Homemade Yellow Cake and Variations
I was in search of a great yellow cake made from scratch that would taste good if not better than the box. I use this one all the time for my catering business. It makes a thick cake. 6/3/08 Made some changes to make it better.
- Ready In:
- 1hr 5mins
- 3 1⁄2 cups cake flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 (3 1/2 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding
- 6 tablespoons butter, softened
- 6 tablespoons butter flavor shortening
- 1 1⁄2 cups milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 cup sour cream
- 4 eggs
- Cream together butter, shortening, sugar, and pudding.
- Add eggs in one at a time.
- Add in sour cream and vanilla. Mix well.
- Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Add flour mixture into butter mixture alternately with milk starting and finishing with flour mixture.
- Pour into well greased and floured 13x9 pan.
- Bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes.
- Variation for White Cake: Use 4 egg whites instead of the 3 whole eggs.
- Variation for Spice Cake: Add 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1/4+1/8 teaspoon ground allspice, 1/4+1/8 teaspoon ground cloves to the flour mixture.
- Variation for Chocolate Cake: Use chocolate pudding mix and 1/3 cup cocoa. (I then up the milk a little.).
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The feature photo has 3 round, stacked layers of cake; but the recipe is for a single 9 x 13 pan. Instructions are given for making varieties including vanilla, chocolate & spice cakes- but no mention is made of the cake pan so you can make the actual cake portrayed in the picture! It's very frustrating when they bate & switch things like that. I'm left wondering...Is the photo of three 8", three 6" or three 9" pans? And, using three of whatever diameter, how long does it need to bake? I guess I'll have to find a different recipe.Replies 2
I tried this recipe and it's absolutely delicious! But is it good for stacking? The crumb is so moist and tender I don't know how well it holds up if I stack 4 layers. I also just used all butter instead of shortening. Has anyone tried stacking 3 or more layers of this recipe? :) Thanks again for sharing this amazing recipe :)Replies 1
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