How to prevent the cake from cracking Cakes are the modified version of bread and a perfect dessert for various occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, new years, and much more.
Main ingredients required for preparing cake are flour, salt, sugar, eggs, butter or oil. Cake making is an art and everyone has their own method of making it. You can try out different methods of baking cake either by reading some blog like this or by watching a video on YouTube. Personally, I prefer reading a blog and trying it out by myself as it helps and gives me a lot of confidence in baking. There are various types of cakes available in the market depending upon their sizes, shapes, colour, ingredients, taste, and flavour.
Nowadays, you can order different types of cakes according to the occasion. Chocolate cakes are the most popular ones amongst all the cakes in the market. Baking cake gives you the internal satisfaction that you won't get on buying one.
The common problem faced while preparing cake is cracking.Cracking of the cake can be caused due to many reasons.
Few of the reasons are listed below:
• It takes time to get the measurement right while you are preparing a cake. Few mistakes here and there can cause the cake to crake. Not adding enough wet ingredients to the batter and adding more flour can cause the cracking.
• The higher temperature of the oven can bake the cake quicker, but the cake comes out to be imperfect and can lead to cracking of the cake. You must always check the temperature of the oven before putting your cake in the oven so that it's heated accurately.
• Before experimenting and trying out on your own, you must do exactly what is there in the recipe. Experimenting while you are still learning can also cause uneven baking which might lead to cracking of cake. Some recipes will suggest, you bake your cake at 325 degrees and some at 350 degrees, but the lower temperature doesn’t allow the cake to rise and can cause cracking.
• The best way to check whether the cake is baked perfectly or not is by putting a toothpick in the center of the cake. If the toothpick comes out perfectly means the cake is baked perfectly and you can head towards the decoration and presentation part. If you want your cake to be perfect, you need to keep your eye on the oven and keep checking on the temperature. Overheating can lead to increased risk of cracking.
• You can see that your cake is baked properly from the sides, but is there a sunken spot in the center of the cake? Sunken cakes are the result of using too much baking powder. Sometimes, you add extra baking powder to give your cake rise. Try to avoid opening the oven door before the baking time, as it can lead to cold air getting inside the oven, which collapses your cake.
• Oven temperature and baking of cake go hand in hand. Sometimes, the cake come out to be too dry, which is not we want. To avoid the cake from drying make sure the oven temperature is correct or you can add less dry ingredients or maybe add more butter or oil. Drying of cake is due to adding too many dry ingredients such as baking powder, cocoa, baking soda, and flour.
• Also, at times you over beat up the ingredients and over mix some of the ingredients which leads to the dense batter which doesn’t get that puff. Remember don’t play with your baking powder too much or too little, as it can lead to a flat cake. Expired baking powder can also lead to a flat cake.
Hopefully, the above reasons will enlighten you about the mistakes you might make the next time you decide to bake a cake at home.