How to Make Yellow Cake. Don’t buy it out of a box – make it yourself! (It’s easy enough.) Chocolate frosting is the classic accompaniment to yellow cake. Make a yellow cake for a birthday party, tea party or just something to bring in to the office one day when you’re feeling generous. This recipe serves 12 people.

Things You'll Need

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Grease and lightly flour two round 8-inch cake pans and set aside.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a small mixing bowl and set aside.

Beat butter or margarine with a hand mixer at medium speed for 30 seconds in a large mixing bowl.

Add sugar and vanilla and beat well.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Add dry flour mixture and milk alternately, beating on low speed after each addition until just combined.

Pour batter into prepared cake pans.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

Cool cakes in pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes.

Remove cakes from pans and cool thoroughly on racks.

Frost with your favorite frosting.