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Recipe: Millie's Yellow Cake

One of the greatest things about growing up in my childhood home was my mother's Millie's Yellow Cake.

From my earliest memory, Mom used to mix together the ingredients for Millie's Yellow Cake and cook 90% of it. The rest, she'd put on the table, give each of us a spoon and we'd dig in. I picked up some valuable, as far as cooking, from that lifetime of digging into that amazing batter. If the batter tastes good the cake will taste good. It's always worked for me. Millie's Yellow Cake IS THE BEST!

So I'm so happy to share with you today the recipe for my mother's (who is not Millie, and I have no idea who Millie actually is) yellow cake. Best served and eaten sans frosting. Frosting can be put on it, but the taste alone, eaten just as shown above, is the most wonderful thing!

Preheat oven to 375°

In large mixing bowl, combine:

2 1/2 C. Flour
1 2/3 C. Sugar
1 t. Salt
3 1/2 t. Baking Powder

Mix, then add:

1 1/4 C. Milk
1 C. Oil
3 Eggs
1 t. Vanilla

Beat until smooth, pour into cake pans and bake for 30 Minutes. Just thought you’d like to know, this is the most delicious cake batter ever. My siblings and I like to make a batch, cook most of it and take spoons to the remaining batter. Yummy!

Happy Eating.

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Recipe: Millie's Yellow Cake Recipe: Millie's Yellow Cake Reviewed by Unknown on Monday, September 01, 2008 Rating: 5


  1. Looks and sounds delicious, but what is 1b C. sugar and b C. oil? I'd like to try this as my hubby loves homemade from scratch cakes.

  2. What does the "b" mean in the receipe? - Sounds like a great cake.

  3. What does the "b" mean in the receipe. Sounds like a good cake.

  4. There are a couple of measurements on the yummy yellow cake that aren't clear. I think it is the sugar and oil that has a "b" as the measurement. Can you clear that up for me? I'd love to try the cake.

  5. My bad, ladies. It has now been fixed. I have now idea how those measurements were changed to (b).

    Check the site now. The recipe is correct.

  6. A very simple recipe that doesn't require sophisticated ingredients. The cake was phenomenon. Have never tasted a simple cake this delicious! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.

  7. oh wow this looks so easy it almost seems unreal!i've been on hunt for a good mosit yellow cake recipe since like forever,i def plan to try this but theres just one thing i was wondering,the use of oil instead of butter in this cake is what making it look like a very diffferent recipe than other yellow cake rcipes.Does it have a coarse corn bread like texture cuz of the use of oil?

  8. Crazy Cook,

    I suppose you could use butter. Personally, I love this cake recipe. I like eating the cake batter as much as I like eating the finished cake. It is a little bit of a denser cake, but delicious beyond all measure.

  9. Okeyyy i made this cake last night after i posted the comment,i couldnt wait to try such an easy and seemingly delish recipe and boy o boy i didnt regret! it came out perfectly moist,delicious and prettily yellow.i made it into 2 layers and frosted with choc buttercream frosting and hubby n kids fell in love with it.Thank you soooo much,i'm never gonna make those labor intensive yellow cake recipes now that ask for vigorous creaming and beating etc and still come out dry...

  10. I'm so glad you liked it Crazy Cook. It really is one of my favorite cakes. In fact, since you and I began this dialog, I am making one tomorrow. I simply can't wait anymore. Again, I'm happy you liked it.

  11. It's in the oven now! If it tastes like the batter, it'll be the best cake ever! I've been searching for a great yellow cake- I'll let you know as soon as the verdict is in!! :)

  12. Mmmmm! Cake batter. You know your stuff.

  13. Hi. What size pans for this recipe? Thanks!!

  14. Any size you want. I generally use either a 13" x 9" cake pan, or two 9" rounds. The choice is yours.

  15. The cake turned so well :). I have posted it here


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