Homemade Yellow Cake
It may seem simple, but there’s nothing more exciting than the possibilities that lie ahead when it comes to a yellow cake. This classic cake lends itself to all sorts of festivities and frostings. Want to celebrate a birthday? Top it with a whipped cream frosting and cursive birthday wishes and you’re ready to add in candles. Dress it up for a wedding with layers covered in buttercream and fresh blooms. Name the occasion, and a classic yellow cake is always the right choice.Our Yellow Cake comes from the Southern Living recipe achieves, and it’s just as tasty today as it was when grandma made it decades ago. If you’re looking for a little variation on this ready-for-anything, timeless cake, just make a few adjustments. You can turn it into a spice cake simply by adding a few spices, like ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon. Ground cloves, and ground allspice. Or, turn it into a chocolate treat by beating unsweetened chocolate squares into the batter. Any way you make it, you’re sure to have guests asking for a second slice.
Spice Cake: Prepare recipe as directed, stirring 1/2 tsp. each ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, and ground allspice into flour at beginning of Step 2.
Chocolate Cake: Prepare recipe as directed, beating 3 (1-oz.) unsweetened chocolate squares, melted, into butter-sugar-egg mixture at end of Step 1.