Saturday, October 18, 2008

Birthday Cake

Here is a great recipe for a Basic Yellow Cake (birthday cake).

I made this last week for my familys October birthday gathering

This recipe comes from ~ Pillsbury The Complete Book of Baking

***TIP*** place a sheet of clear cellophane over the book to protect the pages

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Grease and flour a 13x9 inch cake pan

(I doubled this recipe and used a large sheet pan)

Gather all of your ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpous flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup margarine or butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk

***TIP*** have all of your ingredients at room temperature

In large bowl, beat sugar and margarine until light and fluffy

Add vanilla and eggs; blend well

Alternately add dry ingredients (flour, baking soda and salt) and milk

Beat well after each addition

{BONUS} who doesnt love some chocolate added into the mix!

Spread batter evenly in greased and floured pan(s)
Bake for 27 to 35 minutes or until tooth-pick inserted in center comes out clean

Cool completely

Frost at top as desired
Yields 12 servings

1 comment:

David Richardson said...

Visiting your site makes me so hungry! That looks great.