Classic Yellow Cake

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Classic Yellow Cake

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs plus 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups cake flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Bring cold ingredients to room temperature. Butter should be soft enough to hold a thumbprint but still keep its shape. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar on high until light and fluffy, about 6 minutes.

  2. Beat in 4 eggs plus 2 yolks, one at a time, until combined. Beat in vanilla extract.

  3. In another large bowl, whisk together cake flour, baking powder, and salt. With mixer on low, add 1/3 the flour mixture to butter mixture, beating to combine.

  4. Beat in 3/4 cup buttermilk, another 1/3 the flour mixture, another 3/4 cup buttermilk, and remaining flour mixture until just combined. Scrape down bowl as needed.

source: marthastewart

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