Classic Yellow Cake Recipe

Classic Yellow Cake Recipe

How To Make Yellow Cake

A classic yellow cake acts as a versatile dessert that you can experiment on. Decorate it or frost it to your liking, our recipe makes it easy to learn.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Cool Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 50 minutes



  • cupscake flour
  • ½tspbaking soda
  • tspbaking powder
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • cupsgranulated sugar
  • cupvegetable oil
  • cupunsalted butterroom temperature
  • 1tbspvanilla extract
  • 2largeeggsroom temperature
  • 2largeegg yolksroom temperature
  • cupsbuttermilkroom temperature


  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F and spray two 8-inch round cake pans with cooking spray and line the bottoms with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

  3. In a large bowl with a hand mixer or stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, cream together the sugar, oil, butter, and vanilla.

  4. Add the eggs and egg yolks one at a time beating after each addition just until combined.

  5. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the dry ingredients in 3 parts alternating with the buttermilk in 2 parts.

  6. Begin and end with the dry ingredients. Gently fold until only very small lumps remain. Avoid using an electric mixer for this step.

  7. Evenly divide the batter between the two prepared cake pans and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. A toothpick should come clean from the center when done.

  8. Transfer the cake pans to a wire rack and allow the cakes to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing and allowing to cool completely (about 1 hour) before frosting. Once cooled, frost and assemble the cake as desired.


  • Calories: 392.53kcal
  • Fat: 18.54g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.62g
  • Trans Fat: 0.46g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.87g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.86g
  • Carbohydrates: 51.41g
  • Fiber: 0.53g
  • Sugar: 26.71g
  • Protein: 5.19g
  • Cholesterol: 90.08mg
  • Sodium: 276.43mg
  • Calcium: 94.05mg
  • Potassium: 98.98mg
  • Iron: 2.62mg
  • Vitamin A: 114.68µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.31mg
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