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Birthday Cake

faithiepie Aug 16, 2010 09:52 PM

It's my best friend's 30th birthday this weekend and I wanted to make a small cake to bring to her daytime barbecue pre-going out celebration Saturday afternoon. It's going to be in an 8" cake pan, and have two layers. I plan to write happy birthday on top and maybe do a little decorative frosting flower or some kind but that is basically my only plan. I was thinking of using a caramel frosting recipe I saw in a magazine recently. Does anyone have a great cake recipe to recommend? Thanks so much!

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    kookiegoddess Aug 17, 2010 05:13 AM

    why not have a look at chockylit's back catalog of cupcake recipes? she has lots of amazing flavours and you can usually convert cupcakes recipes very simply - 12 cupcakes is equal to about 1 9 inch cake. (just use the excess to make a few little cupcakes for example). Chocolate cake with salted caramel frosting would be pretty amazing for me.

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    1. re: kookiegoddess
      faithiepie Aug 17, 2010 09:10 AM

      Thanks so much for the tip kookie I will definitely take you up on it!

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      katecm Aug 17, 2010 09:45 AM

      This chocolate stout cake makes the moistest, richest, most delicious chocolate cake I've ever had. It makes three huge layers as written; I have halved it and made two normal layers or a bundt cake: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

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