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I have been baking cakes since I was a little girl, but I still love learning new techniques and experimenting with assorted flavors. In this article, I share my 6 Tips for Making the Perfect Cake.
Today I am going to share with you “6 Tips for Making the Perfect Cake” Yup, that’s right. Just like all your favorite recipes. Are you ready to find out what they are? Well, first, I am a lover of all things sweet. I just love desserts and treats. I have to say this is my favorite thing about baking and creating cakes and cookies.
Many people make the mistake of choosing a cake mix because it is “easier”. However, what they don’t realize is that cake mixes are full of preservatives and other unnecessary ingredients that will make your cake dense and dry.
Do you know why Sara Lee uses a cake mix for their cakes? The answer is simple: convenience. It takes longer to prepare a homemade cake or cupcakes than it does a store-bought cake. But homemade cakes and cupcakes are so much more enjoyable than store-bought ones.
The ones you buy from the bakeries, you don’t really know how long they have been frozen before they are thawed out and decorated.
6 Tips for Making the Perfect Cake
1. Follow the Recipe
This is as important as the ingredients you use in your cakes. Follow the recipe just as it instructs you to do. Do not try and cut corners! This will end in disaster!
For example, if it tells you to add your eggs one at a time and mix well after each one, you need to do that. Speaking of eggs, I prefer to use brown eggs in my cakes.
2. Choose the Right Recipe
There are many recipes out there for making the perfect cake. However, not every recipe will work well for everyone.
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3. Choose the Right Ingredients
Choosing the right ingredients is crucial for your cake to turn out moist and delicious. I personally love White-Lily Unbleached Self-Rising flour for my cakes. It truly makes your cakes lite and fluffy.
I also prefer Bordens Whole Buttermilk when my recipes call for it and I really like using Blue Plate Mayonnaise in my cakes instead of oil.
The reason for the mayonnaise is it really does make the cake moist and delicious. You use the same amount of mayonnaise that you would oil for your recipes.
4. Prepare the Ingredients
To make sure your cake turns out perfectly, follow these steps before starting to bake.
1) Measure the ingredients. You need to measure the dry ingredients first because they affect how much liquid you add later.
2) Mix the dry ingredients together.
3) Add the wet ingredients.
4) Bake the cake.
5) Cool the cake.
FYI: Don’t over-mix your cake batter, mix until ingredients are well incorporated.
5. Bake at the Proper Temperature
If you use an oven thermometer, you will know when your cake is done. However, there are other ways to tell if your cake is ready.
One method is to check the consistency of the batter. It should be thick enough to hold its shape, but not so thick that it won’t spread evenly across the pan.
Another test is to stick a toothpick into the center of the cake. When it comes out clean, then the cake is done. Don’t overcook!
6. Let it Cool Before Frosting
Once you remove the cake from the oven, let it cool completely on cooling racks before frosting it. This allows the cake to be set up properly, preventing the frosting from sliding off the cake.
Typically, it takes a cake about one hour to cool off. If you are in a bit of a hurry, you can turn a fan on the cake layers to cool them off faster.
Conclusion of 6 Tips for Making the Perfect Cake
If you follow my “6 Tips for Making the Perfect Cake”, you will be on your way to making moist and delicious cakes for your family and friends. There is nothing like making cakes from scratch and rewarding your family and yourself with their tasty goodness.
Yes, it may take a little more time to make cakes, cookies, pies, etc. homemade, but the rewards far out way the time it takes. And really once you get the hang of it, you will be making them faster than you ever thought you could.
How about this weekend you try it and make a cake right from scratch and see if you and your family don’t appreciate the soft moist deliciousness. 🧁
I know you can do it! So, get your baking on! 😊 Oh, don’t forget the coffee
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