A Fantastic Yellow Cake

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"All of us foodies search for the best yellow cake recipe, after trying hundreds of different recipes I finally found one that I think is the best, it's moist, buttery, just the perfect yellow cake (well at least I think so!). Makes one layer cake"

Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (121.4 g)
  • Calories 404.4
  • Total Fat - 18.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 112.4 mg
  • Sodium - 175.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 54.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.9 g
  • Sugars - 34.6 g
  • Protein - 6.8 g
  • Calcium - 118.9 mg
  • Iron - 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Step 2

Sift together both flours, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

Step 3

IMPORTANT! it is very important to be sure to sift the flour very well before measuring. Flour that is too compacted can cause a denser, heavier cake. If you do not have a flour sifter, put some flour in a bowl and whisk it for a minute before spooning the flour into the measuring cup to measure. Do this for both types of flour in the recipe.

Step 4

Cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy.

Step 5

Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after every addition.

Step 6

Beat in the vanilla extract and if using, the butter flavoring.

Step 7

Gently fold in the dry ingredients in three equal portions, alternately with the evaporated milk. When adding dry and wet ingredients alternately in any baking recipe, always begin and end with the dry ingredients.

Step 8

Pour batter evenly into 2 well greased and floured 9 inch cake pans.

Step 9

Bake in a 325 degree F oven for about 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Watch it carefully, you will not want to over bake this cake, as soon as the toothpick comes out clean, remove the cake from the oven and let it rest in the pans for 5 minutes before turning it out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Tips & Variations

  • Two 9 inch cake pans



This cake goes right to the top when it comes to taste and texture. We loved how miost it was too. I used a Chocolate Buttercream frosting and that was the cats meow!

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(4 Jan 2021)