We don't care what anyone says, you have to have cake on your birthday. Even if you loathe cake, this is the one day of the year where you just don't have a choice -- you had better eat a slice.
Because even if it's just a basic yellow cake with chocolate frosting that's eaten on many other occasions, it tastes infinitely better when it's for a birthday. Maybe it's the candles. Or the extra sprinkles. Or the singing that goes along with it. We're not sure, and we're certainly not going to question it. But we are going to make sure that everyone is well equipped with enough birthday cake recipes to last them a lifetime (or at least for many more birthdays).