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  • Published: 14 February 2019
  • It doesn't have to be your birthday to eat this birthday cake. Join Claire Saffitz in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she bakes a birthday sheet cake with a chocolate cream cheese frosting!

    Check out the recipe here: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/easy-sheet-cake-with-chocolate-cream-cheese-frosting

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  • Brett Cooper
    Brett Cooper  2 days back

    I would marry Claire without even knowing her.

    • Adrian Flo
      Adrian Flo  2 days back

      I reverse cream my boyfriend on fridays.

    • Curtis Inglis
      Curtis Inglis  5 days back

      I did not divide the butter between the cake and frosting before I mixed up the cake batter. How badly did I just screw up my cake?

      • Alice Bull
        Alice Bull  1 weeks back

        One thing that always confuses me in videos like this is that in the UK everything has a different name and I'm like what is "all purpose flour" lol

        • Krystle Ashman
          Krystle Ashman  2 weeks back

          I just made this cake and I wish I made more frosting so I can eat it with a spoon! Thanks BA!

          • Amy Carlson
            Amy Carlson  2 weeks back

            I feel the same way about American buttercream! I always prefer a cream cheese frosting :-)

            • Miriam McGee
              Miriam McGee  3 weeks back

              I love cake. So. MUCH. And that Claire loves it too makes it even better.

              • Jenna
                Jenna  3 weeks back

                My son doesn't like chocolate, he prefers vanilla frosting. Can you suggest an alternative to cocoa powder in the frosting. Thanks!

                • Isaiah Valentin
                  Isaiah Valentin  4 weeks back

                  I had a much better perception of your skills as a cook before you put sprinkles on your cake. Probably store bought. Even if you made them yourself they look terrible. Im very disappointed that you would ruin a cake with objectively bad decorations. It doesnt matter who likes them or if you only put some. It shows really bad tastes to not see low quality products. There are plenty of sprinkles that are better then that and you chose the worst one. I would have put the sprinkles on a completely different cake for kids. Those are for kids who dont know any better. Its a scam. Youre an adult. You dont even need to be a chef to know those are the garbage sprinkles.

                  • david david
                    david david  4 weeks back

                    Claire, honey, I love you. Pay attention to those lip smacking noises - you seem to do that a lot. Never noticed it until the pasta salad video I watched tonight, but it's here, too. Love your videos.

                    • david david
                      david david  4 weeks back

                      Mom always used a crumpled wad of waxed paper to butter or grease her baking pans, and she rarely got her hands/fingers greasy.

                      • _Memedud _
                        _Memedud _  4 weeks back

                        Please give Claire her own channel

                        • Zach f
                          Zach f  1 months back

                          I don't think I've ever been more attracted to someone in my whole life and I can't even pinpoint why.

                          • David From Wii Sports
                            David From Wii Sports  1 months back

                            dont drop that sh*t

                            • Sydney P
                              Sydney P  1 months back

                              My bday is tmrw and you better believe I’m making myself this cake

                              • Gonzalo Yamama
                                Gonzalo Yamama  1 months back

                                Shittiest cake ever? Poor kid to receive this on birthday :(

                                • yellingkimber
                                  yellingkimber  2 months back

                                  I made this for my July birthday and it was such a hit. I loved it

                                  • c g
                                    c g  2 months back

                                    That cream cheese frosting looks divine!

                                    • swiskowski
                                      swiskowski  2 months back

                                      Reverse creaming....kek

                                      • Nef Flores
                                        Nef Flores  2 months back

                                        I've cooked for over 10 years and have the crap I see in here is all wrong. In all vids

                                        • Michael Biggs
                                          Michael Biggs  2 months back

                                          She often ruins recipes with cream cheese. YUCK!!!

                                          • Jennifer Smith
                                            Jennifer Smith  2 months back

                                            Am I the only one giggling when she says ‘reverse creaming’?

