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No Bake Cakes: The Goodness Of A Rich Dessert Minus The Hassle

So, you thought baking a Cake is a gourmands’ exercise? A dedicated process that involves beating the cream until your arms hurt and staring at the oven to see if your cake rises to the consistency? Well, all this and more is true if you go the traditional way. But what if we were to give you a cheat’s guide to the most sumptuous cake on this earth minus the hassle of baking? Sounds like a dream? It is of course, considering that your no-bake masterpiece can earn you a spot at the masterchef!

No-bake cake for many may sound like the anti-thesis of what a cake should be. I mean, a dessert made in a jiffy, without any elaborate ingredients and the horror of horrors — without making that customary trip to the hot oven, hardly sounds like a respectable dessert – leave alone a cake. But as chefs around the world embrace this no-frill cake, it is about time for us mortals to master this cheat cake.

And while a no-bake cake may seem like a breeze for many a cake beginners’ it is still worth your while to know a few simple yet important basics about the no-bake cake. Here’s everything you need to keep in mind before you go on your no-bake culinary adventure

Ingredients Are The Key

Ingredients must be chosen with utmost care for a no-bake cake
Ingredients must be chosen with utmost care for a no-bake cake

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A cake that requires minimal prep time has to be pampered in some way. Right? So, fort your no-bake goodness you need to rely on the finest and the most sought-after ingredients. Try to look for the best cream cheese and gelatin. Remember that you will be consuming most of the ingredients in their pure, uncooked form, so even a slightly off texture will be the first thing that will be caught.

Room Temperature

Leave the ingredients lying at room temperature before you begin making the cake
Leave the ingredients lying at room temperature before you begin making the cake

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Okay, we remember we promised that this super-easy cake takes minimal prep time. But leaving the ingredients out on the table while you catch you favourite movie or take a walk in the park can hardly be called work. Right? So, when you know that you would be creating a masterpiece then leave the cream cheese out on the table at least an hour before you don the chefs’ hat. This will prevent giving your cake a lumpy texture often seen when you work with chilled cream cheese.

Patience… Just A Bit Of It

You need to avoid peeking in order to let your cake set
You need to avoid peeking in order to let your cake set

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In a traditional cake, while we sit hours waiting for the dough to rise in the oven and often peek to see if the cake is getting fluffy, in a no-bake recipe however we need to practice patience too. The moment your cake goes into the steamer, you need to give it some 15-20 minutes to set. No peeking allowed as the cake may come out dense. Once the cake is set, go ahead decorate it to your hearts’ content. After all you have mastered the trick to be a basker par excellence minus the grind. So let’s celebrate with a no-bake cake!

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