Birthday Cake Geburtstagskuchen Schmetterling

The easiest birthday cake for your next successful kids party!

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I love to admire all the fondant, buttercream and other gateaus/ cakes. And I love birthday cakes, don’t we all? And a birthday cake is a great way to celebrate the special occasion because it can be easily decorated according to the taste and preferences.

One of the most popular ways to decorate a birthday cake is to use sprinkles and colored icing. Or glitter. Chocolate! There are so many variations, so much to discover.

But baking a birthday cake from scratch every time can be a tricky task. You need to make sure that the cake is in the right shape and that you have all of the ingredients. And maybe even make a mock up if its a speciality cake …

That’s why I’m going to show you my favorite basic recipe for a marble cake today. Which can easily be turned into a birthday cake. Everyone can do it! It is so easy and so delicious! And the best part – done quickly! As sometimes we just run out of time.

The easiest thing is really a marble cake with chocolate icing and glitter and sugar pearls. Well, not everyone likes glitter though, so I have an idea how you can decorate the marble cake as a dinosaur. Or as a butterfly. Or a number cake.

There really are no limits to your imagination. And don’t forget – a birthday cake doesn’t have to be perfect! But it has to taste good! 😉

A birthday cake like that is just great! And the kids will love it. Believe me. I have baked my fair share of birthday cakes now and they just love a homemade birthday cake!

I have attached below the basic recipes for the marble cake, sugar icing and cream cheese frosting to make it easier for you.

All the best and have fun decorating!

love, sabrina x

Glitter birthday cake

birthday cake glitter

All you need:

  • Marble cake basic recipe baked in a bundt pan
  • Chocolate glaze
  • Glitter
  • Sugar pearls

Bake the marble cake according to the recipe. Let it cool down and then spread the chocolate glaze all around and immediately decorate with glitter and sugar pearls.

Dinosaur birthday cake

birthday cake Dino

All you need:

  • Marble cake basic recipe baked in a loaf pan
  • sugar icing, with green food coloring
  • Smarties / or Skittles
  • green cardboard paper dinosaur
  • Edding, sticky eye, a tongue made of red paper white paper to cut out teeth

Bake the cake, leave to cool down. Dress with icing and decorate with the smarties. Cut out a dinosaur head and a dinosaur tail from the green paper. Draw the head with the edding and glue the teeth and tongue on the head.Cut the front and back of the cake with a sharp knife and insert the dinosaur’s head and tail.

Butterfly birthday cake

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All you need:

  • Marble cake basic recipe baked in a springform pan
  • Chocolate glaze
  • 2 chocolate bars
  • 2 packs of smarties – sorted by color

Bake the marble cake and let it cool. Cut in half so that you get the wings. Prepare the smarties sorted by color and then coat one wing at a time with the chocolate glaze and immediately cover with the smarties. Do the same with the other wing and then place two candy bars in the middle as feelers.

It is really important here that you put the smarties on the still liquidy chocolate because only then they will stick properly to the cake.

Number birthday cake

birthday cake number

All you need:

  • Marble cake – basic recipe baked on a baking sheet – with an extra teaspoon of cocoa in the whole mass that it becomes a chocolate cake
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Chocolates, cookies and berries to decorate

Bake the marble cake and let it cool down. Cut out the desired number with a sharp knife. Prepare Cream Cheese Frosting and pour into a piping nozzle. Decorate the cake with it and decorate with chocolate, biscuits and berries as you like.

If you are a cream cheese frosting addict, you can also cut the cake in half so that you get two bases and then coat the middle with the Cream Cheese Frosting as well.

THE BASE CAKE BATTER

Marble Cake

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easy to make and always a winner

simple
  • Prep time:
    15 minutes
  • Baking time:
    45 minutes
  • Total time:
    1 hours

Ingredients

1 piece
250 g soft butter and a bit extra to grease Bundt form
250 g flour
150 g sugar
4 eggs
25 ml milk
5 g salt
2 drops vanilla extract
2 tsp baking soda
3 Tbsp cacao powder

Utensils

  • Your preferred cake form

Steps of preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and grease baking form with butter
  2. In a large bowl using an electric mixer, beat butter, vanilla extract and sugar until light and fluffy -roughly 4 minutes.
  3. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt and sieve into the batter.
  5. Mix the batter thoroughly
  6. Add milk and combine.
  7. Pour half of the batter in the Bundt form.
  8. Mix the cacao powder in the remaining batter and pour the mixture in the Bundt form over the first dough. Blend the mixtures using a fork to get the marbled look.
  9. Bake at 180°C, until a toothpick inserted near centre comes out clean, 40-45 min.
  10. Cool for 15 minutes and remove from the Bundt form to a wire rack to cool completely.

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sugar icing

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simple
  • Prep time:
    5 minutes
  • Total time:
    5 minutes

Ingredients

0 serving
thick icing
3 Tbsp lemon juice (or water)
250 g powdered sugar
optional food coloring
normal icing
2 Tbsp lemon juice (or water)
250 g powdered sugar
optional food coloring

Steps of preparation

  1. Mix the powdered sugar and lemon juice together, color with a few drops of food coloring and brush the cake with it.

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Cream cheese frosting

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I could eat it with a spoon…

simple
  • Prep time:
    5 minutes
  • Total time:
    5 minutes

Ingredients

1 serving
150 g powdered sugar (confectioners sugar)
250 g cream cheese
40 g soft butter
6 drops vanilla extract

Utensils

  • Piping nozzle

Steps of preparation

  1. Beat the cream cheese with the soft butter, the vanilla extract and the powdered sugar until frothy and coat one of the bases with about a third of the mixture.
  2. Put the other base on top and decorate the cake with the rest of the mixture as desired

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