When baking a cake there are many things that can go wrong and cause what should be a delectable cake to come out of the oven into a less than delectable cake. Listed below are some tips to help your cake turn into the delicious masterpiece it should be.
Whenever you are baking, make sure to get the oven going 10-15 minutes before you need to put the cake in. This allows the oven to heat to the proper setting and will allow your cake to cook evenly.
For a better cake texture, instead of using regular milk make use of buttermilk.I was looking for more information and found it here. Should you choose to use this substitute, make sure to include an additional 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda when mixing the dry ingredients.
If you want your cake to be lighter you need to separate the eggs first and when adding eggs to the butter mixture, you should beat the egg whites and then slowly fold them into the batter.
If making a cake that calls for berries or nuts, fluff them in flour beforehand. This will help to keep them suspended in the batter and more evenly spread out.
Before frosting the cake chill the cake in the refrigerator. This will make the cake easier to work with.