Yellow Cake Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Grandma's Moist Cake

Rating: 4.42 stars
This very moist yellow cake recipe comes from my boyfriend's grandmother. We usually serve it with chocolate buttermilk icing.

Yellow Clooney Cake

Rating: 4.13 stars
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

Rating: 4.12 stars
Very simple, but delicious cake. Can be used with most any kind of frosting.

Gluten-Free Yellow Cake

Rating: 4.57 stars
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

Rating: 4.3 stars
This cake is practical and can be for many uses. You can also add fruit in it if you wish.

Happy Birthday Cake

Rating: 4.06 stars
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

Rating: 4.19 stars
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

Rating: 3.87 stars
This is a good substitute for a boxed yellow cake mix in recipes calling for a yellow cake as a base.

Chiffon Cake

Rating: 4.64 stars
This is a favorite for children's birthday parties. Serve with fruit or decorate with Butter Cream Frosting.

David's Yellow Cake

Rating: 4.45 stars
After trying different cake recipes that I thought were too dry, I decided to try making up one of my own.

Kentucky Butter Cake

Rating: 4.63 stars
Moist and buttery cake made from readily available ingredients with a luscious butter sauce.

Lemon Cupcakes

Rating: 4.42 stars
Here is a recipe I use for beautifully delicious lemon cupcakes. Ideally, you'd use buttercream frosting to ice cupcakes, but I tried these with Lemon Cream Icing for a less buttery icing, and they were perfect! These cupcakes are truly lighter than air and will melt in your mouth.

Inspiration and Ideas

One-Two-Three- Four Cake II
Rating: Unrated
What makes it a yellow cake? It's the egg yolks. This tender butter cake is a birthday classic.
David's Yellow Cake
Rating: Unrated
"THIS. WAS. PERFECTION. If anybody says it was dry they did not bake it right or mix it right." – kurlyy1

Oma's Rhubarb Cake

Rating: 4.79 stars

Oma always makes this for her grand kids after she picks through her garden. Probably not good for the thighs but Oma's cooking is always good for the taste buds.