Yellow Butter Cake

Courtney Bailey


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


★★★★★ 2 votes

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

How to Make Yellow Butter Cake


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

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Course/Dish: Cakes
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