Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Yellow Cake

Yellow Cake
from bakingbites

2 ½ cups cake flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 ½ cups sugar
½ cup butter, softened (I used margarine)
3 eggs (I used egg beaters)
1 cup milk (I used skim)
2 tsp vanilla extract (I used clear)
1 drop Yellow Food Coloring
Preheat oven to 350F.

Spray 2 nine inch round cake pans with non stick spray.

Sift cake flour, baking powder and salt into the bowl of an electric mixer. Add sugar and, using the paddle attachment, mix on low speed to blend. Cut butter into 4 or 5 chunks and drop into the bowl with the flour. Blend on low speed until mixture looks sandy and no large chunks of butter remain, 1-2 minutes.
In a large measuring cup, combine eggs, milk, vanilla and food coloring. Beat lightly with a fork until combined. With the mixer on low, pour 1 cup of the egg mixture into the bowl. Turn speed up to medium and beat for 1 ½ minutes. Reduce speed back to low and pour in the rest of the egg mixture. Continue to beat at low speed for an additional 30 seconds, until liquid is fully incorporated.

Scrape down the sides of the bowl and beat for a few more seconds. Pour into prepared pans and spread batter evenly with a spatula. Tap gently a few times to eliminate any bubbles.

Bake at 350F for 30-35 minutes, until a tooth pick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool for 30 minutes in the pan before turning out onto a rack to cool completely.

Frost with Chocolate Frosting or your favorite icing.

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