Yellow Cake

Basic Yellow / Butter Cake

First: Prepare your baking pans

(all ingredients at room temperature)

8 oz butter softened

16 oz sugar

4 large eggs

1 t vanilla


1 T baking powder

12 oz cake flour

1/2 t salt ———> all sifted together


1 c tepid milk



1) Cream butter and sugar in mixer.

2) Sift dry together into bowl and set aside.

3) Beat eggs by hand a little.  Add some eggs; mix, repeat.  Don’t beat too much air into batter.

4) Alternate dry and wet, mix and end with dry.

5) Pan batter 1/2 full.

Bake 350º about 35 minutes or until done.  Rise brown,  Pull away from sides, clean toothpick.  Cool on rack in pan for ten minutes and remove.

Note* If you are using very large pans, reduce the temperature by 25º.  Slower baking provides a more even heat distribution.

Cakes can be cooled in pans overnight,  wrapped.

Yield 2  (8″ pans greased and floured).


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