Making Simple Cake
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 mould.
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 grated 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 /