Basic Golden Cake Layers

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Position oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 350°; grease the bottom and sides of two 9-inch round cake pans; dust pans with flour.
  • Into a bowl, sift cake flour, baking powder, and salt; whisk to combine and set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, using the paddle attachment, beat the butter at medium-high speed until creamy, about 30 seconds.
  • Gradually add in the sugar and beat at high speed until light, about 2 minutes.
  • Decrease speed to low and add the eggs and egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down sides of bowl as needed.
  • Beat in the vanilla (if you have a splatter shield, attach it now).
  • Add the flour mixture at low speed in three additions, alternating it with the milk in two additions and mixing just until the flour is incorporated.
  • Scrape the batter into the prepared pans, dividing it evenly, and smooth the tops.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, until lightly browned around the edges.
  • Cool the cakes in the pans on wire racks for 15 minutes.
  • Invert the layers onto the racks and cool completely.
  • Frost as desired.
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