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Let's Dish: What Is Your Favorite Birthday Dessert?

Let's Dish: What Is Your Favorite Birthday Dessert?

Since I turn a year older this Wednesday, I can't stop thinking about birthdays. Most importantly, birthday desserts. Last week when YumSugar asked me what kind of cake I would make myself, I quickly replied chocolate cake with chocolate ganache frosting. "Isn't that what you made last year?" she asked, shocked that I would repeat something. I started to panic before I realized, it was what I made last year! And the year before. And the year before that, too. At that moment, it became clear that chocolate cake with chocolate ganache frosting is my favorite birthday dessert. Considering that everyone loves a special celebratory treat on their birthday, tell me, what is your ideal birthday dessert?

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shiningeyes shiningeyes 7 years
Happy birthday, Party! For my work birthday celebration, I always ask for a different type of dessert every year... something new that I haven't tried yet. This year, I had sfogliatelle.
bvfashion bvfashion 7 years
Strawberry-rhubarb pie, hands down delicious! My mom has made it for me the past couple of years and I love it! And Suziryder, the best birthday cake on Smitten Kitchen is really good! I made it for my cousins birthday and it got rave reviews! I didn't use the chocolate frosting though because she wanted vanilla frosting, so I just made a vanilla buttercream.
xxstardust xxstardust 7 years
My favorite is napoleon cake!!! =] Specifically, from Renato's in Staten Island, NY (not where I live anymore, so don't worry I'm not opening myself up to stalkers) - they have the absolute best napoleon in the entire world.
eshellmoyer eshellmoyer 7 years
It changes every year, but my favorites have been a hummingbird cake minus the coconut and a towering orange cake with chocolate faux buttercream frosting.
suziryder suziryder 7 years
My favorite birthday cake is devil's food cake with cream cheese frosting. My mom always made our requested cake (always homemade!) for our birthdays, and I usually went with this one. My mom's recipe uses hot water and sour milk (milk + a splash of vinegar), and it's so moist and delicious! This year, though, I'm thinking of making the "best birthday cake" I saw on Smitten Kitchen earlier in the summer, which is a yellow cake with fudgy frosting.
ella1978 ella1978 7 years
Ice Cream Cake. I love the little chocolate crumbles.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
What a surprise.......went to the Gigantes game with my girls and one brought birthday carrot cupcakes!!! !
KWM KWM 7 years
German Chocolate Cake!
klreynol klreynol 7 years
My birthday is on Wednesday! =) I love marble cake with buttercream frosting - can't beat a classic like that!
lydialee_home lydialee_home 7 years
Spectra - Happy belated bday to you too! I think your bday is very special!!
kia kia 7 years
I started a new tradition this year... ice cream sammiches. This way the deserts last well into the length of my birthday month, and yes, I take a month.
bellaressa bellaressa 7 years
I love strawberry shortcake.
dclsweetspot dclsweetspot 7 years
For my kids and family I have always use the big broiler pan bottoms that come with a stove to make sheet cakes to carve thier birthday number in. Not only is it a special tradition, but take a picture with the kid and the cake and you immediately know which birthday the picture is celebrating. My birthday is tommorrow and while I don't bother baking myself a cake I would love to treat myself to a big bowl of steaming hot soup. I have to limit my sodium to basically nothing and love soup so the 5 or more pounds of water weight is worth it for a birthday celebration! I hope your birthday is special Partysugar!
kurniakasih kurniakasih 7 years
Cheesecake! Strawberry cheesecake! :D
Spectra Spectra 7 years
lydialee--yep, my birthday is really cool: 9/9/81 (which I think is neat because 9*9=81) and this year it happened to fall on 9/9/09. Oh, and the world didn't end, like all my friends told me it would :P Happy belated b-day!
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
Hoy it is my birthday........carrot cake for me but chocolate dipped bacon will do!!!!
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
Angel food cake, plain.
lydialee_home lydialee_home 7 years
Spectra - what's your birthday? Is it 9/9? I just had mine last week also, mine is 9/10. As for Birthday cake, I have the same thing as YumSugar from a local bakery - the kind with fresh fruit filled inside and decorate on top. But my favorite dessert is Baskin Robin Ice-cream cake. [But, it's way too dangerous to have it in the house with me. :)]
tarabara1229 tarabara1229 7 years
As much as I love chocolate, I'm not really a traditional chocolate cake kind of girl. My one exception, which I usually have on my birthday, is Chantilly cake, which is a Hawaiian cake that I grew up with. It's a chocolate cake with Chantilly frosting...So good! Is it my birthday yet?
Advah Advah 7 years
My dad always make that cake called "strawberry plant" (of the French version of it, rather) - like a sponge cake, with a filling of cream and fresh strawberries, topped with fresh strawberries and a thin layer of marzipan. A few times he tried to suggest something else, but I convinced him to make the same cake. :P Sometimes he uses fresh whipped cream, or vanilla flavoured creme patissiere. Hmmmm...
buzzlightgirl buzzlightgirl 7 years
Strawberry Shortcake or creme brulee!
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
we also had a tradition that the birthday girl/boy would pick the dinner menu and Mom would make whatever we asked for, and we also had a special birthday placemat. silly but awesome. I am thinking about birthday cake now.... mmmm
pharm_chick pharm_chick 7 years
im all about the carvel ice cream cakes! its a tradition in my house.
Food Food 7 years
I'm not sure it's my favorite, but it's sort of a tradition for me to eat Chinese-style birthday cake (the kind topped and filled with fresh fruit) for my birthday.
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