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A slice of a delicious einkorn birthday cake

Einkorn Birthday Cake Recipe

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Birthday cake isn’t just for occasions anymore—it’s a flavor too! Try our easy recipe made with yummy nutritious einkorn flour.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Servings 8 -10 servings
Calories 1363
Author Cheryl Najafi



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease two 9" cake pans with butter then set aside.
  • In a small bowl combine egg yolks, ¼ cup sour cream and vanilla. Whisk to combine.
  • To the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, sift in the flour, cornstarch, sugar, baking soda and salt. Beat on high for 30 seconds to combine. NOTE: We strongly recommend you weigh your einkorn flour, if possible, for better accuracy. If you don’t have a scale, fluff the flour with a fork before you measure it in a cup.
  • Add softened butter and the remaining ½ cup of sour cream. Use a few turns of the paddle to moisten the mixture, scrape down the sides as needed. Do not over-mix! When completely moistened, add the yolk mixture in 3 batches. Mix only until incorporated. Transfer to a large bowl. Wash and dry the mixer bowl. It must be clean and dry to whip the egg whites.
  • Reattach the clean and dry bowl to the mixer. Using the whisk attachment beat the reserved egg whites plus two more egg whites for a total of 8 egg whites for 1 minute until foamy. Add the cream of tartar and turn on high. Beat the whites until a stiff peak forms. Fold the whites into the batter in three batches using a rubber spatula, being careful to keep as much air in the mixture as possible.
  • Divide the batter between the two buttered pans and bake for 35–40 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few crumbs.
  • Transfer the cakes to a rack and let cool for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the sides of each pan to loosen and remove the cakes from the pans. Let cool completely for about 1 hour.


Watch our easy video tutorial on how to ice a layer cake!


Calories: 1363kcal | Carbohydrates: 215g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 32g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 288mg | Sodium: 385mg | Potassium: 209mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 176g