Another Sunday and I need to get my cake on. This is getting to be a bad habit, or a good habit depending on what side of the table you are sitting on. I really wanted to make a caramel cake but my daughter said she thought that yellow cake with chocolate frosting was the best cake ever! Well what kind of Mom wouldn’t make a simple little yellow cake for their kid? (did I mention my daughter is 23? Mommy needs to get a life…).
So off I go to my regular recipe resources. Pinterest, Martha, Cooking Light, etc., etc. I pulled a little of this and a little of that and came up with this super simple, one bowl recipe with easy chocolate frosting. I think it took me longer to find the recipe than it did to make it!
I halved the recipe. I mean really, there is not a part on my body that needs a full sheet of cake. Actually there isn’t a part that needs a half sheet either but I am weak when it comes to my weekend cake! The recipe below is for a full sheet but if you have no control like me…you can half it.
Still craving cake? Try my new One Bowl, Chocolate Cake!
- For Cake:
- 2 cups sugar,
- 3¼ cups All-Purpose Flour
- 2½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup unsalted butter, soft
- 1¼ cups milk, at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 large eggs
- For Easy Chocolate Frosting:
- ⅓ cup softened butter
- ⅓ cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 -3/4 powdered sugar
- ⅓ cup cocoa
- For Cake:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour one 9 x 13 inch cake pan or 2 - 8 inch rounds if preparing a double layer.
- In a large mixing bowl mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
- Add butter, milk and vanilla. Beat with mixer on medium speed for 3-4 minutes, occasionally scraping sides of bowl. Add eggs, beat for 3 more minutes.
- Pour batter into prepared pan(s). Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool in pan for 30 minutes. Turn out and cool thoroughly on wire racks before frosting.
- Easy Chocolate Frosting
- Using mixer. Cream butter, milk and vanilla together.
- Combine powdered sugar and cocoa in separate bowl.
- Add sugar/cocoa mixture to creamed butter mixture half at a time.
- Add more milk if necessary, 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency.