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A Heavy Cake

A Heavy Cake

Too little baking powder; too much flour; mixture not creamed enough; flour mixed too vigorously; oven too slow.

Cooking a cake

Cooking a cake

Test your cake with a clean knife at the place where the cake has raised the most, i.e. at the highest point, before removing from the oven.

Cooling the hot cakes

Cooling the hot cakes

Permit the cake to cool for sometime before you remove it from the tin.

Old baking powder

Old baking powder

Never use baking powder which is more than a year old. Check the manufacturing date on the container.

Sift the baking powder

Sift the baking powder

Remember to always sift the baking powder with the Maida at the time of making the cake.

Preheat the oven

Preheat the oven

Always preheat the oven at the temperature at which you have to bake your cake for at least 10 minutes.

A Dry Cake

A Dry Cake

Too much baking powder or flour; not enough fat or liquid; too long in the oven.

Cooling your cakes

Cooling your cakes

Never cool a cake under the fan as this will make the cake hard.

Oven temperature

Oven temperature

Do not open the oven door again and again to check the cake as this causes variation in the temperature and hence affects the baking.

Fluffy pancakes

Fluffy pancakes

For light and fluffy pancakes, replace the liquid in the recipe with an equal amount of club soda. Works for waffles too!
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