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    Basic Yellow Cake

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    35 mins

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350°F Grease and flour 2 9-inch cake pans.
    2. 2
      In bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt with a wire whisk.
    3. 3
      Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
    4. 4
      Add vanilla and mix until completely combines. Slowly add flour alternately with milk. At end of addition batter should be smooth. Divide between 2 pans.
    5. 5
      Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool 5 minutes in pan, then invert onto a rack and cool completely before frosting.
    6. 6
      For a 9 x 13 pan - Baked at 350 degrees F. for 30 to 38 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 28, 2013

      My daughter's should have read the reviews before making this cake. We did it in two round cake pans and they are way too thin. Live and Learn.

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    • on February 05, 2011


      I made this exactly as stated except I put it in a 9x13 and it is only a 1/2 in high. I am very disappointed since it was my moms retirement cake and now I have to go to the store to buy one :(

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    • on February 20, 2010


      I've made this cake over a dozen times now, and it is my family's favorite! I make it as is, without any substitutions and it has always come out perfectly. It holds up very well to layers and frosting. Thanks Jen's Kitchen for posting such an easy and delicious recipe!!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Basic Yellow Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (117 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 367.5
    Calories from Fat 129
    Total Fat 14.4 g
    Saturated Fat 8.4 g
    Cholesterol 103.4 mg
    Sodium 376.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 53.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    Sugars 25.2 g
    Protein 6.0 g

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