If you’re planning to make a cake for a party or special occasion, there are some simple steps you can take to get the job done.
The recipe for a cake is simple.
Use cake flour and baking powder, and a large bowl.
Add in your flour, milk, sugar and eggs and mix until combined.
Add your baking powder and mix again.
Fill the bowl with the wet ingredients and pour it into the bowl.
It will start to come together.
Next add in the egg and whisk together until the dough forms.
Then add in your icing sugar and whisk it all together until you have a smooth, glossy dough.
Use a spoon to transfer the dough onto a floured surface and gently press it into a mould or baking sheet.
Cover with clingfilm and allow to rise for one hour.
Remove the dough from the mould and allow it to rest for 15 minutes before baking.
Bake for 45 minutes.
You can adjust the baking time if needed.
For the icing, put the icing into a bowl and whisk well.
Then dip a spoon into the icing mixture and pour over the top of the cake.
This should make the icing stick to the top.
Repeat with the remaining icing.
For the cake itself, take your cake flour, baking powder mix and butter and mix well.
Mix in your baking soda and mix.
Next add your sugar and mix with a spoon until you get a smooth paste.
Place a spatula over the paste and press it down into a well fitted bowl.
Now add in icing sugar, vanilla extract, and milk and mix the ingredients together.
Now fold in the icing until you’re all combined.
Take your mould or cake baking sheet and fill it up with your cake.
Put your mould into the fridge for one and a half hours.
Remove the mould from the fridge and let it sit in the fridge.
Now you can place your cake in the oven and bake for one minute and 40 seconds.
Place a baking tray over a medium heat.
Take a spatule and dip a fork into the cake and gently lift it up.
Now use a knife to transfer it onto a baking sheet to make sure you have it nice and golden brown.
Allow to sit for five minutes, then remove the mould.
Cool the cake in a bowl of cold water for 15 to 20 minutes before cutting it into squares.
These cakes are a great alternative to traditional cakes for a wedding cake, or even a birthday cake.
They are also great for baking, and can be stored in the freezer.
You can make your cake for less money, but it will taste much better.
Find more great recipes for cakes and desserts at Cooking for Everyone