This is the third time I've made this cake. The first was for a birthday, the second for a dinner party and the third was also for a birthday which happens to be today. It is a classic layer cake - light, fluffy and golden with chocolate frosting.
The cake comes from Chocolate & Vanilla by Gale Gand and I really love it. The recipe seems a little finicky but you most definitely do not need a fancy mixer to whip it up. Just note that the frosting just covers the cake - you won't have any leftover. Add some ice cream and you have one of the best desserts ever.
So if you want to do something special for someone you know bake them a cake and if your birthday is today, Happy Birthday!
Recipe: Golden Vanilla Layer Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting