Make a moist homemade yellow cake by creaming together butter, sugar and eggs in one bowl while sifting together flour and baking powder in another. Then, combine the mixtures and some milk in parts until just blended.
Beat together 8 tablespoons of unsalted softened butter and 1 cup of sugar until it has a fluffy texture and a light, almost white, color. After five minutes of mixing, slowly add in 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract. In a separate bowl, sift together 1 1/3 cups of cake flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder and 1 pinch of salt several times. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture in three parts, alternating with 1/2 cup of milk. Once the batter is just blended, pour it into a buttered and floured baking pan, and bake it at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 to 50 minutes.
Another good recipe calls for sifting together 2 1/2 cups of flour, 2 1/4 cups of sugar, 1/3 cup of instant nonfat dry milk, 2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1 teaspoon of salt. Beat 1 1/4 cups of water, 3/4 cup of vegetable oil, 3 eggs and 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract together, and fold in the flour mixture. Pour the batter into a cake pan, and bake it at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 30 minutes.