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Yellow Layer Cake

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Yellow Butter Cake

Yellow Butter Cake

Diana Rattray
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Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, stirred before measuring
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Mix flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. Cream sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl, beating until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add half of the flour mixture then half of the milk. Add vanilla. Mix until blended; add remaining flour and milk and beat until smooth. The batter will be thick. Spread batter in two greased and floured 8-inch layer cake pans or a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25 to 35 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly touched near center.
Frost as desired.

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 5 out of 5
, Member tinker78

It's my first time to bake a yellow layer cake and was a bit reluctant to try this recipe because of the bad reviews that some people posted. I followed the recipe by heart --- no short-cuts, a little hard work and the cake turned out great! I will definitely use this recipe again.

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