Of the many tools and tricks required for making Mama-life easier, a simpleand versatile cake recipe goes a long way to save sanity during birthday celebrations. I wanted to share with you the one recipe that I have been using ever since Ava’s first birthday. It’s my go-to birthday cake recipe… a White Chocolate Mud Cake from an old Australian Women’s Weekly Cookbook I have. I like it because it’s meant to be dense and moist so it’s easy to cut and mould into whatever shape you are going for. It’s a simple recipe that’s hard to mess up. Also, you can bake it up to a week in advance, so you’re able to make it early and leave plenty of time for all the other last-minute preparations on your list.
Here’s the cake in a few of the many variations it’s taken throughout the years in our household:
I’ve used buttercream frosting, white chocolate ganache, fondant icing and a cream cheese frosting on the cake… and they all work well and look pretty good.
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Do you have a go-to cake recipe for birthdays and other family celebrations? If so, I’d love for you to share the details with me in the comments section below.