This is one of my favorite and holds special place for me. I had made this cake for Sprig Gourmet Cake competition for RecipeBook app and this one had won me first prize so I guess this is one of the recipes which will always remain closer to my heart for sentimental reasons

This recipe is made from the scratch and its really cake worth drooling over. Fluffy moist, tender and buttery, made with simpler ingredients, this can be made anytime. I have made 2 layered cake here, you can reduce or double, triple the quantities depending on the layer you desire

Ditch the cake mix box, make this mouth watering Yellow cake at home. The yellow color comes from high presence of egg yolks. Try this once and you will keep making it again. Inspired from net, I searched for Yellow cake recipes and tried them until I reached this recipe which is perfect , you need to use weighing scale for measuring ingredients, only then the cake recipe will come our perfect

Preparation time: 20 mins Cooking time: 25 mins Total time: 45 mins

Servings: 12


For Cake

  • 396 g Cake Flour
  • 1 tbsp Sprig Vanilla Essence
  • 4 Egg Yolks
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 60 ml Oil
  • 240 ml Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 340 g Granulated Sugar
  • 170 g Soft Unsalted Butter

For Frosting:

  • 4 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 230g Soft Unsalted Butter
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1-2 Teaspoon Sprig Vanilla Essence
  • 2-3 Tbsp Milk

Steps to prepare

  • All the ingredients mentioned in recipe should be at room temperature
  • Preheat oven to 170 and line 2 cake tins with parchment paper
  • In a bowl, mix cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt
  • Add butter to dry ingredients and blend well until crumbly
  • Add sugar and blend until well combined
  • Measure out all the liquid ingredients including vanilla essence and place them into a bowl. Whisk gently until well combined.
  • Add eggs and yolks to this mixture. Mix until well combined
  • Pour 1/3 cup of this wet mix to flour mixture and blend
  • Pour only 1/3 cup of wet mix at a time and blend until lump free
  • Pour batter into prepared pans and level evenly. Bake for 25-35 minutes until done
  • Allow to cool for 30 minutes. Demould and cool completely on wire rack
  • Slice top of cake to level evenly. You can slice the cakes further to make 4 layers or be lazy like me and be happy with 2 layered cake
  • Whip 230 g butter in a bowl for 1 min, slowly add powdered sugar and blend well. Add only 1/2 cup powdered sugar at time and blend , do not add all at once
  • Add salt, vanilla essence and milk ,blend well.
  • Place first cake on serving tray. Frost the top of cake with butter mix. Place second cake on top and frost on top and sides of cake. Chill cake for 30 minutes. This is crumb coat
  • Now do final coating of frosting. You can create design or just leave the cake as is
  • Cut with warm knife and serve

Posted by:Rekha Unni

Humble quirky soul embarking on beautiful journey of love called Life. Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies and I love experimenting with different types of foods. it's the love of cooking for my family which has made this hobby as one of my passions

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