Fluffy Yellow Layer Cake Recipe

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Fluffy Yellow Layer Cake
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  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease two 9-inch-wide by 2-inch-high round cake pans and line bottoms with parchment paper. Grease paper rounds, dust pans with flour, and knock out excess.
  3. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and 1 1/2 cups sugar together in large bowl.
  4. In 4-cup liquid measuring cup or medium bowl, whisk together melted butter, buttermilk, oil, vanilla, and yolks.
  5. In clean bowl of stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment, beat egg whites at medium-high speed until foamy, about 30 seconds.
  6. With machine running, gradually add remaining 1/4 cup sugar; continue to beat until stiff peaks just form, 30 to 60 seconds (whites should hold peak but mixture should appear moist). Transfer to bowl and set aside.
  7. Add flour mixture to now-empty mixing bowl fitted with whisk attachment. With mixer running at low speed, gradually pour in butter mixture and mix until almost incorporated (a few streaks of dry flour will remain), about 15 seconds. Stop mixer and scrape whisk and sides of bowl. Return mixer to medium-low speed and beat until smooth and fully incorporated, 10 to 15 seconds.
  8. Stir 1/3 of whites into batter to lighten, then add remaining whites and gently fold into batter until no white streaks remain.
  9. Divide batter evenly between prepared cake pans. Lightly tap pans against counter 2 or 3 times to dislodge any large air bubbles.
  10. Bake until cake layers begin to pull away from sides of pans and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, 20 to 22 minutes.
  11. Cool cakes in pans on wire rack for 10 minutes. Loosen cakes from sides of pans with small knife, then invert onto greased wire rack and peel off parchment. Invert cakes again and cool completely on rack, about 1 1/2 hours.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 385.27 Kcal (1613 kJ)
Calories from fat 147.45 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.38g 25%
Cholesterol 120.69mg 40%
Sodium 245.18mg 10%
Potassium 162.57mg 3%
Total Carbs 52.89g 18%
Sugars 29.56g 118%
Dietary Fiber 0.58g 2%
Protein 7.17g 14%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Calcium 67.9mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 300.82 Kcal (1259 kJ)
Calories from fat 115.13 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.79g 25%
Cholesterol 94.23mg 40%
Sodium 191.43mg 10%
Potassium 126.93mg 3%
Total Carbs 41.3g 18%
Sugars 23.08g 118%
Dietary Fiber 0.45g 2%
Protein 5.6g 14%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 2mg 14%
Calcium 53mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 9
  • 11

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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