Ultimate Basic Birthday Yellow Cake (3 - Layer)

Recipe by Second2None
READY IN: 50mins




  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Cut wax paper to fit the bottom of (3) 9 x 1 1/2-inch round pans. Spray the pans with cooking spray, place the wax paper in the pans and spray the paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt, mixing well.
  • Measure the 1-1/4 cups of milk in a 2 cup measuring cup then add enough vegetable oil to bring the liquid up to 1-1/3 cups. (I did the math and figured out it is 1-1/4 cups milk + 4 teaspoons vegetable oil).
  • Add the milk/vegetable oil mixture, butter and vanilla to the flour mixture and beat with an electric mixer on medium to medium-high speed for 2 minutes, scraping sides of bowl as needed.
  • Add the eggs and continue beating an additional 2 minutes. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  • Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near center of cake comes out clean, or until cake springs back when touched lightly in the center.
  • Cool cakes on wire racks for 15 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely.
  • Frost as desired.