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Yellow birthday cake with chocolate frosting

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Vanessa Pass

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Difficulty

Medium 👍
25
min.
Preparation
25
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Pieces:-16+
330 g flour
15 g starch
280 g sugar
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
430 g unsalted butter (soft)
2 tsp vanilla extract
240 ml milk
80 light crème fraîche
eggs
60 g unsweetened cocoa powder
380 g confectioner’s sugar
80 g cream cheese
sprinkle (for serving)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • hand mixer with beaters
  • parchment paper
  • baking pan (9x13 in.)
  • oven
  • 4 bowls
  • rubber spatula
  • fine sieve

Nutrition per serving

Cal
489
Protein
5 g
Fat
26 g
Carb
61 g
  • Step 1/4

    Preheat the oven to 180°C/355°F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Mix flour, cornstarch, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Using a hand mixer on medium speed, work some of the butter into the flour mixture. Then stir in half the vanilla extract, milk, and sour cream, and mix for about 1 min., or until a smooth batter forms. Add eggs one at a time and mix until combined.
    • 330 g flour
    • 15 g starch
    • 280 g sugar
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • ½ tsp baking soda
    • ¼ tsp salt
    • 330 g unsalted butter
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 240 ml milk
    • 80 light crème fraîche
    • eggs
    • hand mixer with beaters
    • parchment paper
    • baking pan (9x13 in.)
    • oven
    • 2 bowls
    • rubber spatula

    Preheat the oven to 180°C/355°F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Mix flour, cornstarch, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Using a hand mixer on medium speed, work some of the butter into the flour mixture. Then stir in half the vanilla extract, milk, and sour cream, and mix for about 1 min., or until a smooth batter forms. Add eggs one at a time and mix until combined.

  • Step 2/4

    Transfer batter to the baking pan and bake for approx. 25 min., or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool completely.

    Transfer batter to the baking pan and bake for approx. 25 min., or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool completely.

  • Step 3/4

    While the cake cools, prepare the frosting. Sift cocoa powder and powdered sugar together into a large bowl. Use a hand mixer with beaters to cream the remaining butter and cream cheese for approx. 2 min. Then add the remaining vanilla extract. Gradually add the cocoa mixture to the cream and beat until light and fluffy.
    • 60 g unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 380 g confectioner’s sugar
    • 100 g unsalted butter
    • 80 g cream cheese
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • fine sieve
    • 2 bowls

    While the cake cools, prepare the frosting. Sift cocoa powder and powdered sugar together into a large bowl. Use a hand mixer with beaters to cream the remaining butter and cream cheese for approx. 2 min. Then add the remaining vanilla extract. Gradually add the cocoa mixture to the cream and beat until light and fluffy.

  • Step 4/4

    Spread the chocolate frosting over the cooled cake and decorate with sprinkles, if desired. Slice and enjoy!
    • sprinkle (for serving)

    Spread the chocolate frosting over the cooled cake and decorate with sprinkles, if desired. Slice and enjoy!

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