Birthday Cake

Birthday Cake

Birthday cake should be something special - here it takes the form of a chocolate cake with soft vanilla cream and fresh strawberries.


Step 1
  • Whip sugar, butter and salt with a hand mixer until it is light and airy. Beat the eggs in.
Step 2
  • Mix flour, cocoa and baking soda and then stir in egg mixture.
Step 3
  • Add buttermilk and white wine vinegar and stir well.
Step 4
  • Heat the oven to 175 °. Put a piece of baking paper between the ring and the bottom of a spring-based tin (approximately 22 cm in diameter) - butter the sides. Spread the mixture evenly into the tin and place in the middle of the oven to cook for about 50 minutes. Leave to cool completely on a baking rack.
Step 5
  • Remove the cake from the tin and remove the baking paper. Divide the cake into three with a bread knife so you get three identical, flat cake bases.
Step 6
  • Separate the vanilla pods, scrape out the vanilla seeds and mix them with a little icing sugar.
Step 7
  • Put it in a bowl with the remaining icing sugar and crème fraîche. Beat the mixture until thick and creamy and then fold in the chocolate. Taste.
Step 8
  • Rinse the strawberries and cut them in half or quarters - depending on size.
Step 9
  • Layer each of the chocolate bases with vanilla cream and strawberries - finish with extra strawberries.
Step 10
  • Decorate with strawberries, edible flowers or lemon balm and birthday flags.


Chocolate Bundle
300 g
Soft butter In Smaller Pieces
125 g
Coarse salt
Wheat flour
300 g
Cocoa powder
4 tbsp
Baking soda
1 tsp
250 ml
White wine vinegar
1 tbsp
Vanilla Cream
Vanilla pods
Icing sugar
3 tbsp
Creme fraiche (30%)
600 ml
Coarsely Chopped dark chocolate (About 55%)
100 g
Fresh strawberries
500 g
Edible Flower Or lemon balm Leaves