Birthday Year Cake Recipe


Preparation Time30 MinCooking Time35 Min
Ready In1 Hr 5 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings6
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Unsweetened chocolate square3
 Cake flour2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs), sifted
 Baking soda2 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Butter/Margarine1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (1 Stick)
 Firmly packed light brown sugar1 Pound (2 1/4 Cups)
 Vanilla2 Teaspoon
 Buttermilk1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Boiling water1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Jelly12 Ounce (1 Jelly)
For boiled chocolate frosting
 Sugar2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Cornstarch1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Boiling water2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Unsweetened chocolate square4 Ounce (4 Squares)
 Butter/Margarine6 Tablespoon (3/4 Stick)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1415 Calories from Fat 420

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 48 g74.6%

Saturated Fat 28.9 g144.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 178.3 mg

Sodium 709.7 mg29.6%

Total Carbohydrates 248 g82.5%

Dietary Fiber 12 g48.1%

Sugars 169.7 g

Protein 16 g32.9%

Vitamin A 19.4% Vitamin C 0.85%

Calcium 16.5% Iron 38.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Preheat the oven to 375°F.
2) Lightly grease 15X10X1 inch baking pan, line with parchment paper and grease the paper.
3) In a bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and salt.

4) In a saucepan, place together sugar, cornstarch, and salt.
5) Stream in boiling water slowly and stir until well blended.
6) Heat slowly, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boil for 3 minutes.
7) Stir in chocolate and butter or margarine, while still stirring, just until chocolate melts and is well-blended.
8) Take the pan away from the heat and stir in vanilla.
9) Transfer to a bowl and chill, stirring several times, until creamy-smooth and easy to spread, set aside
10) In a large mixer bowl, place together butter or margarine and brown sugar.
11) Beat the butter mixture until fluffy with an electric mixer at medium speed.
12) While still beating, add in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each,
13) Fold in in vanilla and melted chocolate.
14) Slowly add in the flour mixture one third at a time, alternately with buttermilk, stirring with mixer at low speed, just until blended.
15) Stream in boiling water and mix.
16) Transfer into the baking pan.
17) Bake in the oven for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

18) Allow cake to cool the cake in pan over wire rack 10 minutes.
19) Using knife loosen the cake around the edges and turn out onto wire rack.
20) Gently peel off the paper and allow to cool completely.

21) Cut off the crusts, and then cut the cake lengthwise into five even-size strips.
22) Slice each strip into half.
23) Smear the strips with desired flavoured jelly, then top each with a plain one.
24) Place the strips on serving tray or cookie sheet, to form desired number.