Thursday, October 21, 2010

Yellow Cake, From Scratch

Yellow Cake

•2 cups all-purpose flour, stirred before measuring

•1 tablespoon baking powder
•1 teaspoon salt
•1/2 cup butter, softened
•1 1/4 cups sugar
•2 eggs
•3/4 cup milk
•1/2 tablespoon vanilla
Mix flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. Cream sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl, beating until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add half of the flour mixture then half of the milk. Add vanilla. Mix until blended; add remaining flour and milk and beat until smooth. The batter will be thick. Spread batter in two greased and floured 8-inch layer cake pans or a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25 to 35 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly touched near center.

Frost as desired.

In conlcusion, it's delicious, but do not think cream cheese frosting is appropriate for it.


  1. I love that you did this and just call me lazy, but gimme that all boxed up and I'm there!!

  2. It's actually really easy to do by scratch, and much, much (much) better then the boxed stuff...I'm sure you can mix up the dry ingredients ahead of time, then when you're ready toss the rest in when you want to bake...