Most people usually experience some disastrous days in their home kitchen cooking and baking things. The cake is a delicious thing to consume, and baking is one of the most challenging parts to accomplish. We tend to invest most of our hard time baking a cake, and at times, we find that all our efforts go in vain when the cake turns out to be too tender or dense that it ends up breaking or even burnt. So, here is a list of few simple and magical steps to Bake Perfect Cakes at Home.
Ensure the Ingredients are at Room Temperature
The ingredients are the primary thing that can make or break a cake baking experience. You need to ensure that the ingredients that need to be used in baking the cake are at room temperature and as it is the crucial factor affecting baking a cake. You need to take all your ingredients out of the refrigerator ahead of time and bring them to room temperature. It would be best to take them out at least 10 minutes before starting the preparation for cake baking.
Preparing the Pans
Allowing the cake to stick to the pan is the worst experience you can do while baking a cake. There is nothing more irritating to have moist, fluffy cake stuck in the tin of the pan. So you need to prepare the pan well, and to do this, you need to butter or oil the pan using the pastry brush. You need to ensure that no corner of the pan is left without butter or oil. Now you need to dust the tin using flour tapping and dust out the excessive flour. In case you are baking a chocolate cake, you need to dust the pan with cocoa powder. To be on the safer side, you need to use parchment paper for the pan’s lining.
Now is the time to mix the ingredients to prepare a perfect cake. Mix all the wet ingredients like the oil, butter with sugar and ensure that no air is left into the batter; this will result in a fluffy and soft cake. Now you need to include the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients and mix them vigorously to ensure that there is no air present in the mixture, and this will result in the dense and fluffy cake. You can use a spatula for mixing and vigorously mix it until all ingredients incorporate perfectly.
Once the batter is ready, don’t let it rest on the countertop of your kitchen, as the raising agent would start working as soon as it comes in contact with wet ingredients.
Positioning of the Pan Correctly
Once the batter for the cake is ready, you need to pour the batter into the, positioning the baking tray in the middle rack, and slide the tray inside. This will ensure even the baking of the cake. You must rotate the pans halfway to ensure that cake is fluffy and all sides are baked perfectly.