Easy Five-Layer Mini Celebration Cake and Happy 6th Birthday Food on Fifth…Enjoy Your Day!


Six years ago today I posted my very first Food on Fifth blog post. It was short, the photos not very good and I got “1” comment. I don’t remember but it was probably from a relative! So here, today, is my blog’s birthday with a wee celebration cake that is easy to make, festive and delicious! And now we are “6”.


I have often been asked why I started blogging. One day while poking around in an antique store I purchased the first of my collection of old recipe boxes with handwritten recipes. I had not inherited any such thing from my Mother or Grandmother so I decided then and there to start a blog so my daughters would have a “modern-style recipe box”, and would, through my blog, learn more about me as a person, about my travels and my creative side via Food on Fifth. That’s all. No intentions other than creating a modern-style recipe box to leave for my girls chock full of memories.

Six years later I am still at it and I have learned a lot about taking photos of food and about how much I love that part. I have learned much about food failures (I don’t blog about all those!) and how to really embrace the beauty of imperfection.


It’s easy to turn a sheet cake into a quick festive cake that serves 4 people using a large round cookie cutter, lemon and lime  curds and raspberry jam.


Stacked with a smear of flavors in between.


Fresh berries on top and a dusting of powdered sugar.


Voilà ! A Happy Birthday Cake for Food on Fifth. Enjoy.


Easy Five Layer Mini Celebration Cake

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: very easy
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  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5 Tbsp softened butter
  • 2/4 cup sugar
  • the zest of one lemon
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup lemon curd
  • 1/4 cup lime curd
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam
  • fresh blackberries and blueberries
  • powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Coat a 9 x 13 inch sheet pan with cooking spray. Line with parchment paper and spray paper. Dust paper with flour, shaking off excess and set aside.
  2. Whisk together all-purpose flour, almond flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. Beat together softened butter and sugar in a mixer until fluffy. Add lemon zest, almond and vanilla extracts mixing well.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Reduce speed and alternately beat in flour mixture and milk until blended.
  5. Spread cake batter into sheet pan. Bake for about 15 minutes or until center is set. Remove from oven to cool on a wire rack.
  6. When cake has completely cooled, use a 4 inch round cookie or biscuit cutter to make 5 cake rounds.
  7. Place one round on a serving plate or cake stand and smear first layer with half the lemon curd; top with second layer adding half the raspberry jam; top with third cake layer and spread with all the lime curd; top with fourth layer and  smear with remaining raspberry jam; top with fifth layer and spread with remaining lemon curd.
  8. Add a ring of blackberries around the top of the cake and fill with blueberries. Chill cake for about 1 hour, dust with powdered sugar and serve cut into small wedges. A scoop of ice cream would be nice.

Note: I used jarred citrus curds that I found at World Market, you could make your own if you like…but these were very good and make the cake “easy”.

Teresa Blackburn   http://www.teresablackburnfoodstyling.com   http://www.foodonfifth.com

39 thoughts on “Easy Five-Layer Mini Celebration Cake and Happy 6th Birthday Food on Fifth…Enjoy Your Day!

    1. Oh Barbara thanks so much for being a fan of Food on Fifth. Why are you not coming with Johan for his visit? i asked Wouter and he said “I don’t know”!! Anyway come and see us or you will be missed! Big Hug.

  1. Delicious looking cake and so simple to make with your steps. Happy 6th Birthday. I have just started my blog hope mine looks as good as yours in 6 years!

  2. Happy Blogiversary–I remember my first post being VERY similar; poor photos and I don’t think I received any comments at all lol You’ve certainly come a long way. This cake looks delicious also 😀

  3. Happy Sixth! I love your recipes and your photos. I began my Brand Wise business six years ago too! Guess us older girls still have it! Love you…

  4. Happy blog birthday! What a beautiful cake. It’s amazing how much your photography can improve with constant blogging, isn’t it? One of the happy side effects of blog life 🙂

  5. It is always kinda weird and wonderful to see and learn about your parents through another pair of eyes and indeed, I have learned many things about you that I didn’t know before through your blog. Thanks Mom! and Happy Birthday!!

  6. Beautiful post and such a lovely celebration cake!! A very Happy 6th Birthday, Food on Fifth … and many, many more!! 🙂

    1. Joni I appreciate your sweet words of encouragement! I love to hear from you and do keep up with your life on Facebook, hopefully this year in person a bit more? Many thanks my friend.

    1. Well this is one way to not have lots of cake sitting around the house begging us to eat it! Thanks for all your years of following and I do so appreciate your fab blog as well my friend.

  7. Happy anniversary Teresa! I don’t know how I missed this beauty and your anniversary! Quite wonderful I must say, love the wee cake. I too started my blog as a way of documenting recipes and travel and gardening tips for my daughters. What a wonderful gift we have given to them right? Now I’m off to search your blog for a blood orange upside down cake. I seem to remember that you might have posted one not so long ago – that’s why I came to your blog and found your anniversary post. 🙂

    1. Yes Loretta I did post that cake and let me know how yours turns out? I have so enjoyed my blog and I think my girls have as well. We are lucky Moms! Happy Spring and thanks.

  8. Congratulations. So sorry that I missed your 6th birthday and you even baked a cake. Would you believe I have lime curd in the fridge and this sounds like a nice way to use it. Sorry I’ve been missing your posts, my husband has had some serious health issues that have kept me away from visiting my friends…hopefully things will return to normal soon.

    1. Oh sweet Karen I totally understand and I hope all is well with your husband. When family needs us everything else basically recedes in importance as it should be. I hope you are well and thank you for taking the time to stop by.

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