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cake recipe

The cake is also known as a celebratory dish on various occasions like weddings, anniversaries, birthdays. It is a form of the sweet dessert which is baked. The basic Ingredients with their functioning used in baking are :

  • Baking powder: It is a leavening agent made from cream of tartar and starch that helps the cake's batter to rise. It should be used in accurate measuring otherwise results in a bitter taste.
  • Baking soda: It is also a leavening agent and pure sodium bicarbonate and it is paired with acidic ingredients like chocolates, yogurt.
  • Butter: It is the best ingredient used for baking than other ingredients as it adds flavor and moisture.
  • Eggs: They are the most essential ingredient in baking used for binding, flavor, thickening or glazing. Egg whites add moisture and stability whereas egg yolks add texture and flavor.
  • Flour: It holds the ingredients together and different varieties of flours have a different level of protein which helps in baking food.
  • Milk: Adding of milk with ingredients gives strength, structure, flavor, tenderness, color, and moisture to the batter of the cake.
  • Sugar: It helps in caramelized the recipe and adds the crunch to the crush of cake and gives sweetness to the cake as well.

Recipe of making Vanilla Cake easily at Home.

  • Gather all ingredients:
1 cup (225 g) of unsalted butter
1 cup (225 g) of granulated sugar
A pinch of salt
2 teaspoons (9.9 ml) of vanilla extract
5 eggs
2 cups (240 g) of cake flour
  • Preheat the oven to 163 degrees and grease and the flour a cake pan.
Use butter or shortening to grease the pan then sprinkle a light layer of flour into the pan, rotate the pan until its evenly coated then tap out the excess flour. 
  • Cream the butter and sugar.
Mix the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat them together until the mixture is light, fluffy and creamy.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla extract.
Add the eggs and keep beating the mixture until the eggs are completely incorporated.
  • Stir in the cake flour.
Add flour with all ingredients and stir it until it's just incorporated and be careful not to over-mix it.
  • Pour the batter into the pan.
With the help of a spatula, scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Bake the cake for 1 hour 15 minutes.
 The cake is ready to eat when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Enjoy the delicious homemade cake.

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Methods of making Cake are as below :

  • Rubbing in method: While adding flour to the batter, it is necessary to lightly rub the flour with fingertips, so that air would not trapped and leavening agents helps the flour to rise. Cakes made using this method are:

Fruit cake
  • Melting: In this method, the cake will not rise much like other cakes and melt fat and sugar ingredients together in the saucepan. Cakes made with this method are :
Chocolate brownies
   Parkin cake            

  • Creaming: It helps in giving light texture to the cake.  In this method, air will be trapped by creaming the sugar and fat together. Cakes made with this method are :
Victoria sponge cake

  • Whisking method: Sugar and eggs whisked together to trap air. Cakes made using this method are :
Chocolate swiss roll
Vanilla swiss roll


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