Birthday Cake

On February 2nd my son turned 1 year old. What first birthday would it be without a cake? Not just any cake though-a made in Pyrex cake in the shape of his favorite TV show character!

So how did we get such a cute birthday cake? Lets take a recipe trip!

Combine in your Pyrex bowl (I used Terra) 2 cups of sugar, 2 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

In a medium size saucepan combine the following: 1 cup of water, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 1 stick of butter and 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder. Mix well and bring to a boil then remove from heat. Pour the melty mixture over the dry ingredients and mix slightly. Then add in 2 lightly beaten eggs along with 1/2 cup buttermilk and 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Bake at 350 for roughly 15 minutes based on what you are baking this in. I made a small cake and 12 cupcakes.


This is what the cupcakes came out looking like. It was such a chaotic day that I didn’t get a picture of the cake when it came out…I still had to make some frosting!

I took a Wilton cake class and they required you to make the Wilton Buttercream, so I knew what I was doing when it came to making the frosting. Beat with your mixer 1/2 cup of shortening 1/2 cup of butter then add in 1 teaspoon of vanilla. One cup at a time add powdered sugar-4 cups in all then top it off with 4 tablespoons of milk.

The end result…before,you know…




Filed under Baking With Pyrex, Pyrex, Vintage

4 responses to “Birthday Cake

  1. Linda Leslie

    This is a good post. The recipe sounds good and the pictures are wonderful. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Love it!
    It was awfully tasty cake, too. Your niece thinks so – all we’ve done for days is ‘bake’ birthday cakes!

  3. Linda Leslie

    You are a good auntie. She is a lucky little girl!!!

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