Who doesn’t want to treat themselves with a bite of a sweet delight after a long day of appointment, meeting, assignments and the likes.

Prep time : 55mins

Cook time : 30mins

Total time : 1hr 30mins

Yields : 12 servings

Cuisine : American

Required ingredients :

Note : These ingredients depends on the type of cake you want to bake.

For a simple white cake :

(1) 1 cup of white sugar

(2) ½ cup of butter

(3) 2 large eggs

(4) 2 teaspoons of  vanilla extract

(5) 1 ½ cups of all purpose flour

(6) 1 ¾ teaspoons of baking powder

(7) ½ cup of milk

Steps on how to bake your simple white cake :

(1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit

(2) Then grease and flour a 9×9 inch pan or line a muffin pan with paper liners

(3) Inside a small sized bowl, cream together the sugar and butter

(4) Break in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla

(5) Combine flour and baking powder, then add to the creamed mixture and mix well

(6) Finally stir in the milk until the batter is smooth

(7) Pour batter into the prepared pan

(8) Bake for 30-40 minutes in the preheated oven

(9) For cupcakes, bake 20 to 25 minutes

(10) Cake is done when it springs back to the touch.

Note : This steps are meant for the preparation of a simple white cake.

Types of cake

In this session, we will be looking at the various types of cake we have and how to fully prepare them for ourselves.

Vanila cake recipes

Description :

Let’s make the best vanilla cake recipe. A vanilla cake recipe which is quick, easy, and delicious.

Prep time : 15mins

Cook time : 30mins

Total time : 45mins

Yields : 24 servings

Cuisine : American

Required ingredients :

(1) 2 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

(2) 3 cups of all purpose flour

(3) 2 teaspoons of baking powder

(4) 1 teaspoon of baking soda

(5) 1 pinch of salt

(6) 1 cup of butter softened to room temperature

(7) 2 cups of sugar

(8) 4 large eggs at room temperature

(9) 1 cup of buttermilk at room temperature

Steps by steps instruction:

(1) Preheat oven to 350 degree fahrenheit

(2) Prepare three 8 inch cake pans by spraying with baking spray or buttering and lightly flouring

(3) Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt in a large bowl

(4) Whisk through to combine

(5) Set aside

(6) Cream butter until fluffy and then add sugar

(7) Cream together for about 8 more minutes

(8) Add eggs, one at a time, and mix just until combined

(9) Add flour mixture and buttermilk, alternately, beginning and ending with flour

(10) Combine each addition until well combined

(11) Add vanilla and mix until thoroughly combined

(12) Divide among pans and bake for 25-30 minutes until the edges turn loose from pan and toothpick inserted into middle of cake comes out clean

(13) Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes

(14) Turn out onto wire cooling racks and allow to cool completely.

Note : best served at room temperature.

Easy chocolate cake recipe

Description :

The best chocolate cake recipe  isn’t a though deal. All you need is one bowl chocolate cake recipe that is quick, easy, and delicious.

Prep time : 15mins

Cook time : 30mins

Total time : 45mins

Yileds : 24 servings

Cuisine : American

Required ingredients :

(1) 2 cups of all purpose flour

(2) 2 cups of sugar

(3) 3/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder

(4) 2 teaspoons of baking powder

(5) 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda

(6) 1 teaspoon of salt

(7) 1 cup of milk buttermilk, almond, or coconut milk

(8) 1/2 cup of vegetable oil canola oil, or melted coconut oil

(9) 2 large eggs

(10) 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

(11) 1 cup of boiling water

(12) 1 teaspoon of espresso powder homemade or store-bought

Steps by steps instruction:

(1) Preheat oven to 350 degree fahrenheit

(2) Prepare two 9 inch cake pans by spraying with baking spray or buttering and lightly flouring

(3) Then you add your  flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and espresso powder to a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer

(4) Then you whisk through to combine or, using your paddle attachment, stir through flour mixture until combined well

(5) Then add lots of milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla to flour mixture and mix together on medium speed until well combined

(6) Reduce speed and carefully add boiling water to the cake batter until well combined

(7) Distribute cake batter equally between the two prepared cake pans

(8) Bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center of the chocolate cake comes out clean

(9) Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes, remove from the pan and cool completely

Note : it is best served at room temperature.

Sponge cake recipe

Description :

I bet this isn’t your type of regular cake. This cake is exceptional and amazing in its own way.

Prep time : 15mins

Cook time : 30mins

Total time : 45mins

Yields : 10 servings

Cuisine : American

Required ingredients :

(1) icing sugar for dusting

(2) Optional fillings of lemon curd, jam, lightly whipped cream

(3) 225g of softened butter

(4) 225g of golden caster sugar

(5) 4 large eggs

(6) ½ lemon, zested

(7) 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

(8) 225g of self raising flour

(9) Splash of milk

Steps by steps instruction:

(1) Heat oven to 180 degree fahrenheit

(2) Butter and line the base of two 20cm spring form cake tins with baking parchment

(3) Using an electric whisk beat the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy

(4) Crack the eggs in one at a time and whisk well, scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition

(5) Add the lemon zest, vanilla, flour, milk and a pinch of salt

(6) Whisk until just combined then divide the mixture between the two tins

(7) Bake in the centre of the oven for 25-30 mins until a skewer inserted into the middle of each cake comes out clean

(8) After 10 mins remove the cakes from their tins and leave to cool completely on a wire rack

(9) Fill how you like

(10) My personal favourite is a good dollop of lemon curd and some fresh cream, then dust the top with icing sugar

Note : it is best served at room temperature.

