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
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.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!