Starlight Yellow Cake

Kimberly Kay


This yellow cake recipe comes from 'Betty Crocker's Cookbook: Everything You Need To Know To Cook Today'. It can be made either in round pans or a 9 X 13-inch rectangular (the pan I used for this recipe). For frosting, you can use your favorite recipe, or buy your favorite brand.

*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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10 Min
40 Min


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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

How to Make Starlight Yellow Cake


  • 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.

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About Starlight Yellow Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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