Life by Chocolate

Chocolate, white, milk, dark, in all its forms forms life. Chocolate truffles, caramels, and other confections are at the core of enjoyment. This is life by chocolate because death by chocolate is the wrong attitude.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Yellow Cake Recipe

This is my basic yellow cake recipe:

2 cup butter
5 cups white sugar
6 eggs
1 T vanilla extract
5 cups milk
4 cups all purpose flour
3 1/2 cups cake flour
1 T and 1 1/2 t baking powder
1 T and 2 t baking soda

Preheat oven to 350F and grease either two 10X12 pans or one big 10 X 24 pan. I use the later.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar.

Beat in eggs one at a time.

Add the vanilla.

Sift together four, baking powder and baking soda. Slowly beat into egg mixture. (I use my mixer on medium to low. You don't want to develop the gluten.) Mix gently and stop when the flour is combined with the egg mixture. Next add the milk but do not overwork. When the milk is incorporated, stop.

Pour into cake pans and bake for 35-40 minutes. You can use the toothpick test to see if it is done. If the toothpick comes out clean, then it's done.

Allow to cool before using. If properly wrapped, you can freeze this cake. Thaw before using.

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