January 01, 2007

Yellow Layer Cake

3 1/3 cup flour
1 1/3 cup milk
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 cup butter
1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
2 egg yolks*

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour or spray with baking spray two 8 inch round pans. In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and egg yolks, mix until well combined. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt and baking powder. Add the vanilla to the milk. Mixing continuously, add the flour and milk alternately, beginning and ending with flour. Divide evenly into the prepared pans and bake about 40 minutes or until the top is golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean. Cool on wire rack, removing from the pans after about 5 minutes. Cool completely then ice.

*This cake is great with fluffy white icing, which can help use up your leftover egg whites.

My thoughts:
This is a beautiful cake. Moist, flavorful, and rich. It is a perfect base for any icing or decoration.