Making Cake is such a fun activity for many people in this world. Actually, Making Cake is a simple thing to do. Two important things that you need are patience and carefulness. We will try to provide you with a clear explanation of Making Cake complete with a basic cake recipe.
Beginners can start with the basic recipe. Once you mastered the basic knowledge, which enable you to have ideas of your own creation, automatically you would like to create more various cakes – such as Black Forest, Fruit Cake, Almond Cake, Cheese Cake or any other delicious and beautiful cakes.
In making cake, you must remember five basic steps which can guide you to do the right things. First, you read the recipe carefully and understand it. Then, you have to prepare the cake ingredients and the equipments, make sure of using the good quality of ingredients and equipments in order to give you good results. Third, follow the instructions of weighing and mixing the ingredients. Some people usually forget this step which has the important role is preheating the oven with a certain heat before you bake the batter. The last step after baking the batter is leaving cake tin for about ten minutes before turning out on to a wire rack to cool.
Following is the basic recipe of cake
Quick-mix Sponge Cake
Here’s a no-fuss, foolproof all-in-one cake, where the ingredients are quickly mixed together. The following quantities and baking instructions are for a deep 20 cm / 8 inch round cake tin or a 20 cm / 8 inch ring mold.
Storing and Freezing
The cake can be made up to two days in advance, wrapped in clear film or foil and stored in an airtight container. The cake can be frozen for up to three months.
The following amounts are for a 2-egg, single quantity cake, as above. Increase the amounts proportionally for larger cakes. CHOCOLATE Fold 1 tbsp cocoa powder blended with 1 tbsp boiling water into the cake mixture. CITRUS Fold 2 tsp of finely graced lemon, orange or lime zest into the cake mixture.
115 g / 4 oz / 1 cup self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
115 g / 4 oz / c cup soft margarine
115 g / 4 oz / c cup caster sugar
2 size 3 eggs
1 Preheat the oven to 160oC / 325oF. Grease the cake tin, line the base with greaseproof paper and grease the paper, or grease and flour the mold.
2 Sift the flour and baking powder into the bowl. Add the margarine, sugar and eggs.
3 Beat with a wooden spoon for 2-3 minutes. The mixture should be pale in color and slightly glossy.
4 Spoon the cake mixture into the prepared tin and then smooth the surface. Bake for 20-30 minutes. To test if cooked, press the cake lightly in the center. If firm, the cake is done. If soft, cook for little longer. Alternately, insert a skewer into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, the cake is ready. Turn out on to a wire rack, remove the lining paper and leave to cool completely.
To make the cake looks beautiful, you have to decorate it. There are many ways in decorating the cakes, you may use various type of ingredients such as fruits, nuts, chocolate, sugarpaste, icing, marzipan and frostings. A lot of books, blogs and websites which contain the way of decorating the cakes you have always dreamed of which match with the special occasions, exquisite concoctions and also major celebrations throughout the year.
With this page as your reference, you will have passions and spirits to make the best cake of your own so that you can proof yourself that Making Cake is a simple things you are able to do. Wishing you have a nice try.