Classic Homemade Yellow Cake

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How to make Yellow Cake without a mix.

Toss out the boxed mixes, this Classic Yellow Cake is all you need to create the perfect cupcakes or birthday cake!

Classic Yellow Cake from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line 18 muffin cups with papers. You’ll probably need a pan and a half, as most people don’t have a “6 muffin” tin like I do. Set those aside for now.

In a bowl, combine 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, and 1 teaspoon of salt. Give those a stir and set it aside.

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In your mixing bowl, beat together 1 1/3 cup sugar and a stick of unsalted butter (1/2 cup) that is room temperature. Beat these until fluffy. Add in two room temperature eggs, one at a time. Mix the first in completely before adding the second. Then add in 2 teaspoons of vanilla. Again, beat until fluffy.

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Add in half of your flour mixture.

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Pour in 1 cup of milk and mix slowly until combined.

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Add in the other half of your flour mixture and mix together.

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Make sure to scrap the bowl with a rubber spatula to be certain that everything is fully mixed in.

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Scoop the batter into your muffin cups.

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Bake for 16 minutes or until they test done in the center with a wooden toothpick. Transfer the cupcakes to a rack and cool completely.

Classic Yellow Cake from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Decorate these as you like.

Classic Yellow Cake from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Enjoy!

Classic Yellow Cake from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Instead of cupcakes, you can also bake this batter in 2 round 8-inch pans that have been greased & floured. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until they test done with a toothpick in the center, just as you test the cupcakes.

Classic Yellow Cake from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Classic Yellow Cake

Constance Smith - Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Toss out the boxed mixes, this Classic Yellow Cake is all you need to create the perfect cupcakes or birthday cake!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Course Cakes
Cuisine American
Servings 18 cupcakes or 2 8 inch cake layers
Calories 130 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line 18 muffin cups with papers. You’ll probably need a pan and a half, as most people don’t have a “6 muffin” tin like I do. Set those aside for now.
  • In a bowl, combine 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, and 1 teaspoon of salt. Give those a stir and set it aside.
  • In your mixing bowl, beat together 1 1/3 cup sugar and a stick of unsalted butter (1/2 cup) that is room temperature. Beat these until fluffy. Add in two room temperature eggs, one at a time. Mix the first in completely before adding the second. Then add in 2 teaspoons of vanilla. Again, beat until fluffy.
  • Add in half of your flour mixture.
  • Pour in 1 cup of milk and mix slowly until combined.
  • Add in the other half of your flour mixture and mix together. Make sure to scrap the bowl with a rubber spatula to be certain that everything is fully mixed in.
  • Scoop the batter into your muffin cups.
  • Bake for 16 minutes or until they test done in the center with a wooden toothpick. Transfer the cupcakes to a rack and cool completely.
  • Decorate these as you like.
    Enjoy!

Notes

Instead of cupcakes, you can also bake this batter in 2, round 8 inch pans that have been greased & floured. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until they test done with a toothpick in the center, just as you test the cupcakes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cCalories: 130kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 3gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 231mgSugar: 15g

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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