Old-Fashioned Gold Cake With Egg Yolks

Old-Fashioned Gold Cake With Egg Yolks

Gold cake is a heavy, rich and moist cake with a yellow color! It’s so delicious! 😀 Gold cake is made with just egg yolks – so it’s a perfect way to use up leftover egg yolks! This recipe for gold cake is from the Victorian era. Today, gold cake is also called yellow cake or yellow butter cake. The Victorian gold cake is very sweet, so feel free to reduce the sugar amount if you want.

Old-Fashioned Yellow Cake Recipe



  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder


Yellow Butter Cake With Egg Yolks

Preheat the oven to 180°C/ 356°F. Cream together butter and sugar. Add beaten egg yolks, flour and baking powder. Bake in a greased pan for about 20 minutes. Gold cake is best on the first day.

Use Up Leftover Egg Yolks - Cake Recipe

You can add vanilla or chocolate frosting to make the cake extra special, but the gold cake is delicious on its own!

8 thoughts on “Old-Fashioned Gold Cake With Egg Yolks

  1. I’ve never heard of Old-Fashioned Gold Cake. I’m totally intrigued, I’ll have to give this a try! Pinning this to our #MMBH board, thank you for sharing with us. 🙂

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