Basic Yellow Cake Recipe User Rating 3.5 Star Rating (25 Reviews) Write a review

By Carroll Pellegrinelli, Guide

Everyone will enjoy this moist yellow cake recipe made from scratch. Be sure to check at the bottom for more great cake recipes.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yield: Two 9-inch Cake Rounds


Preparation: 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 Yellow Cake Recipe 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.

Regular White Icing (Add Butter to Make Buttercream Icing) By Kelly Gould on December 19, 2001 * Serves: 12, Yield: 1 cake or twelve cupcakes

2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon milk, add more to desired consistancy
1 dash salt ( may substitute or omit)
1/4 cup butter ( for the Buttercream Icing you would add the butter to the recipe)

1. Mix powdered sugar and vanilla.
2. Add milk teaspoon by teaspoon until desired consistency.
3. Dash salt.
4. Note: Do NOT pour in the milk.
5. Trust me.
6. Do this as instructed, or you will have to keep adding sugar until you get a good consistency, and then you will end up with enough icing to cover surplus amount of cakes!
7. (If you are icing everything in your home, then go right ahead).