Ingredients

How to make it

  • In mixer, cream butter and sugar on high speed until light and fluffy.
  • In seperate bowl, wisk together flour, salt, and baking powder.
  • Set aside.
  • On medium speed, add eggs, one at a time, to the butter mixture,
  • making sure each egg is mixed in before adding the next.
  • Scrape down the sides and bottom of bowl and mix again.
  • Mix in vanilla, or any other flavoring you want (almond, orange, lemon, rose water).
  • Add flour mixture and milk to the wet ingredients, alternating the two, starting with the flour. (1/3 flour, then 1/3 milk...etc.)
  • Scrape sides and bottom of bowl again and give it another quick mix.
  • Pour into your greased and floured pans.
  • Bake at 350 for about 35 minutes, until the middle is firm, the top is golden, and the sides pull slightly away from the pan. A toothpick should come out clean (about 160 degrees in the middle).
  • This makes about 7 1/2 C batter, which will fill two 8 inch rounds or one 6 inch and one 9 inch. This would fill one big rectangle.
  • When the cakes are finished, let them sit in the pans for a couple of minutes, and then turn them out onto wire racks to cool. Be sure to use cardboard or another wire rack to flip the cakes over. If you try to pick this up while its warm, it will break. I like to turn my cakes out onto a cake board and then turn it onto the wire rack so that the top side of the cake is up. Spray your wire racks with non stick spray so that you can easily move the cakes when they are cooled.
  • When you grease your cake pans, be sure never to grease with butter. Butter burns. Always use shortening. I like to use non hydrogenated shortening and the baking sprays with flour in them are wonderful and fast!. My cakes never stick when I use the sprays.

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    " It was excellent "
    Panther43 ate it and said...
    Taste Great, and moist!
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    " It was excellent "
    Panther43 ate it and said...
    Made this last night, used the cream cheese frosting recipe; taste great!
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  • mnichole 2 years ago
    I received a lot of complements on this recipe, but I thought it was a little dry. I used cake and all purpose flour. Is there anything I can do different so that it won't be dry.
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  • Lulu4u54321 2 years ago
    I love this recipe however it can b a little dense! How can u make it lighter but keep tge hold when carving?
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    " It was excellent "
    thesavannahcook ate it and said...
    This is the best yellow cake recipe I've tried! !! Very moist, yet stable & doesn't fall apart! I used two tsps of vanilla & half tsp of butter flavor to enhance the butter taste a little.
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  • CACODASH 4 years ago
    fixing to go make this and add pumpkin and banana for a pumpkin bread. i was making it with a box of yellow cake but i decided it was time to go homemade!!! hope it turns out for thanksgiving!!!! (probably not the best time to start trying new recipes!!!)
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  • maggiemuthu 4 years ago
    350 celcius?
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  • barfly129 4 years ago
    I'm always looking out for the perfect yellow cake recipe. I can't wait to try this.
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  • lilliancooks 4 years ago
    WOW! Beautiful cakes!!! YUM!
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    Hey Cakelady! I baked the cake again and posted a picture. Very,very good cake!!! If I could vote again I would. :)
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    " It was excellent "
    gapeach55 ate it and said...
    This is a definate keeper. You are the expert so I know you know what you are talking about. I will surely try this. Thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    burgandy26 ate it and said...
    SOUNDS LIKE A DELISH
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    I could not get it to post on this recipe...but it did post on my food page under the main picture. Very good! I would give it a 10 if I could!
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    I am baking this cake today for my hubby's b-day....I'll let ya know how it turns out. It should be good with your ingredient listing.
    Frosting it with chocolate frosting. Yummmm
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    " It was excellent "
    chacha ate it and said...
    Mmmmmmmmmmm I can taste it already. This recipe looks lovely and a true winner of 5 forks! Thanks so much for sharing with everyone!
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  • renew20later 6 years ago
    I think I found my cake recipe. This is great. I love the 3 sticks of butter!
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  • cakelady 6 years ago
    It is baking powder, not soda. I fixed the recipe. Thanks!
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  • nezda 6 years ago
    It says baking powder in the ingredients, and baking soda in the directions???
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  • greekgirrrl 6 years ago
    Stunning!!
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  • tarahlouise 6 years ago
    I gotta admit, I love Yellow Cake, but there is no way it will taste as good as the one in the picture does!!! You make it look so appetizing. By the way, Congratulations on the baby boy. I'm thinking I might have to have you fly a wedding cake to Minnesota for me May 2009!!
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