A funfetti dinosaur birthday cake fit for a wonderful friend.
This dinosaur cake mold has been hiding out in my pantry for a few years now and I was dying to use it. I made sure to grease and flour that pan like no one’s business. And luckily the cake came out just fine. The recipe I used for the actual cake is the Italian Cream Cake recipe. I make this cake all the time but I think next time I use this dinosaur mold I will use a sturdier cake recipe. The Italian Cream Cake is very light and delicate, not the kind of cake you want to be man handling. To make this dinosaur cake with the recipe linked above, add in about 1/2 cup of sprinkles and use cake flour instead of all purpose (unless you want a sturdier cake, then maybe try the all purpose).
Unfortunately I did not get a picture of the inside of this cake. But the outside is pretty cool. And I think that mini peanut butter cup for the eye was pretty clever of me.
The frosting is a simple American Buttercream. I never really use a recipe I just add a stick of butter to a stand mixer bowl, beat till fluffy, add powdered sugar, and a tablespoon or two of milk until I get that desired consistency.