Basic Yellow Cake
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (do not sift flour)
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- Vegetable oil
- 1 stick butter (not margarine), softened
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cut wax paper to fit bottom of (3) 9 inch round cake pans. Spray the pans with cooking spray, place the wax paper in the pans and spray the paper.
In a large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt, mixing well.
Measure the 1 1/4 cups of milk in a 2 cups measuring cup.. Then add enough vegetable oil to bring the liquid 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 pans.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean or until cake springs back when touch lightly in the center.
Cool cakes on wire racks for 15 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely.