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Rich Yellow Cake

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"This is a good cake and good enough for a wedding cake as well."

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Original recipe makes 2 -8 inch round cake layers Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter and flour two 8 inch round cake pans then line them with parchment paper.
  2. Sift the flour with the baking powder and salt and set aside.
  3. Cream the butter until fluffy. Add the sugar gradually and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks and add the vanilla. Add flour mixture to butter mixture, alternating with milk. Stir the batter until smooth. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pans.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes. This cake rises very well so only fill the cake pans 2/3 full. Cool cakes in pans for 10 minutes, then cool thoroughly on a wire rack. Frost as desired.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 07, 2003

This is a VERY rich cake. Everyone loved it! I have been asked to make it again at least a dozen times.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 02, 2007

I used this recipe for my bosses birthday, I was so embarassed when everyone started eating it. The cake was dry and the flavor was awful. This is the worst recipe I have ever made. I will never use it again, nor would I ever recommend this recipe to someone.


20 Ratings

Sep 05, 2003

Unfortunately this was not a good cake and I won't make it again. There wasn't much flavor to the batter and the finished cake was exceptionally dry - not at all moist. I think the cooking time was too long. I took my cakes out 6 minutes early and the top of the cake was too brown and crunchy and the inside dry.

Sep 05, 2003

This was one of the worst cakes I have ever made...i will not make it again....ewe!

Nov 11, 2004

This was a terrible cake. It shouldn't even be called a cake. It was dry and it cracked. It tasted like dough.The ingredients alone is more valuable then this cake. If you are planning to bake a cake, don't kill yourself with this one. Believe me, after you bake this thing, you will never want to bake again. All this so called dessert does is waste your time, ingredients, and now you have a load of dirty dishes to do. DO NOT BAKE THIS CAKE!Don't torture yourself like this.

Dec 31, 2011

This cake was terrible. It was a waste of my time and ingrediants. The cake was very dry and cracked can't ice it. It makes a good sweet bread though. This is what I get for not reading reviews first but I've learned my lesson. I think there might have been a typo maybe it should have been 2 cups of flour and not 4 cups of flour.

Oct 14, 2004

This is an extremely hard cake to is really dry and tasteless. I would not recommend this recipe to anyone

Apr 19, 2004

Great cake! I found the batter to be way to dry so I added milk when mixing. Turned out great!


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  • Calories
  • 279 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41.2 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 87 mg
  • 29%
  • Fat
  • 11.1 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 138 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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