Yellow Cake Recipes

Get 5-star recipes for classic yellow cakes, from basic sheet cakes to Bundt cakes, coffee cakes to Boston cream pies.

Staff Picks

Grandma's Moist Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 255
This very moist yellow cake recipe comes from my boyfriend's grandmother. We usually serve it with chocolate buttermilk icing.
By Allrecipes Member

Yellow Clooney Cake

Rating: 4 stars 55
I call it the Clooney cake because it is oh so super moist. It is the best yellow cake recipe since the dawn of time. I really hope you like it!

Scottley's Basic Yellow Cake

Rating: 4 stars 235
Very simple, but delicious cake. Can be used with most any kind of frosting.

Gluten-Free Yellow Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 245
Basic and easy, and very versatile. Layer with white or chocolate frosting, strawberries and whipped cream, etc. Make sure your baking powder is gluten-free.
By Allrecipes Member

Butter Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 316
This cake is practical and can be for many uses. You can also add fruit in it if you wish.
By Allrecipes Member

Happy Birthday Cake

Rating: 4 stars 241
This is one of my mother's cake recipes for a birthday. I love this recipe and it tastes great.
By Allrecipes Member

Nana's Old Fashioned Jelly Cake

Rating: 4 stars 16
This is a moist yellow cake with a jelly spread over the top while warm. It is so moist, it will melt in your mouth! Use your favorite flavor of jelly.

Thirty Minute Yellow Cake

Rating: 4 stars 138
This is a good substitute for a boxed yellow cake mix in recipes calling for a yellow cake as a base.
By Lori

Inspiration and Ideas

One-Two-Three- Four Cake II
Rating: Unrated 81
What makes it a yellow cake? It's the egg yolks. This tender butter cake is a birthday classic.
David's Yellow Cake
Rating: Unrated 1731
"THIS. WAS. PERFECTION. If anybody says it was dry they did not bake it right or mix it right." – kurlyy1