Basic Yellow Cake
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2 1/4 c. cake flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. butter
1 1/4 c. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 c. milk
A basic yellow cake, great for a birthday! Cupcakes featured at Halloween Party 2005.
Yield: 2 8-inch layers, 24 cupcakes, or a 9x13
Note: To substitute all purpose flour for cake flour, measure out all purpose flour and subtract 1 Tbsp. for each 1/2 c. flour.
Sift together dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, cream butter. Add sugar gradually. Add eggs. Add milk and dry ingredients alternately, in three batches. Add vanilla.
Divide into pans: two eight-inch layers, 18 cupcakes, 24 dinky cupcakes, or one 9x13 rectangular pan.
Bake at 350 F.
For eight-inch layers: 25 - 30 min.
For cupcakes: 15-20 min.
For 9 x 13: 35-45 min.
Cake is done when it draws slightly away from the edges of the pan, springs back when touched, or toothpick comes out clean.
Allow to cool briefly (10 min.) in pans, then turn out and cool completely on racks. Frost with your favorite icing.
Submitted by Gretchen Grant
Contributed on: and modified on Thursday May 6th, 2010