Today we’re conquering fears and gaining new skills! ‘Cause today we are ditching the box and learning how easy it is to bake a cake from scratch!
I’m not kidding.
Baking a cake isn’t tricky at all and I’m not sure how folks got it into their minds that it is an advanced kitchen skill. It’s not. So long as you have a good recipe and a few tips, baking gorgeous and delicious layer cakes for your special occasions in life is… sorry, I’ve got to say it… a piece of cake. Ugh. So cheesy, but there it is and I’m not taking it back.
When you break it all down, there are really only five steps (3 of which you have to do with a box cake anyway).
1.) Cream the butter and sugar.
2.) Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
3.) Whisk the dry ingredients.
4.) Mix the wet ingredients.
5.) Mix it all together.
It’s so easy to bake a cake in fact that I’m going to show you that my 8-year-old son, Ben, can do it. I taught Ben step-by-step how to bake his sister Chloe’s cake for her fifth birthday last week. Did it get messed up? Yes. But that was totally not Ben’s fault. Chloe wanted a Lemon Poppyseed Cake from my cookbook Cake Stand, but when my back was turned Phoebe (3) decided to add a bit of egg yolk into the meringue frosting and that’s a big no-no so the meringue never was able to get airy. Thankfully, Raspberry Buttercream is easy to whip up and what little girl doesn’t like pink frosting?
How to Bake a Cake from Scratch
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Including these recipes you’ll find posted on Reformation Acres:
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- Black Forest Cake
- Chocolate Kale Cake with Fudge Frosting
- Milk & Honey Cupcakes
- Whole Grain Apple Butter Cake
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