Happy Birthday Cake

This cake is for all the birthday celebrations out there! It’s soft, fluffy, and has the perfect amount of sweetness. The best part? It’s super easy to make! So let’s get started on making this Happy Birthday Cake!


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk, room temperature
  • 1 pinch salt


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9×13 inch pan or three 8- or 9-inch round layer cake pans.

2. Cream the butter and sugar together until smooth and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add the egg yolks one at a time, beating after each one. Mix in the vanilla extract.

3. Sift together the baking powder, flour, and salt. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture in three batches, alternating with the milk. Blend after each addition. Scrape down the sides and bottom of bowl and beat an additional minute

4 In a separate bowl, beat egg whites with dash of salt until stiff peaks form; fold 1/3 of whites into batter to lighten it; gently fold in remaining egg whites

5 Pour batter into prepared pan(s)

6 Bake in preheated oven until cake springs back when touched lightly with fingertip and tester inserted in center comes out clean Cake layers may be done baking after 25 minutes; a 9×13 inch cake may take 35 minutes

7 Cool on wire rack

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1/12 of recipe (1 cake layer or 1 slice of 9×13 inch cake)
  • Calories: 410
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Saturated fat: 10 g
  • Cholesterol: 106 mg
  • Sodium: 329 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 58 g
  • Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Sugar: 38 g
  • Protein: 6.5
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Happy Birthday Cake

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