How to Make a Simple Cake at Home
You can make a simple cake with all-purpose flour, eggs, sugar and milk. Even though is very easy to prepare,this cake makes up for a delicious dessert, perfect to prepare with kids. At the same time, it is a very versatile food as you may find it helpful to numerous occasions: birthdays, breakfast, snacks, etc. The king of all parties can also be decorated and complemented with several toppings, icings and other decor. In this OneHowTo article you will find the steps needed to know how to make a simple cake at home.
The first step to make a cake is to toss the egg yolks in a bowl or container and beat them with the help of a manual or electric rods, as you prefer. Then add the sugar and oil, which can be olive or, conversely, sunflower if you want to leave it softer, and mix all the ingredients to form a paste.
When you see that the obtained mixture is homogeneous, it will be time to add a cup of milk and continue stirring so that all ingredients are well mixed and we can obtain the appropriate mass for our cake.
In another bowl, and with the help of a whisk or a blender, you must mount the egg whites until stiff adding a pinch of salt to catch the right consistency. Once ready, add them to the mixture and mix gently again.
The next step to prepare a cake will be to add the previously sieved or sifted flour to the above mixture. We advise you to do it slowly and directly above the container in which you are making the cake dough so you will not have to get other kitchen utensils dirty.
Then also add the powdered yeast or baking powder and slowly add it while stirring to prevent lumps. Finally, incorporate lemon peel to flavour the mixture and stir it all well.
Grab a mould which is suitable for the oven and spread a little butter on the bottom and the side walls to prevent the cake from sticking. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celcius (392 farenheit) and after a few minutes, pour the mixture into the mould and put it in the oven for about 40 to 50 minutes.
After this time, you can prick the cake with a knife or other sharp object to see if it is cooked inside. If when you check the knife it comes out completely clean, it means that it is ready; and in the opposite case, you must let it bake a little longer. Finally, and once it has cooled, take it out of the mould and sprinkle with some icing sugar.
From this traditional cake recipe we can also add other ingredients and get brownies or different flavoured cakes. Discover some options in the following articles:
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