this cake is delicious in any form, we're showing you here how to put your own spin on it with our favorite decorating methods, from fluffy swoops to bakery-worthy smooth edges. (Make it extra impressive by baking it in 8" pans instead of 9" pans for more height!) Our job was putting in the hours, research, and baking expertise to create the most excellent and foolproof recipe for bakers of all levels; your job is to bake, share, and celebrate!