This homemade yellow cake recipe is a classic dessert that is perfect for any occasion. It has a moist and tender crumb with a rich buttery flavor that everyone will love. This recipe is easy to make and will quickly become a favorite in your household.

Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes | Serves: 12


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the butter and mix until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and vanilla extract. Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing until well combined.
  4. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans. Smooth the tops with a spatula.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean.
  6. Remove the cakes from the oven and let them cool in the pans for 10 minutes. Then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Once the cakes are completely cooled, you can frost or decorate as desired.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 320 || Carbohydrates: 40g || Protein: 5g || Fat: 15g || Saturated Fat: 9g || Cholesterol: 90mg || Sodium: 380mg || Fiber: 1g || Sugar: 23g

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