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  • 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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  • Jony Lopez
    Jony Lopez 3 days ago

    How can someone hate Claire's cakes?

  • Ruby Throwaway Account

    I can't bake without pulling my hair back. So paranoid that hair is going to end up in my food lol

  • Jacob Chavez
    Jacob Chavez 4 days ago

    is this doable in cupcake form

  • Toby Curtis
    Toby Curtis 14 days ago

    I'm not a baker, in fact I don't even cook (at all), and I normally just watch these BA videos and think "Yum, that looks so good but I'll never make it". BUT this time I said "No!! I'm making this." And I did!! And it came out like pretty good! Thank you Claire.

  • justforkciksful
    justforkciksful 22 days ago

    is it possible to get measurements for this

  • adinda octavia
    adinda octavia 25 days ago

    omg claire thanks for scraping all the dough out im satisfied

  • Kylie Hudson
    Kylie Hudson 26 days ago

    She was prob v awkward as a kid

  • Sis Jasmine
    Sis Jasmine Month ago

    This method also called rubbing in method where you rub the butter and the flour together and add other wet ingredients later on.

  • Stephen Anthony
    Stephen Anthony Month ago

    I swear to baby Jesus, whenever I think something in my head in regards to something she's talking about, she then starts talking about It! It's so weird!

  • 999Phineas
    999Phineas Month ago

    I never knew Kitchenaid had black paddles

  • pretendingToBe
    pretendingToBe Month ago +2

    I'm from Europe and every time i try one of your recipes it takes me forever to decipher cups to a metric eqivalent of each ingredient.
    Would it be possibe to add a metric equivalent to your website recipes? I'm sure i'm not the only one...

  • Bi
    Bi Month ago

    Please do an episode where you make Moche!

  • Elissa Weizman
    Elissa Weizman Month ago

    Claire is the best demonstrator. Not silly and very clear. She also has a nice vocal timbre.

  • SimpleRick ‘s
    SimpleRick ‘s Month ago

    Can you please show the temperatures in Celsius and the amount in kilos?

  • mexicangrl2004
    mexicangrl2004 Month ago

    I hope Claire is getting paid well.... lol

  • Saydee
    Saydee Month ago

    I’m watching this cause I ran out of the gourmet attempt videos

  • Mark Barrett
    Mark Barrett Month ago

    Really nice birthday cake recipe. The frosting is a keeper for sure, & the cake isn't so bad either.

  • luizmakesvideos
    luizmakesvideos Month ago

    Every step is followed by an explanation- love it.

  • Jenna
    Jenna Month ago

    We need a Claire makes gourmet Bueno!!

  • Danny Bowden
    Danny Bowden Month ago

    That made my mouth water. I love cake.

  • Adriana Aguilar
    Adriana Aguilar Month ago

    does anybody know why they drink water or whatever from big chunky plastic thingies? Like Chris at 4:24 ?

  • Magnus Lorenzen
    Magnus Lorenzen Month ago

    Pretty sure "meal" in the coarse meal-context is derived from old english "mǣl", being a germanic word meaning "measure". A bunch of different languages like Swedish, Danish and Norwegian use "mål" today. :-)

  • HardRockMiner
    HardRockMiner Month ago

    If you change the oil to butter and double it, and use 1 box of Jell-O pudding mix it will make the best most moist cake you've ever had. TRUST ME.!!

  • GoldenAge
    GoldenAge Month ago

    Now I want to go bake a cake of some kind, but I have math homework. Urgh....

  • sandbox242
    sandbox242 Month ago

    I always take the cake out of the pan and ice the sides.

  • IzzyKawaiichi
    IzzyKawaiichi Month ago

    “You want to wait until the cake is completely cool before you put on the frosting.”
    Texas: Nah.

  • Lachlan Travers
    Lachlan Travers Month ago

    could so with some coffee table jazz or some smooth music in the background, just a suggestion

