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basic yellow cake made from scratch

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Jo Anne Sugimoto
Kaneohe, HI

A personal request from a fellow member of "Just A Pinch".

(3 ratings)

Ingredients For basic yellow cake made from scratch

  • 3 c
    cake flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 3/4 c
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 3 lg
    eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 c

How To Make basic yellow cake made from scratch

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2
    Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans, or one 9x13-inch baking pan, or 24 to 30 cupcake wells with paper liners. Set aside.
  • 3
    In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • 4
    Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar together on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • 5
    Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Add vanilla and scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • 6
    Add flour mixture 1 cup at a time, alternating with the buttermilk until all is combined. Do not over mix the batter, just enough to remove all the lumps.
  • 7
    Pour the batter into prepared pans and rap the pans on the counter a couple of times to remove air bubbles.
  • 8
    Bake round cake pans at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes. The 9x13 pan for 35 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. The cupcake tins for about 20 to 25 minutes or until the top of the cupcakes spring back when lightly touched.
  • 9
    Cool round cakes for 10 minutes before loosening, then carefully turn out the cake onto a sugar dusted piece of parchment paper, and allow to finish cooling on the wire rack.
  • 10
    Cool 9x13 pan and cupcake tins completely on wire racks before frosting.