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Homemade Yellow Cake
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Homemade Yellow 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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 12
Author: Jill



  • 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



  • 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!