A rich, tasty white (yellow) cake from "1001 Old-Time Household Hints", by Yankee Magazine. Once you try this, you'll never want to buy boxed cake mix again! Yankee Magazine suggests using Italian Frosting with this cake, which I haven't tried yet, but will post separately (check my other recipes). Tip: Left over egg whites can be used to make angel food cake, or make meringue.
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- 1Preheat oven to 350 F.
- 2Grease and flour two 10" x 10" baking pans (or two deep 9" X 9" pans, or a large sheet pan - remember to adjust baking time).
- 3Sift together cake flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- 4Cream egg yolks and sugar until light and fluffy.
- 5Add scalded milk and vanilla to egg yolk mixture.
- 6Mix butter into egg yolk mixture.
- 7Stir flour mixture into egg yolk mixture. Do not over beat.
- 8Pour batter into pans and bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- 9Allow cake to cool completely before removing from pans. Frost if desired.
- 10Tip: To scald milk, heat milk in a heavy bottomed pan over low heat, stirring frequently. When bubbles begin to form around the edge of the pan, and steam rises from the milk, it is scalded. Remove from heat and cool. Do not boil. (It may not actually be necessary to scald the milk - it was traditionally done to deactivate enzymes. These days pasteurization takes care of that).
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Nutritional Facts for Celebration Cake
Serving Size: 1 (104 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 10
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 419.2
- Calories from Fat 133
- Total Fat 14.8 g
- Saturated Fat 8.0 g
- Cholesterol 235.5 mg
- Sodium 210.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 66.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
- Sugars 40.2 g
- Protein 6.0 g