Easy Birthday Cake Recipe

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Joseph Published: March 5, 2021 Modified: April 20, 2021

How To Make Easy Birthday Cake

Make birthdays more special with this versatile birthday cake, a dairy-free soft and moist cake that’s made in just under one hour!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 55 minutes



  • 3cupscake flour
  • cupswhite sugar
  • cupswater
  • ½cupshortening
  • tspbaking powder
  • tspvanilla extract
  • 1tspsalt

For Egg Substitute:

  • 3tbspwater
  • 2tspbaking powder
  • 3tbspvegetable oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 8-inch cake pans.

  2. Combine all egg substitute ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk until well combined.

  3. Combine the cake flour, sugar, water, shortening, baking powder, vanilla extract, and salt in a large bowl. Add the egg substitute and beat with an electric mixer for about 4 minutes until well mixed.

  4. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pans.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  6. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Run a table knife around the edges to loosen. Invert carefully onto a serving plate or cooling rack. Let cool completely before topping with choice of frosting.

  7. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 345.70kcal
  • Fat: 12.33g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.41g
  • Trans Fat: 1.15g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.06g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.13g
  • Carbohydrates: 56.37g
  • Fiber: 0.59g
  • Sugar: 29.28g
  • Protein: 2.81g
  • Sodium: 246.72mg
  • Calcium: 133.18mg
  • Potassium: 37.43mg
  • Iron: 2.72mg
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