Yellow Cake Recipes

Get 5-star recipes for classic yellow cakes, from basic sheet cakes to Bundt cakes, coffee cakes to Boston cream pies.

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Grandma's Moist Cake

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This very moist yellow cake recipe comes from my boyfriend's grandmother. We usually serve it with chocolate buttermilk icing.

Yellow Clooney Cake

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I call it the Clooney cake because it is oh so super moist. It is the best yellow cake recipe since the dawn of time. I really hope you like it!

Scottley's Basic Yellow Cake

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

Gluten-Free Yellow Cake

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Basic and easy, and very versatile. Layer with white or chocolate frosting, strawberries and whipped cream, etc. Make sure your baking powder is gluten-free.

Butter Cake

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This cake is practical and can be for many uses. You can also add fruit in it if you wish.

Happy Birthday Cake

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This is one of my mother's cake recipes for a birthday. I love this recipe and it tastes great.

Nana's Old Fashioned Jelly Cake

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This is a moist yellow cake with a jelly spread over the top while warm. It is so moist, it will melt in your mouth! Use your favorite flavor of jelly.

Thirty Minute Yellow Cake

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This is a good substitute for a boxed yellow cake mix in recipes calling for a yellow cake as a base.

Chiffon Cake

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This is a favorite for children's birthday parties. Serve with fruit or decorate with Butter Cream Frosting.

Yellow Cake Made from Scratch

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Very simple cake, anyone can make it. You may substitute butter or margarine for half of the shortening if you desire.

David's Yellow Cake

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After trying different cake recipes that I thought were too dry, I decided to try making up one of my own.

Kentucky Butter Cake

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Moist and buttery cake made from readily available ingredients with a luscious butter sauce.

Inspiration and Ideas

One-Two-Three- Four Cake II

What makes it a yellow cake? It's the egg yolks. This tender butter cake is a birthday classic.

David's Yellow Cake

"THIS. WAS. PERFECTION. If anybody says it was dry they did not bake it right or mix it right." – kurlyy1

Lemon Cupcake with Blackberry Buttercream

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A simple from-scratch lemon cupcake has blackberry buttercream frosting. This cupcake is a refreshing hit! Garnish each cupcake with a blackberry or a pinch of lemon zest.