Classic Yellow Butter Cake
Yellow Butter Cake Recipe

Classic Yellow Butter Cake

A yellow butter cake recipe from the butter experts! This yellow butter cake is easy to prepare and popular for birthday cakes, wedding cakes and more.

12
servings
15 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 25 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

4 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

3/4 cup milk

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 (9-inch) round baking pans. Set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Stir together flour, baking powder and salt in bowl. Set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Beat sugar and butter in bowl at medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until creamy. Add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating at low speed after each addition just until mixed.

  4. STEP 4

    Divide batter evenly between prepared pans. Bake 30-34 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes on cooling racks.

  5. STEP 5

    Loosen edge of cake by running knife around inside edge. Carefully remove cake from pan; cool completely.

Tip #1

This cake works well with most frostings, we're partial to chocolate but try any of these from our Frosting Recipes Collection.

Nutrition

340Calories
17Fat (mg)
105Cholesterol (mg)
330Sodium (mg)
42Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
5Protein (g)

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  August 07, 2016

I bake for a "tough crowd"😊. They love love loved this recipe.....made cupcakes. First time making it but for sure my go to from this day forward! YUM!!!! Thank you😄

— says Linda
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  April 04, 2016

I have not made this recipe yet, but from reading all of the reviews and the instructions, I'm wondering if the flower should be sifted before measuring it. That could be why so many people think it is too dry or has too much flour. I have always sifted my flour before measuring it when making a cake. Is this the proper way to go about measuring flour?

— says Julie
Helpful?
Test Kitchen Comment April 06, 2016

Hi Julie - measuring flour is very important when baking, and can definitely affect how your baked goods turn out. We recommend stirring the flour in the container, spooning into a measuring cup, and leveling it off with a butter knife. This way you know you've measured correctly and will have success with your recipe. Happy baking!

— says Mallory
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