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Yellow Layer Cake Recipe

Yellow Layer Cake Recipe

Instead of turning to a boxed cake mix, why not try your hand at this easy recipe for a basic yellow cake? You just can't beat the homemade goodness!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups 2% milk
  • 2-1/2 cups frosting of your choice

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.
  • 2. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 3. Spread frosting between layers and over the top and sides of cake. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 576 calories, 22 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 425 mg sodium, 89 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.