Questions tagged [cake]

Questions about preparing or baking cakes, defined as chemically or mechanically (using eggs) leavened flour batter.

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Pitaya Red Velvet Cake became brown

Starting point: I was trying to follow a red velvet cake recipe from the internet, but since I always try to replace industrial/artificial ingredients by more "natural" ones (just out of curiosity), ...
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Why can soda be used as a substitute for eggs when using a boxed cake mix?

When making a cake from a box mix, I see that soda can be used instead of eggs and oil. What is the science behind this, and what are the properties of oil and eggs that the soda is replacing? Here'...
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Removing that eggy smell from cakes

I've been baking for not that long now and I usually peruse the web and the hundreds of books I have at home before I attempt a recipe. However there is one thing I am just not able to get down right. ...
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Can I use a nonstick or stainless steel pan to bake a cake in a microwave

Can I use a nonstick pan or a stainless steel pan to bake a cake in a microwave?
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Angel Food Cake: crushed pineapple instead of sugar?

For my mom's birthday, I want to make an angel food cake. I am against using any type of processed sugar (even cane sugar) but I am okay with fruit so I am looking for a way to substitute sugar with ...
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Does (how does) cake batter consistency affect outcomes?

I've made lots of cake... usually in the form of mini cupcakes. Generally I find a full cake recipe for a layer cake or even a sheet cake or bundt cake and just put it in mini cupcake pans and bake ...
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Is this sponge cake recipe correct?

I found an old family recipe for a big size sponge cake. Are these measures correct? 10 eggs 6 heaped tablespoons of flour 3 heaped tablespoons of corn starch 10 heaped tablespoons of granulated ...
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What actually happens if you pour a glaze over a loaf cake before it has cooled?

Taking a regular loaf cake, say a pound cake, and a glaze of about 3/4 cup confectioners sugar to 2 Tablespoons liquid: What actually happens if you pour a glaze/coating over a still hot or warm cake?...
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How to turn a brownie mix into a cake?

So, I asked my friend to get me a chocolate cake mix, but she accidentlt got me a brownie mix instead (Betty Crocker Brownie mix). I wanted to make a chocolate cake for tomorrow's Super Bowl. However, ...
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Chocolate mousse for frosting?

Can you use a basic chocolate mousse as frosting for a cake? Would it be stable enough or is my layered cake going to fall apart?
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how to whip UHT cream?

Today I was making a cake for which I needed whipped cream. The local store did not have fresh cream so I bought UHT cream, I am not sure that's the correct term in English, you basically treat it ...
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Is there a food that is halfway between a cheesecake and regular cake?

While living in Korea, there was one special bakery I found that had a cake that I can only describe as being halfway between cheesecake and regular cake. It was creamy like a cheesecake, but had a ...
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How to avoid using artificial food coloring in cookie and cake decorating

It's been a week since I started some cake and cookie decorating, and normally one needs many colors to come up with a lovely colorful final result whether it is Butter cream, royal icing or fondant. ...
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How to incorporate grape flavor in a chiffon cake?

I'm trying to make a layer of chiffon cake, with a grape flavor but I'm not satisfied with the flavor. I have tried using the juice from the grapes, incorporated into the batter, but it is not ...
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Accidentally beat sugar and butter together

I was doing a pound cake and instead of gradually adding the sugar to the butter, I mixed both together. I continued with the recipe because I was too afraid of telling my mom. Will my cake come out ...
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How to change a vanilla cake recipe to make a chocolate cake?

I've seen this question about how to alter a chocolate cake recipe to make a plain cake, my question is the other way around, how to alter a vanilla cake recipe to make a chocolate cake? I read in a ...
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How to keep the fruit on an upside-down cake?

I made an upside-down pineapple cake. It consisted of a layer of buttered caramel, a layer of pineapple pieces, and a layer of batter, baked together. I pressed the batter between the pineapple pieces ...
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Is Torta de Santiago supposed to be very moist?

Is a Torta de Santiago supposed to be moist? I cook it on convection for full time but the cake is still moist, so much so that my 95 year old mother-in-law cooks pieces I give her again! A couple ...
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Is both creaming and chemical leavening needed?

Most cakes call for both physical fluffing which is accomplished by creaming the fats and sugars together, as well as chemical leaveners (baking powder or such). Is this needed. Why can't I just use ...
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Are there negative effects of freezing for bread and cake?

Are there any negative effects to flavour and or texture to freezing breads/cakes and such? I notice many layered cake recipes have to bake a cake cover it in a layer then cool or freeze in the ...
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What can I replace pineapple with in a cherry dump cake?

I would like to make a cherry dump cake, but some kids are allergic to pineapple. What can I replace it with? The recipe I am working with is: 1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple with juice, ...
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Can I replace baking soda with bread flour in a cake recipe that already has baking powder?

