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Tips To Achieve The Perfect Cake

Have you tried to make a cake and it didn’t turn out as planned? Read on for Tips To Achieve The Perfect Cake

These 7 tips will help you make the perfect cake!

1. Preparing Your Pans. Properly preparing your pan is one of the most important steps in cake making. There are many ways to prepare your pan. What I find most effective is lining the bottom of a cake pan with a perfectly sized piece of parchment paper.

2. Using The Correct Ingredients. Using substitutes when cake baking is tricky. You can sometimes get away with substituting butter for applesauce and other things, but it’s very tricky to find the right ingredients that will give you the desired result.

3. Knowing When The Cake Is Ready. To know when a cake is ready stick a knife or toothpick into the center of the cake. If the knife or toothpick comes out clean, it’s ready. If it comes out with some batter on it, then bake for a few more minutes then test again until the knife or toothpick comes out clean.

4. Not Over Mixing. You never want to over mix your cake batter. Over mixing your cake batter can result in a more dense and chewy cake.

5. Preheating The Oven. When baking a cake, it’s super important that the oven is preheated properly.

6. Taking Ingredients Out Ahead Of Time. When a recipe says, “Room Temperature,” it means you should take out your ingredients ahead of time. If a recipe calls for the eggs to be room temperature, it’s really important to bring them to room temperature before using them.

7. Putting The Cake In The Oven. Once the cake batter is mixed, immediately pour it into your cake pan or cupcake pan and bake. Your rising ingredients (baking soda or baking powder) will start to rise once they come in contact with your wet ingredients. So once the batter is fully mixed, it’s ready to go.

Here are some amazing cake, bread, and muffin recipes to try!

1. The Best Lemon Poppyseed Muffins
2. The Best Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Ever
3. The Ultimate Banana Lemon And Myrtille Bread

Here are some more tips for baking!

1. What Are The Different Types Of Flour
2. What Does Lemon Juice Do In Food?
3. Essential Spices To Have In Your Pantry

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What Are The Different Types Of Flours

Get the scoop on the differences between flours.

1. All-Purpose Flour. All-Purpose Flour is one of the most common flours used. All-purpose flour is made from a blend of soft wheat and hard wheat. All-purpose flour is also labeled number 55 in other countries

2. Bread Flour. Bread Flour is made from hard wheat flour. Bread flour in other countries is labeled with the number T55. Bread flour is used in Bagels, Cinnamon Buns, and Pretzels.

3. Cake Flour. Cake Flour is made from finely ground soft wheat flour. Cake flour in other countries is labeled with the number 45. Many bakers use flours 45 and 55 as these are all-purpose flour and cake flour.

4. Whole Wheat Flour. Whole Wheat Flour is made by grinding the kernels of red wheat. Whole wheat flour in other countries is labeled number T150. In the UK Whole wheat flour is also known as Wholemeal flour.

5. Self-rising flour. Self-rising Flour is made by mixing All-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. You can make your own self-rising flour by mixing 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, and 1 teaspoon salt. Self-rising flour is also number 45 in other countries but you have to check the labels.

6. Pastry Flour. Pastry Flour can also be used as cake flour. Pastry flour is finer then all-purpose flour but rougher then cake flour. Pastry flour is made from soft wheat. You can make pastry flour by mixing 1 cup of all-purpose flour and 2 cups of cake flour. Pastry flour is good for making Tart Crust and Muffins. Same as cake flour, in other countries pastry flour is also labeled number 45.