Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Classic Yellow Cake

This is the recipe I promised to go with the 2 different chocolate icing recipes, I have listed. It is my youngest daughter's favorite birthday cake, Yellow cake with yummy chocolate icing. Hooray for birthday candles!!
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour(not self rising)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter flavor shortening
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2/3 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Chocolate butter cream or chocolate ganache type frostings, listed with chocolate cakes-

Grease and flour 2 8 inch cake pans. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, combine the flour,baking powder, and salt. Blend with wire whisk. Have a sifter on a sheet of wax paper and pour dry ingredients into sifter and sift onto wax paper. Put shortening and sugar into a large bowl and cream together, scraping down sides of the bowl, as you go. Add one egg at a time, beating well after each one. Stir the milk and vanilla together in a one cup measure and add alternately with the dry mixture(the one you sifted). Beat well after each addition and be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula, as you work. Pour and spread half(about 2 cups) the batter into one cake pan, scrape the remaininbg batter into the other cake pan. Place the pans at least one inch apart on the center rack of your preheated oven. Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center, comes out clean. Remove the pans from oven and place on cooling rack. Cool 5-10 minutes and then remove from pans, inverting on racks so top side is up. Cool completely before frosting. Ice with chocolate icing(see chocolate cake recipe)