Myrna's Birthday Cake Recipe at MyDish

Myrna's Birthday Cake

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  • Sift Dry ingredients together THREE times. Beat eggs and then add sugar until thick and creamy. Add vanilla. Fold in the dry ingredients slowly, meanwhile have the milk and butter in a pot in the boil. When the dry ingredients are all folded in, and the milk and butter has frothed up, quickly pour in frothing milk mixture into cake mixture and mix well. Pour into 2 greased large tins and bake in the oven (400 degrees or gas mark 6) for 15 - 20 mins. When cold ice with Carol's butter icing
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    • yes i tend to use coloured buttercream icing but have also coloured marzipan to make different effects

      by carol savage on Fri May 13 2011   reply to this comment

    • cna you use any kind of coloirs on this cake

      by charlotte_corkett on Wed May 11 2011   reply to this comment

    • Does this cake come out firm enough to cut/shape??

      by SammyLou on Sat Nov 28 2009   reply to this comment

    • yes this is quantities for a large 12" cake tin - but we usually make 2 and if you want to make a smaller cake use 3 eggs and adjust the quantities accordingly!

      by carol savage on Sat Oct 10 2009   reply to this comment

    • I am going to make my son a T-REX bday cake and have a template - a 9" tin is what they suggest, but I prefer your recipe - are the amounts enough to make that size cake?

      by nova on Sun Oct 4 2009   reply to this comment

    • You can make this cake in advance but if you are going to do it more than 1 or 2 days in advance i tend to wrap it in cling film and freeze the cake - bring it out and defrost day of use

      by carol savage on Wed Sep 16 2009   reply to this comment

    • this really is a light n tasty cake. How far in advance can it be made n kept. Cld I make it Sat n it still b O.K on Sunday?

      by nicki noo on Wed Sep 16 2009   reply to this comment

    • Made this cake for my husbands 40th and it went down really well. I put double cream, strawberries and bananas in the middle - what a hit!

      by Nat Liebs on Mon Apr 27 2009   reply to this comment

    • Got to tell you I've made this cake too and it really is fab. My kids and their friends all love it because it is so light and fluffy and when you put strawberries and cream in the middle it is unbeatable!!!

      by Jacquie on Fri Dec 7 2007   reply to this comment


    • 1 1/3 cup Caster Sugar
    • 2 ½ tsp Baking Powder
    • capful Vanilla Essence
    • 1 1/3 cups Self Raising Flour
    • 2 ½ ounzes Butter
    • 2/3 cup Milk
    • 4 eggs

    By Views 17008  Added Mon Apr 30 2007

    Great recipe for birthday cake, Hot butter milk sponge cake - my kids love it. Making the sponge is quick, it's all the icing that takes the time.


    My mum always makes the cake and I ice it - The pic on the front page was for my youngest (of 3) sons 3rd birthday - James and the Thunderbirds was for Oli''''s 5th in 2001. I do a different cake for ach birthday and they try to challenge me - the l Read More