Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting

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Everyone deserves a special treat on their big day. This cake combines the best of both worlds, producing an ultra moist, absolutely delicious cake, while keeping health in mind. The recipe yields 1 layer cake (8"), a 9" × 13" pan, or 24 cupcakes

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 55 minutes

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 2¾ cups cake flour
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. sodium-free baking powder
  • 3 egg whites
  • ⅔ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup plus 3 Tbsp. low-fat milk, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. plus 2 tsp. vanilla extract, divided
  • 2 tsp. almond extract
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 round pans (8") and set aside.
  • Place the flour, granulated sugar, and baking powder into a large mixing bowl and whisk well to combine. Add the egg whites, oil, 1 cup milk, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, and almond extract and beat for 2 minutes.
  • Pour batter into prepared pans, dividing evenly, and place on middle rack in oven. Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and set on wire rack to cool. Cool briefly before carefully removing layer cakes from pans. Cool fully before frosting.
  • To make the frosting, place the butter into a mixing bowl. Gradually add in confectioners' sugar, beating well. Add 3 tablespoons milk, 2 teaspoons vanilla, and cocoa and beat until combined. Frost cake as desired.

Recipe Information

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 2¾ cups cake flour
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. sodium-free baking powder
  • 3 egg whites
  • ⅔ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup plus 3 Tbsp. low-fat milk, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. plus 2 tsp. vanilla extract, divided
  • 2 tsp. almond extract
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 round pans (8") and set aside.
  • Place the flour, granulated sugar, and baking powder into a large mixing bowl and whisk well to combine. Add the egg whites, oil, 1 cup milk, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, and almond extract and beat for 2 minutes.
  • Pour batter into prepared pans, dividing evenly, and place on middle rack in oven. Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and set on wire rack to cool. Cool briefly before carefully removing layer cakes from pans. Cool fully before frosting.
  • To make the frosting, place the butter into a mixing bowl. Gradually add in confectioners' sugar, beating well. Add 3 tablespoons milk, 2 teaspoons vanilla, and cocoa and beat until combined. Frost cake as desired.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories490
Total Fat17g
Saturated Fat4.5g
Cholesterol10mg
Sodium30mg
Total Carbohydrate82g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars56g
Protein4g