Birthday Cake

 

It was my birthday on Saturday, 24 years old. I'm officially in my mid 20s, not quite sure how I feel about that! One thing I do know how I feel about is cake. In case you didn't know, I absolutely love cake. It is probably my favorite dessert, especially a classic white cake. Birthdays are ex

What you will need

2 1/4 cups cake flour, plus more for dusting pans (9 ounces)

1 cup milk, at room temperature

6 large egg whites, at room temperature (3/4 cup)

2 teaspoons almond extract (I didn't have any, so I used 2 tsp of vanilla instead, it worked fine)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 3/4 cup sugar (12 1/4 ounces)

4 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened but still cool (1 1/2 sticks)

16 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened but still cool (1 1/2 sticks)

4 cups confectioners' sugar (1 pound)

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon milk

1 pinch salt

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