Boozy Birthday Cake!

My friend's birthday was coming up and I just wanted to make a normal cake with chocolate frosting. And I thought I found a recipe that would fit that criteria on my reader....but to be clear, I was pretty tired, hyped up on antibiotics, and definitely not aware that this cake had alcohol in it. LOTS of booze. The base recipe is from Food52 - which if you don't follow it, you should - it's awesome. I had to make changes. I'm not a fan of jam in cake. And I had other flavors to add...

That said, this is a really good cake. Like seriously. Tasty. And moist!!!

Boozy Birthday Cake

Ingredients for the cake
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 cup white wine
1 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon Frangelico
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Directions for cake(s)

Ohhhh you're gonna love this. Take two cake pans, spray with some no-stick spray, and mix all the ingredients together. It's gonna take maybe 2.5 minutes. Use a whisk. Go old school. Enjoy the rustic-hippieness of it all.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and bake for 30 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Ingredients for Frosting

1 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup cocoa - unsweetened
1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions for frosting

Blend. When the two cakes have cooled, put a layer of frosting on one and put the other on top. Cover with frosting all around. I garnished with some cute white sprinkles but this cake really is amazing - all on it's own. Perfect in every way.




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