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Q: My boyfriend's birthday is coming up, and I want to make it extra special. I asked him what kind of cake he would like, and he said "a moist cake, with strawberry and banana slices in the cream filling." Could you find me a good recipe, but that isn't too complex for a novice like me?

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Editor: I think this is totally doable! All you need to do is find a good vanilla cake recipe (I'm assuming vanilla?), and then just add slices of banana and strawberries between the layers. Here are a few recipes we really like:

Basic Yellow Butter Cake
Classic Buttercream Frosting

Readers, what birthday cake recipes do you recommend?

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