Classic Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting
Classic Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting
  • prep: 1 hr
  • cook: 3 hr
  • total: 4 hr
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  • Summary

    For birthdays, dinner parties, and celebrations, ditch the boxed mix and add this recipe to your repertoire. An egg yolk–only batter gives the cake a sturdier structure than a classic white cake and lends that iconic yellow color, while the milk keeps it moist. The all-American chocolate frosting couldn’t be easier to make and is the perfect way to bring the cake layers together.

    Ingredients

    • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
    • 3 cups cake flour
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1 cup whole milk, room temperature
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
    • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 6 large egg yolks, room temperature
    • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 4 cups powdered sugar
    • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/4 cup whole milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • Sprinkles (for serving; optional)
    • 2 (9") round cake pans

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 12
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 752 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 37 g 56.36%
    • Saturated Fat: 23 g 113.08%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 95 mg 31.56%
    • Sodium: 298 mg 12.42%
    • Calcium: 80 mg 8.05%
    • Potassium: 158 mg 4.51%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 4 mg 19.5%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 107 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 12.88%
    • Sugar: 72 g
    • Protein: 5 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 21.71%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat7
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs5
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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