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Birthday cake

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Everyone's Favorite Birthday Cake

Ingredients
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 5 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • All-purpose flour, for pans
  • 2 to 2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1 3/4 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light-brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
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