Easy cake recipes with few ingredients

First of all we are going to look at the 4 ingredients sponge cake.

Four ingredients sponge cake :

Description :

There are lots of reasons why I love this sponge cake recipe reason be that it’s easy and you can make hundreds of different cakes with this base. This time we are going to be making a sponge cake with just 4 major ingredients.

Prep time : 10mins

Cook time : 25mins

Total time : 35mins

Yields : 10 servings

Cuisine : American

Four major  ingredients :

(1) 6 large eggs in room temperature

(2) 1 cup of granulated sugar 210g

(3) 1 cup of all purpose flour 130g

(4) 1/2  teaspoon of baking powder

Steps by steps instruction:

(1) Preheat Oven to 350 degree fahrenheit

(2) Line bottoms of two 9″ cake pans with parchment paper Note : do not grease the sides

(3) In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment,  beat 6 large eggs for 1 minute on high speed

(4) With the mixer on, gradually add 1 cup sugar and continue beating 8-10 minutes until thick and fluffy

(5) Whisk together 1 cup flour and 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder then sift this mixture into fluffy egg mixture one third at a time

(6) Fold with a spatula with each addition just until incorporated

(7) Scrape spatula from the bottom to catch any pockets of flour and stop mixing when no streaks of flour remain

(8) Do not over mix or you will deflate the batter

(9) Divide evenly between prepared cake pans

(10) Bake at 350 fahrenheit for 23-28 minutes (my oven took 25 min), or until top is golden brown

(11) Remove from pan by sliding a thin spatula  around the edges then transfer to a wire rack and remove parchment backing

(12) Cool cakes to room temperature then slice layers equally in half with a serrated knife.

Note : it is best served at room temperature.

Easy cake recipes for kids

Description :

In this session we will be looking at the various kids recipes we can practice with our children while at home.

Prep time : 30mins

Cook time : 15mins

Total time : 45mins

Yields : 12 servings

Cuisine : American

Required ingredients for making the giant jaffa cake recipe :

To make the jelly we need :

(1) 135g pack of orange jelly

(2) 2 tablespoon of shredless orange or golden marmalade

To make the sponge we need :

(1) Butter, for greasing

(2) 2 eggs

(3) 75g of caster sugar

(4) 75g of self raising flour

(5) 275g of dark chocolate, broken into pieces

Steps by steps instruction:

(1)First  step is to grease and line a 23cm sandwich tin with nonstick baking paper and line a 15cm sandwich tin with clingfilm

(2) Break the jelly into cubes and then put in a heatproof jug with the marmalade

(3) Pour it over 350ml boiling water and stir until the jelly has dissolved and the mixture is completely smooth

(4) Pour into the 15cm lined tin, set aside to cool completely, then transfer to the fridge to set for 4 hrs

(5) Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180 degree fahrenheit, fan 160 degree  to make the sponge

(6) Whisk the eggs and sugar, using an electric hand whisk, until pale and fluffy

(7) Fold through the flour, taking care not to knock out the air

(8) Pour into the 23cm lined tin and bake for the next 12 mins, or until firm to the touch but still springy

(9) Leave to cool in the tin for 10 mins, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely

(10) Put the sponge on a plate

(11) Remove the jelly from the tin, using the clingfilm to help, and put on top of the sponge

(12) In a non metallic bowl, microwave the chocolate for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between

(13) Adjust times according to your particular microwave oven

(14) Continue this process until nearly all the chocolate has melted, then remove and stir until completely melted

(15) Spoon the chocolate over the cake, spreading with a palette knife to ensure an even layer over the top and allowing the excess to drip over the sides

(16) Let children gently drag a teaspoon handle across the top to make a criss-cross pattern in the chocolate

(17)  In the fridge for 15 mins to set

(18) Warm a knife by dipping in hot water; dry, then cut and serve

Note : it is best served at room temperature.

Basic Vanila Cake

Description :

This is another amazing kids recipe i would strongly recommend that you try at home with your children. It is very easy to make and it is also stress free.

Prep time : 10mins

Cook time : 40mins

Total time : 50mins

Yields : 7 servings

Cuisine : American

Required ingredients :

(1) 125gms of butter, softened

(2) 1 1/2 cups of sugar

(3) 2 eggs

(4) 1 cup of of plain flour

(5) 1 cup of self raising flour

(6) 2 cups of plain flour and 2 teaspoon of baking soda

(7) 1 1/2 teaspon of vanilla extract

(8) 1 cup of milk

Steps by steps instruction:

(1) Preheat your oven to 180 degree fahrenheit

(2) Line and grease a 23cm cake tin

(3) In a large bowl combine the butter and sugar and beat until light and fluffy then use an electric mixer to make this step easier

(4) Add the eggs and vanilla, and mix well

(5) Add the flour and milk alternately, mixing well until combined

(6) Pour the mixture into your prepared cake tin because this cake will rise quite a bit so only fill the cake tin 3/4 full

(7) Bake for 40minutes

(8) When it is cool, ice the cake with a basic mixture of icing sugar and milk and cover with sprinkles

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