Sweets and pastries remains as a preferred one among all everyone despite their age. Among every variety cakes are even more special as it either serves as a perfect gift or savors as the favorite dish suited for all occasions and seasons.
The four major occasions the cake is used are:
Also, there are different types of cakes. Some of them are:
Now you can surprise your loved ones and pamper their sweet tooth by preparing cakes at your home. Sponge cakes are the best to prepare at your home, and a delicious chocolate cake can be an idle choice.
The ingredients for the chocolate cake include cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/3 cup butter, 1- cup of all purpose flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup of water (heated), 2 eggs beaten (optional), 1 teaspoon of vanilla, teaspoon salt , 1 tablespoon of vinegar, and 1 teaspoon baking soda. After taking all the ingredients, mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Then, mix the liquid ingredients in a separate bowl and mix it them with the dry one. Now stir the mixture using the wire whisk until everything is mixed well. Now grease a eight-inch baking pan. Pour the prepared mixture into the pan. Bake it at about 350 degree F for around 45 minutes. Top it with fresh cream or icing sugar and serve with the ice cream of your choice.
You can also follow simple vanilla cake Recipes which is a no frill, easy to prepare, and dole out as evening snack. Ingredients include 175g (6oz) margarine or softened butter, 3 large eggs, 175g (6oz) caster sugar, 1tsp vanilla extract, 1tsp baking powder, pinch of salt, and 175g (6oz) self-rising flour, sifted. After collecting the ingredients mix it in a large mixing bowl, and beat it with a wooden spoon and make it smooth. Heat the oven to 180 degree Celsius. Lightly, grease an 18 cm round cake tin with butter or margarine. Then cut a piece of greaseproof paper to the exact size of the base of the tin. Pour the mixture into the tin, further more smooth the top and bake it on the middle shelf for 45 50 minutes. The cake would be raised and would be in golden color. To test it touch with a fingertip and it should spring back. Now, the delicious vanilla cake is ready to be served with the icing sugar.
One quick tip for baking a fabulous cake do not over beat the mixture.