Luscious Yellow Cake
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1¼ cup milk
  1. Heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Grease the bottom of a 12"x2" round pan, or two 9"x2" round pans, or one 13"x9"x2" rectangular pan. Line with parchment and spray the parchment with a flour based cooking spray (like Baker's Joy).
  3. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until it is light and fluffy.
  4. Add the vanilla. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well between each egg.
  5. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Sift it once more.
  6. Add the flour mixture and milk alternately to the butter mixture, beginning with the flour and ending with the milk. Beat well after each addition, being careful to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  7. Beat for two minutes.
  8. Pour into pan(s) and bake until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center of the cake. If you are using a 12" round pan, it may take 45-50 minutes. If you are using two 9"x2" round pans, check after 30 minutes.
  9. Cool on a rack for 10-15 minutes and then turn the pans over to remove the cakes. Allow them to cool before decorating.
Recipe by The Rowdy Baker at