I enjoy baking. Like, if I actually enjoyed everything I made in the kitchen, we’d all be 500 lbs. Not a good thing for my one year old… So, on birthdays, I tend to go all out. I even make my own cake, because I enjoy it. I have a go-to cake recipe. It’s amazing. I love that it’s not super sweet, so by the time you put the frosting and any icing on, you’re not experiencing sugar overload. It’s perfect.
1 1/2 c white flour
3/4 c milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 tsp baking powder
6 tbs cocoa (optional)
Grease a 9×9″ pan. Preheat the oven to 350F.
Cream sugar and butter. Beat in eggs. Add vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder, add to creamed mixture. Mix well. Stir in milk until batter is smooth. Pour into pan.
Bake 30-40 mins. Cake is done when it springs back to the touch.
**You can also add 1 tsp of any flavor extract (lemon, orange, coconut, banana, ect) for different flavors. I made both a vanilla version of the cake (by omitting the cocoa) and a chocolate version. The top and bottom layers were chocolate and the middle vanilla. Both were delish! Enjoy!