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Happy Birthday Cake

02:35:00 16 servings, 1/16 recipe (78 g) each
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16 servings, 1/16 recipe (78 g) each

Here's a delightful cake that's perfect for a birthday celebration, or any happy occasion for that matter! This simple and pretty four-tiered cake is easy to make since you start with a boxed cake mix. The sour cream frosting is yummy, not too sweet and has a nice light consistency which makes it easy to spread and work with. And the rainbow sprinkles in this cute cake up the fun factor.

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  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Prepare cake batter as directed on package, adding dry pudding mix to dry cake mix before beating with liquid ingredients. Stir in 3 Tbsp. sprinkles. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9-inch round pans.
  • Bake 25 min. or until toothpick inserted in centres comes out clean. Cool 10 min. Remove cakes from pans to wire racks; cool completely.
  • Trim tops of cakes to make them level. Place trimmed cake pieces in bowl; tear into small crumbs.
  • Whisk sour cream and sugar in large bowl until blended. Stir in Cool Whip. Add 1/4 cup Cool Whip mixture to cake trimmings in bowl; mix well. Reserve for later use.
  • Cut each trimmed cake layer horizontally in half to make 2 thin layers. Place 1 cake layer on plate; spread with 1/2 cup of the remaining Cool Whip mixture. Repeat layers 3 times. Spread sides and top of cake with remaining Cool Whip mixture.
  • Roll reserved cake crumb mixture into 16 balls, using about 1 tsp. crumb mixture for each ball. Coat balls evenly with remaining sprinkles. Use to decorate cake as shown in photo.

How to Easily Split the Cake Layers in Half

Refrigerate the cooled layers 1 to 2 hours before cutting in half with long serrated knife.

Food Safety

Keep decorated cake refrigerated.


  • 16 servings, 1/16 recipe (78 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 16 servings, 1/16 recipe (78 g) each
Calories 240
% Daily Value
Total fat 9g
Saturated fat 4g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 290mg
Carbohydrate 37g
Dietary fibre 1g
Sugars 24g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 0 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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