Basic Yellow Cake

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by KittyKitty

A good cake to top with whatever frosting, glaze, fruit, etc. The trick to baking, is to be very precise with your measurements.

Top Review by Taxi Mom

This was actually pretty good. I baked this in a 9 x 13 pan and the cake rose really well. I added strawberries in juice on top. The whole family really enjoyed it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream shortening, gradually add sugar, beating well at medium speed of an electric mixer. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well at medium speed of an electric mixer.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt, add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, begin and end with flour mix. Mix after each addition. Stir in flavorings.
  3. Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 9 inch round ake pans. Bake at 375F for 20-25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes, remove from pans and let cool completely on wire rack. Frost as desired.
  4. Tip; over mixing the batter will make the cake heavy or grainy.
  5. If you prefer cupcakes , spoon batter into paper lined muffin pans, fill to half full, Bake at 375F for 20minutes. # dozen.

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