A good basic yellow cake to add to yourrepertoire, including variations for a marble cake and cupcakes.
Recipe: Basic Yellow Cakewith Variations
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour1 1/2 cups granulated sugar3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon salt1 1/4 cups milk1/2 cup vegetable shortening1 teaspoon vanilla extract3 large eggs
Makes 12 to 16 servings.
For Marble Cake:Pour half of the prepared cake batter into another bowl. Mix2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled, 1 tablespoonsugar, 2 tablespoon warm water and 1/4 teaspoon baking soda.Stir into one bowl of cake batter. Spoon light and dark battersalternately into prepare cake pan(s). Using a thin spatula, cutthrough batter several times (without touching bottom of pan)for a marbled effect. Bake as directed above.
For Cupcakes:Line 36 medium muffin cups with paper baking cups. Fill cupsabout one-half full. Bake 20 minutes or until tested done. Coolin pan for 5 to 10 minutes on wire rack; remove and cool completely.Frost as desired. Makes 36 cupcakes.
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