Tips for a Perfect Cake

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All the ingredients used should be at room temperature .
Use exact measurements as mentioned in the recipe .
Use a kitchen scale or  standard measuring cups and spoons .

Baking powder and baking soda must be fresh .
These are the two ingredients that give a lift to your baked goods .
Sift the flour with baking powder/baking soda and salt thrice .
This will areate the flour and evenly distributes the leavening agent .
Liquids are added not only to moisten the cake but also to activate the baking powder /baking soda .

Cream the butter and sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. Do not over cream it .
Use an electric mixer . Start creaming at a low speed and then increase the speed gradually .
Add eggs one at a time to the creamed mixture .
The creamed  mixture may curdle while adding eggs .
Don’t panic..The batter becomes smooth once flour is added .
Gently fold the flour to the creamed mixture .
Folding is usually done with a rubber spatula .
Do not stir the batter. Over mixing the batter will result in dense cake or the cake will sink in the center .
Use of cold eggs and butter will reduce the volume of the cake .

Pre heat the oven for 10-12 minutes before placing the batter in the oven .
It is important to learn your oven functions .
Do not open the oven door during the first 12-15 minutes of baking .
Heavy dark pans absorb more heat than aluminum pans .
Insert a wooden toothpick in the center of the cake. If it comes out clean , the cake is done .
Cool it on a wire rack .

Lemon zest or orange zest can be added while creaming butter and sugar .
Use fresh mint leaf  paste for mint cakes .
Sweet lime or pomelo zest give a citrus flavour  to the cake .
Saffron soaked milk can be added  for golden yellow colour .
A drop or two grape essence give a beautiful colour and flavour to chocolate cakes .

Categories: Baking Tips

Author: shanobiju

10 comments

  1. Gajuskitchen says:

    Lovely website and nice tips for a perfect cake.

  2. Gajuskitchen says:

    Lovely website and nice tips for a perfect cake

  3. Romi says:

    Great tips! Would you suggest using salted or unsalted butter?

  4. Ruth says:

    U r toooo goood.

  5. Bindu says:

    Tried yoursavoury muffins and it was great. Wanted to post a pic but cldnt find the icon for that .

  6. Saher says:

    Hi ma’am

    Can u tell me which oven ur using currently ???

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