What’s The Best Birthday Cake?

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What’s The Best Birthday Cake?

Of course you could always have something gaming-themed, like a black forest Portal cake or those spectacular Krogan creations we’ve featured before.

But let’s go a bit more general for this week’s Off Topic. It’s your birthday. You get a choice of cake. What you do choose?

Growing up my grandmother always used to make a bundt cake with lemon icing for me and my brother. I never did find the exact recipe, although I’ve found some cream cheese bundt cakes that I’d be rather keen on trying, just to see if it emulates the flavour. I’ve got the icing part down pretty well – icing sugar and lemon juice, which isn’t hard to whisk up. But the champion was always that perfect filling, and if I could nail that I would have a very happy trip back to my childhood.

Beyond that, I always grew up with mudcakes and tea cakes being the dessert offering of choice around annual celebrations. Of late things have taken more of a caramel flavour, and then there’s always the Messina option: a glorious gelato/ice cream creation, albeit a pricey one.

Let’s pretend your birthday is today. What cake would you want?


As a small aside today is the birthday for Amanda, the glorious sub-editor for Kotaku, Gizmodo and Lifehacker. She works insane hours making sure there’s stuff to read every morning across all three of the sites, and they wouldn’t be what they are without her tireless efforts. Happy birthday, Amanda.

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