Yellow Cake

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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.

Yellow Cake Salted Chocolate Ganache
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Cool Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
100 mins
Servings:
12

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup butter, softened

  • 3 eggs

  • 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ¾ cup sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 ¼ cup milk

Directions

  1. 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.

  2. 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).

  3. 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:

  1. Prepare as above, except stir 2 teaspoons finely shredded orange peel or lemon peel into batter.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

336 Calories
14g Fat
48g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 336
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 333mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 5g
Calcium 90.9mg 7%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 82mg 2%
Folate, total 12.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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