Midnight Birthday Cake

Manisha Mishra
by Manisha Mishra
5 Servings
50 min

On 19th May I have baked this amazing cake for my hubby surprise birthday. He just love surprises & if especially a cake is made by me then he is the happiest soul. I baked it late night for him and gave him a surprise exactly at 12:00 pm. As he was awake and busy with his urgent priority office work, he was completely blown away by the surprise, as I was down with cold, so he never expected that I could make it happen. He was extremely emotional and touchedšŸ˜.

As this is an eggless recipe, I have used only milk. It's kind of go to cake which can be made with simple ingredients. I have used beetroot juice for the colour but if you want you can add any gel colour to the cake batter as per your choice.

I felt really overwhelmed and extremely proud the way it turned out..... it's soft, moist and extremely spongy. I have decorated the cake with vanilla buttercream frosting and as you can witness it looks so beautiful.

Let's check out the Ingredients & recipe to make this delicious cake. If you like this simple midnight Birthday Cake recipe then please comment down below, I would love to read your thoughts!!!!

Recipe details
  • 5  Servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 40 Minutes Total time: 50 min
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For Cake
  • 1Ā cupĀ all purpose flour
  • 1/2Ā tspĀ baking soda
  • 1 tspĀ baking powder
  • 1/4 cup salted butter at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1Ā cup Milk
  • 1/2 tspĀ vanilla extract
  • 4 Tsp Beetroot juice(optional)
Buttercream Frosting
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar well sieved
For Cake
In a large mixing bowl take butter and powdered sugar, beat smooth until fluffy & light.
Now add milk, vanilla extract & pink gel colour then beat at low speed and combine it well.
In another bowl, sieve all purpose flour, baking soda & baking powder.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients gradually in 2 to 3 batch and fold the batter until combines well.
Cake batter is ready, now pour the batter into the round greased cake mould & tap it twice to remove air bubbles.
Now bake the cake at 180 degree Celsius for 40 minutes.
After baking, cool down the cake completely on the wire rack.
Then decorate with buttercream frosting.
For Buttercream Frosting
In large bowl, beat butter until smooth, creamy & fluffy.
Then add powdered sugar in 2 to 3 batch n beat until frosting reach stiff peak.
Lastly add vanilla extract & just fold it. So, Buttercream frosting is ready.
  • Instead of milk, use buttermilk.
  • I have used beetroot juice for colour, you can't use any gel colour instead.(optional)
  • If using eggs then 2 eggs will do the job.
Manisha Mishra
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  • Jo Fultz Jo Fultz on Jun 03, 2022

    Says no butter, milk or eggs. Yet the recipe calls for butter AND milk!

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    • Christina Christina on Jun 10, 2022

      It only says no EGGS

  • Dee Dee on Jun 03, 2022

    This is a very pretty cake! Good job.