Baking Cakes: 25 Insanely Useful Tips


When it comes to baking cakes, you need to follow some tips. Here, you will get to know about 25 very useful tips.

Tip 1

If you need to use butter, opt for butter at room temperature for mixing it perfectly.

Baking Cakes: 25 Insanely Useful Tips
Baking Cakes: 25 Insanely Useful Tips

Baking Cakes: Tip 2

Instead of buttermilk, you can use regular milk 1 cup by adding lemon juice. Wait for 5 minutes before using.

Tip 3

Addition of a few drops of the almond emulsion is excellent for enhancing the taste of the vanilla cakes.

Tip 4

A flat beater or paddle is very handy for mixing the cake batter properly.

Tip 5

The baking powder, as well as baking soda, is not similar. So, do not try to interchange them or substitute them. As the former is lighter than the latter, always use the right amount.

Baking Cakes: Tip 6

To make a cup of cake flour, mix 2 tbsp of plain flour along with 2 tbsp of cornstarch and use in the recipe.

Tip 7

If you have forgotten to take out the butter from the freezer, cut it into small pieces. This way, they will come to room temperature faster.

Tip 8

If you are a beginner in baking, then do not try to change any ingredient or quantity. It can spoil the cake or bring a complete opposite texture.

Baking Cakes: Tip 9

An oven thermometer is handy for checking the oven temperature. So, get yourself one.

Tip 10

All the ingredients that you are going to use in the cake should be at room temperature. It will help in making the batter smooth.

Tip 11

A well-greased pan is key to a perfect cake that easily comes out.

Tip 12

Make sure that the oven light is not on while the cake is being baked. It might make the upper layer more brownish.

Baking Cakes: Tip 13

Stay away from slamming the oven door as this might lead to the sinking of the cake.

Tip 14

Measuring the flour properly is necessary because the wrong quantity will spoil the texture.

Tip 15

If you are adding fruit bits or chocolate chips to the cake batter, remember to coat them with flour. Thus, they will not go to the bottom of the batter.

Tip 16

If you are using a scratch batter for cake, do not beat for long as this will ruin the texture. However, if you have a cake box batter, then you can beat it for long.

Baking Cakes: 25 Insanely Useful Tips
Baking Cakes: 25 Insanely Useful Tips

Baking Cakes: Tip 17

After baking, allow the cake to cool for only 10 minutes in the pan. Then transfer it to the rack so that it completely cools down.

Tip 18

You can keep the cake within the fridge after baking.

Baking Cakes: Tip 19

Magic line pan is ideal for baking a cake. It helps the cake come out smoothly every time.

Tip 20

Baking soda and baking powder have their expiry dates. So, before using check them once.

Baking Cakes: Tip 21

If the cake top is not flat, do not worry. Take a knife or leveler and cut the dome.

Tip 22

Do not forget to preheat the oven as this is crucial.

Tip 23

Restrain yourself from opening the door of the oven during baking. If you do so, heat will come out, and cake might not bake properly or sink.

Baking Cakes: Tip 24

When pouring the batter into the baking pan, do not forget to scrape the bottom layer of the batter from the mixing bowl or mixer.

Tip 25

If your cakes have pieces of banana, zucchini, carrots or apples or pumpkin, let the cake rest overnight. Eat it the next day for better taste.