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Yellow Cake

Updated February 23, 2016
This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

This cake is quick to make and moist.  I like to use it as a base when I make English Trifle.  It also makes a nice layer cake.

Decorate with:

Buttercream Frosting


Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing


Fresh Lemon Frosting

Serves10 to 12

Cooking Methodbaking

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 4 hours

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Recipe Coursedessert

Dietary Considerationhalal, lactose-free, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegetarian

Equipmentelectric mixer

Taste and Texturebuttery

Type of Dishcake, dessert

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups cake flour (875 mL)
  • 4 tsp baking powder (20 mL)
  • 1/2 tsp salt (2 mL)
  • 1 cup cold water (250 mL)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract (15 mL)
  • 1 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (375 mL)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar (500 mL)
  • 5 eggs

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder an salt. In a small bowl, stir together water and vanilla. Set both aside.

  2. In a mixer bowl fitted with paddle attachment, ceam butter and sugar until light and fluffy, for 2 minutes. Add eggs, on at a time, beating well between each addition. Using a wooden spoon, stir in flour mixture alternating with water mixture, making three additions of flour and two of water, just until blended.

  3. Divide batter equally between prepared pans. Bake in preheated oven until light brown and a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, 28 to 36 minutes. Let cool in pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes before transferring to rack to cool completely.

  4. For best results for decorating, wrap cakes inelastic wrap and freeze for 1 to 2 days. Decorate with any of the icings (see Notes) or one of your favorites.

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