This Is Dolly Parton’s Dream Birthday Cake
Find out what cake Dolly's slicing into to celebrate her big day.
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Dolly Parton is known publicly for her outstanding music career and infectious personality, but at home she’s known for her sweet tooth. That love of desserts may take its shape as her southern butterscotch pie, Dollywood cinnamon bread or even her Duncan Hines cake mixes.
On her birthday, though, Dolly craves one particular sweet treat: chocolate cake.
Dolly Parton’s Ideal Birthday Cake
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“My ideal birthday cake,” said Dolly when she spoke to Taste of Home, “would probably be a big ol’ chocolate cake with thick icing like my mama used to make for all us kids.”
And what sort of frosting covers a decadent chocolate cake? “Thick chocolate fudge icing,” said Dolly.
What Dolly’s Baking This Year
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Also, try Dolly Parton’s buttermilk biscuits which are easy to make, soft, and tender.
“I may have to get out there and make my own birthday cake,” she said. “After all, I’ve got all this good stuff and I’m in the kitchen,” Dolly said gesturing to her home full of cake mixes.
And take it from Dolly: You can always dress up a cake mix or brownie mix for a special occasion. “I’m always adding to anything that comes in a box: extra butter, extra of this, add some nuts to something that doesn’t have it, that sort of thing,” she explained.