How to Bake a Perfect Cake?
No dessert is as impressive as a beautifully baked cake. Tired of stepping out in the search of the best cake shop near you? A freshly baked cake with flavorsome frosting makes it an irresistible homemade dessert. Whether you are baking a simple plum cake or a layered cake with multiple colour frosting, there are a few tips that help you bake a perfect cake. Want to know how to perfectly bake a cake of any kind? Our team at Moonbakes Chennai holds a good expertise in crafting the most intricate premium cakes and here are a few pro tips presented by our experienced chefs to bake a perfect cake at home. Intimidated to bake a delicious cake at home?
Pick a recipe and read through the recipe
Before you go ahead to bake a cake, you need to choose a recipe. This sounds obvious, but different cakes have different requirements such as – the oven temperature, ingredients, proportion of ingredients, and baking time. So, pick a recipe for the cake you want to bake and get ready to bake the cake.
Allow ingredients to settle down at room temperature
Cake recipes require ingredients like butter and eggs to settle down at room temperature. This eases out the process of blending the ingredients and will also yield a higher volume cake. Soft butter is the secret behind fluffy cakes. Make sure to soften butter for several hours before you blend it with the other ingredients.
Preheat the oven before you prepare the cake batter
Preheat the oven before preparing the cake batter. This is because, when a cake bakes too quickly, it may develop cracks and can turn to be coarse. Let your oven preheat for at least 10-15 minutes and make sure to check if it has reached the proper temperature. Preheating allows the best rise and texture of a cake without burning it.
Grease the pan with butter
To ensure that your finished cake comes in the right shape, it is important to coat the pan with butter. Using a brush, coat the soft butter inside of the pan. Follow that with a parchment paper disk cut to the size of the pan. This avoids the breakage of the cake and makes sure that it will come out of the pan in one piece.
Prepare the cake batter
The proportion of ingredients vary concerning the recipe you are following to bake a cake. Follow the instructions carefully while you whisk the batter. For proper texture, make sure to follow all the instructions closely, and then pour the batter into a cake tin.
Avoid under mixing or over mixing of the ingredients
While mixing the ingredients, your goal is to simply combine the ingredients. Avoid under mixing or over mixing of the ingredients. This will deflate air from cake batter making it have a tough texture.
Pour the batter into the pan and bake
Pour the batter into a pan and settle the batter into the pan evenly using a spatula. This ensures that the batter is spread in an even layer and adds a fine and fluffy texture to the cake.
Test the cake for doneness
To check for doneness, plunge a toothpick or thin knife into the cake. If the cake is properly baked you will find a few crumbs sticking to the knife or toothpick when you withdraw it. If not, the wet batter will still cling to the knife or toothpick.
Cool the cake
Once done with the baking, let the cake cool for about 10 minutes. Cooling the cake is the key to firming up the cake, making it less likely to fall apart while you frost it.
Unmold the cake from the pan gently
Gently run a sharp knife between the cake and the edge of the pan. Then place a rack on the top of the pan and turn over the pan and lift it off the cake.
Assemble and decorate the cake
If you are baking a cake with two or more layers, brush the cake layers with a pastry brush before assembling. This avoids crumbs in the frosting. There are numerous options to add a great finish to a cake. Choose a frosting of your choice and decorate the cake.
Cakes are for life. No special occasion is complete without cakes. Now that you know how to bake a perfect cake, try out different cake recipes with different flavors, frosting, piping techniques, and toppings. At Moonbakes Chennai, our bakers are always looking out for the next big thing in cake art to create the most impressive delicacies. Do not forget to check our Instagram updates for trendy cake design inspirations or some best birthday cakes in chennai. Why wait when you can now bake a perfect cake? Happy baking!