Starlight Yellow Cake and Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
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Made from scratch, cake and frosting! A full flavor deliciously moist cake topped with sweet Buttercream frosting. Perfect for the Valentine in your life!
Serves: 16
  • 2¼ cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1½ cup Granulated Sugar
  • ½ cup Shortening (Crisco or Coconut Oil)
  • 1¼ cup Milk (whole, 2% or 1%)
  • 3½ teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 3 cup Powdered Sugar
  • ⅓ cup Butter, softened
  • 1½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon Milk
  1. Heat oven to 350 degree F. Grease bottom and sides of rectangular pan 13 x 9 x 2, 2 round pans, 9 x 1½ inches, or 3 round pans, 8 x 1½ inches, with shortening and lightly flour.
  2. Beat all ingredients (except frosting ingredients) with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into plan(s).
  3. Bake rectangle 40 to 45 minutes, 9-inch rounds, 30 to 35 minutes, 8-inch rounds 20 to 25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool rectangle in pan on wire rack. Cool rounds 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire rack. Cool completely.
  4. Frost with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting: Mix powdered sugar and butter in medium bowl. Stir in vanilla and milk.
  5. Beat until smooth and spreadable. Add 3 drops food coloring, if desired. Frost cake.
(1)  Jazz up this favorite cake recipe by stirring in ½ cup chopped nuts, dried cherries, or flaked coconut before pouring into pans.
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