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Thirty Minute Yellow Cake

Thirty Minute Yellow Cake

  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
Lori

Lori

This is a good substitute for a boxed yellow cake mix in recipes calling for a yellow cake as a base.

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  • Calories:
  • 253 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 10 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 37.4g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 285 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan, or two 9 inch round pans.
  2. Cream together the shortening and sugar. Beat in the eggs. Add the flour, milk, and vanilla, and beat to a soft smooth batter.
  3. Bake 20 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until tester inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  4. All done! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments!
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DANHARGRAVE
156

DANHARGRAVE

10/17/2003

I give this 4 stars on the condition that you add an additional egg. I mixed this recipe and then read the reviews. Two stars! Oh no! I looked at some other recipes and I didn't see much difference except maybe more eggs, so I added another egg to the batter. It took a little over 35 minutes to finish baking, but I ended up with a cake that tastes just like it came out of a box - which is what this is supposed to emulate. My guess is that the other reviewers didn't use self-rising flour. Remember the recipe for self-rising flour is 1 cup AP flour, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt. Maybe the difference was the egg: anyway I got exactly what was advertised - within 5 minutes anyway. Later... I used the exact recipe this time (only 2 eggs) and it turned out as before - just as light and fluffy as a box cake. The cook time is still 35 minutes for me.

THOMJANICE
105

THOMJANICE

5/7/2008

The batter tastes just like yellow cake. I think this recipe and others like it are rating poor because of the "Self Rising" flower is not being used. Add 3 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt to the "All Purpose" or "Cake" flour. Follow the recipe and pour the milk in slowly. Cheers

naywayne
66

naywayne

10/12/2008

I did as other suggested(using 3 eggs), cake came out just good, the 2nd time I added 1 box of instant vanilla pudding to the dry ingredents, 3 eggs, and 1/4 cup of sour cream and it was fantastic. I used two 9in pans, cut each cake in half, making 4 layers with frosting between each. It was SO GOOD my mother asked for the recipe and she's a "old school" baker, everything she makes is from scratch and always good.

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