Yellow Cake Made from Scratch

Yellow Cake Made from Scratch


"Very simple cake, anyone can make it. You may substitute butter or margarine for half of the shortening if you desire."


servings 139 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 139 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 5.2 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.2g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 181 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9x13 inch pan. Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating just to combine. finally, stir in vanilla. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Frost and enjoy.
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I was hesitant to try this recipe at first because of some of the bad reviews, but I am so glad that I did! This recipe was awesome! The cake was very moist and fluffy - not at all dense or dr...

I found that if I used the amount of baking powder 3 1/2 tsp which it calls for, that is all you taste in the cake. I tossed the first one out (which was also to dry due to using the exact bake...

This recipe is perfect. It was light and moist. To all of you that this was a dense heavy cake ...sift the flower befor adding it and only bake it for about 25-30 mins. I have a family of 200 ga...