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Homemade Yellow Cake

Perfect Yellow Cake

Photo: Betty R

This Homemade Yellow Cake is another contender for best yellow cake recipe in the world.

This is exactly how you want your yellow cakes – delicious and moist with a lovely fluffy, light crumb.

Homemade Yellow Cake is a great birthday cake. This chocolate frosted version is great as it gives die-hard chocolate addicts their chocolate hit, but it’s not too over-the-top chocolate for everyone else.

With Homemade Yellow Cake this good and easy, why-oh-why would you bother with a box mix?

The very clever BettyR over at Chef Talk is the creative genius behind this Perfect Homemade Yellow Cake.

Homemade Yellow Cake Recipe
For the Yellow Cake:
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour (do not sift the flour)
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 3½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-teaspoon salt
  • 1¼ cups milk with a little added vegetable oil
  • 1 stick butter (not margarine), softened
  • 1-tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
For the Cooked Chocolate Frosting:
  • 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons cornstarch; packed
  • 7 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 6 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla
  1. For the full recipe go here: Perfect Homemade Yellow Cake.

Happy baking!

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2 Responses to Homemade Yellow Cake

  1. Marie Johnson at #

    No comments on this recipe and that is a shame. I got this recipe from a forum called “Chef Talk” submitted by Betty R. This is the BEST home-made yellow cake recipe that I have found. Hands down. I spray my cakes down with a simple syrup but this one really doesn’t need it. Doesn’t have that ‘cornbread texture’ that scratch ‘yellows’ tend to have. This has a good fluffy, fine crumb. I haven’t tried the frosting thought but I will. I used a Hershy frosting which is a ‘drier’ (but good) frosting. But I think for this cake–I am going to try that frosting next. I think it will make for an even moister cake. You really should try this. You will not be disappointed if you follow exactly. TRUST ME.

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