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Tips For Baking A Perfect Cake

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Baking a perfect cake is an art. A properly mixed cake batter should have a uniform mixture with all of the ingredients completely incorporated. The formation of evenly distributed and tiny air cells has a big impact on the final cake’s texture, appearance, keeping qualities and flavor. If you want to make a perfect cake then you should follow these tips:

  • Read through the entire recipe several times. Use the best & freshest ingredients.
  • Use good equipment, but you need not go overboard.
  • Use the pan size and type called for in the recipe.
  • Have all ingredients and mixing bowls at room temperature.
  • Preheat the oven and prepare the cake pans.
  • Pre-measure all ingredients .
  • Follow all baking steps. Do not delay in between. Do not under- or over-mix. Overbeating should be avoided because:
  • Overbeating the butter can soften it too much, which will diminish its ability to trap air.
  • Overbeating the eggs whips in too much air and creates tunnels in the cake.
  • Overbeating once the flour has been added, promotes gluten formation and toughens the cake
  • Quickly place the batter into the prepared pans.  Prevent the cake from baking with a middle hump.
  • Bake your cake immediately after filling your pans. Do not open the oven door during the first 30 minutes of baking.
  • For best results, nuts, raisins and fruits are added in the batter last, with a spatula, moving in a gentle folding motion, unless the recipe specifies otherwise
  • Check for doneness at beginning of the time range.
  • Cool cakes completely after baking.
  • Eat cake as is or frost before serving.
  • Properly store cakes.

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