When you think of celebration or any delightful occasion, the first thing that will come to your mind is cakes! Cakes can be made in scores of different flavors, colors, types, shapes and sizes. Also, it can be prepared using various different methods. Baking a good cake is not too difficult; all it requires is basic baking knowledge, correct recipe and a few important tips. One needs to be very careful and diligent while making a cake because even the slightest of errors can put all the efforts in vain. Therefore, there are certain important things to be kept in mind while baking a cake. Using the right proportion of ingredients is extremely essential; one should make use of measuring spoons, cups and vessels in order to avoid such glitches. It is mandatory that all ingredients are at room temperature, especially eggs. Beating the eggs rightly is very important and beaten eggs should always be the last ingredient to be added to the batter. One should make sure that there are no lumps in the batter and to be doubly sure, it is better to sieve the batter after blending it well and before putting in any kinds of nuts, dry fruits or chocolate chips. Also, before immersing nuts in the batter, it will be appropriate to gently dust them in flour so that they do not immediately settle down at the bottom of the batter.
It is eminently imperative to properly grease the pan or tin, which is to be used for baking so as to prevent the cake from sticking to the base. The batter has to be evenly spread in the pan with the help of a palette knife and one should also ensure that batter fills up three fourth of the pan, leaving little room for the cake to swell up while it is being baked. Setting the right temperature in the oven is the most important thing to be done when baking a cake. 350 Degrees is more often opted by cake makers. Different types of ovens have different settings. Pre-heating the oven is essential.
In case, one is following any recipe that they found on the web or a friend passed it on to their friends, remember that it is not necessary that your cake will also mandatorily take the exact same time to be ready as given in the recipe; make use of a knife, needle or toothpick to check if the cake is appropriately baked. One should leave the cake in the oven for minimum five minutes after it is fully baked. Do not make the mistake of slicing up a hot cake as soon as it is out of the oven; it is important to cool it and only then begin cutting or putting the icing on it. Over baking the cake or over mixing the ingredients can give out a dry cake so one should be careful that he/she does not over do it. Once you have taken care of all these things, you are sure to bake a delectable and flawless treat!
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