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Yellow Cake Recipe

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Yellow Cake Recipe

Yellow Cake Recipe

Stephanie Gallagher
There's nothing like the taste of a homemade cake. And this moist yellow cake recipe is my best ever. I like to make this cake for birthdays, parties and special occasions. Frost this yellow cake with chocolate frosting or buttercream frosting.

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Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 24 servings


  • 4 cups cake flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • chocolate frosting or buttercream frosting


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish (compare prices) or two 9-inch round cake pans.

  2. Sift the cake flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together. Don't skip this step! Sifting incorporates air into the cake, making it light and tender.

  3. In a mixing bowl, beat the softened butter and sugar together with an electric stand mixer (compare prices) until fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in the vanilla extract, then the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  4. Add one-third of the flour mixture to the cake batter, beating until incorporated. Then add one-third of the milk and beat well.

  5. Continue adding the flour mixture and the milk alternately, beating well after each addition. Adding the flour and milk in this way makes the cake moist and tender.

  6. Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan, and bake 40-55 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center of the yellow cake comes out clean.
Let the yellow cake cool completely, then frost with your favorite frosting.
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 4 out of 5
Yummy Yellow, Member crmennsm

Made this cake step by step it came out perfect. I used it and also made a Pineapple Upside Down cake my family LOVED it!

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