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Old 06-29-2008, 01:54 AM   #1
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FINALLY!!! That perfect homemade yellow cake

I have been trying to find a good (from scratch) yellow cake recipe thatís moist, tender and has good flavor. After months of searching, testing and tinkering Iíve finally found what I was looking for.

This is a combination of two recipes; one was a pound cake and the other was a yellow cake. All of the yellow cakes that I had tried were the fat and sugar cream method and it was just not giving me what I wanted in a cake. Then I came across a pound cake recipe that dumped everything in a bowl and beat it up. It turned out moist and tender but heavier of course than a yellow cake.

So I decided to try combining the two recipes and hit the nail on the head the second try. Iíve made three more since just to be sure it would come out the same each time and it does.

Here is the recipe.

Basic Yellow Cake

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (do not sift the flour)
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups milk
Vegetable oil
1 stick butter (not margarine), softened
1-tablespoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs

Preheat oven to 350į

Cut wax paper to fit the bottom of (3) 9 x 1 1/2-inch round pans. Spray the pans with cooking spray, place the wax paper in the pans and spray the paper.

In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt, mixing well.

Measure the 1-1/4 cups of milk in a 2 cup measuring cupÖ.then add enough vegetable oil to bring the liquid up to 1-1/3 cups.

Add the milk/vegetable oil mixture, butter and vanilla to the flour mixture and beat with an electric mixer on medium to medium-high speed for 2 minutes, scraping sides of bowl as needed.

Add the eggs and continue beating an additional 2 minutes. Pour batter into prepared pans.

Bake at 350į for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near center of cake comes out clean, or until cake springs back when touched lightly in the center.

Cool cakes on wire racks for 15 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely.

Frost as desired.





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Old 06-29-2008, 02:33 AM   #2
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oooh, that looks so moist!
Thank you so much for sharing!!
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:59 AM   #3
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Looks like a home run... Nice job!
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Old 06-29-2008, 08:14 AM   #4
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what a Refreshing change to encounter the Edible sort!
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I don`t normally eat anything sweet, but I`d have a large serving of that, Nice work
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Old 06-29-2008, 08:44 AM   #5
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I know exactly what you mean, I have been trying also, they have been to dense or grainy just not like other homemade cakes.

Thank you !!!!

I am going to try it today - Hubbie will be thrilled.
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Old 06-29-2008, 05:22 PM   #6
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I know exactly what you mean, I have been trying also, they have been to dense or grainy just not like other homemade cakes.

Thank you !!!!

I am going to try it today - Hubbie will be thrilled.
Please let me know how it turns out. I'm really curious to know if this is a recipe that is hard or easy to duplicate.
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That looks very, very good!
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Old 06-29-2008, 08:01 PM   #8
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Thanks for the recipe. The cake looks good, I like the 3 layers.
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Old 06-29-2008, 10:50 PM   #9
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You are very welcome. I hope you enjoy it.
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Betty, thanks so much for sharing this with us. I don't use cake mix, but I have yet to get the type of tender crumb you are showing in your pictures with a scratch cake, Can't wait to make this one.
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