Every birthday when I was growing up, my mom would make "yellow cake with
chocolate frosting" for each of us kids. With five children in the family, this became the cake most associated with a family occasion.
I still love to make this cake, because it has a lovely texture and most of all, tastes delicious! The recipe makes a nice-sized 13x9" cake or 16 cupcakes.
Of course, our all-time favorite frosting for this cake is chocolate buttercream, but the vanilla-flavored cake works well with other flavors too. It makes a great foundation for whipped cream and fruit also, because of the tender texture.
I hope your family will enjoy this recipe as much as mine has!
Yellow Cake or Cupcakes Recipe
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 13x9" pan.
(Cupcakes - 16 cupcake liners in a 12-cup and a 6-cup pan. Spray the liners with release spray.)
Sift together the following, into a bowl:
1 1/8 c. all-purpose flour
2 TBS. cornstarch
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
In a separate large mixing bowl, beat for 1 minute:
2 large eggs
Add and beat 30 seconds:
3/4 c. sugar
Add and beat 1 minute:
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 c. vegetable oil
In a small bowl, mix and let sit 2 minutes:
1/2 c. milk
1 tsp. lemon juice
Now combine the mixtures using the alternating method. To the large bowl with the egg mixture, add half of the flour mixture and mix slowly until it is just combined. Then add half of the milk, mixing slowly. Now add the second half of the flour mixture, again mixing slowly until just combined. Finally, add the last of the milk and mix slowly until it is just combined.
Pour the cake batter into the pan and bake it at 350°F for 20-22 minutes. (Cupcakes - Fill each cupcake liner a little over halfway full. Bake at 350° F for 12-14 minutes.)
Cool completely, then frost with your favorite frosting. (We like chocolate buttercream best, as mentioned above.)
I am Kelly - a wife, mother, cook, gardener, sewist, and much more. Creativity is the gift that I have been blessed with, and it has been a river of blessings to me. A creative outlet is good for you, body and soul. This blog is about helping you find ways to fit more creativity into your life, to enrich your own life and that of others.