|Prep time: 15 minutes||Cooking time: 35 minutes||Total time: 50 minutes|
The yellow cake recipe is a popular choice for cake decorating. The subtle flavor lends itself well to all types of fillings and frostings.
This cake is commonly referred to as a butter cake recipe or a vanilla cake recipe.
You can use this recipe as a base to create a variety of other flavors.
Use cake flour that does not have leavening added to its ingredients. Have all ingredients at room temperature for best results.
Makes Two 8" cakes
Other yellow cake recipe flavor options:
You can easily vary this recipe by replacing the vanilla extract with almond extract, for a hint of almond flavor.
To create a marble cake recipe, follow the directions for the yellow cake recipe. Pour 1/3 of the batter into each cake pan. Return the bowl to the electric mixer and add 1/2 c. cocoa powder. Beat on low until just combined. Spoon 1/2 the chocolate batter atop the yellow cake batter in each cake pan. Use a butter knife to swirl the chocolate batter into the yellow cake batter. Do not overmix the two batters or you will just create a lighter colored chocolate cake in the center of a yellow cake. Bake the cakes as per the yellow cake recipe, above.