Basic Yellow Cake

Basic Yellow Cake

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"I loved this recipe. I wanted to make strawberry shortcake but without a "biscuit-like" cake, so I found this recipe. I was out of vanilla extract(!!!!!) so had to used almond extract, but it was still lucsious and went great with my strawberries and whipped cream. "

- dharmag

Top-ranked recipe named "Basic Yellow Cake"

4.1 avg, 47 review(s) 70% would make again


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1 c Butter; softened
1 1/4 c milk
1 ts Vanilla
2 c Sugar
5 lg Eggs
1 tb Baking Powder
1/2 ts Salt
3 c All-purpose flour; sifted

Original recipe makes 12



Let eggs, milk, and butter stand till room temperature. Cream butter, gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt, add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in vanilla. Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans or 13x9 inch cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove layers from pans and cool completely before frosting. Recipe by: Frances Croom Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #924 by "The Crooms" on Nov 26, 1997

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I'm an experienced cook but did not like this much.
beaniebaby1102 1 month ago
My go-to vanilla cake recipe! Very versitile! Double sift flour for a lighter cake.
ladylail 6 months ago
Great,recipe.easy to make
lov1234 8 months ago
This is my go to cake recipe. Simple & easy. Almost full proof.
kingcatdaddy 10 months ago
I've mad this cake a couple of time. Great go to recipe.
kingcatdaddy 11 month ago
My very first homemade cake.
slashleyhall 1 year ago
dfelske 1 year ago
I'm not exactly why, but this turned out tasting like play-doh. I followed the recipe to the T. It was a bummer.
RebCarmona 1 year ago
Was an awsome cake. Loved it , I made chocolate buttercream icing to go with it and my family and guess loved it. :)
marr611657 1 year ago
The cake is good but the heat needed to bumped up a bit maybe it was my oven but came out fluffy and soft and golden. Turned the heat up to 375 F
Fastrak565 1 year ago
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