                                            • Lindsay
                                              Lindsay  2 months back

                                              yes ur the only one

                                          • Gracie Marie
                                            Gracie Marie  2 months back

                                            The more she talks about the gluten formations and stuff, it makes me forget that this is a sweet cake and not some bread dough that doesn’t taste good when raw lol.

                                            • Aaron Cain
                                              Aaron Cain  2 months back

                                              Weird ending.

                                              • Rimuru
                                                Rimuru  2 months back

                                                Sorry Claire, the only acceptable birthday cake is a chocolate cake

                                                • AE Cole
                                                  AE Cole  2 months back

                                                  I’m pretty simple: is see Clair or food in my recommend, then I click, then I watch, then I’m hungry

                                                  • Erica Howard
                                                    Erica Howard  2 months back

                                                    i feel like i’m getting a science lesson during each video but i love it lol

                                                    • Swassy Gadzooks
                                                      Swassy Gadzooks  2 months back

                                                      Yellow cake with chocolate icing is my FAVE! ❤️❤️

                                                      • Awesum Bear
                                                        Awesum Bear  2 months back

                                                        Is it weird that I lowkey prefer the episode where Claire is tortured by her frustrations with recreating snacks?

                                                        • john alt
                                                          john alt  2 months back

                                                          CLAIRE,I KNOW WHAT YOU SAID WHEN YOU TASTED IT. "MMM TASTES LIKE S**T".

                                                          • john alt
                                                            john alt  2 months back

                                                            CLAIRE, I CAN MAKE A BETTER BIRTHDAY🎂CAKE THAN THAT.

                                                            • lula-fifi
                                                              lula-fifi  2 months back

                                                              Would this recipe yield enough mixture for two 8 inch cake pans?

                                                              • Jasper Lai
                                                                Jasper Lai  2 months back

                                                                lula-fifi Yep, with a little extra (10% or so).

                                                            • Christine Gitonga
                                                              Christine Gitonga  2 months back

                                                              00:03 I hope chris found what he was looking for

                                                              • ecubeverse
                                                                ecubeverse  2 months back

                                                                that cake looks dry lmao

                                                                • WhiteSpatula
                                                                  WhiteSpatula  3 months back

                                                                  Between Carla and Claire, making cake from scratch is as easy as pie, and making pie from scratch is a piece of cake! -Phill, Las Vegas

                                                                  • flumpf
                                                                    flumpf  3 months back

                                                                    I had no idea sugar was a wet ingredient.

                                                                    • Ben K
                                                                      Ben K  3 months back

                                                                      Claire would like Edina MN

                                                                      • Diet Coke
                                                                        Diet Coke  3 months back

                                                                        We need gourmet cheetos or takis

                                                                        • Based Bronson
                                                                          Based Bronson  3 months back

                                                                          I officially love you bc yellow cake with chocolate frosting and sprinkles is THE best birthday cake

                                                                          • pitch wife
                                                                            pitch wife  3 months back

                                                                            what happened to the dope grey hair? :(

                                                                            • Sursie Metzger
                                                                              Sursie Metzger  3 months back

                                                                              It wouldn’t be a BA video without Chris doing Chris things in the background.

                                                                              • THE FPV YAWTHORITY
                                                                                THE FPV YAWTHORITY  3 months back

                                                                                Claire is dafugginbess

                                                                                • natasha
                                                                                  natasha  3 months back

                                                                                  You remind me of maeby funke

                                                                                  • David Hartin
                                                                                    David Hartin  3 months back

                                                                                    Claire is very purdy.

                                                                                    • Brodin PAD
                                                                                      Brodin PAD  3 months back

                                                                                      7:10 I Read “Birthday The Cake”.

                                                                                      • The Moon
                                                                                        The Moon  3 months back

                                                                                        Finally...a happy, calm, knows what to do claire

                                                                                        • Ronin LePloof
                                                                                          Ronin LePloof  3 months back

                                                                                          Make a Valencia cake!!! It's so delicious, you won't regret it! Please!

                                                                                          • Dolly Sumrow
                                                                                            Dolly Sumrow  3 months back

                                                                                            Great information?