Today is Alexander's 5th Birthday - Happy Birthday Buddy!!! We had a birthday party for him on Saturday and i don't know if the guests had fun, i did and the important thing was, Alexander had the most fun. With this posting, i would like to thank all the guests for their presence and presents and hope you all enjoyed yourself. Thank you too to all your food contributions which made the party a success. This year's theme, Alexander chose 'The Star Wars' and i made him this R2D2 cake - he sure was grinning happily at his cake - look at that smile, it melted my heart.
3 1/2 cup bleached all-purpose cake
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
6 large eggs
2 cups sugar
1 1/3 cup oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups milk
2 recipes of Buttercream
Grease and line the base of 2 - 9 inch by 13 inch cake pan.
Preheat oven to 350f.
Sieve flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
Put sugar and eggs in the food processor and pulse till sugar has dissolved.
With food processor, add in the oil in a steady stream.
Stop the food processor and add in the sieved flour, pulse until well combined. Scrape the sides if you must.
With the food processor on, add in the milk and process until cake batter is well combined.
Pour into the 2 prepared cake pans in equal portions and bake for 15 minutes at 350f, then reduce oven heat to 325f and bake further for 20 - 25 minutes. Check for doneness.