"There is no sight on earth more appealing than the sight of a woman making dinner for someone she loves."--Thomas Wolfe

Birthday Cake Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:


This recipe for Birthday Cake, by , is from Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Grandma Powell
Added: Sunday, October 5, 2008


2 cups sugar
1 cup butter at room temperature
4 eggs, separated
1 cup milk
3 cups all purpose flour
1 t. vanilla
pinch salt
3 t. baking powder

While cake is baking make the following icing:

1 stick softened butter
1 box powdered sugar
coconut (optional)

Cream the butter and half the sugar together. Add the rest of the sugar alternately with milk until the right consistency for spreading. Cover iced cake with coconut if desired.

Beat butter and sugar together until light and smooth. Stir in well beaten egg yolks ad beat until very light. Sift dry ingredients together three times and add to the butter and sugar aleternately with the milk. Add vanilla.
Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into batter. Grease and flour three 8" cake pans. Pour batter into each equally and bake at 350F until done.




Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!


Bookmark and Share




Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!