Saturday, September 25, 2010

Yellow Cake- my new go to recipe

I REALLY loved this cake.  It was by far the most fabulous yellow cake I have ever made.  It was sturdy but didnt dry out the next day either.  In two days it was completely gone- and it wasnt all me.  I dont think I will ever try another yellow cake recipe again.  This is my go to yellow cake, my "box cake mix" ( minus the box).

My birthday was crazy.  It was one of those days...  I messed up the filling that I was going to use for the cake, a bird pooped on my windshield right in my line of vision on the way to go pick up my husband who I had previously missed at another bus stop.  By the end of the day I was in tears, which was shortly followed by contagious, hilarious laughter.  Because it was so darn ironic!  But my husband made up for it on the week end following.  He took me out to dinner at an Indian restaurant.  They specialize in North Indian cuisine.  I ordered beef biryani and it was SO GOOD!  I really enjoyed it.  A wonderful date night. 

Yellow Cake

3 cups cake flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup  or 6 ounces unsalted butter, room temp
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 large eggs room temp
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups buttermilk

Preheat oven to 350F.  Butter two nine inch rounds.

In a small bowl commbine dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking salt and salt.  In a large bowl combine butter and sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about five minutes. Add eggs one at a time.  Fully incorporate the egg before adding the next one.  Scrape down sides periodically to make sure everything gets fully mixed.  Add flour and add buttermilk alternately- ending with the dry ingredients.

Pour into prepared pans and bake for 30 to 40 minutes in a 9 x 13.

I frosted it with the same kind of frosting at the lemon drop cookies, minus the lemon, adding vanilla instead.


Anonymous said...

An excellent recipe - the cake looks terrific!

Mary said...

I'm sending belated birthday wishes your way. The cake sounds wonderful. I'm so glad that a less than perfect day was followed by a wonderful evening. Birthday hugs...Mary

Debbie said...

I'm always on the lookout for a good yellow cake recipe. Looks delicious and happy belated birthday!

vanillasugar said...

when was your b-day? mine was 9/24. happy birthday darling! are you on FB? you aren't supposed to make your own bday cake? you are supposed to get taken out and spoiled. lol

natalia said...

How delicious ! Wilkl have to try it very soon ! Happy birthday !

Joanne said...

I still haven't found a good non box-mix yellow cake recipe...but then again I haven't tried this one!

Happy belated birthday chica!

Robin Sue said...

Ooh I do not have a go to cake recipe so I will have to try yours out! Thanks!

Ingrid said...

Happy belated birthday!

I'm gonna give your yellow cake recipe a try. I'm still on the hunt for "the best". I have a really good one but it could be better.

Monica H said...

I've been on the look-out for a good yellow cake, minus the box! I will definitelyhave to give this one a try.

Happy belated birthday- glad you had a bice dinner and day out with your husband!

Have a great day!

~Monica H