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Say Hello to Yellow Cake! - 14 recipes

For a classic cake that is the perfect foil for almost any kind of filling or frosting, yellow cake wins the prize. This versatile dessert can be baked into layer cakes, sheet cakes or cupcakes - whatever your special occasion (or everyday treat) requires.

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By kelsa94

Rate this recipe 4.5/5 (24 Votes)
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Servings 9
Preparation time 45
Cooking time 90

  • 1 3/4 cups Baker's Special or granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 tablespoons Instant ClearJel or cornstarch
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk, room temperature

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I used this deliciously sweet and moist yellow cake mix recipe to make the cupcakes with chocolate frosting

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A moist yellow cake made from scratch

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
4.5/5 (31 Votes)

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Don't let your family and friends who eat gluten-free miss out on the delicious dessert you serve! They will love t

  • 3 cups King Arthur Gluten-Free Multi-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free King Arthur Cake Enhancer, optional
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 12 tablespoons soft butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon gluten-free vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk, room temperature
4.5/5 (17 Votes)

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A classic cake and frosting combo, you can't go wrong with this recipe

  • CAKE:
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 pound semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 6 tablespoons dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons boiling water
  • 3 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • Salt, to taste
4/5 (1 Votes)

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This cake is...well, like BUTTER! It is deliciously rich and creamy, and pairs best with chocolate frosting

  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature and cut into pieces
4.7/5 (3 Votes)

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Layers of decadence to satisfy any sweet tooth! The yellow cake base and sweetened cream cheese filling are topped ...

  • Cake:
  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • Filling:
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 (16 ounce) box confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup nuts, chopped (Optional)
4.5/5 (78 Votes)

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This buttery and sweet cake is a perfect dessert served plain or with some fresh berries and whipped cream on top

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1/2 cup butter flavor solid crisco
  • 6 eggs
  • 3/4 cup 7-Up
  • 1 teaspoon lemon flavor extract
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon butter flavor extract
4.5/5 (77 Votes)

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Perfect in the spring when there is an abundance of fresh rhubarb

  • 1 pound rhubarb, cut into 1/4 inch pieces (between 3 and 4 cups)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 (3-ounce) package strawberry Jell-o
  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
4.5/5 (74 Votes)

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Old-Fashioned Butter Cake is moist and rich treat that you can eat at any occasion or any time of the day

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • sifted powdered sugar to garnish
4.5/5 (43 Votes)

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Muffin cups are the perfect size for these little apricot cakes

  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 2 apricots, halved, pitted, cut into 1/4" wedges
  • 2 tablespoons raw sugar
4.6/5 (25 Votes)

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Those bright pink cake slices with colorful sprinkles, also known as “Pastel de Niños” (Children’s Cake) wil...

  • CAKE:
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil, or substitute 1/2 cup applesauce or 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or extract
  • Zest of 1 lemon, optional
  • 1 cup milk
  • PINK FROSTING:
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 2 drops red food coloring
  • Candy sprinkles
4.3/5 (25 Votes)

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Thick huge scrumptious crumbs on top of a tasty thin layer of coffeecake! Life doesn't get much better than this, e

  • HEAVY CRUMB TOPPING:
  • 3 sticks butter, melted
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • CAKE:
  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1 (4-serving size) package vanilla instant pudding and pie mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
4.4/5 (34 Votes)

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This cake is very sweet and rich

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 (16-ounce) box confectioners' sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 to 1 bar of cream cheese
4.4/5 (30 Votes)

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I wish I could take credit for this cake recipe, but it goes to the food blog "Bakerella"

  • 1 cup (2-sticks) butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 3 cups of sifted self-rising flour (I prefer King Arthur Flour Unbleached Self-Rising Flour or you can use White Lily)
  • 1 cup whole milk, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring (I use LorAnns Buttery Sweet Dough Flavor that I buy on Amazon.com)
4.5/5 (17 Votes)

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