  • Gabriel Light
    Gabriel Light Month ago

    ---
    18:1 الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي أَنزَلَ عَلَىٰ عَبْدِهِ الْكِتَابَ وَلَمْ يَجْعَل لَّهُ عِوَجًا
    18:2 قَيِّمًا لِّيُنذِرَ بَأْسًا شَدِيدًا مِّن لَّدُنْهُ وَيُبَشِّرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ الَّذِينَ يَعْمَلُونَ الصَّالِحَاتِ أَنَّ لَهُمْ أَجْرًا حَسَنًا
    18:3 مَّاكِثِينَ فِيهِ أَبَدًا
    18:4 وَيُنذِرَ الَّذِينَ قَالُوا اتَّخَذَ اللَّهُ وَلَدًا
    18:5 مَّا لَهُم بِهِ مِنْ عِلْمٍ وَلَا لِآبَائِهِمْ كَبُرَتْ كَلِمَةً تَخْرُجُ مِنْ أَفْوَاهِهِمْ إِن يَقُولُونَ إِلَّا كَذِبًا
    18:6 فَلَعَلَّكَ بَاخِعٌ نَّفْسَكَ عَلَىٰ آثَارِهِمْ إِن لَّمْ يُؤْمِنُوا بِهَٰذَا الْحَدِيثِ أَسَفًا
    18:7 إِنَّا جَعَلْنَا مَا عَلَى الْأَرْضِ زِينَةً لَّهَا لِنَبْلُوَهُمْ أَيُّهُمْ أَحْسَنُ عَمَلًا
    18:8 وَإِنَّا لَجَاعِلُونَ مَا عَلَيْهَا صَعِيدًا جُرُزًا
    18:9 أَمْ حَسِبْتَ أَنَّ أَصْحَابَ الْكَهْفِ وَالرَّقِيمِ كَانُوا مِنْ آيَاتِنَا عَجَبًا
    18:10 إِذْ أَوَى الْفِتْيَةُ إِلَى الْكَهْفِ فَقَالُوا رَبَّنَا آتِنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً وَهَيِّئْ لَنَا مِنْ أَمْرِنَا رَشَدًا
    18:11 فَضَرَبْنَا عَلَىٰ آذَانِهِمْ فِي الْكَهْفِ سِنِينَ عَدَدًا
    18:12 ثُمَّ بَعَثْنَاهُمْ لِنَعْلَمَ أَيُّ الْحِزْبَيْنِ أَحْصَىٰ لِمَا لَبِثُوا أَمَدًا
    18:13 نَّحْنُ نَقُصُّ عَلَيْكَ نَبَأَهُم بِالْحَقِّ إِنَّهُمْ فِتْيَةٌ آمَنُوا بِرَبِّهِمْ وَزِدْنَاهُمْ هُدًى
    18:14 وَرَبَطْنَا عَلَىٰ قُلُوبِهِمْ إِذْ قَامُوا فَقَالُوا رَبُّنَا رَبُّ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ لَن نَّدْعُوَ مِن دُونِهِ إِلَٰهًا لَّقَدْ قُلْنَا إِذًا شَطَطًا
    18:15 هَٰؤُلَاءِ قَوْمُنَا اتَّخَذُوا مِن دُونِهِ آلِهَةً لَّوْلَا يَأْتُونَ عَلَيْهِم بِسُلْطَانٍ بَيِّنٍ فَمَنْ أَظْلَمُ مِمَّنِ افْتَرَىٰ عَلَى اللَّهِ كَذِبًا

  • Worthless Piehole
    Worthless Piehole Month ago +2

    You'll notice Chris realising positive tempered energy for Claire in the beginning of the video.
    🌬️🍫 Good vibes♒️ Blessings upon your mixing bowl!!!

  • superbakes
    superbakes Month ago

    Great tips. I said tips! No really. The hints and tips can be transferred to other bakes. Great job!

  • The Crash
    The Crash 2 months ago

    Editor Note: "Non-stick spray can work as well, but Claire says butter will give you a better coating!"
    Translation: "Claire says butter will give you a better coating, but it's me who takes the blame if this note turns out not to be factual, so I'm not going to state that it does definitively"

  • Frida
    Frida 2 months ago +7

    Claire + Brad need a show together

  • Benedict Rondario
    Benedict Rondario 2 months ago +2

    I’d love to see her try making gourmet butterfingers! And boil water too. LOL

  • Vice Vlex
    Vice Vlex 2 months ago

    Damn I hope they show us how to open a bag of chips nexts!

  • unlocked
    unlocked 2 months ago +1

    um this video was released on my birthday...

