Baking a cake is an art. CakenGifts.in has mastered this art of making the perfect Classic Sponge Cake. If you can bake a light cake, then it is expected that you are a great baker. Here, we guide you through ways in which you can perfect this art of making a Classic Sponge Cake:
- Your preparation speaks a lot
It is very important for you to weigh all the ingredients before you mix them. By weighing all your ingredients, you tend to mix all the ingredients properly and fast. If you take time to mix all the ingredients, then it so happens that your preparation is over- mixed or the mixture will lose all the moisture that it requires for the preparation.
The utensil that you have been using for your preparation has to be greased properly and the bottom of the utensil has to be covered with parchment paper. This step has to be completed well in advance, otherwise your mixture will start lingering, as a result of which, and the cake will be hard and brittle in nature.
When you start, the over should always be pre-heated. The shelves should be well arranged in advance. It is always advised that Classic sponge cake should be baked in the middle shelf only.
- Do not let the mixture stand for a long time
As soon as your mixture is prepared, it is very important for you to place it in the oven. It is because the ingredients that you have added into the mixture will start their work as soon as the mixture is ready or they come into contact with any ingredient that is “wet” in nature. If you want that your cake gets a good rise, place it in the oven as soon as the mixture is ready.
- Maintain the temperature
All the ingredients that you will be using for your preparation has to be maintained under room temperature. If the eggs are not maintained at room temperature, they cannot be whipped properly and will lose all the moisture.
Though all the ingredients should be kept at room temperature, there is an exception to this. Butter needs to be slightly warm in nature. If butter becomes too soft, then it will be oily all over, which means that your cake will be heavy in nature. And, if your butter is too cold, then it will take a lot of time to mix with sugar and eggs and will result in over- mixing. This will lead to a heavy cake.
- Proper procedure and using fresh eggs
It is advised that you use cake flour. It is because cake flour tends to be finer in nature and it also helps your cake to be light.
Baking powder should be mixed with cake flour and then sifting should take place.
You should always use fresh eggs for your preparation. If the eggs that you are using are old, then it will not stick together. When you whisk egg and sugar, the mixture should result in white color. If the mixture is not white in color, this means that air has not been properly incorporated into the mixture.
- Beating and mixing are two different things
A lot of bakers assume that beating and mixing is one and the same thing. Mixing means simply combining two ingredients, whereas beating requires more than just combining the ingredients. It requires the use of a whish or an electric mixer. Beating also helps in incorporating air into the mixture. As it is incorporating air into it, it also releases carbon dioxide because of which heat is released and cake will be light in nature.
When beating eggs do not do it directly into the mixture of butter and sugar, doing this will incorporate all the air into the mixture. Take 1 – 2 eggs at a time, and add to the cream and beat them properly using the electric mixer.
- Give proper amount of time to your preparation
Now that you have placed your preparation in the oven, it is very important to follow the cooking time. Different ovens work in different manner and as you are about to reach your cooking time, you should check your preparation. You can test your preparation with the help of a skewer. If you insert the skewer in the centre and it is dry, that means your preparation is ready.
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