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Fluffy Yellow Cake Recipe

Airy, moist yellow cake is a favorite of every baker. This classic recipe is sure to be your go-to any time you want to bake an easy, delicious homemade cake to please a crowd. Stack the layers high with a thick chocolate or fruit-flavored icing to serve at your next party, or simply for dessert.
Makes: 2 9 in. layers
Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Prepare 2 9 in. round pans with vegetable pan spray.

Step 2

In medium bowl, stir together sifted flour, baking powder and salt.

Step 3

In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Continue to beat until mixture is very pale, about 2-3 minutes.

Step 4

Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour. Scrape down bottom and sides of mixing bowl. Continue beating one minute. Divide batter evenly into prepared pans.

Step 5

Bake 38-42 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on cooling grid 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on grid.

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cake flour, sifted

4 cups cake flour, sifted

baking powder

1 tablespoon baking powder


1 teaspoon salt

butter, softened

1 cup butter, softened

granulated sugar

2 cups granulated sugar


3 Eggs


1-1/2 cups milk

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