Celebrate Birthdays with a Delicious Ark Birthday Cake
Everyone deserves to celebrate their special day in style, and an Ark Birthday Cake is just the thing! Perfect for those milestone birthdays, or small celebrations with family, this fun and festive cake will tantalize everyone’s taste buds.
-4 cups all-purpose flour
-2 teaspoon baking powder
-2 teaspoon baking soda
-1 teaspoon salt
-1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
-1 cup butter
-2 cups sugar
-4 large eggs
-1 cup sour cream
-2 teaspoon vanilla extract
-2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 2 9-inch round cake pans.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg; set aside.
3. In another large bowl beat butter on medium speed of an electric mixer until creamy. Slowly add in sugar, beating until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add sour cream and vanilla extract and beat until just blended.
4. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing on low speed until just blended. Fold in chocolate chips.
5. Divide batter equally between the greased and floured pans. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before turning out onto wire rack to cool completely.
6. To assemble, place one layer bottom-side up on a large plate. Spread evenly with chocolate frosting. Place the second layer top side up on top of frosted layer. Spread top and sides of cake with remaining frosting.
7. Decorate with sprinkles and/or chocolate curls, as desired. Slice and serve!
Going the Extra Mile with Your Ark Birthday Cake
An Ark Birthday Cake is special enough as it is, but if you really want to impress your guests, why not add a few extra touches? Try subbing out the semi-sweet chocolate chips with white and dark chocolate chips, or add some toasted almonds or candied cherries to the batter. Don’t forget the birthday candles—choose colors that match the bright colors of sprinkles that adorn the cake and you’ll create a stunning presentation guests will be sure to remember.
For a truly unique birthday cake, pair your Ark Birthday Cake with a themed treat like seashell macarons or sugar cookies. It’s a great way to incorporate a classic cake like this with the cultural customs of your family and friends. If you’re celebrating a special day with a special someone, a personalised message written in icing is a lovely way to finish your cake.
Whether you’re celebrating with a new age spin on vanilla cake, or a classic flavour-filled masterpiece, an Ark Birthday Cake won’t disappoint. So fire up the oven and get to baking, because this one is sure to be a hit.