Yellow Butter Cake

Courtney Bailey


I love butter cake! This is the quintessential birthday cake from my childhood.

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25 Min
30 Min


6 large
egg yolks
1 c
milk, whole
2 tsp
vanilla extract
3 c
sifted all purpose flour
1 1/2 c
1 Tbsp
+1 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp
12 Tbsp
butter, unsalted at room temperature


1Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour two 9 inch cake pans lining the bottom with parchment paper and set aside.

2In a medium glass bowl, blend egg yolks, 3/4 c. milk, and vanilla. In a large mixing bowl, add all of your dry ingredients and blend together on a low setting. Add butter, and remaining milk and blend until moistened, continue to mix on a medium setting for another 1-2 minutes then begin to add the egg mixture continue beating as you go. Add slowly over about 3 minutes. Make certain to blend out all of the lumps.

3Once blended, pour evenly into the prepared pans. Bake for 25-30 minutes in the pre-heated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely before removing from the pans. Stack and frost with homemade chocolate frosting.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Hashtag: #yellow