Can I replace baking soda with bread flour in a cake recipe that already has baking powder? Google was no help and I really need to make this birthday cake today. Buying baking soda just isn’t a ...
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Replacements for baking soda in a cake

Sometimes I wish to bake a cake, but the country where I am in doesn't have baking soda. I have tried using actual soda, but this has limited success and the cake tends to just rise and then fall. I'...
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Protein networks in vegan cakes

I have read that one important role of eggs in cakes is to add proteins that denature with heat and then link together giving the cake structure. Given that proteins are so varied and abundant in ...
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Mixing Fondant Icing to make Pink

I have some White and Red Fondant icing left over from a cake I made recently, I have another cake to make for my mother in-law, and need Pink icing. If I mix the white and red together, will I get ...
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Hitting specific color of orange in a sponge cake

What could I use in a cake to make it stackoverflow-orange? Would a copious amount of carrot ever turn a sponge cake that orange?
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Would this recipe really work

Found this coconut cake recipe in https://www.completelydelicious.com/southern-coconut-cake/ A lot of people indicated success with it, but several readers including myself got a really dense cake ...
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How to bake the Betty Crocker Super Moist White Cake

Firstly - I have a Betty Crocker super moist white cake mix which is 16.25 oz. Would putting all of the 16.25 oz cake mix in a 9 x 1.5 inch wilton round pan not be a good idea? If it's not a good idea,...
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How many standard cake boxes will i need if i'm baking 3 or 4 9 inch round cakes?

I am baking an ombre cake for my sister's birthday party. I want to use white cake mix as I don't have much time to make it from scratch and I am planning on dyeing my batter. Since I want three or ...
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Chocolate layer cake tears easily

I really like the chocolate cake recipe that appears on Hershey cocoa boxes. It's very rich and moist. It uses oil and boiled water to give you an idea of the type of recipe. I always make it in a ...
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Used Metal Knife on Aluminum Cake Pan, is it Ruined?

I'm learning to make cakes from scratch and bought two of these 4-inch round pans to make a small layered cake. After letting my layers cool, I turned one layer out and the cake fell from the pan ...
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Cake Cooking Time: Burning on outside - raw in the middle

I am doing some work in a volunteer kitchen and as part of our meals we provide cake that we bake in a big tray, we can only fit two on a rack in a commercial gas oven at a time. Full gastronorm ...
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Why did my devil food cake come out flavorless?

Here is a picture of my devil food cake . The recipe is in this video (there is no written recipe). Just by looking at the cake, could you tell what mistakes I have done baking it? Recipe: 400g ...
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Cake dry to wet cooking time ratio

Is there a ratio of how much water, fats, dry ingredients and flour to temperature and cooking time for cakes?
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Boxed pancake mix - Allpurpose or Cake Flour?

Is boxed pancake mix usually made out of Allpurpose flour, or cake flour?
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Julia Childs cake recipe featuring Galliano?

My grandmother remembers watching an episode of Julia Childs’ TV show in which she made a cake that featured a tall bottle of bright yellow liqueur, which we think is probably Galliano. Her ...
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How can I avoid cakes to turn into jelly?

I am making cakes, and mostly chocolate cakes. But under certain conditions, instead of taking a nice bread texture (soft and with air bubbles), it turns into a kind of jelly (compact, a little bit ...
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blackened carrot cake

I have a favorite carrot cake recipe that I have made many times. it is always beautiful and tasty (although I am sure some would debate that since it contains pineapple). However, that last two ...
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Can cake batter sit before using?

I'm making a sour cream pound cake for an event. I would ideally like to make the batter in the morning. I have something else I have to do around 11:30, though, and I won't be home for about an hour. ...
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How to bake a Stack Overflow Cake? [closed]

As I approach 10k points on Stack Overflow, I would like to make a cake to celebrate. All the layers in the stack of the Stack Overflow logo are orange, but what would they taste like? Carrot? Orange?...
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Lemon cake has no flavor

I have tried and tried numerous recipes for lemon pound cake. None of them taste very lemony. I tried adding extra lemons n lemon extract but no real difference. The only thing to make it taste ...
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Frozen banana, banana cake

If I use frozen and then defrosted bananas for banana cake do I use less water being that the bananas expel a lot of water as they defrost or do I use the same amount of water being that the bananas ...
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Is it ok to leave Christmas cake batter to sit for 3 hours?

I make a couple of Christmas cakes every year, using this recipe: https://helgavan.com/easy-christmas-cake-recipe/ Usually I make two smaller cakes by splitting the recipe in half and baking them ...
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Why does some cake make your tongue thick, and how to prevent it?

I'll be baking a cheese-ham cake shortly and I remember that sometimes it makes your tongue 'thick' (for lack of a better word). The symptoms are the feeling that the tongue/mouth is covered with the ...
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How can I test if I've added baking soda to my cake batter?

I have prepared some cake mix and while I know I added baking powder, I don't remember whether I have added baking soda in it! Is there anyway to check this (of course without baking the mix ;-). ) ...
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Baking in Glass Loaf Pan

Do you have to adjust oven temperature and cooking time when cooking in glass loaf pans? My Ricotta Pound cake never seemed to get done in the middle (took another 10 minutes beyond recommended ...
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Malva pudding recipe containing too much bicarb and vinegar?

I tried making Malva pudding today using this recipe and the results were decidedly off. I don't know if it was too acidy or basey but definitely didn't taste right. The recipy calls for 2tsp bicarb ...
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Substituting pancake mix for flour

Can I use pancake mix (just whole wheat flour and baking powder ingredients) instead of regular flour to make a cake? (I have a recipe for whole wheat chocolate cake). Would I just leave out the ...
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Can these settings bake a cake?

I've tried baking so many times with this kind of oven settings but they never work. The exterior of the cake looks fine, but when cut opened, they look as if they were never cooked. The oven doesn't ...
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How can I move from subscription boxes to recipes successfully?

As a beginner baker, I find services where they deliver a box of pre-portioned ingredients with instructions how to bake a cake very useful (and fun!). However, I find that I get kind of lost when I ...