Simply Better Yellow Cake

This recipe is great for a cake that requires you to pour your concentration into decoration. It’s simple, reliable, and lovely. Substitute other cake mix flavors for variety.

Serves: 12Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 12


  • 1 box (18.25 oz.) yellow cake mix plus ingredients called for on box (except water)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg


  • Preheat oven according to cake mix instructions. Grease and flour 2 round cake pans (8 inches). Set aside.
  • Mix batter according to package instructions, substituting whole milk for water and adding the extra egg with the other eggs.
  • Using an electric mixer set to medium speed, beat batter until it is smooth and entirely lump-free. Pour batter into cake pan. Bake according to instructions.