This cake is the go-to birthday cake in my house. Three out of five of us have it every birthday (son #1 and I are the holdouts). I also make it every once in a while for family members' birthdays and special occasions.
Last week, it was my daughter's birthday, and she wanted a Boston Cream Pie (no idea why they call it a pie when it's a cake). I totally cheat when making the cake and buy Duncan Hines' butter recipe cake (I need to learn how to make this from scratch). The middle layer is made-from-scratch vanilla custard, and the top is an icing made of semisweet chocolate and butter melted in a double boiler. Doesn't it look yummy?
Do you have a favorite cake you always get on your birthday?