Basic Yellow Cake

Yellow Cake


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Basic Yellow Cake

I love this recipe.  It is incredibly versatile.  If you want to add fruit or flavorings to the cake you can.  Use whatever frosting that you wish.  Dress this cake up or dress it down. You can use this recipe for layer cakes, cupcakes, loaf cakes or specialty pan cakes.  It suits all occasions from everyday to a special occasion. 


3 Cups Sifted Cake Flour

2 ½ Teaspoons Baking Powder

½ Teaspoons Salt

1 ¾ Cups Sugar

2/3 Cup Softened Butter

2 Eggs

1 ½ Teaspoons Vanilla Extract

1 ¼ Cups Milk

Preheat the oven to 350° F and grease tow 8 inch round cake pans.  Line prepared cake pans with parchment paper.  In a medium bowl sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.  Set aside.  In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar until light.  Next, add the eggs and vanilla to the creamed butter and sugar mixture until thoroughly combined.  Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture alternating with the milk.  Beat well after each addition.  Continue beating for one minute.  Spread the batter evenly in the prepared cake pans.  Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until inserted wooden toothpick comes out clean.  Remove from the oven and cool layers, in the pans, on wire racks for 10 minutes.  Remove from the pans and cool completely.  Fill and frost as you like. For a list of frosting click to the right of this page.  Serves 12


    Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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