Here is a recipe for an easy yellow cake. I made this as a birthday cake using a 9-inch round cake pan. Decorate it with your favorite frosting.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Butter a 9-inch round cake pan and line the bottom with parchment.
1-1/2 cup AP four
1-3/4 tsp. baking powder
Pinch of salt
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup whole milk
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 eggs (room temperature)
In a small bowl, combine the AP flour, baking powder, and pinch of salt. Measure the milk into a Pyrex cup and stir the vanilla into the milk.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar, beating the mixture on medium high for 3 to 5 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time. Using a spoon or whisk, starting with the flour, alternate adding the flour mixture and the milk mixture to the sugar, ending with the flour mixture.
Scrape the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes. The cake is done with it springs back when touched on top and a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out with only a few crumbs.
Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan and allow it to finish cooling on the rack.