Starlight Yellow Cake
*Instead of using flour and shortening to grease the pan or pans, you can just use nonstick baking spray; that's what I used and it worked just fine.
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- 2 1/4 c
- all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 c
- 1/2 c
- butter or margarine, softened
- 1 1/4 c
- 3 1/2 tsp
- baking powder
- 1 tsp
- 1 tsp
- vanilla extract
- large eggs
1Preheat oven to 350 F.
2Grease bottom and sides of a rectangular pan, 13 X 9-inches, 2 round pans, 9 X 1 ½ -inches, or 3 round pans, 8 X 1 ½-inches with shortening and lightly flour.*(see my notes)
3Beat all ingredients with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly.
4Beat on high speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally; pour into pan(s).
5Bake rectangle 35 to 40 minutes, 9-inch rounds 25 to 30 minutes, 8-inch rounds 30 to 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center.
6Cool rectangle in pan on wire rack; cool rounds 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire rack.
7Cool completely, about 1 hour.
8Frost as desired.