A Good Yellow Cake

March 28, 2010 at 4:49 pm 3 comments

Sorry, I couldn’t come up with a jazzy name for this cake, so it is what it is – a “good yellow cake” that is lucky to make it out of the pan. (Are we the only ones who eat cake right out of the pan with a fork?) Since you use a cake mix and ingredients you probably already have, this comes together pretty quickly.

Cake Ingredients:
1 package yellow cake mix
1/2 cup flour
1 small or 1/2 large vanilla pudding (instant or slow cook, doesn’t matter) mix
1/3 cup oil
3 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cups cold water
yellow food coloring (about 3 drops, optional)

Cake Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees – 375 for high altitude. Spray bottom of a 9X13 cake pan with spray grease (try to use one with oil as the first ingredient, not water). Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; beat at medium speed for a few minutes. Stop and scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl, beat another few minutes at high-speed. Pour out into cake pan. Bake for 25 – 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out relatively dry. (This is a moist cake, so the tester may not come out bone dry, but should not look wet or gooey.) Remove from oven, and set aside to cool while you prepare the frosting.

Frosting Ingredients:
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
1/4 cup milk
2 Cups powdered sugar

Frosting Directions:
Place the brown sugar and butter in a medium size heavy saucepan over medium heat. Simmer, stirring constantly, until well combined, 2 minutes. Carefully pour in the milk, stirring and bring the mixture to a boil. Remove the pan from heat. Stir in the powdered sugar, avoiding the temptation to add more to make it thicker, it will thicken as it cools. Beat with electric mixer on low-speed, to get out any lumps of powdered sugar, 2 to 3 minutes. Immediately pour out over cake while the frosting is still warm, it will set up as it cools.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. cantbeme  |  August 21, 2011 at 10:43 am

    After all the comments on facebook from our school mates I decided to give it a try. This is great. I love it my family loves it and it was so easy. Thanks for the recipe

    Debbie Iverson

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  • 2. angie  |  March 28, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Ooh, this looks so good and so easy! Right up my alley. The frosting has brown sugar in it, interesting. Sounds yummy!

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    • 3. bradcreerhrcooks  |  March 28, 2010 at 8:17 pm

      I look forward to your beautiful pictures when you make this one, Angie. This frosting is AWEsome! Please do give it a try, and share it on your blog too.

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