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October is the month of many birthdays in our family! All 3 of my daughters were born in October. Then, one of my daughter's-in-law has an October birthday, as well as my sister! That is a lot of cake! Of course, as children my girls each had to have their own, which was tricky because Lindsey and Maddy's birthdays are one day apart. Alicia's birthday is the earliest in the month, coming soon. So, I decided that we should celebrate birthday month by asking everyone today's Friday Fave question:
What is your favorite flavor of birthday cake?
My favorite birthday cake is angel food cake! Homemade of course. Or, a chiffon cake would be nice. I just love the lightness of these cakes and I love how well they go with a little ice cream and don't make me feel too full and heavy. This Orange Chiffon Cake that I posted about on an earlier post would be perfect. Now that I have a Kitchen Aid, making it is so much easier. If you haven't tried this recipe, you must. I am really proud of this one! It has so much orange flavor and is tall, light and delicious.
Maddy surprised me by saying that she loves strawberry flavored cake. Just like one you would make from a cake mix, like this:
I think that my DIL Korina likes this kind as well. Pink is nice for a little girl's birthday party. And, here is a tip:
I figured that Lindsey would choose something pumpkin flavored, and she did! At first she said pumpkin cake. Then she added, "or pumpkin cheese cake". I thought that she would choose the cheese cake because she loves cheese cake. She had cheese cake for her wedding. I don't think we have made a pumpkin cheese cake here on the blog. Maybe I will have to make one for Lindsey's birthday this year and post about it! But, if you can't wait that long, here is a Wisconsinmade one that you can order now! It has 5 stars on Amazon! It looks good!
As I said, Alicia's birthday is coming up first. She chose chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and chocolate sprinkles and maybe a raspberry or strawberry filling. This answer surprised me because Alicia doesn't like frosting. But when I questioned it, she said, "I know, but it is the whole birthday experience!" So, even though she doesn't live here in Phoenix, today I made her a birthday cake just to her specifications. Here it is with the recipe.
So, what is your favorite cake for your birthday? Let us know, and if you can't decide, maybe you can choose one of these that we have shared! Happy Birthday!
Here are some great tools to help you be successful when baking these cakes.
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!