Carnival, or Mardi Gras, is a perfect occasion to test a recipe for a “Yellow Birthday Cake” from Flour cookbook. Just like the festivities, it is rich, exuberant, and a little bit on the showy side. No less then 12 oz of chocolate go into the light, fluffy frosting. These are the days to indulge, at least for some of us, in Italian zeppole, Polish chrusty and paczki, or…freshly baked yellow cake. The cake has been already heralded in this household as the best ever made. Thankfully, it freezes well is seems, so crisis averted as the carnival ends at midnight today, sharp!