The BEST classic Birthday Cake Recipe. A soft and fluffy vanilla yellow cake loaded with colorful sprinkles and frosted with chocolate cream cheese frosting.
Make sure to check out the how-to VIDEO at the bottom of the recipe!
¹If you don't have buttermilk on hand, check out my easy buttermilk substitute
(all you need is regular milk and lemon juice or vinegar).
²I used colorful "quin" (sequin) sprinkles but standard sprinkles or "jimmies" will also work. These are the exact sprinkles that I use (affiliate)
. The cake will also be fine (though sadly less colorful) if you leave out the sprinkles entirely. However do not use nonpareils
, the tiny ball-shaped sprinkles. They are likely to bleed through your cake.
³If you don't want to do a chocolate cream cheese frosting, please see my post for alternate frosting suggestions. Just be sure that if you use one of the suggested alternatives that you increase the recipe by at least 50% to be able to cover the whole cake.
This is the Gold Birthday Cake Topper
that I used (affiliate).