|The morning began with omelets. bacon, and cake batter pancakes.|
|After dinner we invited some friends and family to join us for cake and ice cream. Luckily they all came so we don't have to eat the whole cake :)|
|Happy Birthday Hubs! I'm so glad you are mine forever! Hope your day was just what you wanted!|
The actual cake was delicious! My new favorite!
Classic Yellow Cake
Makes 2 8-9 inch rounds or 1 9x13
12 tbsp butter
1 3/4 cups sugar
3/4 tsp salt
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
4 large eggs, plus 2 egg yolks
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk, buttermilk, or yogurt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, salt, baking powder, and vanilla until fluffy and light. At least 5 minutes.
Add the eggs to the butter mixture one at a time, beating well after each addition. Slowly blend one third of the flour into the creamed mixture, then half the milk, another third of the flour, the remaining milk, and the remaining flour. Be sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl occasionally throughout this process.
Pour the batter into greased and floured pans. Bake 23-26 minutes (for 8 inch pans), 25-30 minutes (for 9 inch pans), or 35 minutes for a 9x13 pan. Remove cakes from the oven, cool in the pans for about 10 minutes, then turn onto a cooling rack and cool completely before frosting.