Baking with Baking Powder... Martha's yellow Cake

 A moist, delicious, easy to make cake that uses quite a bit of Baking Powder. That is not an error in the recipe. Be sure your baking powder has not expired. The date should be on the bottom of the can or box.
  I frosted it with a whipped buttercream frosting. I can’t give you the recipe as I never use one for frosting. I have made it so much over the years that I don’t use a recipe anymore. 
  I made cupcakes from the recipe. You could make the two layers, use both, freeze one layer. If freezing cake or cupcakes don't frost them till you are ready to use them.
  The recipe would make a good basic cake for what ever you would like to do with it. Whipped cream frosting and berries would be good I think. It really is quite easy to make and I hope some of you will try it at least once so you can say you have made a cake from scratch.

Classic Yellow Cake Batter
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 ¾ cup sugar
4 eggs plus 2 egg yolks
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 cups cake flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon table salt
1 ½ cups buttermilk

  Bring cold ingredients to room temp. Butter should be soft enough to hold a thumbprint but still keep its shape. Preheat oven to 350°.
  In a large bowl, using your electric mixer, beat the cup of butter and 1 ¾ cup sugar on high till light and fluffy, about 6 minutes.
  Beat in the egg yolks and eggs one at a time until combined. Beat in the 1 tablespoon vanilla.
  In a separate large bowl, mix the cake flour, baking powder and salt. With mixer on low speed add the flour and buttermilk,; starting and ending with flour just until combined. 
  Pour into 2 greased and parchment lined 9 inch round pans. Tap firmly on flat surface to remove any air bubbles.
  Bake in 350° about 30 minutes until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with just a few moist crumbs attached. Cool in pans 10 minutes, then run a knife around edges and invert on wire rack and let cool completely.

  From here you can frost as you like. This recipe will also make about 24 cupcakes


  1. My husband said he wanted some cupcakes the other night :)

  2. I wanted to comment on the Barbie Dolls but was unable to do so at the post. I did have a Barbie just like the one you have in your post. I gave it to a neighbor girl when I was older and didn't play with it, which I regret now. The anniversary version came out with that same barbie and my husband bought her for me. I had fond memories of playing with Barbies and their dresses. My son liked/likes hot wheels and as a huge collection now. Thank you for the posting I enjoyed revisiting an old friend Barbie.


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