Claire Bakes Birthday Cake | From the Test Kitchen | Bon Appétit

  • Published on Feb 14, 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!

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  • Rachel Frost
    Rachel Frost Day ago

    Where is Brad?

  • Felipe Brockveld
    Felipe Brockveld 10 days ago

    Claire, tell Andy he is one of the most hottest men I have ever saw. Sadly not my type. But he is hot.

  • Erik Hawkke
    Erik Hawkke 18 days ago

    Who is this person masquerading as Claire? Her hair isn't changing every 3 scenes!

  • Ally Brooke FanBoy
    Ally Brooke FanBoy 18 days ago

    And claire is my favourite

  • Jeff, the God of Biscuits

    The addition of oil is key. Butter will solidify when it cools, which adds the impression of dryness. Oil will stay liquid, which contributes moistness after the cake is baked.

  • Ivan Zapanta
    Ivan Zapanta 23 days ago +2

    Made this for the second time. I couldn’t sleep and was bored. I ended up with a freshly baked cake.

  • Spank Juicer
    Spank Juicer 28 days ago

    Im click baiting all over Claires Cream pie

  • Chandlerr Romel
    Chandlerr Romel Month ago +1

    I'd watch claire watch paint dry.

  • sequoia
    sequoia Month ago +1

    “technically sugar in baking is a wet ingredient” technically sugar in baking is a WHAT

  • Hudah55
    Hudah55 Month ago

    I love you Clair fromthebonapetitetestkitchen

  • triceratops
    triceratops Month ago

    **video idea**
    claire saffitz vs. gordon ramsey

  • Aaron Kai Macdonald
    Aaron Kai Macdonald Month ago +1

    *me watching this while eating overcooked scrambled egg* : "Interesting."

  • ssi1991
    ssi1991 Month ago

    She looks so happy...❤️❤️❤️

  • James Post
    James Post Month ago

    Thanks Claire ! We enjoyed watching this so much that made it today for a birthday - fantastic cake and icing

  • Nyx Hypnos
    Nyx Hypnos Month ago

    American recipe : add 5sticks of butter

  • charlotte lively
    charlotte lively Month ago

    every time i watch BA i get a fage yogurt ad

  • Raphaella Ekavi Antoniadi
    Raphaella Ekavi Antoniadi 2 months ago +1

    Did anyone try this recipe?? If yes is it nice?

  • collarmole
    collarmole 2 months ago

    This was uploaded on the day after my birthday awwww thank you!

  • GSH 94
    GSH 94 2 months ago

    Claire, the saving grace of TheXvid.

  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith 2 months ago

    I wish I had someone in my life who would bake me a birthday cake 😞

    • Stephanie Martinez Lima
      Stephanie Martinez Lima 2 months ago

      Adam Smith I’ll bake you a birthday cake! Can’t promise it’ll be any good though lol

  • Megan
    Megan 2 months ago

    dumb question, why is she adding 7 eggs when any boxed cake asks for a max of 3. Is she making quite a large amount of cake comparatively?

  • Canine University 101
    Canine University 101 2 months ago

    I wonder if she truely likes cake or if she likes baking cake, cutting a slice, taking a pic on Instagram and then throwing the cake away

  • cheesecake1monster
    cheesecake1monster 2 months ago

    What was that intro music though lmao

  • banana girl
    banana girl 2 months ago

    Can i use mascarpone cheese instead of cream cheese for the icing?

  • lucie w.
    lucie w. 3 months ago

    I love recipes without the dehidrator

  • Brett Cooper
    Brett Cooper 3 months ago +2

    I would marry Claire without even knowing her.

  • Adrian Flo
    Adrian Flo 3 months ago +3

    I reverse cream my boyfriend on fridays.

  • Curtis Inglis
    Curtis Inglis 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago +4

    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 3 months ago

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

  • Miriam McGee
    Miriam McGee 3 months ago

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

  • Jenna
    Jenna 3 months ago

    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 months ago

    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 months ago +1

    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 months ago

    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 months ago

    Please give Claire her own channel

  • Zach f
    Zach f 4 months ago

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

  • ekacnap
    ekacnap 4 months ago

    dont drop that sh*t

  • Sydney P
    Sydney P 4 months ago +1

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

  • Christopher
    Christopher 4 months ago

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

  • yellingkimber
    yellingkimber 4 months ago

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

  • c g
    c g 4 months ago

    That cream cheese frosting looks divine!

  • swiskowski
    swiskowski 4 months ago

    Reverse creaming....kek

  • Nef Flores
    Nef Flores 4 months ago

    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 4 months ago

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

  • Jennifer Smith
    Jennifer Smith 5 months ago

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

    • Lindsay
      Lindsay 4 months ago

      yes ur the only one

  • Gracie Marie
    Gracie Marie 5 months ago

    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 5 months ago

    Weird ending.

  • Rimuru
    Rimuru 5 months ago

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

  • AE Cole
    AE Cole 5 months ago +1

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

  • Swassy Gadzooks
    Swassy Gadzooks 5 months ago

    Yellow cake with chocolate icing is my FAVE! ❤️❤️

  • Awesum Bear
    Awesum Bear 5 months ago

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

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  • lula-fifi
    lula-fifi 5 months ago +1

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

    • Jasper Lai
      Jasper Lai 5 months ago

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

  • Christine Gitonga
    Christine Gitonga 5 months ago +1

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

  • ecubeverse
    ecubeverse 5 months ago

    that cake looks dry lmao

  • WhiteSpatula
    WhiteSpatula 5 months ago +2

    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 5 months ago

    I had no idea sugar was a wet ingredient.