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Day 296: New Year's Cake

Happy New Year everyone! What a year it has been! I'm optimistic about 2021. I'm so happy with how this cake turned out!

This is a classic vanilla and chocolate cake, topped with edible silver and sprinkles! On the top, I piped out 2021 but it's kind of hard to see. :)

I used my favorite cupcake recipe as the base for this cake. It's full of vanilla and the chocolate frosting is so good in the cake layers. I dyed my frosting black but that's optional.

You can use this for any celebration, it's fun to make and it's a great weekend project. Bake the cake layers the day before you intend on making the cake. Wrap them up in a plastic wrap and chill overnight.

I know you'll love this cake as much as I did! It's velvety and fluffy! The chocolate frosting is silky and all I can say is that this cake is definitely a winner!


|Level:👩🏽‍🍳👩🏽‍🍳|Time: 2 hours|Serves: 6-8|



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 14 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla paste

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

Chocolate Buttercream

  • 2 sticks butter, softened

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

  • 1 cup of cocoa powder

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • Food coloring, optional


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F and grease three, 6" cake pans with butter. Sift your flour and baking powder together in a bowl.

  2. Cream together your butter and sugar in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, whisk your eggs, vanilla paste, and vanilla extract altogether. Add your egg mixture into your creamed butter/sugar. Beat in 1/2 of your flour/baking powder mixture and mix until no flour streaks remain. Pour in all your buttermilk and then your remaining flour.

  3. Divide the batter among each cake pan evenly and bake for 20 minutes. Cool for at least 45 minutes.

  4. While your cake layers are cooling beat your butter, powdered sugar, and cocoa powder with an electric mixer. Slowly pour in your milk and food coloring if desired. Layer the cake with the frosting and pipe 2021, or title of choice. Decorate with sprinkles and edible silver/gold.


- The Bored Baker 👩🏽‍🍳


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