West Virginia Birthday Cake Contest

​In honor of the State of West Virginia's upcoming 159th birthday, the Office of First Lady Cathy Justice is hosting a West Virginia Birthday Cake Contest!

West Virginia residents are invited to fill out the form below to create and submit an original cake recipe. One recipe will be chosen and designated as the official "West Virginia Birthday Cake," and will be served on June 20th of each year in celebration of West Virginia's statehood.

The recipe should use ingredients and methods that remind participants of West Virginia. Recipe submissions must include a list of cake ingredients, steps to make the cake batter, a list of ingredients for icing/glaze, and steps to make the cake icing or glaze. In addition, participants may suggest special toppings or decorations for their cake, give details about their recipe, and explain why it is the best cake to be designated West Virginia’s official birthday cake.

The deadline for submissions is June 7, 2022.



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Charleston, WV 25305

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