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5 from 3 votes

Yellow Cake Recipe

Rich and tender yellow cake is perfectly delish!! This made from scratch cake is so easy to make and tastes simply heavenly. 
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time1 hr 7 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20 slices
Calories: 424kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), room temperature
  • 1 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract*
  • 1/2 cup full-fat sour cream room temperature
  • 1 cup whole milk OR buttermilk, room temperature
  • yellow food coloring optional
  • 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher sea salt

For the Frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), room temperature
  • 4 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch kosher sea salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9x13 inch pan with baking spray, or line with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or a large mixing bowl with a handheld mixer, add the butter. Beat on medium-low speed for 3 minutes or until light. Add sugar and beat on medium speed for 1 minute.
  • Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla(and food coloring), mix just until combined.
  • In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. With mixing speed on low, gradually add the dry ingredients. Mix on medium for 15 seconds.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Spread into a smooth, even layer.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the top springs back when touched. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least 30 minutes before frosting.

To Make the Frosting

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or a large mixing bowl with a handheld attachment, add the butter. Beat on medium-high speed for 2 minutes.
  • With mixing speed on low, gradually add the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, milk, corn syrup, vanilla, and salt.
  • Carefully bring the speed up to medium-high, beat for 2 minutes.
  • Spread over the cooled cake, decorate as desired.

Notes

  • Keep covered at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  • I like to add an additional 1 tsp of buttery vanilla emulsion to this recipe

Nutrition

Serving: 20g | Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 653IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg