Sometimes when you cook, you just want to make things easier for yourself, so rather than making an entire dough from scratch, I used some beer bread mix that I found at the supermarket, which took care of the flour, sugar, and salt needed. All you need for the beer bread mix is 12 oz. of beer, or in this recipe, a carbonated beverage. I added rainbow sprinkles to make the bread look pretty.
My dad said on multiple occasions that this bread is the most colorful thing I've ever made. Even my coworkers at my day job were curious as to what I was eating- a roasted coconut butter and jelly sandwich on birthday cake bread!
The bread only tasted slightly like birthday cake, but to be fair, the soda I used was 6 months old, so maybe its flavoring has subsided over time. But the bread has a cakey consistency with a texture reminiscent of a quick bread that requires no yeast.
HELPFUL LINK: Birthday Cake Soda: https://www.jonessoda.com/collections/jones-beverages/products/limited-edition-birthday-cake-soda-12-pk
You will need:
For the cooking equipment:
A large bowl
A small bowl
Nonstick cooking spray
A loaf pan
A baking tray
For the bread:
19 oz. beer bread mix(works for carbonated beverages too)
12 oz. birthday cake soda(see HELPFUL LINK)
1.75 oz. rainbow sprinkles
3 tbsp. butter
1. Mix the first 3 ingredients together until you get a firm dough. It should get harder to stir as the dough forms.
2. Melt the butter in the microwave for 30 seconds in a small bowl.
3. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Pour the dough into the pan. Pour the melted butter on top of the dough.
4. Bake in a 375 degree Fahrenheit oven for 45-50 minutes, or until the dough is fully cooked(you can do this by sticking a fork inside the center of the loaf and if it comes out clean, it's done). Let the bread rest at room temperature for 10 minutes once it's done. Bon appetit!