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Classic Yellow Cake

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Servings: Makes a (9-inch) 2-layer cake
Classic yellow cake, everyones's favorite. Great cake for a birthday with buttercream or chocolate fudge frosting.

*Note: See recipe for Buttercream Frosting on this website under the Frostings category.

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
4 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup milk

Heat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and flour 2 (9-inch) round baking pans. Set aside.

Stir together flour, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Set aside.

Beat sugar and butter in large mixer bowl at medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition just until mixed.

Divide batter evenly between prepared pans. Bake for 29 to 34 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire racks 10 minutes. Loosen edge of cake by running knife around inside edge. Carefully remove cake from pan; cool completely.

Prepare your favorite frosting. Frost cake.

Makes a (9-inch) 2-layer cake, 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving without frosting)
Calories: 350
Fat: 13 g
Cholesterol: 100 mg
Sodium: 270 mg
Carbohydrates: 50 g
Dietary Fiber: 1 g
Protein: 6 g

Date: May 16, 2003


Reviewer: Wendy
I made the cake in a tube pan instead of layers and that may have made a difference in how it turned out but it came out dry. The taste is okay but it's not a moist cake recipe.

Reviewer: Lander
I made this about 2 weeks before thanksgiving and froze it. It baked up really nice, recipe was easy. I find that the texture improved after being at room temperature for about 2 days. Overall the taste is fine, a little dry when just baked but I would make it again for the kids.

Reviewer: sanaz
Awesome. I frost it with browned butter frosting!

Reviewer: redrose
i will try but it seems good

Reviewer: Nikiz
it was fine but i think it needed sugar (the real kind), but other then that i love the taste, still needs sugar.

Reviewer: asefeh
this recipe is very nice. i liked this cake.

Reviewer: Alex
The cake had a fair taste, however it needed more ingredients to make the cake more fun and lovely to eat.

Reviewer: ghada

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