3 Layer Yellow Cake

Serving 3 people

120 min


  • baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • butter 12 tablespoons Butter
  • cake flour 2 1/2 cups Cake Flour
  • egg yolks 8 egg yolks
  • lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • milk 3/4 cup milk
  • salt 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • sugar 1 1/4 cups Sugar
  • vanilla 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • from "joy of cooking" simon and schuster From "Joy of Cooking" Simon and Schuster 1997
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How to make it

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare three 9 inch round cake pans with butter and flour or parchment paper.
  2. Combine dry ingredients together in a medium bowl.Beat butter with a paddle attachment in a mixer. Gradually add in sugar.In a separate bowl and hand mixer, beat egg yolks, vanilla, and lemon juice until pale yellow and frothy.
  3. Add to butter.Beat in 1/3 of the flour mixture then 1/2 the milk. Blend until combined.Beat in 1/3 of the flour and remaining milk and blend until combined. Beat in remaining flour and mix only until combined. Do not over beat. Divide the batter into three pans and bake for 20 minutes.
  4. Let cool in the pans for 10 minutes then cool in a cooling rack.