You are here: Home » Recipes » Yellow Layer Cake Yellow Layer Cake Recipe by Favorite Recipes Press Yield 10 to 12 servings A good basic cake with a delicious home-made chocolate icing. PrintEmail Ingredients 1/2 cup butter1 1/2 cups sugar2 -- eggs2 1/2 cups cake flour2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1 cup milk2 teaspoons vanillaChocolate Icing:1/4 cup butter1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon evaporated milk1 -- (6-ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips1 teaspoon vanilla1 -- (16-ounce) box confectioners' sugar Instructions For the cake. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour 2 (9-inch) cake pans. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar and eggs at high speed for 5 minutes. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Reduce speed to low and alternately add flour mixture, then milk, to butter and sugar mixture. Add vanilla. Pour into prepared cake pans. Bake at 350F for 30 to 40 minutes. Perfect with Chocolate Icing. For the icing. Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in milk and continue stirring until mixture is boiling rapidly. Remove pan from heat and add chocolate chips, stirring until melted. Add vanilla. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. If icing becomes too stiff, add few drops of hot water. Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta’s Georgia On My Menu (the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta, Marietta, Ga., 1988).