For the star of your next birthday party, look no further.
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner
Here's a moist, buttery dessert that can make even the smallest birthday gathering a true celebration. It was a favorite with our staffers, receiving top scores for its taste. Fresh edible flowers, such as mums, make an easy, pretty decoration; most people remove the flowers before eating the cake. If you're offering the cake at an informal gathering, serve it right from the pan.