Yellow Birthday Cake with Fluffy Chocolate Ganache Frosting

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Preparation info

  • Makes one 8-inch, 2-layer cake (serves

    8 to 12

    )
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Flour

By Joanne Chang

Published 2010

  • About

I know some people aren’t too keen on making a big deal of birthdays. But I’m not one of them. I get excited about birthdays—mine and everyone else’s—and I always try to make a knockout cake for the birthday girl or boy, even when it’s me. Before I became a professional pastry chef, Betty Crocker and Duncan Hines were my best friends at birthday time. But they can’t come close to a scrumptious yellow cake with chocolate frosting (in my opinion, the ultimate