Always do something special for their birthday. It will smooth other some of your not so pleasant moment.
Since my roommate's birthday was this week, I did a vanilla cake for her. If you like sugar cookies, this is the cake for you. It takes exactly like a sugar cookie, plus it's nice and moist. Very tasty.
Sugar Cookie Vanilla Cake
- 1 1/2 cups Flour
- 2 tablespoons Corn Starch
- 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter
- 1/2 cup Oil
- 1 cup Sugar
- 2 large Eggs
- 1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup Buttermilk
Beat butter, oil, and sugar until creamy.
Beat in eggs, then vanilla.
Add all dry ingredients, alternating with the buttermilk.
Place in 2-8 inch round cake pans lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 30-35 minutes. Let cool, then turn out and frost with your favorite frosting.
I recommend a chocolate frosting with this cake, it was a little dull with vanilla frosting. That didn't stop us from devouring it.