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Baking Yellow Cake

Full recipe and step by step video below.

Amazing Yellow Cake

Amazing Yellow Cake

Yield: 2 8-Inch Layers
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 sticks butter, room temperature
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup sour cream, room temperature

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, & salt.
  3. In separate bowl, beat eggs & sugar until light & creamy.
  4. Add butter & vanilla.
  5. Beat on low speed.
  6. Mix in dry ingredients on low speed until just blended.
  7. Add sour cream & mix on a low speed until batter is creamy & smooth.
  8. Bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until your cake tester comes out clean.

Notes

  • Room Temperature Ingredients: Be sure to allow your dairy ingredients to reach room temperature. Room temperature ingredients not only combine more effortlessly (no over-mixing needed) but they also trap air so much better. This trap air will expand and produce a fluffy texture during your baking process.
  • Prepared Pan: There will always be the "next best way to prepare your pan" article. Simply put however, the most effective way i find in my kitchen is a light rub of shortening around the sides, parchment paper on the bottom of the pan, & a very light dusting of flour (cocoa powder for chocolate baked goods) all throughout.

Kitchen Note(s):

  • Room Temperature Ingredients: Be sure to allow your dairy ingredients to reach room temperature. Room temperature ingredients not only combine more effortlessly (no accidental over-mixing) but they also trap air so much better. This trap air then expands and produces a fluffy, light texture during your baking process. 
  • Prepared Pan: There will always be the “next best way to prepare your pans” before baking. Simply put however, the most effective way I find in my kitchen is a light rum of shortening around the sides, parchment paper on the bottom of the pan, and a very light dusting of flour (cocoa powder for chocolate baked goods) all throughout.

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