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Basic Yellow Cake
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 55 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 15

Everyone needs a good scratch yellow cake recipe in their recipe box. This no-fail recipe is quick to prepare and easy to make—with a few steps and basic pantry ingredients, you can have it in the oven in just 20 minutes. Make this cake extra-special and serve with a delicious spread of homemade chocolate frosting! ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

Cake

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

Frosting

4
oz unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped
3
cups powdered sugar
1/2
cup butter, softened
2
teaspoons vanilla
1/3
cup milk

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and lightly flour 13x9-inch pan. In medium bowl, stir flour, baking powder and salt until well blended.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat granulated sugar and 3/4 cup softened butter with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla and eggs until well blended. Alternately add flour mixture and 1 1/4 cups milk, beating well and scraping bowl after each addition. Pour batter evenly into pan.
  • 3
    Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Cool 10 minutes.
  • 5
    In large bowl, beat remaining Frosting ingredients with electric mixer on low speed until creamy. Gradually beat in melted chocolate until well blended. Immediately spread on cake.

Expert Tips

  • Cake can be baked in two 8- or 9-inch round cake pans; grease and flour pans. Bake as directed above. Cool 15 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Frost.
  • One container chocolate frosting can be substituted for the frosting in this recipe.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Trans Fat
1/2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Exchanges:
Free
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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