Yellow Cake

Yellow Cake

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 24
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 172.3
  • Total Fat: 6.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 39.8 mg
  • Sodium: 78.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 25.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 3.0 g

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My traditional Birthday Cake. My traditional Birthday Cake.
Number of Servings: 24


    3/4 cup softened butter (1-1/2 sticks)
    1-1/2 cups sugar
    3 eggs
    2 teaspoons vanilla
    1 teaspoon salt
    3 teaspoons baking powder (1 tablespoon)
    3 cups flour
    1-1/4 cups milk


Get out a big bowl. Put the softened margarine (you can soften it in the microwave if you like) and sugar into the bowl. Using electric beaters, or a strong arm, cream the two items together until they are light and fluffy. Add all three eggs, the vanilla and salt. Beat again, until the eggs are mixed in well. Add the baking powder, flour and milk. Now is when the electric beaters come in handy, but it can be done with a spoon and determination. Beat everything together for a full 2 minutes on high speed, or a full five minutes with your spoon and your muscles. The mixture should begin to look light, smooth, creamy and good. Turn the batter into either 2 well oiled 9-inch layer cake pans, or an equally well oiled 9 by 13-inch rectangular pan. Place the cake(s) in a 350° oven. Bake the layers for 25 to 30 minutes or the large pan for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.

This recipe also makes great cupcakes. Drop the batter into well oiled muffin tins. I like using an ice cream scooper for this ... it gives me the perfect amount of batter for my standard sized muffin tins. Bake at 375° for about 20 minutes. Makes about 2 dozen cupcakes.

*16 servings will have 250 calories and 10 grams of fat

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe, can you substitute the marg with apple sauce, and sugar with splenda? - 8/19/09

    Reply from BUDGETMOM (8/22/09)
    I would use half applesauce and half butter or margarine. Splenda is considered a good substitute for sugar and will probably work fine.

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    great - 1/23/13

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    thank you soo much! this was reeeaaallly good i used splenda instead of sugar but thannks! - 6/7/09

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this 9iws a good dessert if u have a sweet tooth
    - 1/1/09