Auto Union’s fearless prewar grand prix driver, who died 71 years ago in a 270 MPH crash on the public road, has turned 100 years old. Come and share his birthday cake.

As befits a racing driver who drove cars with thin skins of aluminum, the blueberry cheesecake we made him is garnished with metallic bits of decorative candy and strips of aluminum foil. It’s a very easy cake to make: if you’ve ever set foot in a kitchen, you can probably make your own. Head over to Hyperleggera for the recipe.

Photo Credit: Audi AG (Rosemeyer doing a burnout in his Auto Union Type C at the 1937 Donington Grand Prix) and the author (cake)