Amazing Yellow Cake & Buttery Cream Cheese Icing

We all need a classic yellow cake on our recipe list. Whip it out for birthdays, when you’re in a hurry, or even guests. Yellow cakes can be transformed into Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Boston Cream Pie, or Lemon Cake. As you will see below, this is a no-fuss cake that you’ll love to make over and over again!

Yellow Cake with Buttery Cream Cheese Icing - This is simple recipe that lends a very moist and delicious yellow cake.P I N_______I M A G E

Let me start by apologizing for the extra amount of photos in this post. I couldn’t help myself and ended up taking more than enough photos of this beautiful cake. I showed one of the photos on my personal Facebook page and a friend asked me if I was sad when I cut it since it was so beautiful. That’s when I realized I was in fact sad to cut it.  This is one of the reasons I ended up with way too many photos!

The other reason is that I’m very proud of this little tall cake since it’s the first one I was able to cut into layers. My other attempts were a disaster to say the least. I steered clear for a while of any thoughts of making a layered cake. Decorating cakes is not my forte but I’m determined to improve my skills! One thing that helped me conquer my fear is reading about baking tips and tricks from trusted sources like baking chefs forums. That’s where I found the recipe for this basic yellow cake. When a cake receives amazing reviews from people that know what they’re doing, you know you have a winner!
Yellow Cake with Buttery Cream Cheese Icing - This is simple recipe that lends a very moist and delicious yellow cake.P I N_______I M A G E

Mother’s day is this weekend and what better way to celebrate then with something pretty? Spoil mom (or yourself) with this delicious but simple cake. Oh and the buttery cream cheese frosting is to die for! This will be my “go to” cream cheese frosting from now on for cakes and cupcakes 😉
Yellow Cake with Buttery Cream Cheese Icing - This is simple recipe that lends a very moist and delicious yellow cake.P I N_______I M A G E
Yellow Cake with Buttery Cream Cheese Icing - This is simple recipe that lends a very moist and delicious yellow cake.P I N_______I M A G E

If you lack the skills (like I did) on how to layer a cake, this video helped me learn how to do it. And this one shows how to crumb coat a cake so the frosting looks beautiful without any crumbs mixed into it.
Yellow Cake with Buttery Cream Cheese Icing - This is simple recipe that lends a very moist and delicious yellow cake.P I N_______I M A G E

Basic Yellow Cake – Recipe from BettyR at ChefTalk.com

Buttery Cream Cheese Frosting – Recipe adapted from Ina Garten

Amazing Yellow Cake & Buttery Cream Cheese Icing
Author: Muy Delish
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Ingredients
  • [b]Basic Yellow Cake[/b]
  • 1 1/4 cups 2% or whole milk
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup of butter (4 oz), softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • [b]Buttery Cream Cheese Frosting[/b]
  • 1 pound cream cheese at room temperature
  • 3/4 pound unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 pounds confectioners' sugar
Instructions
  1. [b]Basic Yellow Cake[/b]
  2. Preheat oven to 350°
  3. Cut wax paper to fit the bottom of (2) 9-inch round pans (I used (2) 6- inch pans). Spray the pans with cooking spray, place the wax paper in the pans and spray the paper.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the milk, vegetable oil & vanilla. Set aside
  5. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix to combine.
  6. Add the milk/vegetable/vanilla oil mixture and butter to the flour mixture.
  7. Beat on medium-high speed for two minutes. Scrape down sides and bottom of bowl with a rubber spatula.
  8. Slowly add the eggs one at the time and beat for an additional 2 minutes.
  9. Divide batter among prepared cake pans.
  10. Bake in preheated oven 25 - 29 minutes* until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, or until cake springs back when touched lightly in the center.
  11. *If using the 6 x 2-3/4 Inch pans, bake for 30 to 35 mins.
  12. Place pans on a wire rack and allow cake to cool.
  13. [b]Buttery Cream Cheese Frosting[/b]
  14. To a stand-mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or large bowl and handheld electric mixer),
  15. Place the cream cheese, butter & vanilla.
  16. Mix at medium speed until creamy, approximately 1 minute.
  17. Add the confectioners sugar, a little at a time and mix until smooth, approximately 1 minute after the last addition. Use right away or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Yellow Cake with Buttery Cream Cheese Icing - This is simple recipe that lends a very moist and delicious yellow cake.P I N_______I M A G E

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  • 06/03/2015 - 8:49 pm

    Good - Thank you ,I will try to do it.

    I have never tried vanilla cake , These vanilla cake looks awesome!ReplyCancel

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