Basic Yellow Cake

Looking for a fluffy dessert? Then check out this wonderful yellow cake.

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  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 1 hr 55 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 12
 

Ingredients

2 1/2
cups all-purpose flour
3
teaspoons baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1 1/4
cups sugar
3/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
3
eggs
1
cup milk

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 2 (8- or 9-inch) round cake pans with shortening; lightly flour. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat sugar and butter with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in vanilla and eggs until well blended. Alternately add flour mixture and milk, beating well and scraping bowl after each addition. Pour batter evenly into pans.
  • 3 Bake 27 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans; place on wire racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Fill and frost as desired.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 2 (8- or 9-inch) round cake pans with shortening; lightly flour. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat sugar and butter with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in vanilla and eggs until well blended. Alternately add flour mixture and milk, beating well and scraping bowl after each addition. Pour batter evenly into pans.
  • 3 Bake 27 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans; place on wire racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Fill and frost as desired.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Just like Basic White Cake, you can bake this cake in a greased and floured 13x9-inch pan for 33 to 40 minutes - it's a time saver, and just as tasty.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
85mg
85%;
Sodium
270mg
270%;
Total Carbohydrate
42g
42%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
22g
22%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.