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Classic Yellow Butter Cake

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.


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15 min
Prep Time
1 hr 25 min
Total Time
12
servings

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.

    Tip: Perfectly Baked Cakes

    To avoid baking a dry cake always start with the low end of the baking time range listed. You can always add another couple minutes but there's no going back if it's overbaked.

  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 (1 serving without frosting)

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