8 Reviews

Was lovely. The birthday girl loved it and so did all at the party. I used all purpose flour and stuck to the rest of the ingredients and instructions. Except that I did it by hand. I use cake making as therapy so I love the hand mixing.lol Thanks :) Fay

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Girl from India May 10, 2004

I made this for my son's first birthday. It was good, but I think I could have accomplished the same thing by adding almond extract to my standard vanilla cake recipe (and dirtied far fewer bowls in the process). I iced with vanilla icing, but otherwise followed the recipe to a T. It may be better with chocolate icing, but I'm not sure that I would go through the work of this cake again.

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jruthkimbel April 22, 2009

WONDERFUL! This is going to be THE cake I make for birthdays from now on. I followed the directions to the letter and it was perfect. The best cake I've ever made. I iced it with "perfect" chocolate frosting " Perfect" Chocolate Frosting I have made this cake a few times now and just made it again today for yet another birthday party. I doubled it and made a Wilton shaped cake and 2 dozen cupcakes to boot. If you follow it exactly and use the proper ingredients it will honestly be the best white cake you've ever tasted. Even DH, who isn't a cake person, commented that it's some crazy good cake. If I could give it 10 stars, I would...don't know about the frosting as I tend to vary that every year.

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AustinMama November 01, 2008

I made this cake for my son's first birthday. It was pretty good. Mine was not crumbly at all, it was actually pretty dense. The almond was a little strong and kind of different for us but not bad. The frosting was very thick, rich and super sweet. Overall it was good, don’t know if I will make it again though.

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crystalann July 01, 2008

We thought it tasted great but I had trouble frosting it. Found it really crumbly and will have to make it again to see what I might have done wrong the first time. Everyone loved the flavor.

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Cookn Pharmacist in Omaha, NE August 03, 2007

The recipe was easy to follow with simple ingredients. The icing needed a bit more milk than required. The Almond flavor was a different twist that my pamily didn't care for. If I make it again I think I will leave out the Almond.

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jenlukezich January 30, 2007

Fabulous! A little extra work, but not enough to scare you away! I made this today for my daughter's first birthday. I was out of almond extract - it was still wonderful. Opted for a 10-inch spring form pan instead of layers. Just baked it a little longer. We love chocolate, but can't serve it to a baby; this vanilla cake is the "new chocolate" in my chocoholic family!

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justcallmejulie December 26, 2004

This was a very good recipe for a child's birthday cake.

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Kana September 09, 2004
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