Sunday, March 24, 2013

Simple Sundays: Cake from Scratch

When you don't have a cake mix, how do you find a good recipe for a cake from scratch? Google! I found a moist yellow cake mix that I am quite happy with :)

Basic Yellow Cake

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (do not sift the flour)
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups milk
Vegetable oil
1 stick butter (not margarine), softened
1-tablespoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs

Preheat oven to 350°

In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt, mixing well.

Measure the 1-1/4 cups of milk in a 2 cup measuring cup. Add enough vegetable oil to bring the liquid in the measuring cup up to 1-1/3 cups.

Add the milk/vegetable oil mixture, butter and vanilla to the flour mixture and beat with an electric mixer on medium to medium-high speed for 2 minutes, scraping sides of bowl as needed.

Add the eggs and continue beating an additional 2 minutes. Pour batter into greased and floured 9x13in pan.

Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near center of cake comes out clean, or until cake springs back when touched lightly in the center.

Cool cake on wire racks for 15 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely.

Frost as desired.

The unfrosted cake - it's so beautifully golden :)

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