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

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Chocolate cake recipe requires both baking powder and baking soda?

Here is the recipe I am using. For batter: 2 cups Sugar Flour 1 3/4 cups Cocoa 3/4 cup Baking Soda 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder 1 1/2 tsp Salt 1 tsp 2 eggs Milk 1 cup Oil 1/2 cup Vanilla Extract 2 tsp ...
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Can I make a cake with finely ground coffee instead of cocoa powder?

I used all my cocoa powder. Will it taste good if I use coffee instead? If anyone has done this before, please share your experiences and hints.
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Using baking strips vs. submerging in a water bath

I've just recently become aware of baking strips, which are strips of fabric submerged in water and wrapped around a baking pan to reduce the heat transfer to the sides of a cake, preventing the sides ...
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Chocolate cake vs Brownies

I have heard people saying that brownies are simply a smaller version of chocolate cakes, is that so? If not, then what could be the differences between brownie and chocolate cake?
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Why doesn’t my gas oven cook well?

I have a gas oven, and I use an oven thermometer. Even though I cook at the correct temperatures, it takes significantly longer to cook than recipes say, sometimes even double or triple the cooking ...
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How to make a cake sweeter without adding too much sugar into it?

How can make our cake much sweeter without adding too much sugar into it or what can we add in our cake instead of using too much sugar that make our cake sweet.
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Cooking oranges to put in a cake

I found some recipes like this one for orange cake where the oranges are cooked in whole for 45 minutes up to two hours before they get pureed. What does cooking oranges do to them - does it remove ...
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How do you make a cake with soft fillings baked inside?

I've seen cakes baked with soft fillings inside like a cream cheese of chocolate buttercream type filling that were obviously baked in there, rather than baking and filling when cold. What are the ...
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What are the basic tricks to prevent the bottom layer of cake from burn when making it without an oven?

I have tried making a cake without an oven, but the bottom layer of the cake burned. How can I prevent my cake from burning at the bottom?
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How much oil do i use in place of butter in a cake?

I have a cake recipe which use butter in cake.But, i want to use oil in place of butter.So, how much quantity of oil is used in replacement of butter.According to recipe 10 tablespoon butter is used ...
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Why did my fondant tear? [closed]

I am having issues with my fondant tearing and cracking. I experimented a lot but didn't get the satisfactory results? What could be going wrong? Some possibilities I thought of: Am I using too much ...
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Is it possible to bake a cake without an oven?

I don't have an oven; is there any way to simulate what an oven does with any other tools available at my home? In particular I would like to be able to bake cakes.
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Mondernist Green Tea Microwave Sponge Cake - Siphon charging

I just saw a recipe for microwave sponge cake. The mixture is strained before putting in a siphon and charging. However, there is no mention if that is a NO2 or a CO2 cartridge. Can someone confirm?
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How to spice up a carrot cake

I have made a carrot cake several times, and I like the way the cake turns out but I want it to have more spice flavors. The recipe only calls for 1 tsp of cinnamon, but since I want it to have more ...
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Why does my cupcake texture end up with a watery-scrambled egg texture, with a sulfurish smell

I've gotten a batter recipe, but I fear that it might have something wrong with it. Mix together 250 grams butter and 200 grams sugar Add 4 eggs, one at a time Add 2 tbs baking soda, 2 tbs Sodium ...
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unable to bake runny batter recipes

I made a chocolate cake and recipe calls for buttermilk and oil which makes the batter liquidy,but when I bake it, they turn out rubbery or they become very dense and when I press it feels like soft ...
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How to make cake mix less sweet

I recently made a simple box cake, the one where you just add water and oil to the mix, but once I ate it I thought that it was way too sweet. I looked up how to temper this sweetness, but the best I ...
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How to adjust baking time and temperature for volume?

I have a recipe for a round honey cake, I want to halve the amount and bake in a loaf pan. Or, the other way round - I have a recipe for a loaf pan, I want to double the amount and bake in a round pan....
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Why does my oil cake drop in the centre

My cake initially rises perfectly, but after about 20 - 25 minutes, the cake starts to slightly droop with the cake also pulling away from the side of the pan. I don't mind that too much, as the ...
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Any other flour which can be used to replace Maida flour for chewy cakes?

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maida_flour Maida has been linked with diabetes[10] and known to cause blood sugar imbalances, have negative influence on Insulin.[1] Consuming maida makes people ...
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Question about mirror glazes and freezing

I'm trying my hand at a layered mousse cake with a mirror glaze (I guess this is an entremet?). I've read several places that it is advisable to freeze the cake prior to glazing. My question is then: ...
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Is it possible to make sugar cookies without butter?

I don't have any butter and don't have the money to buy some right now, but I really badly want to make a batch of cookies for some family friends who recently had a baby. Please help!
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Why did my cake go Offsided?

Not sure where I went wrong 3 layers cake, cutted the top (levelled) Cooled overnight Did buttercream in between and on the sides Fridge for 3hrs It's offside! Any future suggestions?
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Stick wafer sticks to mudcake

How can I stick chocolate wafer sticks like this: on a mudcake to get this result:
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How should I alter a chocolate cake recipe to make plain/flavoured cake?

I have a really good chocolate cake recipe. It's so good that I want to use it as a base for all my cakes. How do I alter this recipe to make different cakes like vanilla, lemon, coconut, etc.? I ...
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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 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?