How to make tasty cake?

Success in cake-making depends on careful combining of ingredients, accurate measurements and careful baking. To make cake light and close in texture, thorough beating is necessary.

Baking—Small and layer cakes require a hot oven for 10 to 20 minutes.

Loaf cakes need a moderate oven from 40 to 60 minutes. In the beginning the oven should be hot enough to cause the cake to rise and then to form a crust which holds the gases. When the cake has risen to its full height decrease the heat so that the cake may finish baking without becoming too brown. If the oven is too hot at first a crust will be formed before the cake is risen. If not hot enough, gas will not be retained in the cake. Either of these conditions will make the cake heavy.

Testing—The cake is baked if, when pressed lightly upon the top in the middle, it springs back again. It usually shrinks from the sides of the pan. A deep cake may be tested with a clean straw.

Methods of work—First grease and flour the pans. Collect all materials and utensils needed and make sure that the oven will be ready. Do this before combining any materials.

Here you will find some quick and healthy cake recipes. The recipes are carefully selected and we hope you will find them helpful.

PLAIN CAKE

for Loaf or Layer Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  •  1 cup sugar
  •  3 teaspoons Oleo or butter
  •  ½ cup milk
  •  ½ teaspoon salt
  •  1½ cups flour
  •  1½ teaspoons baking powder
  •  ½ teaspoon vanilla

Method

Beat eggs light, add sugar, butter, milk, salt and all but 2 tablespoons of the flour. Beat well, add vanilla, then add the remainder of the flour with the baking powder, sifted together. Bake in loaf or layer cake pans.BROWNSTONE CAKE FILLING

ROWNSTONE CAKE FILLING

Ingredients

  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 square of chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch,
  • a few grains of salt
  • ½ cup of milk.

Method

Mix dry ingredients. Add liquid gradually. Cook in double boiler until thick and creamy.

 

SPONGE CAKE

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cold water
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 salt spoon salt
  • ½ cup flour

Method

Beat yolks until thick and add sugar gradually. Add water and lemon juice. Sift flour and salt into yolk mixture and beat thoroughly. Fold in the stiffly beaten whites of eggs and bake in a moderate oven.

CHOCOLATE CAKE

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 2 squares chocolate
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder.

Method

Cream butter and sugar. Add yolks of eggs beaten until thick, then milk, and all but 2 tablespoons of the flour. Beat thoroughly, add melted chocolate and vanilla. Add remaining flour, salt and baking powder sifted together. Fold in stiffly beaten whites of eggs. Bake in moderate oven.

 

WAR CAKE

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups raisins
  • ⅓ cup fat
  • ¼ teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • few grains salt.

Method

Boil the above ingredients together for three minutes. Let cool. When cold add 1 teaspoon soda dissolved in 2 tablespoons hot water. Add 2 cups flour in which 1 teaspoon baking powder has been sifted. Bake in a moderate oven.

 

CORN CAKE

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Indian Meal
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 2 cups sour milk

Method

Sift the dry ingredients together except the soda. Add egg slightly beaten. Dissolve the soda in sour milk, stir into the dry ingredients quickly and pour into a greased pan. Bake for half an hour in a moderate oven.