Happy Birthday to the Monkey! I used this recipe for vanilla cake and then did a simple cream cheese frosting for the top. She wanted it all vanilla - with a bluebird on it being caught by a falcon... so I did my best. :)
Note: I would add 1/2 tsp salt next time. Personally, I missed the salt. It held together really, really well though coming out of the pans. Also, I baked my 9" rounds for 40 minutes, which is longer than the recipe suggests for that size.