Swedish Birthday Cake For 30 Year Old Man Child
by Kelly A.
(Berwick, PA, USA)
Swedish Birthday Cake
My fiance's mother has made a Swedish birthday cake on several occasions. I decided to make one for my fiance's 30th birthday. He asked me to make one for him to take to work. He called a couple days before his birthday and asked if I could make it and bring it that day instead.
I later found out the reason for this sudden change of plans. That day at work, he liked everyone that was there he was working with. If I had taken the cake on his birthday, there would have been two people working that day he did not want to share his birthday cake with!
Here is the recipe for the most delicious cake ever made:
1/2 c shortening.
2 1/4 c all-purpose flour
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 c sugar
1 c milk
1 tsp vanilla
Heat over to 350F. Grease 2-9" cake pans and place wax paper in bottom of each. Mix shortening until softened. Mix dry ingredients and add to shortening. Add vanilla and 3/4 c milk. Mix for 1-2 min. Add rest of milk & eggs. Mix 1-2 min. Bake 25-30 min. Cool in pan 10 min and turn out.
Cut each cake in half to make 4 layers. Put fruit in between layers and cover cake with whipped cream.
This cake is good with any fruit, but we usually put sliced bananas, strawberries and kiwi in between the layers (1 fruit/layer, not all together). We slice kiwi and cut the tops off strawberries and alternate them around the middle or bottom of the cake. On top we usually put all kinds of different stuff (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, peaches, pretty much whatever is in season or whatever you feel like). Enjoy!