Hello All, I am brand new to this forum and relatively inexperienced in the world of baking. I am trying to find the perfect recipe for my daughter's first birthday cake. I am using a mold of a bee hive (it's the Nordicware beehive pan). I tried a regular out of the box chocolate cake (just as an experiment) and it worked, but it turned out too dark and didn't quite have enough 'heft' to pull off the mold. Then I tried a pound cake and the color was wonderful, but the 'crust' that always seems to come with poundcake isn't ideal for a 1st bday cake. Anyone have any suggestions that will yield a nice brown color, that's dense enough for a mold, but soft enough for a little one to eat???? TIA!!!!