Yellow Cake Recipe

Recently, I made a scrumptious home made yellow cake with oh so yummy home made chocolate frosting.   This is a vintage recipe, so have a great time feeling nostalgic as you make it!


Yellow Cake

3 cups sifted flour

2 1/2 teaspoons double acting baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup plus two tablespoons butter

1 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar

2 large unbeaten eggs

1 1/4 cups milk

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Start by heating oven at 350 degrees.  Grease then line with wax paper, bottoms of two 9″ cake pans.  Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.

With electric mixer at medium speed, thoroughly mix butter with sugar, then eggs, until very light and fluffy-about 4 min. Then at low speed, beat in alternately, just until smooth, flour mixture in fourths and combined milk and vanilla in thirds.  Turn into pans.  Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until done.  Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes.  Remove from pans; peel off wax paper; cool on racks.

Rich chocolate frosting

6 tablespoons butter

3 cups sifted confectioners sugar

3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Dash salt

1 bag chocolate chips, melted

About 5 tablespoons of milk

In medium bowl, cream butter.  Add part of sugar, blending gradually after each addition.  Mix in vanilla, salt, chocolate.  Add remaining sugar alternately with milk, beating after each addition until smooth.  Then beat hard until frosting is creamy and of spreading consistency.


Enjoy, and I cannot wait to see what you have been making!



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