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Questions about how to bake and decorate the popular dessert and birthday treat, cake.

Asked in Cakes

Causes of poor quality of cakes?

When it comes to baking cakes it's all about capturing air into the mixture, and an even amount of ingredients to give a great flavour. Diving the flour and folding it into the mixture and using an electric mixer add air into the mixture and creams the butter to give a better flavour. So poor quality cakes have an un even ratio of ingredients, and they won't have had the right techniques to add air to the mixture. Also sunken cakes...
Asked in Units of Measure, Cooking Measurements, Cakes

One cup equals how many tablespoons?

1 cup = 16 tablespoons More conversions: 1 gallon = 4 quarts 1 quart = 4 cups 1 quart = 2 pints 1 pint = 2 cups 1 cup = 8 ounces 1 cup = 48 teaspoons 12 tablespoons = ¾ cup 10 tablespoons = 5/8 cup 8 tablespoons = ½ cup 6 tablespoons = 3/8 cup 4 tablespoons = ¼ cup 2 tablespoons = 1/8 cup (1 ounce) 1 tablespoon = 1/16 cup 1 tablespoon = 1/2 ounce (16 dashes) 1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons 1 teaspoon = 1/6 ounce (5-1/3 dashes) 1...
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How can you make a really nice cake with no more than 5 ingredients?

It is possible to make a really nice cake with only five ingredients: flour, sugar, milk, eggs, and some flavoring of your choice, probably either vanilla extract or baker's chocolate. More complicated cakes are also possible, of course, but even five ingredients works quite well. You will need to consult a cook book for a specific recipe that contains those ingredients. The above ideas are great, but the flour "must" be self-rising, self-rising flour comes with the leavening agent added to the...
Asked in Baking, Cakes, Food Storage and Preservation, Freezing and Drying Food

What is cassava cake?

A Filipino traditional Holiday Sweet. See the link below. Cassava is made from Yucca root. The root is ground into a flour. Yucca root is good for the joints and arthritic pain. ...
Asked in Cakes, Miracle Whip

Can you substitute miracle whip for mayo?

Yes, miracle whip is just a little sweeter than mayo. But it's still yummy. ...
Asked in Baking, Cooking Techniques, Cakes

How can you avoid for your cakes not to rise and create a little mountain on top?

The reason that the cake forms a dome on top is that the sides cook faster than the middle, so when the middle cooks, there's nowhere for it to to go but up. You can lower the baking tempterature and bake for a slightly longer time. I usually bake at 325 F until the cake tests done. You can put an upside-down flower nail into the center of the cake. Spray it with nonstick cooking spray first, put it in the pan,...
Asked in Baking, Desserts, Snacks, and Treats, Cakes

Is Betty Crocker Super Moist cake mix two tier?

Depends on the size of the cake. When I'm making a cake I use one box for one tier. The sizes are on the back of the box. If using round cake pans they show two cakes but they're not very thick cakes. Tiers are usually at least 3" thick. The cakes are usually only 1-2" baked (2 - 9" rounds) My advice is to google (Wilton.com has a good size chart) how many boxes per pan you need for the...
Asked in Desserts, Snacks, and Treats, Cakes

How do you eat a napoleon cake?

First. you get a fork. then you scoop up some cake. then you put it in your mouth. then you release the fork from your mouth. chew. and swallow. Good luck! ...
Asked in Baking, Cakes

How many cake mixes would you use to make two 12x12-inch square cakes?

2-3 boxes, depending on how deep the pans are. You should probably use 3, but you won't need all the batter. ...
Asked in Baking, Cakes

What do you call the fine powder used to make cake?

The fine powder used to make cake batter is called "flour."
Asked in Baking, Cakes, Pies, Eggs (food)

Why do you need to beat egg whites until a thick peak is formed?

Beating egg whites until a thick peak forms is ideal when making angel food cake as the egg is the leavener in the recipe. For meringue, it is what makes the meringue hold its form and not become watery and runny. ...
Asked in Baking, Cooking Techniques, Cakes

Can you beat the cake batter without an electric beater?

yes, cake batter can be beaten with a whisk, spoon, fork or spatula, or any other convenient utensil. ...
Asked in Baking, Cooking Techniques, Cakes

How do you divide cake batter into portions?

If you're talking about dividing the batter into pans then it easiest the pour the batter right from the bowl into the pans. Make sure the the batter is at the same level in each pan so that the cakes rise to the same level. And if one is slightly bigger than the other than you can always cut scraps off of it. Then again if you're dividing batter into muffin tins to make cupcakes, it's better to use 2 soup...
Asked in Dieting and Weight Loss, Desserts, Snacks, and Treats, Cakes

What is more fattening cake or cake mix?

They are essentially the same thing. A cake is just what is the result of baking cake mix. Each is about euqally as unhealthy for you as the other is. ...
Asked in Cakes

What is stale cake?

It is cake that has spoiled and gone bad. This cna be for a number of reasons. Mold coould have begun to grow. Also, the fluffy-ness in cake decreases as soon as it is not baking any more. As the days pass, this will result in the hardening of the cake, making it sour and firm and not good to eat. ...
Asked in Cakes, Food Coloring

Can you put food coloring in cake batter?

Food coloring is non-toxic and contains absolutely no taste, perfect for coloring up a meal. Food coloring works in almost everything. Cake batter, waffle mix, pancakes, eggs, any of those are perfect for brightening up a meal with food coloring! ...
Asked in Baking, Recipes, Desserts, Snacks, and Treats, Cakes

Where can one find free recipes for Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends cake?

There are a number of recipes for "Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Cake" posted on the Internet. Most seem to be baked in special train-shaped cake molds (pans.) The best way to find the most suitable recipe would be to "Google" the words "thomas and friends cake". ...
Asked in Chocolate, Cakes

Does cocoa have sugar in it?

No, cocoa does not contain sugar. A product labeled "Hot Cocoa Mix" or "Hot Chocolate Mix" would contain sugar. ...
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Who was the first person who baked a cake?

That name is lost in pre-history. Bread and cakes were some of the earliest forms of prepared food, and have been around for over 10,000 years. ...
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How long can you freeze mud cake?

For no more than 8 hours.
Asked in Nutrition, Calorie Count, Cakes

What has more calories a cookie or a cupcake?

Cupcakes have more calories than cookies.
Asked in Cakes

How big is a quarter size cake?

i think 9 by 11.5 inch. Very close. :) Actually it is 9 x 12.
Asked in Baking, Cakes

How do you make a pink cake mix?

Add two or 3 drops of red food coloring to your batter. Stir in and check the color, if it is not pink enough add one or two more drops....perhaps after checking each one to make sure that you get the correct pinkness. ...
Asked in Cooking Measurements, Cakes

How many kilograms in a cup?

depends on what is in the cup--its going to be different if it's flour or water or fruit ect. ...