Basic Homemade Yellow Cake

Basic Homemade Yellow Cake created by najwa

Rich, moist and delicious. I use this recipe as the basis of almost every cake I make, adjusting flavourings for variety. Examples are: adding lemon or orange zest; replacing some of the flour with cocoa powder for chocolate cake; almond flavouring; adding chopped apple or peaches. Endless possibilities. A real reliable standby.

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50mins
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directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and set aside.
  • Cream together the sugar and margarine.
  • Beat in vanilla and eggs, one at a time.
  • Alternately add dry ingredients and buttermilk until well blended.
  • Spread batter evenly into greased and floured cake pans.
  • Bake for 27 to 35 minutes on middle rack, until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean.
  • Cool 10 minutes in pans before removing to wire rack.
  • Cool completely and frost or fill as desired.
  • Cake can also be baked in a 13 x 9 inch or Bundt pan.
  • For orange marble cake: reserve 1 cup of the batter add to it 2 to 3 squares melted and cooled semi-sweet chocolate, add orange zest to remaining yellow batter and swirl chocolate batter through orange batter for marbled effect.
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"Rich, moist and delicious. I use this recipe as the basis of almost every cake I make, adjusting flavourings for variety. Examples are: adding lemon or orange zest; replacing some of the flour with cocoa powder for chocolate cake; almond flavouring; adding chopped apple or peaches. Endless possibilities. A real reliable standby."
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  1. Kasha
    Heavier than I hoped. Good taste, not the consistency that I was looking for though.
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  2. dacoolestbro
    Per some of the other reviews, I followed the recipe to the tee..I did have to use a little more buttermilk to thin the batter out. Swirled in some chocolate also. Everybody RAVED about the cake, very moist. You just have to watch that you dont overcook it. Its incredibly good.
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  3. LoveToBake67
    This is a very tasty yellow cake ! I didn't have cake flour on hand so I used this recipe for Cake flour substitute #87689 and then frosted the cake with whipped frosting #143327. YUMMY! This is so much better than out of a box :). Thank you for sharing a keeper.
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  4. danibabani
    The taste of the cake was amazing, not overwhelmingly sweet or vanilla-y, just right (especially paired with buttercream icing). The only complaint that I have is that I found it a bit dry. I didn`t overcook it, as I checked it consistently until the toothpick cake out clean, and then took it out immediately. I would suggest adding sour cream or plain yogourt to make it more moist. Overall, still very delectable:)
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  5. metajane
    I made this recipe exactly and paired it with a Vanilla Buttercream Frosting I also found here on Zaar. It was delicious! Exactly what I was looking for. My husband loved it too!
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