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Birthday Cake Recipe

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Birthday cake

Birthday cake

My son’s birthday is coming up so I asked him what kind of cake he wanted. He wanted a cake with green icing (his favorite color) with Bob the Blob on it. Bob is from the movie Monsters Vs Aliens. I had found these tips about make high quality, moist cup cakes. I was also very surprised when my cake did not sink! This recipe is a great way to alter your boxed cake mix to make it work at high altitudes! I am sure it works perfect at all altitudes.

First get you box of cake mix, any flavor.

Add a small container of yogurt to match the flavor of your cake or use vanilla yogurt.

Next add a box of instant pudding to match the flavor of your cake. You can use vanilla if you can’t match the flavor.

Follow the directions on the back of your cake mix, add 1 extra egg and substitute milk for the water. You can use chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla milk to match your flavor of cake. Or you can just use plain milk.

For Example: To make a chocolate cake, you would need a box of chocolate cake mix, chocolate instant pudding, chocolate yogurt, an extra egg and chocolate milk. (And any other ingredients listed on the box)

You can also cook the cake at 25 degrees lower than directed and for about 5 minutes longer than directed. Just check it to make sure it doesn’t burn.

This makes a lot more cake than just a box of cake. I fill my 9 X 13 pan about 2/3 of the way and then I can make about 10 cup cakes with the left over batter.

Use a crumb coat.
I use to hate it when I would frost a cake and parts of the cake would get in the frosting! I found this tip that helped me make my son’s cake.
Take about 1/2 cup of vanilla frosting (homemade or canned) and mix it with water until it is a little thicker that a glaze. When the cake is almost cool cover the cake with your crumb coat. It works awesome! I cant wait to try it with a chocolate cake with vanilla frosting!

I think this is a great high altitude cake recipe! Try is and tell me what you think!

Here is the finished product we used the extra cupcakes to make Bob:


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