Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday dear Nicolaaaaaa. Happy birthday to me! In case I wasn’t obvious enough, today is my birthday! Well it almost is. My birthday is actually Feb 10th, but I don’t post on Tuesdays, so I’m celebrating today.
Every birthday requires cake. In this case – devil’s food cake. But not just any devil’s food cake. One made entirely from scratch without any box mixes or the nasty chemicals hiding within them! (In the very rare instance that devil’s food cake doesn’t wow you as much as it does me, there are loads of other cake recipes on Pink Recipe Box, too.)
If you’ve got feeling of de ja vu, it’s probably because this DIY homemade devil’s food cake mix recipe is actually a Pink Recipe Box post makeover – not a new recipe. This devil’s food cake recipe is one of the most popular posts on my blog, so I thought I’d jazz it up a bit with better writing, a more detailed recipe and some much better photos, since the only photo I had for this recipe was beyond terrible.
Even if it’s not your birthday today, you can whip up this homemade cake mix recipe and give it to the foodie in your life as a gift. That way they get a thoughtful homemade present and hopefully you get a slice of cake out of it! To give this recipe as a present, combine all the dry ingredients in the recipe below and scoop it into a cute mason jar. Wrap a pretty ribbon around the rim and stick a cute label on the jar – no one wants an undecorated jar of brown stuff for their birthday.
Don’t forget to include the recipe in the jar or your friend won’t be able to make the cake! You can print out the recipe below, write it out by hand, or better yet, tell them to come to Pink Recipe Box to find the recipe and we can celebrate our birthdays together.
I used a basic chocolate buttercream recipe to frost the cake in the photo, but if you’re looking for something a bit different to decorate your cake, try one of these light and fluffy whipped cream frosting recipes or even drizzle on some silky smooth chocolate ganache.
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