Yellow Cake

Yellow Cake With Lemon Curd Filling, Lemon Frosting, Chopped Pistachios, and Candied Lemons
Christopher Baker
A chopped pistachio coating adds a great nutty contrast to the lemon-curd-filled cake iced with lemon frosting.

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Makes 1 8-inch cake (or makes 24 cupcakes)
preparation
15
minutes
cooking
105
minutes

Ingredients

1
cup
(2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for the pan(s)
2 1/2
cups
all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
1 1/2
teaspoon
baking powder
1/4
teaspoon
baking soda
1/2
teaspoon
kosher salt
1 1/2
cups
sugar
2
teaspoons
pure vanilla extract
3
large eggs, at room temperature
1
cup
whole milk

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Butter the pan(s), line the bottoms with parchment, butter again, and dust with flour, tapping out the excess. (For cupcakes, there is no need for parchment or rebuttering.) In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar on medium-high until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in the vanilla, then the eggs one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  3. Reduce mixer speed to low. Add the flour mixture in 3 additions and the milk in 2 additions, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Mix just until combined (do not overmix).
  4. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan(s) and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (see baking times, below). Cool the cake(s) in the pan(s) for 15 minutes, then turn out onto rack(s) to cool completely.
  5. Baking times: For two 8-inch rounds: 25 to 30 minutes. For two 9-inch rounds: 22 to 25 minutes. For one 9-by-13-inch rectangle: 25 to 30 minutes. For 24 cupcakes: 15 to 20 minutes.
Dawn Perry
April 2011

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories From Fat 162
  • Fat 18 g
  • Sat Fat 11 g
  • Cholesterol 98 mg
  • Sodium 203 mg
  • Protein 5 g
  • Carbohydrate 47 g
  • Sugar 26 g
  • Fiber 1 g
  • Iron 1 mg
  • Calcium 51 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.

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