Tips For Baking Perfect Cake
Jan 03, 2015 10:02 AM EST | By Arlene Cruz
Baking needs some accuracy when it comes to measurements, mixing and sifting. If you succeed in cooking with just a little mix and add, it won't work in baking. Baking is cookery that requires details, art and standards.
Here are some tips in baking that you must remember to make perfect cakes:
Baking requires standard recipe. This means, you must try a baking recipe that you can follow step by step. There are lots of recipes that you can try, but it is better to always try the ones that have been tried and tested.
Don't use cold eggs
Eggs for baking must be at room temperature just like the butter so that it emulsify properly. Using ingredients at room temperature can give your cake more volume.
Accuracy is excellent
In baking it is a must that you measure accurately. Any excess or less of an ingredient has certain effects on the outcome of your cake. For instance, excess leavening or sugar can cause your cake to fall while more of flour can make your cake dry.
Putting the batter inside the oven that is not hot affects the cake. Remember that before you prepare the batter, you must already preheat the oven. Don't let the batter sit at room temperature while waiting for the oven to attain its temperature. This will make your cake floppy and will not rise properly.
Use the right kind of flour
You cannot use different flours to different cakes. Flours have protein content. The more protein in flour, the more gluten content it has. Bread flour contains more protein and gluten and is utilized for denser items. Cake flour has the smallest protein content.
Before you remove your cake from pan, let it cool for about 20 minutes. You can place a plate on top and invert it and carefully tap and shale to release the cake.