Classic Yellow Cake

20m Prep Time
40m Cook Time
12 Yield
Preparation Directions

STEP ONE

HEAT oven to 350ºF. Coat two 9-inch round cake pans or a 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan with no-stick baking spray with flour.

STEP TWO

COMBINE cake flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Add 3/4 cup milk and shortening. Beat with electric mixer at medium speed 2 minutes. ADD eggs, 1/2 cup milk and vanilla. Beat 2 minutes. Pour batter into prepared pan(s).

STEP THREE

BAKE 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack 15 minutes. Remove cakes from pans to wire rack. Cool completely. Frost as desired.
VARIATION

STEP ONE

CUPCAKES: PREPARE batter as directed above. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Frost as desired.

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