Yellow Cake


4 c flour (I think the original recipe called for cake flour, oh well)

2 tsp baking powder

1 ½ tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

2 c sugar

2 sticks softened butter (doing that in the microwave)

2 tsp vanilla

4 eggs

2 c buttermilk


In one bowl mix up the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a mixing bowl beat butter and sugar until fluffy and then add eggs one at a time beating after each addition. At low speed, add the buttermilk, it will look kind of lumpy.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray two cake pans with baking spray or butter and flour them if you’d rather.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in two batches so it doesn’t make a big mess. Divide batter between the two prepared pans. Rap them on the counter a few times to get rid of air bubbles. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes till golden brown. Cool in pans for 10 minutes then invert to a rack and cool for an hour before frosting.

Easy Chocolate Buttercream Frosting


8 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped

6 c confectioners sugar

2 sticks butter, softened

1 tsp vanilla

8 Tbsp milk

½ tsp salt


Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Let cool to room temperature.

Combine remaining ingredients in mixer and add cooled chocolate. Add more milk if necessary for consistency.