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A great Yellow Cake Recipe is something every self-respecting baker has in her repertoire . It’s as American as Apple Pie only more versatile!

Every kid loves Yellow Cake with the classic Chocolate Frosting. But there is so much more to this nostalgic favorite. Throw in some lemon zest and fresh ginger and you’ve elevated a family picnic favorite to a sophisticated dessert companion. Add some white chocolate and raspberries to the equation and you’ll be on everyone’s ‘must invite’ list.

And don't forget a fabulous decorative bundt pan to bake your cake in.


yellow cake recipe

yields one 9” round cake (3 layers) or 24 cupcakes

NOTE: All amounts are given in U.S. standard measures. Click here for international equivalents (page will open in a new browser window) .

Preheat oven to 350° F. Prepare 2 x 9” round cake pans by spraying with non-stick cooking spray and lining bottom of each pan with a wax paper circle cut to fit.

1.using an electric mixer beat butter and sugar at high speed until lighter in color and fluffy.

2.add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition

3.sift the flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt on to a piece of parchment or wax paper.

4.mix the milk and vanilla together.

5.add the dry ingredients and wet ingredients alternately to the batter, ending with the dry ingredients.

6.pour the batter into the prepared pans (1/3 in one, 2/3 in the other) and bake for 25-35 minutes (20-25 minutes for cupcakes), until a cake tester inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. the cakes in their pans for about 15 minutes then turn out of the pans on to a wire rack to cool completely.

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perfect cake presentation the easy way

So you've got your perfect yellow cake recipe, right? Now for the perfect presentation. Try one of these beautiful bundt pans for a stellar cake presentation the easy way!

Just bake, dust with powdered sugar and you're good to go. Easy!

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