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Homemade Yellow Cake

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This Homemade Yellow Cake is the easiest recipe and tastes way better than the box mix. It’s incredibly moist and full of flavor.

We have made SO many cakes over the years and this one is making its way to the top of our list very quickly. You know you’ve got a good cake when you don’t even need the frosting, it’s good all on it’s own.And it makes a great birthday cake!

This Homemade Yellow Cake is the easiest recipe and tastes way better than the box mix. It's incredibly moist and full of flavor.

Homemade Yellow Cake

This recipe has all the usual pantry basics you would expect in a cake and one super secret ingredient that keeps it so moist and fluffy. Can you guess what it is?

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Vanilla
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Yogurt <— our secret weapon!

This Homemade Yellow Cake is the easiest recipe and tastes way better than the box mix. It's incredibly moist and full of flavor.

Homemade Yellow Cake Recipe

  1. Mix. Blend the wet ingredients together until smooth. Separately, stir together the dry ingredients and then slowly add them into the wet.
  2. Bake. Bake the cake in a greased 9×13 baking dish for 25-30 minutes. Let it cool.
  3. Make Frosting. While your cake cools, blend the butter until it’s creamy. Then, add in vanilla, then the powdered sugar.
  4. Frost. Set aside some frosting to save as white, then color some of the frosting pink (or whatever color you’d like). Frost the cake and add some matching sprinkles.

Homemade Yellow Cake

Why Put Greek Yogurt In A Cake?

Adding yogurt to a cake keeps it really light and fluffy because the acidity helps activate baking soda! We liked the Oui Honey Yogurt for this recipe because it added great, milk flavor. In a pinch, you can also use sour cream as a replacement.

Have you ever tried yogurt or sour cream in your recipes?

Homemade Yellow Cake

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Rainbow Sherbet Cake

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Homemade Yellow Cake

Homemade Yellow Cake

Published By Jill
This Homemade Yellow Cake is the easiest recipe and tastes way better than the box mix. It's incredibly moist and full of flavor.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 4 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup of milk or heavy cream or half n half - or soy milk - or whatever you have on hand
  • 1 container of Oui Yogurt - honey flavor Use what you have - if you don't have yogurt, use sour cream, about 1/3 cup
  • 1/ cup of melted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon of Vanilla

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups of butter - softened
  • 1 Tablespoon of Vanilla
  • 5 - 6 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Red food coloring gel If you don't have red, but have pink, use pink

Instructions
 

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 and grease and flour a 9 X 13 dish.
  • With a mixer, blend the eggs, sugar, milk, yogurt (or sour cream) butter, and vanilla until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt, and add to the mixing bowl a little at a time until all ingredients are well blended.
  • Pour the cake batter into the dish and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Set on a wire rack to cool.

Frosting Directions:

  • In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, blend the butter until creamy and smooth.
  • Add the vanilla, and blend well.
  • Add the powdered sugar and continue to blend until smooth.
  • Place about 1/3 of the frosting in a separate bowl to save.
  • Place another 1/3 of the frosting in a pastry bag, with a large star tip and place in the refrigerator.
  • In the mixing bowl, add the food coloring gel and mix until well blended, scraping down the sides of the bowl to mix all frosting. If the frosting is not as bright a pink color as you'd like, add a little more red or pink food coloring gel, until desired shade of pink is achieved.
  • Frost the cooled cake with the white frosting you held back, and let it sit in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Frost the cake with the pink layer of frosting and make swirls on the pink layer.
  • Pipe small dollops of white frosting from the pastry bag all over the top of the cake.
  • Sprinkle with colored sprinkles. Add other decorations on top of the cake if desired.
  • Cut the cake in 3 inch square pieces and Enjoy!
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Homemade Yellow Cake

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I am a mom of 3 awesome boys that love to get crafty with me in the kitchen. Our blog is full of all sorts creative food ideas for the Holidays, Party Ideas, Free Printables, Featured DIY Ideas, Recipes, & Kids Craft Ideas! Read more...

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