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Yellow Cake from scratch can be transformed into a stunning dessert worthy of a party with the addition of your favorite sweet frosting. For a hint of freshness, add a couple teaspoons of finely shredded citrus zest to the batter of this yellow cake recipe.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Jason Donnelly

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
bake:
20 mins
cool:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
12
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Allow butter and eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, grease and lightly flour two 9 x 1-1/2-inch or 8 x 1-1/2-inch round cake pans or grease one 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set pan(s) aside. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

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  • In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar, about 1/4 cup at time, beating on medium speed until well combined and scraping sides of bowl. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes more. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition (about 1 minute total). Beat in vanilla. Add flour mixture and milk alternately to beaten mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. Spread batter into the prepared pan(s).

  • Bake in a 375 degree F oven 20 to 25 minutes for 9-inch pans; 30 to 35 minutes for 8-inch pans; 25 to 30 minutes for 13x9x2-inch pan or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean. Cool layer cakes in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove layer cakes from pans. Cool thoroughly on racks. Or, place 13x9x2-inch cake in pan on a wire rack; cool thoroughly. Frost with desired frosting. Makes 12 to 16 servings.

Citrus Yellow Cake:
  • Prepare as above, except stir 2 teaspoons finely shredded orange peel or lemon peel into batter.

Nutrition Facts

336 calories; fat 14g; cholesterol 88mg; saturated fat 8g; carbohydrates 48g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 29g; protein 5g; vitamin a 583.1IU; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 1.4mg; folate 12.1mcg; vitamin b12 0.2mcg; sodium 333mg; potassium 82mg; calcium 90.9mg; iron 1.3mg.
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