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Yellow Cake for Two

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Yellow Cake for Two is the perfect treat for a cozy gathering. Indulge in this soft, buttery cake that is topped with rich chocolate buttercream frosting.

Yellow Cake for Two is the perfect treat for a cozy gathering. Indulge in this soft, buttery cake that is topped with rich chocolate buttercream frosting.
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Ingredients List

  • Flour + Salt + Baking Powder
  • Cornstarch + Baking Soda
  • Sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla
  • Butter
  • Buttermilk
  • Powdered sugar
  • Milk
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
Yellow Cake for Two is the perfect treat for a cozy gathering. Indulge in this soft, buttery cake that is topped with rich chocolate buttercream frosting.

Your Supply List

  • 6 inch cake pan + non sticking cooking spray or butter to grease
  • Electric mixer + mixing bowl
  • Medium size bowl + whisk
  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Spatula or utensil for frosting
Yellow Cake for Two is the perfect treat for a cozy gathering. Indulge in this soft, buttery cake that is topped with rich chocolate buttercream frosting.

Recipe Notes & Tips

Butter

Be sure your butter is softened for the cake and frosting. This will give them both their fluffy/soft texture.

💡 Tip: To speed up softening your butter, cut the butter into chunks and sit it close to the warm stove for just a few minutes.

Buttermilk

None on hand? Stir a teaspoon of vinegar into the 1/3 cup of milk and let it sit for 5 minutes before adding to batter.

Frosting Notes

  • Be sure to cool your cake completely before frosting and store any leftovers in your refrigerator.
  • Your frosting will be a bit soft when first made, but, will firm up as it sets.
  • Looking for a different flavor frosting? Check out the recipe index for a whole bunch of ideas.

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Yield: 4 slices

Yellow Cake for Two

Yellow Cake for Two- Big Green House

Yellow Cake for Two is the perfect treat for a cozy gathering. Indulge in this soft, buttery cake that is topped with rich chocolate buttercream frosting.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes

Ingredients

For The Cake:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 TBSP cornstarch
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • dash of salt
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 6 TBSP butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk

For The Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • dash of salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 TBSP milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 6 inch cake pan.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, and baking soda and Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add in egg and vanilla. Mix until combined.
  4. Gradually, add in buttermilk and flour mixture. Alternating between the two. Mix until combined.
  5. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan.
  6. Bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. Cool completely before frosting.
  8. Make Frosting:
  9. Beat butter until fluffy. Then, add remaining ingredients and beat until fully combined and creamy. Frost on cooled cake. Store any leftovers in covered container in refrigerator.

Notes

  • Adapted from homemade in the kitchen

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 588Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 404mgCarbohydrates: 95gFiber: 2gSugar: 53gProtein: 8g

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9 Comments

  1. We also have too many for such a small cake (there are 8 of us), but I love taking a “party” to families who have a new baby and this cake would be perfect for that couple who is having their first or only has one or two little ones. 🙂 Pinned it!

    Blessings,
    Babychaser
    mamasbrush.wordpress.com

    1. That’s a great idea! Thanks for stopping by & the pin @babychaser!

  2. I love this size for a cake! Living alone means lots of leftovers and as much as I love sweets, I can’t afford to eat them every day. I’ll pin this cute little recipe for later. 🙂 #blogginggrandmotherslinkparty

    1. Thanks Candi! Enjoy the cake!

  3. What a perfect dessert just for the two of us! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  4. Hello,

    I made this cake today. It’s a bit on the dry side. Maybe I should have sifted, then measured, the flour. Other than that, I followed the instructions exactly. But I served it with a warm fudge sauce, so that “juiced it up”! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Deb krysa says:

    Can I make this into 4 cupcakes?

    1. Hi Deb- Honestly, I haven’t tried making cupcakes with this batter, however, it should work fine. If you do give it a try, please let me know how it works out and how many cupcakes you get from it. Great idea!

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