You’ll never need another from-scratch yellow cake recipe as long as you’ve got this one at-the-ready! It really is the best! It’s moist and decadent and perfectly paired with a rich chocolate buttercream frosting!
I’ve said many times that when it comes to desserts, I’m mostly a cookie person. And cheesecake. Don’t forget the cheesecake. But I do love a good brownie and I’ll never say no to big slice of cake, as long as it’s worth the calories.
I just got back from a wonderful holiday break visiting family in Utah. It was a wonderful, much-needed reprieve from the everyday demands. We got some amazing skiing in (it seemed to snow and snow) and I got to spend lots of time with my mom and sisters in the kitchen. I’d call that a perfect vacation!
My mom has this incredible yellow cake recipe that she got back in the day when she was taking Home Ec in junior high school. I gave it a whirl back in July when we visited and since it was SO good, it was all I wanted to make when I returned. I’ll share in the coming summer how I decorated it all festively for Independence Day. This time, however, I made it into a tall and beautiful three-layered beauty and smothered it in the creamiest, finger-licking-good chocolate frosting.
Yellow cake was meant to be paired with chocolate frosting, don’t you think?
Oh how I wish I had another slice in front of me right now! The entire cake was devoured in a hurry. It has the perfect density and texture.
It’s definitely best the first day when fresh, but it’s not the worst thing ever if you have to eat it the next morning for breakfast. Fine, twist my arm. I may or may not be speaking from personal experience. 🙂
Giving me a slice of this homemade yellow cake in one hand and a soft chocolate chip cookie in the other would pose the ultimate dessert dilemma. I seriously don’t know which one I’d choose! I think I’d happily take both. 🙂
Next time you have a hankering for cake, ditch the box mix and make this instead! It will definitely become your go-to, made-from-scratch yellow cake recipe! I can’t get enough of it! I hope you love it too!
If you’re looking for another to-die-for layered cake recipe, give this Chocolate Mint Cake a try! You won’t be sorry!