Cake Decorating (Part 1)
For today's (Part 1) I am teaching you a great recipe on how to bake a cake and for tomorrows post (Part 2) I will teach you how to decorate your cake.
A great cake recipe that I learned from I don't know where is this one below. This cake is quick, simple and extremely delicious and fluffy. I have it memorized by head. This same mix I use and make different cakes with it. Banana cake, carrot cake, orange cake, vanilla cake, marble cake, chocolate cake etc. (For the wedding cake above I made one layer vanilla, another layer chocolate and the third layer marble.)
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 3/4 cup flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup milk
(Chocolate powder optional)
Preheat your oven to 350degrees. Then get a large mixing bowl and put in your butter and sugar mix well until all combined and crumbly. After mixed add your eggs and then mix again until all combined and smooth; add flour a little at a time and mix it until smooth, then add a little more and mix until smooth. Keep doing this until all your flour is gone (Do not pour the entire 2 3/4 cups of flour all at once into your mix because when you go to mix it. it will get lumpy. Pour a little at a time) once your flour is all mixed in and smooth. The batter will be a little tough but smooth. Then add your baking powder and mix until smooth. Then add your milk - mix until smooth.
There you go. Your vanilla cake.
If you want chocolate just add a little chocolate powder to your mix and there you go your chocolate cake batter.
I will teach you another day how to make other naturally flavored cakes i.e. banana, orange, strawberry, carrot (which are all really yummy)
Very Important Step: (Here is where a lot of people mess up their cake)After you mix your batter grease your cake tin(what you are using to put the cake in the oven) grease it well with butter. Butter it up good. Put butter all over it. Then sprinkle some flour on the cake tin over the butter. The flour is going to stick to the butter and form a crust so that the cake won't stick to the pan and will be easy to flip when it is done.
Pour your batter into your well greased cake tin and put it into your already preheated oven and bake it for exactly 45 minutes. (DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN AT ALL WHILE THE CAKE IS BAKING) by doing that your cake will sink and have a hole in the middle.
45 minutes later your cake is warm, delicious and ready to eat. Try it...