DAY-7 DIY BAKING ( a sponge cake )

BAKING A SPONGE CAKE ( IN 5 SIMPLE STEPS )

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GATHER ALL THE INGREDIENTS.

  • 1 Cup softened butter 
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or 1 vanilla bean
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

 

STEP -1

Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease the pan in which the cake is to be baked.

 

 

STEP -2

Cream the butter and sugar well. By putting them in a mixing bowl and beating them together till the mixture is light and fluffy.

 

 

 

STEP -3

Add the eggs and vanilla extract . Keep beating the mixture until the eggs are completely mixed.

 

 

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your mixture should look like this at the end  of this step.

  • Mix the flour and baking powder by sifting them together. 

 

 

 

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STEP-4

Add flour. Keep the hand mixer on low or use a wooden spatula to stir the flour into the batter a little at a time. Be careful not to over mix it.

 

 

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NOTE: TRICK OF THE TRADE…..Add some milk if the batter seems too thick. Make sure not to add extra milk or your batter would get too thin.

 

 

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STEP -5

Pour the batter into the pan and bake it for 1 hour. Keep a check on the cake while it is baking. To know if your cake is done insert a knife or a toothpick into the cake if it comes out clean your cake is ready. Take it out and leave it to cool.

NOTE: Do not keep opening the bake while the cake is rising this will prevent it from sinking at the centre.

 

MAKING THE ICING

 

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  • Dice a cup full of cooking chocolate and put it into a bowl.

 

 

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  • Add some milk to dissolve it.

 

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  • Add 2 cups of icing sugar or if you don’t have icing sugar grind some sugar in the mixer sift and use it instead.

 

 

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  • Add 1 teaspoon of butter.
  • Now mix all the above ingredients together in a double boiler.
  • Apply the icing on the cake.
  • Put some icing into a piping bag with the desired nozzle and design the cake with it.
  • To add chocolate decoration mix chocolate pieces with butter in a double boiler, put it in a piping bag, pipe out the desired shapes or design on butter paper and set it in the fridge for 1 hour and then add it to the cake .

 

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MY EXPERIENCE:

I never thought making a cake could be so easy. I am very happy with the outcome. As you can see the cake looks amazing and tasty as well. I really enjoyed baking this cake.

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16 Comments Add yours

  1. masercot says:

    I bake a lot, but I’ve never made a sponge cake. I think I’m going to give it a try.

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    1. Do let me know how it turned out… I had a lot of fun making it , hope you do too.

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  2. craftysurf says:

    Great DIY Series!!! 🤙

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    1. Thank you! I am glad you liked it

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation….

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      1. No problem! I have a cousin who makes cakes and they always turn out so pretty! I wish I could do the same but it’s not as simple as it looks sometimes lol I’d rather stick to making door wreaths lol

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      2. lol that is creative too.

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      3. Lol yeah I’d be better off sticking to it and just eating the cake lol haha

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  3. Israel says:

    My mouth is watering already, I’ve got to try this ☺

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    1. I would love to know how it turned out… enjoy baking!!!!!

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  4. Mia says:

    Looks beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. It definitely was yum!!!

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