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Basic Yellow Cake Recipe

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Everyone will enjoy this moist yellow cake recipe made from scratch. Be sure to check at the bottom for more great cake recipes.

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: Two 9-inch Cake Rounds

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3/4 cup milk

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 9-inch cake pans.

In bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt with a wire whisk.

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla and mix until completely combines. Slowly add flour alternately with milk. At end of addition batter should be smooth. Divide between 2 pans.

Bake Yellow Cake Recipe for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool 5 minutes in pan, then invert onto a rack and cool completely before frosting.

For a 9 x 13 pan - Baked at 350 degrees F. for 30 to 38 minutes.

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User Reviews

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 4 out of 5
Nice!!, Member Jess30905

I was looking for a basic yellow cake recipe, this was not it...however it was a very good basic cake recipe. The only change I made was I doubled the butter to 1 cup, and made the milk an even one cup. It has my house smelling like vanilla!! I love it!!

5 out of 8 people found this helpful.

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