This homemade chocolate birthday cake with frosting recipe tastes like a better version of a box mix cake! It’s super easy to make and there wasn’t a piece leftover. It’s great for an easy birthday cake or any time you’re craving a good old fashioned slice of chocolate cake with frosting, nothing too fussy or too fancy.
Last year I made a banana cake with Greek yogurt frosting for my son Ben’s birthday. This year, I had just had the twins (all three of my kids share a birthday) so it was a month later when we had some family members over for a low-key pizza party for his birthday (we literally ordered pizza, I made a cake, and we called it a day -it was glorious!)
My husband asked if I wanted him to pick up a cake, and I just couldn’t NOT make a cake for him. I wanted to make one, because I remember my mom making a cake for all of our birthdays (I have 3 sisters) so it was something special and a tradition I wanted to carry on.
I looked and I wasn’t finding anything simple, until I found this Barefoot Contessa recipe. I made a few adjustments to make it a little easier (like I didn’t sift the flour and it came out great, but feel free to sift away!)
For cake decorations I just took a few of Ben’s toy dinosaurs and put them on top of the cake and sprinkled some crushed oreos for dirt and put two candles in and called it a day. I LOVED how simple the decorations for a kids cake this was (sticking small toys on top of the cake for decorations) – I’m totally going to do this method for all birthdays going forward!
The cake was GONE, I’m talking not one slice left! It’s so good and I’ll be making this easy homemade chocolate birthday cake with frosting for all birthdays in the future!
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- Chocolate Turtle Chex Mix Recipe
- 5 Ingredient Dessert – Chocolate Cake for Two
- Caramel Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies Recipe
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 314Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 380mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 2gSugar: 33gProtein: 4g
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.