Basic Yellow Cake

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Basic Yellow Cake created by CandyTX
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  • Preheat oven to 350°F Grease and flour 2 9-inch cake pans.
  • In bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt with a wire whisk.
  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  • 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.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool 5 minutes in pan, then invert onto a rack and cool completely before frosting.
  • For a 9 x 13 pan - Baked at 350 degrees F. for 30 to 38 minutes.
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  1. Livbam.maus
    Cake tasted good but the baking time is off. I baked the 9x13 and at about 20 minutes in the oven I could strongly smell the cake. I opened the oven to a cake pulled away from the pan edges and a dark crust around the edges. I may try this again because the flavor was there but I think I will drop the oven temperature to 325.
     
  2. Kendrick W.
    Is there a particular type of cake flour? King Arthur, Swan Down, Self rising??? Will it make a difference by adding baking powder if these cake flours already contain baking powder?
     
  3. jewels_ks
    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.
     
  4. jolyn421
    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 :(
     
  5. midwestern_mama
    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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