Thursday, December 22, 2011

Cake baking? Not so Difficult anymore

So how many times have you been tired and fed up of making a cake from scratch? The endless procedure of beating eggs, straining flour and worrying about the right proportions of baking powder? aahh then you may not have heard of the ready made cake mixes being available in markets.They come in both eggs as well as eggless.The best thing about these cake mixes are after baking the cake remains moist from inside exactly how we get in bakery shops.Home made cakes tend to be dry from inside.

The best and the most easiest available cake mixes available in Indian markets are:


Also available in strawberry,rich chocolate and vanilla.All you have to do is add 2 eggs+oil+water around 75ml each for oil and water and bake it for around 30 min at 180 degrees.Insert a toothpick and if it comes out clean that means the cake is baked well.Cool the cake for around 30 so that it sets well.Then add any icing as you want.
Pillsbury also gives a wide range of ready to spread creamy icing.

2)Betty crocker:

Betty crocker is another famous moist cake mix slightly expensive than pilsbury.It also has its own variety of brownie mix,fudge mix.The procedure to make this is same as pillsbury.

3)Eggless cake mixs:
For eggless cake mix I would suggest to go for tarla dalals brand.All you need to do is add vegetable oil and warm water according to the proportions mentioned on the box.
It turns out to look like this:

4)Home made icing for cakes:
If you arent a pro at making icing you could start with a very basic process.
1st procedure:
1.Buy 2-3 large bars of any dark chocolate or even regular chocolate like dairy milk,or bournville etc.
2.Take a sausepan and shred the pieces of the bar in it.
3.Add 2 tablespoons of butter and half a cup of warm water.
4.Stir till you get a nice and thick consistency.
5.Turn off the heat and pour the mixture over your cake and spread it evenly.(warning do not pour on a hot cake just out of the oven,it will crack)
6.Take a milky bar and greet all over it to give it a frosty look.

2nd procedure:
1.Buy icing sugar(you will get it in any grocery shop).
2.In a medium size bowl take the sugar and add 50 gms of butter enough to melt the butter.
3.To give it a creamy texture you could also add egg whites.However you could use it as it is mentioned on step 2 and spread evenly on top of cake or between the 2 halves of cake.You could also use this mixture on cookies to get that extra tinch of sweetness.

Hope the tips are useful.Happy baking :)

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