Basic Yellow Cake


This is a very yummy basic recipe for yellow cake for all those plain-cake-lovers you know. Some people just love a plain yellow cake, expessially kids. This fits the bill for them just fine. Delicious, light, fluffy, moist… simply wonderful.

For the cake:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla2 cups cake flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease (shortening works like magic) and flour 2 – 8 inch round pans (you could also do a 9×13 or 24 cupcakes). Set aside. 2. In a large bowl, cream togeather the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks one at a time. Add the vanilla. 3. Combine the dry ingredients in a seperate bowl and add this mixture to the butter mixture alternately with the milk. 4.Pour batter into prepared pans and bake (for 8 in. pans) for 25-30 minutes.