An indispensable part of celebrations that most people cannot resist, cake is one of the desserts that can be made at home. Here are the tips …
Cutting a cake is one of the most important rituals for celebrations such as birthdays and special occasions. The cakes that are carefully prepared at home make the person feel special. Here are tips that will make it easier for those who want to make a cake at home …
First of all, start by making the sponge cake, which is the basic ingredient of the cake, at home instead of getting ready. A sponge cake prepared in a 24 cm round mold is ideal. The most practical sponge cake recipe is as follows:
Ingredients: 7 eggs (at room temperature), 2 cups of sugar, half a cup of hot water, 2 cups of flour, half a cup of starch, 1 pack of baking powder, 2 packs of vanilla
Preparation: Separate the yolks and whites of the eggs. Add half the sugar to the egg whites and whisk until it is like snow. In another bowl, add the egg yolks, the rest of the sugar and water and whisk. Add the dry ingredients on it and mix. Add the mixture prepared with egg whites to this mixture and mix it by airing from bottom to top with a spatula. Then put it in the oven at 200 degrees that you have previously heated and when it starts to swell, lower the temperature to 150. Cook for about 30 minutes.
Sift dry ingredients such as flour you use while preparing your sponge cake with a sieve and add it to your dough. Preparing it in this way minimizes the lumps that may occur in the sponge cake dough.
If you want to give a different flavor to your pancake, you can add lemon zest to it. If you do not want to use lemon peel, you can add flavor by adding ready-made aromas.
If you want to color your sponge or cream, choose liquid food dyes instead of powder food dyes. Powder food dyes can fly around while whisking and cause clumping in the cream or cake.
Before you put your sponge in the oven, use baking paper instead of greasing the mold you will use. Especially if you are using clamped molds, after placing baking paper on the base, place the clamped part on it and close it and clamp the paper between the base and the clamped part.
There are also some things you should pay attention to when your sponge cake is cooked to open the rows and fill the ingredients. First of all, do not use a knife when cutting the sponge cake in the middle. Because using a knife both prevents you from cutting evenly and can break your sponge. You can use a rope or sponge cake saw for this.
It is very common to use whipped cream while making a cake. However, using whipped cream both inside and on your cake makes its taste heavier and less flavorful. Therefore, you can use your own cake cream instead of whipped cream. Also, soak your cake with milk or a mixture of water and jam before applying the cream between your cake.
You may want to pour jelly on your cake, especially if you have a fruitcake. However, instead of using ready-made jelly, you can prepare it by cooking water or a mixture of fruit juice, starch and sugar at home.