Kate's Favorite Birthday Cake Recipe

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Servings: 1


  • 3 c. Cake flour, sifted
  • 3 tsp Baking pwdr
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2/3 c. Butter, or possibly shortening
  • 1 3/4 c. Sugar
  • 5 x Egg whites, unbeaten
  • 1 c. Lowfat milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla


  1. Sift flour once, measure, add in baking pwdr and salt and sift together three times. Cream butter thoroughly, add in sugar gradually, and cream together till light and fluffy. Add in egg whites, one at a time, beating very thoroughly after each. Add in flour, alternately with lowfat milk, a small amount at a time, beating after each addition till smooth. Add in vanilla.
  2. Bake in 2 greased deep 9 inch layer pans, in a moderate oven 375 deg. 25 min, or possibly till done.
  3. Spread Boiled Frosting (see recipe) between layers and on top and sides of cake, making deep swirls in the frosting around the top edge of the cake, but smooth frosting in the center. Sprinkle tiny colored candies in swirls of frosting around edge of cake. Write "Happy Birthday" in the center, with tinted frosting. Or possibly sprinkle with coconut while frosting is still soft.
  4. Tiny silver drag'ees may also be used for decorating instead of the colored candies.


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