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!
Old Fashioned Yellow Cake with Easy Chocolate Frosting
- For Cake:
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 1/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter soft
- 1 1/4 cups milk at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 large eggs
- For Easy Chocolate Frosting:
- 1/3 cup softened butter
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 -3/4 powdered sugar
- 1/3 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.