It’s already your fifth attempt baking a cake and it still resulted in a miserably looking cake? Don’t give up just yet! Pay attention and see how you can improve your baking skill with three expert tips to bake a cake below.
Read the recipe thoroughly
Okay, we know you may think that we don’t have to tell you this. But, believe us when we tell you that there are still people out there who don’t pay enough attention to the recipe. Always do exactly what the recipe tells you to do, including the precise oven temperatures, how long should you bake it, at what speed should you mix it, and how much sugar should you put in.
Preheat the oven first
Before you prepare the cake batter, preheat your oven, because normally it will take some time for it to reach the correct temperature. Never rely solely on your oven’s temperature indicator. Use a designated oven thermometer to get a more accurate result.
If you preheat your oven after you make your cake batter, you will expose the batter to open air for too long and it may affect the final product.
Properly mix the batter
Failures in baking a cake are often caused by these two things: undermixing and overmixing. Undermixing will result in partially mixed ingredients because you didn’t mix the batter long enough. Or, on the other hand, you may get carried away and overmixed your batter. An overmixed batter will result in a tough cake texture.