Cake tops the list of favorite desserts in my house.
If you ask my family what they want for dessert “cake” will always be the resounding answer.
This is a basic, one-bowl yellow cake recipe that couldn’t possibly be any easier. It takes mere minutes to whip up: add everything to one bowl, mix, pour and bake.
It’s completely fail-proof!
The outcome is a sturdy cake suitable for any and all special occasions including birthdays.
For a delectable touch frost with an irresistible chocolate buttercream.
This will keep the requests for cake coming in!
A basic, one-bowl yellow cake recipe great for birthdays or parties!
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease bottom and sides of rectangular pan, 13 X 9 X 2 inches, 2 round pans 9 X 1 1/2 inches, or 3 round pans, 8 X 1 1/2 inches with butter and lightly flour.
- In a large mixing bowl beat all ingredients using an electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
- Pour into pans, dividing equally if using two. Bake rectangle 35 to 40 minutes, 9-inch rounds 25 to 30 minutes, 8-inch rounds 30 to 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- 4. Cool rectangle in pan on wire rack; cool rounds 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire rack and cool completely before frosting.
- In a medium bowl beat sugar and butter together on low speed until blended. Mix in vanilla and chocolate.
- Gradually beat in milk, just enough to make a smooth, spreadable frosting. If frosting seems too thick beat in more milk, too thin, beat in more sugar. Frost cake immediately.
Adapted from Betty Crocker