Learn how to make this perfectly fluffy classic yellow cake. Follow this easy step by step tutorial to make the perfect yellow cake that is a master recipe for cupcakes and endless other cake flavor combinations.
I haven’t kept it any secret here on Baker Bettie that cake is not my favorite thing in the world. But I’m dedicating this whole week to cake. Because I do think that to be a serious baker, you need to be able to make a great cake. One that is light and fluffy and moist. And that isn’t easy. Making a tough and dry cake is more common than not. But this is my favorite cake recipe. And I want to teach you how to make it properly.
I had grand plans for this series. Complete with a few video tutorials. But technical difficulties got in the way so we are going to have to stick to text and pictures. I’m sorry!
I think the thing that I aim to teach the most here on Baker Bettie is that baking is just a series of master recipes. If you can make 1 amazing basic yellow cake, you can make endless different flavors of cake based off this 1 master recipe. Once you really grasp that concept, it opens a whole new door to feeling creative with baking.
But technique is everything, especially with cake. A great recipe is only great if the baker uses proper technique when putting it together. This process is actually very simple. The method is technically the Chiffon Mixing Method and it is 5 basic steps: Gather the ingredients, mix together all dry ingredients & mix together all wet ingredients, combine the wet with the dry, make a simple meringue, and fold the meringue into the batter.