Basic Birthday Cake

Submitted by Robyn Clark

Basic Birthday Cake

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Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours


  • Basic Birthday Cake ( this one is based on Sweet Honey Bee for a girl)
  • Lovely Moist Cake.
  • 2 1/4 cups SR flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup yoghurt
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • Honey Butter Cream Frosting
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup sour cream


  • Combine the four and salt and set aside.
  • In another bowl beat the sugar , oil and eggs and then add the vanilla.
  • Add the yoghurt and the flour alternately to the egg mixture , ending with the flour. DO NOT OVER MIX.
  • Divide the batter in half and add the cocoa to one half .
  • ### At this point let your imagination go according to what colour theme you want ####.
  • Begin in the centre of your SC or cake tin. Drop in 2 tablespoons of one colour and directly on top of that colour drop 2 tablespoons of the other colour. Continue this way dropping in the centre alternate 2 tablespoons of each colour until all used.
  • Place in your lined and sprayed SC ( or raise up if in a cake tin) . Cook on high approx 2 hours , with a tea towel under the lid , until skewer comes out clean. If the sides are cooking faster than the Middle switch to low to finish off. Decorate according to your theme.
  • Honey Butter Cream Frosting
  • Beat the butter until light and fluffy, add the icing sugar until all combined. Mix in the sour cream and honey. ## put the cream in the fridge before decorating so it holds its shape.

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