birthday bests v.2

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Second on my list of birthday favorites is a piece of cake… there must be a cake, cupcake, cookie, or some sort of treat with a candle in it on your birthday and your friends & family best be a singing.  In my case whispering in public places.  My all-time favorite flavor cake is the funfetti!  Every year, my Mom would bake a funfetti cake with pink frosting.  The below photo would be a grown up way to serve this cake and how wonderful a surprise when you cut the first piece to have a whole lot of fun waiting for you to bite into.

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photo, MarthaStewart.com

Funfetti Cake: from the kitchen of Brynel Harris, courtesy of cooks.com

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 tsp baking soda
  • 4 tsp vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/6 cups shredded coconut
  • 5 tsp sour cream (this is for texture like in velvet cake)
  • 1/2 cups of sprinkles of your choice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients (except for coconut and sprinkles), While in another bowl mix all liquid ingredients. Puree all ingredients (excluding the coconut and sprinkles) for 15 minutes. Next, pour ingredients into greased cake pan, and place in oven at 350°F.

Bake for 30 minutes, and then take out when the surface of the cake is light brown. Let cool for 10 minutes, serve with sprinkles and coconut on top.

* In case you are dieting use lowfat milk and sour cream, and use conola oil instead of vegetable oil.

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