Thursday , September 16 2021

Happy Birthday Cake: The Secret Ingredient to Top It All off

Birthday celebrations are a beautiful tradition. The whole idea of getting friends and family together to celebrate one’s birthday is pretty amazing. The table is all set, the best wines are selected, the candles of the cake are ready to be blown, and most amazing gifts are waiting to be opened. “Make a wish – it’s your birthday” sounds so good.

If you’re looking for a way to make someone’s birthday more special (even if that someone is you), you need the right cake. Let’s be real for one second – the cake is the most important part of the party. With the right cake, you can throw a party that will be well-remembered by both the recipient and the quests. Instead of struggling with birthday cards (especially if you’re not good with words), you might want to get a cake that says it all.

Whether you’re looking for a birthday cake for your sister, mother, partner or best friend, there’re some cakes out there that just can’t be overlooked. If you’re looking for something original to make a statement, the donut cake is a great idea. On the other hand, if you want something more traditional, you can always go with the popular lemon cake.

Doughnut Cake

Happy birthday donuts are an ideal choice for a cake that tastes delicious, looks amazing and makes birthdays special. Doughnut cakes have a long history, and are even older than doughnuts themselves. It’s believed that these cakes first occur in the United States, in the 1800s. Today, these cakes are popular everywhere around the world, and Australians seem to love them as much as everyone else.

The difference between a doughnut cake and the regular doughnut is that the cake uses baking powder and baking soda to puff up. You can easily find a delicious birthday donut and get it delivered to the recipient address to make their day special. It might be a smart option to look for an online store that offers gift packaging as well as a personalised message. Happy birthday donuts are available in different flavours to scream “enjoy your day” to the lucky recipients. Here are some of the most popular flavour options.

TIM TAM Doughnut Cake

The giant loaded Tim Tam, for example, is easily everyone’s favourite. So fresh and delicious, this cake might be the perfect birthday surprise. This giant doughnut is covered with the most tasteful goodies and glazed in choc ganache. Topped with mini M&M’s, choc malt balls, Tim Tam crumbs and sliced Tim Tams, it’s just as delicious as it looks. The mini Nutella jar in the middle is just a bonus for all the Nutella lovers. It’s so colourful and super yummy that the recipient might eat it all alone.

HERSHEY’S White Choc Doughnut Cake

If you know that the person you’re ordering the cake for loves white chocolate, then he or she would probably be impressed by a white chocolate birthday donut. This delicious doughnut cake is everything one can hope for: it smells divine, it’s fresh, mouth-watering and looks great too. It’s glazed with white choc ganache and covered with mini M&M’s, Oreo crumbs and Hershey’s, and also comes with a mini Nutella jar in the middle.

You can also add a musk stick and party mix lollies to fill the box and make it even more special. When delivered with an interesting personal message, all you have to do is to wait for that “million times thank you” call.

You can order these and other tasty happy birthday donuts from a store that allows you to track your order, so you can know exactly when your cake will be delivered at the recipient’s door. If the recipient is not a huge fan of doughnuts (although, come on who isn’t), you can try with a traditional lemon cake. The lemon cake is an easy cake that you yourself might be able to make and save some money.

Lemon Cake

If you are looking for a cake for someone who is not into too much chocolate and rich sweet flavours, you might consider a fresh lemon cake. This cake might be the perfect birthday cake for people who don’t like too much sweet buttercream or fondant icing. It’s a naked cake – uncovered around the sides and sandwiched together with buttercream. The lemon cake has a pretty easy recipe that you can make at home.

Ingredients:

  • 250g butter
  • 250g golden caster sugar
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 zested lemons
  • 1-2 tsp milk

Lemon Icing and Decorations

  • 250g very soft butter
  • 500g icing sugar
  • 3 zested and juiced lemons
  • 1 jar lemon curd
  • Crystallised flowers to decorate

Preparation

First, you need to heat the oven to 180C/fan and 160C/gas. Then, butter and line the bases of 3 x 20cm sandwich tins. Beat the butter, sugar, flour, baking powder, eggs and lemon zest together with beaters until you have a smooth batter. Make sure to add enough milk, so the mix just drops off a spoon.

The next step is to divide the mixture between the tins and bake for 20-25 minutes. Don’t forget to swap the tins around halfway through, so that they brown evenly. You know they’re ready when a skewer poked in comes out clean. Cool on wire racks, cooked-side up.

Finally, make the icing by beating the soft butter with the icing sugar, lemon zest and juice until it’s light and fluffy. Use 2/3 to fill the cake and top each layer with some lemon curd. Frost the top with the rest of the buttercream, and you can finish the decoration with some sugar flowers.