The Birthday Bundt

As much as I enjoy making and decorating individual desserts like cupcakes and cookies, sometimes I just don't have the time. That's when the bundt pan becomes my best friend and decorating becomes a breeze!

I made this a few weeks ago for a friend's birthday, but it can easily be served at afternoon tea, taken to a potluck or made and eaten just cause!

I added the banner for an extra bit of bling! It was her birthday after all :) (please leave a comment if you'd like to see a tutorial for the banner and I'll post one), and the words on the banner can also be changed out to fit the occasion.

Back to the cake, its a good old simple vanilla cake topped with chocolate ganache and sprinkles. I love to change the sprinkles with the season or theme of the cake, just as a finishing touch.

For best results when making the cake batter, beat the eggs and sugar mixture until it's both pale yellow in color and its about double in quantity. Sifting the flour through a sieve always adds extra air, a step which I add even when it doesn't say so in the recipe.

The Birthday Bundt
Adapted from a old family recipe

4 large eggs
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup milk (any fat content)
1 cup canola oil
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp butter emulsion

Chocolate Ganache Frosting
1/2 cup whipping cream
3.5 oz semi-sweet baking chocolate
1 Tbsp butter
Few tsp milk

extra tools:
bundt pan
cooking spray

1. Preheat oven to 350*F, with the rack set in the middle of the oven and grease a bundt pan with a baking spray (or you can use melted butter). Sift flour and baking powder, set aside.
2. Add all the eggs and sugar to a bowl and beat with an electric beater until it is pale yellow and doubles in quantity.
3. Pour in canola oil and continue beating.
4. Pour in milk and beat well until completely mixed
5. Gradually beat in flour mixture (adding at once will create a mess). Beat for 2-3 mins then add vanilla essence and butter emulsion and continue to beat for another minute or so until completely incorporated.
6. Bake at 180*C for 55-60 mins, once the cake starts coming off the edges and/or a toothpick comes out clean.
7. Allow the cake to cool in the pan on a wire rack.
8. Heat up the whipping cream in a small saucepan on medium heat and soften the baking chocolate in the microwave.
9. Whisk together the whipping cream, melted chocolate and butter. Once well mixed, removed from stove, if too thick then add a few drops of milk.
10. Now turn the cake onto a serving dish (hold your breathe so it comes out in one piece, just kidding!) and then pour the ganache over immediately. Add sprinkles and let it stand for minimum of 30 minutes before serving.



  1. Thanks much again for made a birthday cake for me. It was delicious.. and the
    banner was cute as well.

    1. Your welcome! thanks for always checking out my blog :)

  2. Yes I want a banner tutorial please :)


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