Baking a perfect cake is an art. Although, it doesn't require too many ingredients. blending them perfectly and in a precise quantity is important to bake a delicious cake. But to make your cake perfect, there are certain baking tricks and techniques that will help you to bake an amazingly spongy cake. No matter whether you are making a birthday cake or a wedding cake with these secret tips you can easily make a spongy cake. Your next cake is sure to blow everyone’s mind away with its exquisite taste.
1 Make sure the temperature is correct
First, it is important to understand the correct temperature of each ingredient which plays an important role to make a cake spongy. Make sure the flour and eggs are at room temperature while the butter must be warm.
2 Fold the flour carefully
While folding the mixture of flour, make figure 8 in motion. You need to be sure that there is no need to over-mix the cake as it would kill the bubbles and make the cake hard. Folding is important for a super spongy cake.
3 Use Buttermilk As A Substitute
Buttermilk contains highly acidic contents, buttermilk breaks down the gluten in the flour and it makes the cake softer. If you are using buttermilk in the recipe and not using baking soda, it is recommended to add a little bit of baking soda along with buttermilk.
4 The Right Flour
Cakes made with cake flour are much lighter and fluffier than the cakes that are made with all-purpose flour (Maida). Cake flour has corn starch mixed in it and it makes the cake spongy.
5 Do The Sifting
The reason sifting is important is that it adds air and makes the mixture lighter. Therefore, it is very important to sift the flour and baking soda. Sifting before adding them to the mixture makes your cake spongy and super fluffy.
6 Beat The Eggs Slowly
Beating the eggs in the wrong way may cause the cake to become heavier. The right way is to add 1/3rd of the egg into the butter-sugar mixture and beat the same with an electronic mixer. Follow the procedure with the remaining mixture until it looks slimy.
7 Sugar Syrup To Your Rescue
If you feel storing or frosting the cake would dry it out, adding sugar syrup is a great tip to make the cake spongy. All you need to do is pour or spray the syrup over the cake slices before frosting it.
8. The Right Time To Frost
There is always a right time to frost the cake. Another important tip to make the cake soft is to let the cake set and cool completely before frosting and slicing.
9 Creaming Butter & Sugar
Whisking butter and sugar together is one essential tip to make the cake spongy, fluffy and moist. Whisk butter and sugar for long until the mixture becomes pale yellow and fluffy because of incorporation of air.
It takes a lot of efforts to make a cake soft and spongy. Although following these tips can help to make a cake which is an art. If you want to order a cake online check out the wide range of cakes by Pirajees