  • H Al
    H Al 2 months ago

    The editor is a noooob

  • ••
    •• 2 months ago +1

    *_VERY ROOM TEMPERATURE_*

  • troubletroublesme
    troubletroublesme 2 months ago +2

    I made this cake! It was pretty good overall but I made a few mistakes I think 🤔
    1. Left it too long in the oven which dried it out a bit
    2. Used plain yogurt bc no buttermilk :( and I think it made the batter too thick?
    3. Eggs were medium instead of large so the cake wasn’t very yellow as some of the yolks were pretty small
    4. Was a bit dense which might’ve been from under mixing at the last step
    5. Didn’t have kosher salt so I used sea salt but I think the crystals were too big and left distinctly salty areas in the cake
    Other things:
    - cake had very distinct buttery flavor in some parts

  • Mattie Stinson
    Mattie Stinson 2 months ago

    Can you make tic Tacs

  • Milexis Santos
    Milexis Santos 2 months ago

    Made it for a birthday it was amazing ♡♡ Everyone LOVED IT

  • Brooks Gillespie
    Brooks Gillespie 2 months ago +1

    Me: is gluten free
    Also me: NOW I WANT CAKE! REAL CAKE!

  • smellyownage
    smellyownage 2 months ago

    Hi Claire, I love your videos! I'd love to see you make gourmet combos!!

  • Aisha Upmanyu
    Aisha Upmanyu 2 months ago

    Make gourmet choco pies😍😍

  • Aisha Upmanyu
    Aisha Upmanyu 2 months ago

    CAKE is LIFE

  • tom
    tom 2 months ago

    I love claire so much she has inspired me to bake, today i made brownies and they are so good :)

  • Herc O
    Herc O 2 months ago

    This cake will kill you. Sugar and butter content is through the roof.

  • phospholipid Bi layer
    phospholipid Bi layer 2 months ago +3

    it would be so cool if Claire made a Lunchable! 🙌🏽🙌🏽

  • GirlIn TheShadows
    GirlIn TheShadows 2 months ago

    I think you should try making peanut m&me

  • David Eduardo G. Cetina

    ... mmm yep official I´m in love. ...I had to say it.

  • Danielle Hall
    Danielle Hall 2 months ago

    two seconds in I already know I'm making this someday

  • Ashley Wind
    Ashley Wind 2 months ago

    What a pure soul

  • Joe Cross
    Joe Cross 2 months ago

    Wow so much information, I gotta try this! Thks!

  • Yeliab
    Yeliab 2 months ago

    Claire is so hot😭😭

  • Laura Proshek
    Laura Proshek 2 months ago +1

    "Cake is my favorite food" Me too, Claire. Me too.

  • Elizabeth Cullen
    Elizabeth Cullen 2 months ago

    I don’t understand the Claire hype. Her videos just fall flat for me. I’m a Carla/Molly fangirl

  • yasmine Lrc
    yasmine Lrc 2 months ago +2

    the cake seems kinda dry tho

  • Abraxis Halliwell
    Abraxis Halliwell 2 months ago

    Why is sugar a wet ingredient?

  • grimspectre
    grimspectre 2 months ago

    your nephew's a monster, Claire!

  • Fotomom 2
    Fotomom 2 2 months ago

    Does using convection setting bake more even cakes?

  • killa100
    killa100 2 months ago

    She's cool and I find her attractive. Lol

  • Anna Galindo-Kent
    Anna Galindo-Kent 2 months ago

    Thank you for the fantastic recipe. I just made this cake and it’s amazing. I only had a glass pan in the 9x13 size and it took an hour to cook, I have a gas oven. Just FYI for anyone else that’s planning to make this.

  • chunky dunker
    chunky dunker 2 months ago

    Claire's hair is down??

  • Ryan Garbett
    Ryan Garbett 2 months ago

    Chris is the best chef

  • Ben Jerry
    Ben Jerry 2 months ago

    Extract your tongue from Claire's butt. She would not like you if you met her in person. She is doing a job here, nothing more.

  • Owen Kidd
    Owen Kidd 2 months ago

    Sprinkles=no

  • Lily Johnson
    Lily Johnson 2 months ago

    Pringle’s and skittles, no big deal, but a cake , nearly impossible, so impressed

  • Mikaela D
    Mikaela D 2 months ago

    4:24 anyone else notice this

  • Zoe Haber
    Zoe Haber 2 months ago +2

    Thanks for explaining how sprinkles work lmao ¿

  • Nard Dog
    Nard Dog 2 months ago

    I would eat Claire's "cake" if you know what I mean 😎🤤

  • Amber Rock
    Amber Rock 2 months ago +14

    4:23 chris morocco drinkin straight from the TUB

  • Sarah Laven
    Sarah Laven 2 months ago

    Can you make one of those cakes with about two cups of melted chocolate just in the middle of the cake and when you cut it, it all falls out!!! I’ve only seen them on instgram

  • Ro Pi
    Ro Pi 2 months ago +1

    Anyone with a French/European name on their channel should at least provide the grams/kilos version ofthe ingredients. You know, there's two different conversion tables and we cannot know which one you are using.

