Yellow Cake

Yellow Cake

Yellow Cake


¾ cup butter

3 eggs

2½ cups all-purpose flour

2½ teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

1¾ cups sugar

1½ teaspoons vanilla

1¼ cups milk



  1. Allow butter and eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.  Grease and flour two 9 x 1½ -inch or 8 x 1½ –inch round cake pans or grease one 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan; set aside in a bowl stir together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F.  In a mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer or medium to high speed for 30 seconds.  Gradually add sugar, beating until well combined.  Beat 2 minutes more.  Add eggs one at a time.  Beating well after each addition.  Beat in vanilla.  Alternately add flour mixture and milk, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined.  Spread batter into prepared pan(s).
  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes for the 9-inch pans, 30 to 35 minutes for 8-inch pans, 25 to 30 minutes for 13x 9x2-inch pan, or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center(s) comes out clean.  Cool cake layers in pans or wire racks for 10 minutes.  Remove layers from pans; cool thoroughly on racks.  Or place 13x9x2-inch cake in pan on wire rack; cool thoroughly.  Frost with desired frosting.


Icing:  3 cups icing sugar, ¼ teaspoon vanilla, ¼ cup water or milk.


Yellow Cake was made and prepared by Shirley-Ann Pearman


Photography by Shirley-Ann Pearman


Recipe was taken from Better Homes and Garden New Cook Book “14th Edition”; the chapter on Cakes and Frostings; page 164.

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