The Best Yellow Cake recipe

I am excited to Introduce a guest blogger today.  Lisa of  The Party Works.  She is here today to give you a yummy recipe.  Take it away Lisa!!

The Best Yellow Cake Recipe Ever


 The birthday cake is one of the most important parts of any birthday celebration. A store bought cake can be tasty and cute but every time I’ve ever had a store bought cake, it’s been missing that little extra something. When I was a kid I used to beg my mom to make the yellow cake she bestowed upon me each year for my birthday. It wasn’t until I was in college that I discovered she lifted the recipe off a Duncan Hines box. Homemade is the way to go in my opinion and I have the perfect yellow cake recipe for the next birthday in your house.


You’ll need 4 cups and 2 tablespoons of cake flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1.5 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp table salt, 2 sticks of softened unsalted butter, 2 cups sugar, 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract, 4 large eggs, and 2 cups of shaken buttermilk.


Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Grease the two 9-inch round cake pans and place parchment paper in the pans and grease those as well.


Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a bowl. In a larger bowl, beat the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer. Medium speed tends to work the best at this stage. Beat the vanilla in and add the eggs 1 at a time. Switch the mixer to its lowest setting and slowly bring the buttermilk into the mix. Continue beating it until the mixture looks curdled. This is the sign that it’s time to add the flour, baking soda and baking powder.


Spread the batter into the two cake pans. Stick it in the oven for 35-40 minutes or until your cake passes the toothpick test. Flip the cakes out of their pans once they have baked all the way through and throw away the parchment paper.


  Voila! You’ve got a fantastic yellow cake recipe that can be topped with a frosting of your choice, although I swear, this cake is good enough to eat by itself.


Lisa is a guest blogger who loves writing about party planning, cooking and how to throw great parties using Mario birthday party supplies.



  1. Thanks for posting this recipe. It sounds yummy and I look forward to trying it. It’s been a long time since I’ve made a yellow scratch cake; don’t like box cakes. I’ve made German Chocolate Cakes as it is my sons favorite! Lately, I’ve been making lemon bars and my friends can’t seem to get enough of them and they’re are so quick to make! Thanks for sharing Lisa and you for featuring her, Connie. I like the variety of your blog. I’ll have to go and check out Lisa’s blog now. : )

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