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Ultimate Basic Birthday Yellow Cake (3 - Layer)

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“Originally from the post of BettyR at cheftalk.com (FINALLY!!!!!! That perfect homemade yellow cake). I posted here for safe keeping and checking on nutritional values. This recipe makes a 3-layer cake (9x1 1/2 inch pans). I also scaled down the recipe for a cake using only 1 egg.”
READY IN:
50mins
SERVES:
12
YIELD:
1 3-layer cake
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Cut wax paper to fit the bottom of (3) 9 x 1 1/2-inch round pans. Spray the pans with cooking spray, place the wax paper in the pans and spray the paper.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt, mixing well.
  4. Measure the 1-1/4 cups of milk in a 2 cup measuring cup then add enough vegetable oil to bring the liquid up to 1-1/3 cups. (I did the math and figured out it is 1-1/4 cups milk + 4 teaspoons vegetable oil).
  5. 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.
  6. Add the eggs and continue beating an additional 2 minutes. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  7. Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near center of cake comes out clean, or until cake springs back when touched lightly in the center.
  8. Cool cakes on wire racks for 15 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely.
  9. Frost as desired.

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