Sweet and Simple Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting
Recipe Type: Cake
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Serves: One 9 x 13 inch cake that serves 12
For the yellow cake
  • 2 cups (256 g) cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons (112 g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (200g) sugar
  • 3 large eggs, left at room temperature for 30 minutes
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup whole milk
For the chocolate frosting
  • Click the link above for the recipe.
For the yellow cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F with a rack in the center. Butter and flour a 9 x 13 inch baking pan, tapping out any excess flour.
  2. Into a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk, beat butter and sugar together on medium-high until pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time until incorporated. Add vanilla and beat for 5 minutes more.
  4. Reduce mixer speed to low and alternate between adding the flour mixture (in 3 parts) and the milk (in two parts), starting and ending with flour. Mix just until batter is smooth — do not overmix.
  5. Spread batter into pan and bake for about 20 minutes (check at 18), just until a cake tester comes out clean from the center. Cake will be pale, not brown. Cool completely before frosting.
For the chocolate frosting:
  1. Click the link above.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at https://honestcooking.com/sweet-simple-yellow-cake-chocolate-frosting/