Scottley's Basic Yellow Cake


Very simple, but delicious cake. Can be used with most any kind of frosting.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
2 to 9 - inch round cake pans


  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 ⅔ cups white sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 3 cups sifted cake flour

  • 2 ¼ teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ⅓ cups milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 2 - 9 inch round cake pans.

  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla.

  3. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together in a separate bowl. Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with milk, mixing just until incorporated. Pour batter into prepared pans.

  4. Bake in preheated oven for 40to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

395 Calories
17g Fat
56g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 395
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 297mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 94mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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