7.26.2009

Dessert Blast from The Past: Confetti Cake

This used to be my favorite cake when I was a kid. Yum! Unfortunately, I won't eat the Pillsbury version because, like most boxed desserts, it's filled with lots and lots of bad stuff. I really wanted to find a recipe for this cake, so I could make it with real live ingredients, but I kept running into recipes that required a boxed mix. At first, I was thinking that I could just make a yellow or white cake and add sprinkles, but I quickly realized that I couldn't use any old cake. It had to be traditional birthday cake, a moist, dense cake with just the right amount of sweetness. After spending way too much time searching the net for recipes, I think I found just the right cake! It's called The Birthday Cake and it's supposedly really yummy! I can't wait to try this one! It's so sweet! How can you not love it?

The Birthday Cake can be found on the menu of Restaurant Eve in Virginia or you can click here for the complete recipe via The Washington Post. Just don't forget to add the sprinkles (1/4 cup)!


Oh, and if you're short on time, Naturally Nora offers a boxed version, with ingredients that are more natural than those in traditional cake mixes (i.e. no trans fats or artificial preservatives).

13 comments:

Megan@Feasting on Art said...

I think I just got a sugar rush looking at that cake!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Wow, its beautiful. Fit for a little princess... or a housewife ;)

SimplePleasures said...

this is so cute perfect for a princess party

Carolyn Jung said...

Oh my gosh, I haven't seen one of these in ages. Thanks for bringing back all those sugary memories. ;)

Katie said...

This looks simply wonderful!

Jo said...

Oh wow, this is so cute and adorable. Too good to be eaten in fact!

Q. said...

OH WOW! That is so girly and chic:) I love it:) I'm close to Restaurant Eve here where I live and I've heard a lot about their little bday cake. Thanks for the recipe!!!

Anonymous said...

Will this be the next family birthday cake?

From Me To You said...

This has been added to my calendar to make for my birthday! So precious and retro!

From Me To You said...

I have saved this for months! Today is my birthday and here it is:
http://fromme-toyou.tumblr.com/post/422306517/happy-birthday

Thank you for the inspiration.

dessert girl said...

You did such a great job with the cake! :-) I hope you had an awesome bday!

Peg A said...

I love your blog! I am a semi-professional baker and wanting to get more into making vintage style cakes. Thanks for all the great content!

dessert girl said...

Thanks, Peg! I'm so glad that you like it! ~Erin

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