You all must have tried different cakes like photo cakes, jar cakes, cupcakes, designer cakes, and many more. But have you ever wondered how these delicious delights are prepared? Well, if you are thinking about baking a delectable cake at home, then it is very easy and we have discussed it all below that will help you with baking a classic chocolate cake. So, without any delay, let’s get started with the fundamentals of simple chocolate cake baking.
Grease and Preheat the Oven
The most fundamental thing is before you begin the baking process, grease the pans that you are about to use. Now preheat the oven according to the recipe that you are following. Generally, the temperature is set to 350 degrees F and the oven is left to preheat.
Now Comes the Ingredients
It is important to gather all the ingredients before starting the baking process because you probably don’t want to make a run to the market for ingredients in between the process. For this cake, you will need melted chocolate. So, before mixing the batter, you should do that. Keep salt, baking soda, baking powder, sugar, cocoa powder, all-purpose flour, eggs, vanilla extract, and other ingredients ready according to the recipe you are following.
Whisk the Dry Ingredients
You should take the ingredients in correct measurements as instructed in the recipe and then combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix these ingredients together properly as they will help the cake get a great rise. Use the wire whisk if possible to combine the flour with leavening agents for the best result.
Cream the Butter and Sugar
Keep butter at room temperature before you start the baking. As it reaches the normal temperature, beat the butter until it’s creamy. Now add the sugar as you are beating the creamy mixture of butter.
In the mixture prepared using butter and sugar, add the eggs one at a time according to the recipe and mix it well until blended.
Generally, the dry ingredients and milk are added to the wet ingredients. Once the mixture combines, mix it properly and delicately until the mixture gets smooth and uniform. Many recipes suggest the milk to be added at last, so according to the recipe you are following, do as instructed for the best results.
Pour the Batter in Pan
Now uniformly and evenly pour the batter into the pan that you greased earlier. If you want to make small cakes, then take multiple pans and pour the batter into the pans evenly. Smooth the top before baking.
Bake and Cool the Cakes
Now place the pan inside the oven and bake it for the time instructed according to the recipe. Take the pan out after baking and leave it to cool. Remove the cakes from the pan and frost it according to your preferences.
So, that’s how you bake a cake! If that’s a lot for you, you can avail online cake delivery in Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, or in any other city across India and abroad. Happy eating! Happy baking!