Birthday’s are so fun when the kids are little! Not being a big sweets fan, this einkorn birthday cake always draws me in! It is so fluffy and moist! I hope you try it for your next birthday party!
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Celebrating my kid’s birthday’s are a really fun time for me. I enjoy remembering back to the day they were born and the joyful moment they entered into our family. When their birthday’s roll around it gives me an opportunity to express in my own way how grateful I am to have them here!
Admittedly, I am a terrible gift giver, so I express my love toward them with my words and actions. I love decorating the house and making a cake from scratch to show them my love. I have mentioned many times over that making food is my love language!
Tools I Used
- kitchen scale – mine is very old and I cannot find it on amazon. You will want one that has the ability to zero out and measure in grams like this one.
- Kitchen-Aid Mixer (you can usually get these on sale at Costco) or mixer and mixing bowls – I have used these bowls for years and moved around the world with them – only one has broke so I recommend them!
- 2 cake pans or 2 spring form cake pans
- parchment paper rounds
- measuring spoons – these are my favorite because they fit inside all spice containers.
How to Make Einkorn Birthday Cake
1. Preheat oven to 350℉
2. Prepare two 9 inch cake pans by lining bottoms with parchment paper and butter bottoms and sides.
3. Like many of my recipes, I only use one bowl and weigh all the ingredients that I can. This saves me on dishes by not dirtying more than I have too. Unfortunately, this recipe requires me to dirty another bowl. So, I first start with the 3 egg whites and whip them with a standing mixer creating firm peaks.
4. Using a spatula slide the egg whites into another bowl and set aside for later.
5. In the bowl of the standing mixer, cream together the butter and sugar.
6. Once fully combined, add the remaining 4 eggs (yolk and whites) and mix until incorporated.
7. Turn your mixer off and add vanilla extract and milk. Turn the mixer on low so that ingredients don’t splash out of the bowl.
8. Once mixed together, turn off mixer and add your einkorn flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Turn your mixer back on low speed, so it doesn’t poof flour dust all over your face. I am speaking from experience…
9. Once all the ingredients are completely mixed together, turn off the mixer and remove your bowl from the stand. Using a spatula, fold egg whites into batter.
10. Then you’ll pour an equal amount of batter into your 2 prepared cake pans.
11. Place in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the cake.
12. Let the cake cool completely before frosting (about 1 hour).
The Final Touches
Now from here you have options. You can use my favorite cream cheese frosting recipe, or you can frost this cake with a frosting you know and love! Either way the cake part is perfect and whatever you use to frost will compliment it nicely! Below are some natural options to customize your cake further and you can see my past cakes for inspiration in the photos below!
- food coloring – a natural, non GMO, artificial dye-free
- sprinkles – a natural, non GMO, artificial dye-free
- round dot sprinkles – a natural, non GMO, artificial dye-free – these are my husbands favorite for sugar cookies or on top of ice cream!
Einkorn Birthday Cake Cupcakes
You may be wondering if you can make this recipe into cupcakes. The answer is yes! I have done it for several of my kid’s birthdays!
Half of our family has birthdays in the same month. When birthday month comes around each year, we can get sugared out, especially because it is in the middle of all the end of the year holidays. With three birthday’s happening back to back I make this recipe into cupcakes some years. Then I can set some of them aside and have a special cupcake celebration for each person. This allows us to not overindulge in too much cake during that season of the year!
Another time that I like to convert this recipe into cupcakes is when there are a lot of little people attending our party. It is much easier for the kids and grown ups to just grab a cupcake and eat it at the table or outside. Clean up is easy to since they don’t need a plate and fork.
To convert this recipe into cupcakes you will do the following:
- Depending how much you need, you can cut this recipe in half for a smaller crowd or keep it the same.
- After making the batter, fill the cupcake muffin cups a little over half way for each cup.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the cupcake.
Everything else will remain the same! Just like for the cake, our family loves my cream cheese frosting recipe for topping these cupcakes!
Lastly, if you’d like to make one big sheet cake with this recipe that is also an option.
Our family and friends love this cake so much! If you get the chance to make it for your loved ones, please let me know in the comments!
Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. Proverbs 16:24
Einkorn Birthday Cake
- 3 egg whites (whipped to firm peaks)
- 2 sticks (220g) butter
- 2 cups (400g) sugar
- 4 lg eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup (250g) milk
- 4 cups (480g) einkorn flour
- 2½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 350℉.
- Prepare two 9in cake pans by lining bottoms with parchment paper and butter bottoms and sides.
- Beginning with the 3 egg whites, whip them with a standing mixer to create firm peaks.
- Using a spatula slide the egg whites into another bowl and set aside.
- In the bowl of the standing mixer, cream together the 2 sticks (220g) butter and 2 cups (400g) sugar.
- Once fully combined, add 4 lg eggs and mix until incorporated.
- Turn your mixer off and add 2 tsp vanilla extract and 1 cup (250g) milk. Turn the mixer on low so that ingredients don't splash out of the bowl.
- Once mixed together, turn off mixer and add 4 cups (480g) einkorn flour, 2½ tsp baking powder, ½ tsp baking soda, and 1 tsp salt. Turn your mixer back on low speed again so it doesn't poof flour dust all over.
- Once all ingredients are completely mixed together, turn off mixer and remove bowl from the stand.
- Using a spatula, fold egg whites into batter.
- Pour your cake batter into the prepared cake pans.
- Bake in oven for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the cake.
- Let the cake cool completely before frosting (about 1 hour).
- This recipe has only been tested with Einkorn flour, if you substitute another flour the results may not turn out.
- Times for prep time will vary if you are teaching or having little hands help you make this recipe. It is a great recipe to have help making the batter and scooping into the muffin tins!
- My recipes are tried and tested in a humid climate around 1,500 feet in elevation. Depending on your elevation, you may have to alter my recipe slightly.