Happiness is knowing there is cake in the oven. The sweetness and taste trapped in its fluffy spongy layers may make anyone fall in love with it. But what if the cake you baked comes out to be hard and dense? The whole excitement turns gloomy.
To avoid such situations, we have brought our guide for you. Further, you can enjoy extra soft and delicious cakes sitting on your bedroom sofa through online cake delivery in Connaught Place, Delhi and other localities of Delhi only at CakenGifts.in. We have also increased our reach to facilitate online cake delivery in Delhi and all the neighboring areas of Delhi- NCR.
Well for those who love to bake, here is a list of 5 simple tips to make your cake spongy and fluffy:-
# Preparation is the key
Always preheat the oven at 180 degree Celsius. Grease your mold with butter, dust with flour and keep it ready lined with butter paper. Arrange all the ingredients on your kitchen stand in the required quantities. This is because if you leave your cake mixture in the middle and get busy in weighing or measuring the ingredients, it will start loosing the air and the cake will become harder.
# Temperature must be taken care of
Before you start preparing the batter, it is important to ensure the temperature of the ingredients. While eggs, flour and other ingredients should be at room temperature, it is better to keep the butter slightly warm (though not hot). If the butter is too hot, it will become oily and the resulting cake will be heavy and dense. In contrast, if the butter is too cold, it will take time to incorporate into sugar and eggs. This may cause over-mixing of eggs again resulting in a dense cake.
# Sifting will form a perfect sponge
It is always advised to sift the flour into the cake mixture along with a raising agent like baking powder or baking soda. Sifting adds air and consequently lightness to the cake mixture.
# Go slowly with the eggs
Beating eggs into the butter- sugar mixture traps even more air, but you need to be careful as beating the eggs in a wrong way may cause a split leading to a heavier cake.
Firstly, add about 1/3rd of the eggs into the butter- sugar mixture and beat with the help of an electric mixer. Follow the same procedure till all the eggs are beaten. At the end, you will find a light and fluffy mixture. However, if the mixture still looks slimy, add 1 tsp of flour and beat again. The fluffiness of the mixture will recover.
Further, always try to use fresh eggs as they easily form whip.
# Fold the flour carefully
You need to fold the flour into the cake mixture carefully. Choose a large metal spoon or small rubber spatula as a wooden spoon will destroy your carefully crafted bubbles. Fold the mixture slowly making the figure of 8 motion. Don’t overmix it or your cake will become hard.
By following these simple steps, you can make your cake more fluffy and spongy.