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Yellow Cake with Buttercream Frosting

  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    15 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups 2% milk
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 13x9-in. baking pan.
  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and 1 egg at a time, beating well. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; beat into creamed mixture alternately with milk. Transfer to prepared pan.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 40-45 minutes. Place on a wire rack; cool completely.
  • For frosting, beat butter until creamy; gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth and light in color, about 3 minutes. Beat in vanilla and 3 tablespoons cream until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes; thin with additional cream if desired. Spread over cake.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 477 calories, 23g fat (14g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 342mg sodium, 65g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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  • Mady0529
    Jun 9, 2020

    Couldn't get the cake out of the pan even though I followed all of the directions.

  • Janet
    Jun 28, 2018

    Before you cool the cake do you take it out of the pan?