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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Yellow Cupcakes

I have made a bunch of different flavors of cakes from scratch but I don't think I have ever made a yellow cake. So, I went out searching for a yellow cake that sounded delicious and this is what I found. This recipe came out of a McCalls Cookbook from 1910! I couldn't wait to try such an old recipe. It is a one bowl yellow cake, which is awesome since a lot of recipes I was finding were very time consuming, separating the eggs...etc... What I wanted was a quick, yummy, fluffy yellow cake and that is exactly what I got!

So, as you can see at the bottom of the page I did not frost mine. It is such a versatile recipe that's not too sweet that I...used it as a muffin for chili! I wanted to see if it would taste good together and it did, although I would probably omit the vanilla if I were going to use it for chili again, I might even add some corn to it to make it more of a corn bread.  I will make another post on my adventures in making this recipe a corn bread recipe. So, here I present to you a delicious (in my opinion) yellow cake, frost it with classic chocolate frosting, vanilla frosting, powder sugar, whipped cream....Or you can do like I did and eat it with some homemade chili!!

Yellow Cake:
Yield: 1 (8") Cake (or about 16 Cupcakes)

2 Cups    A.P. Flour
1 1/4 Cups    sugar
1 Tbsp.    Baking Powder
1 Tsp.    Salt (omit if you use salted butter)
1/2 Cup    Butter, soft but not melted
1 Cup    Milk
1 Tsp.    Vanilla Extract
2    Eggs

Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt (if used)

Add in the butter, milk, and vanilla. 

*I used almond milk because I ran out of regular.*

Mix on medium speed for 3-4 min.

Add eggs, mix on medium speed for 3 min.

*I only made a half recipe so that is why you only see one egg here*

Batter should be pretty smooth.

Now you can either spoon 1/4 Cup into each cupcake tin like here, or you can grease and flour (2) 8" Cake pans and divide the batter evenly. I was only able to get 8 cupcakes out of a half recipe. Bake at 350F for 30-35 mins. Let cool in pan for 10 min then place onto a cooling rack. 



Reeni said...

Thanks for making the cake Steph! I'm glad they worked out as cupcakes. Haha funny that you served them with chili! Some people have told me they thought had a cornbread texture. I love that it's such an old recipe! Have a great weekend!

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