Yellow Cake

Yellow cake with chocolate frosting has always been my favorite, but I don’t think I’d ever made one from scratch. I was asked to bring a cake to a surprise party, and the time was right! It has a nicer texture than box cake, and tastes great to boot!

IMG_4126Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 2 9″ rounds or a 9X13″ pan. Whisk together the salt, baking powder, and flour in a medium bowl and set aside.

Cream the butter and sugar until light yellow.

IMG_4103Beat in the eggs one at a time, then the yolks, also one at a time.

eggsBeat in half the flour mixture on low speed, followed by half the buttermilk. Beat in the remaining flour, then the remaining buttermilk. Finally, stir in the vanilla.

flourPour the batter into the prepared pan(s).

IMG_4114Bake until it passes a toothpick test, about 30 minutes for 2 rounds, 35 minutes for a 9X13″.

IMG_4116Let cool completely, several hours, then frost and decorate as desired.

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Homemade Yellow Cake

From Add A Pinch.

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 2 9″ rounds or a 9X13″ pan. Whisk together the salt, baking powder, and flour in a medium bowl and set aside.

Cream the butter and sugar until light yellow. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then the yolks, also one at a time. Beat in half the flour mixture on low speed, followed by half the buttermilk. Beat in the remaining flour, then the remaining buttermilk. Then stir in the vanilla.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan(s). Bake until it passes a toothpick test, about 30 minutes for 2 rounds, 35 minutes for a 9X13″. Let cool completely, several hours, then frost and decorate as desired.

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About sparecake

My name's Corinne, and I like cake, cookies, and chocolate! Also, non-c-things such as ponies, Star Trek, and biking. I write a food blog and a blog about life, wide open spaces, and museum work. Nice to meet you!
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