8 Foolproof Desserts for a Barbecue

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Tender Yellow Cake
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Serves 10-12
3 large eggs separated and at room temperature
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 1/4 cups cake flour
3 teaspoons baking... more 
Photo by: James Ransom
Tender Yellow Cake
Save and print this recipe on FOOD52.

Serves 10-12
3 large eggs separated and at room temperature
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 1/4 cups cake flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup + 1 tbs vegetable oil (I use canola)
1 cup whole milk (1 or 2% work also)
1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1. Pre-heat oven to 350.
2.Butter and flour and line with parchment two 9" round baking pans. Beat egg whites until frothy then add 1/2 cup of the sugar (reserving the rest) a tablespoon at a time until egg whiles are stiff and glossy.
3. Sift flour, remaining 1 cup sugar, baking powder and salt into large mixing bowl if you are using a hand held mixer or into bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment. Add the oil and 1/2 cup of the milk and the vanilla. Beat for 1 minute on medium speed, mixture will be quite thick. I actually prefe less 
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Tue, Jul 3, 2012 11:20 AM EDT
Yeah, we like our burgers, our ribs, our hot dogs, our potato salads. But who are we kidding: isn't dessert the best part of a summer barbecue?



Here are 8 easy, foolproof, classic desserts to serve at your next party...or to just have around the house for when the craving hits. It's summer: time to celebrate!



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