This yellow cake lesson contains tips you'll use for just about any cake. Here are the highlights: Cream butter and sugar correctly - remember, room temperature on your butter. Plan ahead to make sure your butter's at the right temp. When whipping, look for a pale yellow color. Whipping beyond that will cause the butter to collapse. A combination of cake flour and regular flour gives the cake both body and lightness. Remember, butter and flour the edges and bottom of your pan thoroughly. That way you can pop it from the pan with ease when it's done.
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