Saturday, April 7, 2012

Yellow Cake

yellow cake
I rarely make cakes. I used to try making them a lot but they never turned out right and i'm not into the cake mix type cake. They always comes out to light/cotteny/airy for my taste. But last night I was totally in the mood for a rich dense buttery yellow cake. I browsed up blogger sites for a good recipe. Came across SprinklesBakes post where she had used Martha Stewarts recipe. It looked like what I was looking for especially because it used butter (not oil or Crisco,) whole eggs (not just egg whites,) and all purpose flour (not cake flour.) Cake flour, oil, and whites make for a lighter fluffier cake which is not what I was shooting for so this recipe seemed pretty perfect.I checked a few more sites just to be sure and came across an allrecipes butter cake that looked even slightly more perfect because it called for 2 T more butter and 2 T less milk. It also had very good reviews. The only downfalls to the allrecipes cake was that it called for more baking powder (too much baking powder is unnecessary and makes for a bitter taste) and also it didn't have salt in the batter (which is weird.You need salt.) So I combined the 2 recipes using the best attributes of both and came up with a perfect recipe which is posted directly below. Results: ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS. It was exactly what I was looking for. Tasted like a sugar cookie - cake. Super buttery and rich and perfect.Iv'e had trouble not eating the entire cake. So maybe I shouldn't ever make it again. Just kidding, I definitely will. Because its the perfect cake for a party, a wedding, a nice birthday, or any event that needs a good sturdy delicious cake. Glad I finally have the perfect go-to cake recipe (:  Just realized this is the same vanilla cake recipe that Jessica from "how sweet eats" uses and bakerella!! see i knew it was a good one!
Yellow Cake
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 eggs*
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole milk

Beat butter and sugar till creamy. Beat in baking powder, salt, vanilla, and eggs till well combined. Gradually add flour and milk till thoroughly mixed. Pour/spread batter into buttered glass 9x9 square baking dish. Bake 30-35 min at 350.

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