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Print This Delicious and Healthy Classic Yellow Cake Recipe

Classic Yellow Cake Recipe

This is the only yellow cake recipe you will ever need; this classic is creamy and moist. Many people don't like chocolate or nuts, but everybody loves this buttery rich cake.

2 1/4 cups Sifted cake flour
2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1 cup (2 sticks) Sweet butter, room temperature
2 cups Sugar
4 Egg yolks
2 tsp Vanilla
1 cup Sour cream
4 Egg whites

Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 45 -
Pan Type ~ two 8 x 3-inch baking pans or one 12 x 3-inch pan
Preheat the oven. Butter and line two 8 x 3-inch baking pans or one 12 x 3-inch pan with parchment paper.

Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

Cream the butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy and light in color, about 2 minutes on medium speed. Add the sugar, continue to mix until fluffy and light.

Add the egg yolks one at a time, being sure each is well incorporated before adding the next one. Add the vanilla.

Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the dry ingredients alternately with the sour cream, beginning and ending with the flour. Be sure the mixture is completely blended after each addition. Scrape the sides of the bowl, beat for 1 minute.

In a separate bowl with clean beaters, beat the egg whites to soft peaks. Gently fold whipped egg whites into the batter with a rubber spatula.

Pour classic yellow cake batter into prepared pans and smooth with a rubber spatula. Bake yellow cake until toothpick comes out clean when tested. The top of classic cake should be nicely browned.

Serves 16
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 85 g
Calories 313
Calories from Fat 142
Total Fat 15.8g 24%
Saturated Fat 9.6g 48%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 180mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 39.6g 13%
Sugars 25.2g
Protein 4.0g
Vitamin A 10% • Vitamin C 0% • Calcium 6% • Iron 6%

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Suppling Tips for Healthy Homemade Cakes

When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.

Green Food:

The food choices that we make every day have a profound effect on the environment. From farm to spoon, growing our food, processing it and transporting it all use tremendous amounts of energy, water and chemicals. By making just a few small changes in our eating and buying habits, we can greatly reduce this impact. When we eat green, we help the environment by reducing global warming pollution and help ourselves by eating fresh and healthy food. Eat local from farmers in your own neighborhood!