Aug 14, 2015

Simple Yellow Cake Without Butter

Yelow Cake on Blue1200_6310Baking without butter has become my specialty and I like cake. So this is my go-to yellow cake with no butter, less sugar, and you can make it from scratch in 40 minutes. Try it with my 2-minute chocolate frosting. What I like the most is all the things you can do with this cake.

For a fast dessert, I make this easy cake and frost it right in the pan with my 2-minute chocolate frosting. It’s a healthier dessert I feel good about and it really satisfies my sweet tooth.

I have also doubled the recipe and made two cakes using two cake pans and used it for my fresh strawberry cake so now you can make my wildly popular strawberry cake with no butter at all!

The one I really love is my Boston cream cake that I make with just one 9-inch cake, which I slice across in half, fill it with homemade custard and top with a chocolate glaze. I’ll be posting my Boston cream cake soon. (why do they call it Boston cream pie? – it’s not pie!)

One thing of note: this is a much better cake when you use a cake strip. See in the picture how the cake is perfectly flat and the edges are soft and not over baked? I highly recommend using a cake strip, also called a baking strip, whether you buy one or make your own. Click here to learn about cake strips.

If you want a healthier cake that’s low in sugar and saturated fat, try my recipe. You can use my frosting or do your own thing with this simple, easy recipe. My yellow cake low in sugar and any time I can make a cake without butter or any dessert without butter, I’m a happy cook. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

14 Comments on "Simple Yellow Cake Without Butter"

  1. Luis Canela

    Where is the cake recipe??????????

  2. JoanB

    Hi Jenny so love your bake donuts,meatloaf,and crusty bread rolls. I also love your fun NY quips I love It!

  3. Janet Lourian

    Hi Jenny.
    I just discovered you web site earlier today, jennycancook.
    I am so excited to make some of your Polish recipes, as I am a proud Polsky.
    I made my mother’s recipe for stuffed cabbage earlier today, but next time I’m going to make your recipe.
    Thanks for all the wonderful recipes you posted and GOD Bless you for being you!

  4. Elamma Varughese

    Hi, thank you for the recipient, pls advise if I can bake it in microwave 20 c IFB.

    • Jenny

      I don’t know of any way to bake a cake in a microwave.

  5. sujatha prabhakar

    I tried out this cake today. it was a great sucess but it somewhat sticky and rough at the top. may I know the reason please.

    • Jenny

      Did you follow the recipe exactly? Including the size of the pan? If not, let me know what you changed and I will try to help.

  6. omobolanle

    Please what exactly made the cake yellow because I just made it and it is not yellow in colour.

    • Jenny

      Yellow cakes are really only a pale yellow color and that comes from the egg yolks.

  7. Jennie

    I can’t wait for the Boston Cream Pie. YUM!!

  8. Marilou

    Do you have recipes for Oxtail stew or anything with oxtails? Thankyou bunches

  9. Marilyn

    Hi Jenny,

    I still haven’t made the cabbage rolls yet. And it is hot here today!

    In fact, just doing some different salads as I don’t want to turn on the oven.

    Used the crock pot yesterday & made Turkey Chili. It was delish!

    I’ll let you know when I make the cabbage rolls and am sure you’ll get

    AAA rating from me as you are an “outstanding cook”!

    Talk to you later.

    Sincerely, Marilyn

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