February 24: Birthday Cake & Pancakes

Hi everyone! I took a week off last week because I was pretty tired and just needed a break. I had done a huge cookie order for Valentine’s Day (for my cookie business Lindsay Bakes) and that took a lot out of me. But I’ve got a post for you all this week and it’s a sweet one!

Birthday Cake:

I made a special birthday cake on the weekend, which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. It was a super festive confetti cake with vanilla buttercream. It was pretty simple but there is nothing wrong with that when it tastes delicious. The cake recipe is from Molly Yeh and I made half the recipe and baked it in a 9″ pan. It was pretty fluffy and light. It’s also pretty pale in colour because the recipe only calls for egg whites instead of whole eggs. But I love all the vanilla and sprinkles in the cake, this recipe also has a little almond extract which adds such a nice touch of extra flavour.

For the frosting, I made a vanilla buttercream from Belle of the Kitchen. Just like for the cake, I made half of this recipe and it was the perfect amount for this application. I spread it evenly only on the top of the cake, I thought it would be too messy to frost the sides as well. Obviously, an American buttercream recipe is going to be pretty sweet because it is essentially just butter and icing sugar but this one was really tasty. Since the cake wasn’t overly sweet, it was a nice compliment to it.

I tried to be a little fancy on top by writing happy birthday with sprinkles. But I quickly realised how time-consuming it was (but also that I wouldn’t have enough space) so I wrote “happy bday” as you can see. And I put a little edge of sprinkles to fill up some of the empty space.

Pancakes w/ Blueberry Sauce:

I don’t need much of a reason to eat pancakes for dinner but Tuesday this week was National Pancake Day and dinner was the opportune time to celebrate.

We made simple fluffy pancakes, it’s a go-to recipe in my house. I topped it with some sour cream (can substitute Greek yogurt) and a homemade blueberry sauce. This was such an easy sauce and takes about 10 minutes to make. I just put some blueberries in a small pot with a little lemon juice and sugar. I cooked it on medium heat until it was very bubbly and the liquid started to reduce. You’ll know it’s ready when the berries can be easily mashed.

This had such a beautiful purple colour and was the perfect sweet topping for pancakes!

Check out the video for the blueberry sauce – Tiktok & Instagram.


One Comment Add yours

  1. beachbum94 says:

    I love these pancakes! They’re so fluffy and delicious. I made them with blueberry sauce and they turned out great!
    Elizabeth Dixon

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