6 Basic Ingredients to 2 Yummy Cakes for Beginners

When you talk about cakes, it makes your mouth water. Who doesn’t love cakes? What are your favourite cakes? Banana Cake, Cheesecakes, Pandan Cake, Semolina Cake, Swiss Roles or Chocolate Moist Cakes.

Many of us go to the bakeries or order online to purchase cakes. Have you ever thought that basic cakes like Butter Cake or Orange Cake can be made at home with a minimal cost and time for your family. They taste fantastic too. You don’t need to be skillful, you just need to follow the recipe correctly.

Here are just 6 ingredients that you need to bake these cakes.

Recipe No 1 – Butter Cake

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Ingredients

250 grams butter

200 grams castor sugar

4 eggs

250 grams self-raising flour

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

2 pinches of fine salt

Method

1. In a bowl put in butter and sugar and cream it with an electric beater for 3 minutes on medium speed, number 3.

2. When you see the mixture is light and creamy in colour, then put in 1 egg at a time and continue beating till you finish all 4 eggs.

3. Now add in vanilla essence.

4. Sieve the flour with a pinch of salt. Fold in the flour 1 ladle at a time gradually until it finishes. Use a spatula for this process.

5. Get a square 7 or 8-inch baking tin and grease it with some butter. Now put a baking sheet on it.

6. Pour the butter cake mixture into the cake tin.  Bake at 160 degrees celcius for 35 to 40 minutes depending on your oven.

7. Put a skewer or satay stick through the cake to test whether it’s baked. If it comes out clean, that means it is ready.  Switch off your oven and take your cake out. Done.

Recipe No 2 – Orange Cake

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Ingredients

250 grams butter

180 grams castor sugar

5 eggs

250 grams self-raising flour

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

1 orange – squeeze all the juice ( you should get 50 to 60 ml) & take the skin and grind it in dry blender (use only 4 tablespoons of it – it’s called the orange peel)

1 tablespoon sun quick orange (optional)

Method

1. In a bowl put in butter and sugar and cream it with an electric beater for 3 minutes on medium speed, number 3.

2. When you see the mixture is light and creamy in colour, then put in 1 egg at a time and continue creaming till you finish all 4 eggs.

3. Now add in vanilla essence followed by orange juice, orange peel and 1 tablespoon sun quick orange.

4. Sieve the flour. Fold in the flour 1 ladle at a time gradually with a  spatula until it finishes.

5. Get a square 7 or 8-inch baking tin and grease it with some butter. Now put a baking sheet on it.

6. Pour the orange cake mixture into the cake tin. Bake at 160 degrees celcius for 35 to 40 minutes depending on your oven.

7. Put a skewer or satay stick through the cake to test whether it’s baked. If it comes out clean, that means it is ready. Switch off your oven and take your cake out. Done.

Final thought

Here are a few tips that you should follow in order to get successful results.

1. Use an electric beater to cream your butter, sugar, and eggs

2. When folding your flour into the mixture, use 1 direction by hand, do not use the beater.

3. Tap your cake tin 3 to 5 times before putting it in the oven.  This helps to release any air bubbles that are trapped in the batter.

4. DO NOT OPEN your oven while your cake is baking. 

5. Cut the cake when it is completely cool.  

By following the above tips & tricks you will definitely be able to get an awesome and yummy cake. Happy Trying!


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