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The Best One-Bowl Yellow Cake Recipe

This is a charming one-bowl yellow cake recipe that I imagine my Grandma might have made. The recipe comes out of a McCall’s book published 100 years ago in 1910. A recipe that’s stood the test of time.

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Ingredients
Cake:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, sifted after measuring
  • 1 + ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, plus extra if needed
Whipped Cream Frosting:
    • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
    • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 8-inchcake pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. Add butter, milk and vanilla. Beat with a hand mixer on medium speed for 3-4 minutes, occasionally scraping sides of bowl. Add eggs, beat for 3 more minutes.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pans, dividing equally among both. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Turn out and cool thoroughly on wire racks. Frost with cream cheese or whip cream frosting. If using whip cream frosting the cake must be refrigerated.
Cream Cheese Frosting:
  1. In a medium mixing bowl beat cream cheese on low until light and fluffy, gradually beating in the butter until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla.
  2. Add confectioners’ sugar and beat until well blended and fluffy. Add more confectioners’ sugar if needed to get it to the right spreading consistency.
Whipped Cream Frosting:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, cover and chill in refrigerator 30 minutes with the beaters.
  2. Beat on medium speed until stiff peaks form.
Notes
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