    • Ro Pi
      Ro Pi Month ago

      +salty saltine Am I really getting a wtf because I have humourously pointed out consistence shouldn't be an option, not to mention the fact providing the *right* weigh conversion would make things easy for their viewers? Oh well!

    • salty saltine
      salty saltine Month ago

      Ro Pi no. No they shouldn’t ‘at least’ provide that. Bon Appetit is a widely used expression that has evolved from its European roots. They have the recipe on their website and its so easy to do that yourself wtf.

  • Bekah M
    Bekah M 2 months ago

    I always watch her gourmet videos but I love that this is something way more doable by the average noob who doesn't wanna go out and buy a bunch of special equipment. I might actually make this the next time I need to make a cake!

  • Isaac
    Isaac 2 months ago

    Ma t vuò fa nu shamp?

  • nome_ secretrose
    nome_ secretrose 2 months ago +1

    I watch your videos before going to bed! Theyre relaxing.

  • cadavison
    cadavison 2 months ago

    Made it. Came out amazing.

  • Sun Smith
    Sun Smith 2 months ago +1

    Love this channel. Can you please make Thin Mints?

  • Charlie Brooks
    Charlie Brooks 2 months ago

    Omg the egg salad suit guy!!

  • Kay Farquar
    Kay Farquar 2 months ago

    Thank you for this. Great way to use buttermilk for tenderness and nice to have a go-to cake for work events! Consider wearing a hair net or scarf.

  • Rebecca Webb
    Rebecca Webb 2 months ago

    I miss Vinny and Brad. The family broke up 🙈

  • Pascal G
    Pascal G 2 months ago +1

    Claire is so inspiring, she is the best 👌🏻

  • cupcakelady attie
    cupcakelady attie 2 months ago

    She's the best

  • Emily Renn
    Emily Renn 2 months ago +1

    I just made this cake and omg it’s so good, the frosting is the perfect in between of buttercream and cream cheese frosting

  • ItsJustLib
    ItsJustLib 2 months ago

    Can Claire just stream while she makes dinner? Everyday?

  • Hirawan Prasetyo
    Hirawan Prasetyo 2 months ago

    4:23 fresh water hhaha

  • Melanie Laguan
    Melanie Laguan 2 months ago

    Cheese Balls!!

  • Melanie Laguan
    Melanie Laguan 2 months ago

    Cheese Balls!!

  • Melanie Laguan
    Melanie Laguan 2 months ago

    Cheese Balls!!

  • Kristen H
    Kristen H 2 months ago

    Where is the recipe?

  • MR_DEZ_510
    MR_DEZ_510 2 months ago

    Cute of Claire to think I have friends and to think I go to parties

  • Emily Hancock
    Emily Hancock 2 months ago

    Made this last weekend! Came out great after I had to scrap a King Arthur Flour cake recipe (2019 recipe of the year, my a$$!). Everyone loved the cake and I got a lot of compliments on the different, not-so-sweet frosting. I am and serious yellow cake, chocolate frosting fan and I didn't think the frosting was chocolaty enough but had fair warning. Would definitely make again (maybe with a whipped ganche frosting...)!

  • Rman Nayr
    Rman Nayr 2 months ago +3

    CLAIRE NEEDS HER OWN CHANNEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • spectre2025
    spectre2025 2 months ago

    audio sucks

  • Olka Jakiel
    Olka Jakiel 2 months ago

    try to make a lion bar gourmet next please

  • AJtheory
    AJtheory 2 months ago

    She came from Planet Claire !!!!

  • snuff slipknotlover
    snuff slipknotlover 2 months ago

    This will probably get lost in the comments, but Claire, i have a tip on a tool u could use if u want to make perfekt tempered chocolate. Watch the cocoa pod to chocolate bar video by emmymadeinjapan. she uses a pretty cool tool. (sorry my english is pretty bad)

  • Tube You
    Tube You 2 months ago

    Feel sastify when i watch claire suggle :)
    Still love it now

  • Faris Irfan
    Faris Irfan 2 months ago

    This is the absolute worst birthday cake I've ever seen. Birthday cake is simple; yellow cake, cream cheese icing, sprinkles. How could you ruin something so simple?

  • Alexis
    Alexis 2 months ago

    Claire is my favorite, every time I ask a question she always answers it a couple seconds later

  • Tori Cortez
    Tori Cortez 2 months ago

    Hi Claire! Please remakes the hostess powdered donuts, the film they leave in your mouth is unacceptable. Please do the world a favor.