Yellow Cake

Homemade Yellow Cake Recipe

Forget the box mix. Here’s how to make a yellow cake from scratch.

  • Author: Erin Huffstetler,
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1 13x9 cake or 2 8x8 or 9x9 cakes 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 homemade yellow cake mix (recipe on
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 11/4 cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract


Pour cake mix into mixing bowl.

Cut butter into smaller pieces, and add to mixing bowl. Work butter into flour, until it’s well integrated.

Beat eggs. Then, add vanilla to eggs. Pour egg mixture into flour, and mix to combine.

Slowly add milk, and mix just until the batter comes together.

Butter and flour your cake pan(s).

Then, pour the batter into the pan(s), and bake at 350 degrees. 30 minutes for a 13×9″ cake; 28 minutes for two 8×8″ or two 9×9″ cakes.

Allow cake(s) to cool for at least 10 minutes before removing from the pan.


  • This recipe will make (1) 13×9″ cake or (2) 8×8″ or 9×9″ cakes.