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Easy Yellow Cake Mix Recipe

  • Author: Wendy
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


Baking a cake from scratch is easier than you think, and can save you money over expensive cake mixes! Little-known fact: BUTTER gives yellow cake its color!


  • 3 cups sifted cake flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray non-stick coating on pan(s).
  2. Sift together dry ingredients.
  3. Mix sugar & butter until creamy (I use a stand mixer).
  4. Add eggs and vanilla to mixer, beat thoroughly.
  5. Add dry ingredients a little at a time, adding milk in between times. Mix well for about a minute.
  6. Pour batter evenly in greased pans.
  7. Bake 29 – 33 minutes (or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean).
  8. Cool layers in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely.
  9. Add filling and frosting!
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American