On Birthday Cake for Breakfast

We had several birthdays in the family last weekend, and we're left with quite a lot of birthday cake. Emma's post earlier today on breakfast reminded us of a secret pleasure: birthday cake for breakfast. It seems as much of a tradition as the birthday cake itself. After all, if you're eating breakfast anyway, cake is good for you, right? In the immortal words of Bill Cosby, "Eggs are in chocolate cake! And milk! Oh goody! And wheat! That's nutrition!"

Here are some good links to recipes and fun ideas for birthday cakes.

Birthday Baking: Chessboard Cake with Chocolate Chess Pieces
Summer Birthday Gear: Giant 12" Birthday Candle
Survey: What Was the Most Spectacular Birthday Cake You Ever Made or Received?
DIY Yellow Cake
Recipe: Dark Chocolate Cake

And here is a link to that famous Bill Cosby routine on chocolate cake for breakfast:

Chocolate Cake for Breakfast

(Image: Faith Hopler)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.