BEST Yellow Cake with Frosting

Growing up we always had baked goods waiting for us when we got home from school. To say my mom’s a baker is an understatement. She is the Queen of cakes, danishes, cookies and all things sweet. This is her yellow cake recipe. It’s a classic and staple for birthday parties, Shabbat dessert and those rainy afternoons you want to make cupcakes just because. You can bake it as a cake in a 9×13 pan, make a layered cake using two small round pans or serve them as cupcakes. Top them with the rich buttercream frosting for an even tastier treat!

I made 12 regular sized cupcakes and 17 mini cupcakes with this batter. I baked some with chocolate chips and baked some without and then added jam filling to them after they were baked. I topped them all with the buttercream frosting.

2 cups of flour
1 and 1/3 cup of sugar
3 teaspoon. baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup of oil
1 cup of orange juice
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Bake in oven on 350′, in 9×13 pan or two small round pans for 45 – 50 minutes until top is firm. (If baking cupcakes check after 20-25 minutes.)

Ingredients for Frosting:
1 box of confectioners powdered sugar
1/4 cup of soy milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 stick of butter, softened to room temperature

Directions for Frosting:
Cream together and blend until smooth.

~ Recipe submitted by Nina Safar

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22 thoughts on “BEST Yellow Cake with Frosting”

  • Hello there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website before but after looking at
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  • Thank you for this recipe! It really is delicious. I made it in a number one shaped pan a few weeks ago, and now I’m planning to make it for the next birthday kid! I had lost the recipe- I knew I wrote it down but couldn’t find it so I quickly searched for parve yellow cake and found it. Phew. BH.
    So I had to leave a thank you.

    • So happy you like it! It’s one of my favs. I often add berries such as blueberries, strawberries, raspberries or blackberries to center of each cupcake. You can also add Kosher certified cookie butter, chocolate chips or chocolate spread as a filling.

  • Thank you for the most heaven recipe! I made this for my daughters birthday party. I made it the cake in 2 layers w/ choc frosting in between and around. it was cute and really yummy! Kids and adults licked there plates clean! this was the best tasting birthday cake i ever tasted!

  • This is a great yellow cake recipe! I used it as my base for a pear upside-down cake…and it came out amazing….I made it again! Thank you Google for bringing me to this page when I searched for ‘parve yellow cake”.
    All the best

    • Hi Chaya! I am so happy you liked the recipe. It’s a family fav! I use it as the base for many of my dessert recipes such as strawberry cake, blueberry crumb muffins and lotus cupcakes. You can add anything to the batter and it’s delicious.

  • Hi, Found your recipe while doing research for a dairy free vanilla flavored birthday cake. I opted to use yours. My mother-in-law will be turning 100 years next week and she is lactose intolerant. The cake is next in line to be prepared.
    Thank you. Hope it comes tasty and appealing for the rest of the family.

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