As soon as we listen to the word ‘cake’, our hearts are filled with joy, happiness and yes, there’s a lot of craving too. The cake is a mixture of sugar, flour, eggs, and many other ingredients to create different flavors. Cakes do not just make our moments great, but also make our special events memorable with their unique and juicy flavors. Most of our happy events cannot be considered complete without cakes, and these are a vital part of our birthday parties and weddings.
Sometimes, it is better to receive training or a cake baking class to learn different recipes around the globe. Let’s have a look at different types of cakes and how you can prepare them for your special occasion.
In buttercream cakes, we use a mixture of butter, milk, and sugar. It is first whipped to be made into a smooth paste. This smooth paste is used as a buttercream on the sponge of the cake.
Fresh cream cakes are very light because there is no use of butter as its topping and decor. While making these, you just have to mix and whip the cream until it gets very fluffy. At this point, you may just add a little bit of frosted sugar. Fresh cream cakes are very juicy and light and that’s the reason that they are chosen for most occasions.
Mousse cake is mostly a no-bake cake. These are made by whipping egg whites or by whipping cream or sometimes both. It is then flavored by adding coffee, chocolate or other fruit purees. These also are very light and fluffy cakes.
Fruit cakes are usually eaten along with tea. These are made simply by making a mixture of the sponge cake and chunks of different fruits. The final result is a mesmerizing cake with amazing fruit aroma.
A good sponge cake has more eggs and less baking soda. To make this cake, you can simply create a sponge with the cream and then add different flavors to it, such as vanilla, chocolate, and coffee, etc.
The one-bite cupcakes are highly liked due to being tiny and delicious. These are baked in cupcake molds. Present these as a starter at any occasion and you will win the hearts of your guests.
These are another type of cupcakes, but they are filled with chocolate, jam, butter or a fruit puree of choice.
Whether it is a birthday party or baby shower, customized cakes is in fashion as these are served mostly at theme-based parties.
Going up the trend, these cakes allow one to print their picture of choice on it using safe food colors. It is very popular nowadays, especially among kids.
Here, we are sharing 10 cake baking recipes that you’ll find irresistibly unavoidable.
1: Eggless Truffle Cake
This truffle cake is like a soft sponge, topped with yummy layers of creamy dark chocolate.
Ingredients: 150ml oil, 275gm sugar, 185gm milk, 375gm curd, 375gm flour, 9gm baking soda, and 9gm baking powder.
For the sugar syrup:
200gm sugar and 200ml water
500gm dark chocolate and 250gm of fresh cream
Preparation of sponge
First, mix all the ingredients and then add gradually add oil. Pour all the mixture in the mold of your choice, then bake at 180 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes.
Preparation of truffle
Cut dark chocolate and place it in a bowl. Now, boil cream in a pan and pour on chocolate and mix it with a whisk until it gets smooth. Let it cool down.
Preparation sugar syrup
Boil water and sugar together and make sugar syrup. Let it cool down before use so that it takes its correct form.
Assembling the cake
Cut the sponge into three layers. Apply sugar syrup on all three layers, then apply truffle on all layers as well as on the sides of the cake. Now, pour the rest of the truffle on the top of the cake. Refrigerate the cake and serve cold.
2: Chocolate Fudge Cake
Fudge cake can be a divine delight for everyone. Let’s look at how we can prepare it.
Ingredients for the chocolate sponge: Three cups of plain flour, one cup cocoa powder, two tablespoons of baking powder, a pinch of salt, one cup of oil, 1 ½ cup of icing sugar, two eggs, two tablespoons of vanilla essence, one cup of curd and boiling water each.
120gm melted chocolate, 150gm unsalted butter, 160gm castor sugar, 30gm cocoa powder and one tablespoon of vanilla essence.
250 ml cream, 400gm chopped chocolate, and 50gm butter.
Preheat oven to 170 degrees. In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, beat oil and sugar until they get tight. Beat eggs lightly and then add oil and sugar mixture with vanilla essence. Pour this mixture in dry ingredients and fold lightly. Place this mixture in the baking mold and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
3: Mango Meringue Cake
Ingredients: Half cup plain flour, 125gm butter unsalted, four eggs, half tablespoon baking powder, four tablespoons of milk and one tablespoon of lemon zest.
One cup mascarpone cheese, one tablespoon of cream and one mango.
Preheat your oven at 180 degrees. Now prepare egg whites and yolks separated. In a processor add egg yolks, make a batter of cornflour, flour, lemon zest, butter, sugar, baking powder, milk and one tablespoon of mango juice. Spread the batter in a baking dish. Whisk egg whites and add sugar slowly in it while whisking eggs. Now spread meringue on top of the cake. Bake for 25 minutes.
Mango puree dressing
In a blender, add mango, mango juice and a teaspoon of sugar. Create smooth puree. Now, mix cheese and cream well until they get thick. Bring the cake from the oven and spread cream cheese and mango puree one after another.
Ingredients: Two cups of plain flour, two cups of castor sugar, two large eggs, two tablespoons of baking powder, a few drops vanilla extract, one cup of pineapple, one pack of cream cheese and half cup of butter.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, add all the dry ingredients and mix them well. In a separate bowl, add butter, sugar and vanilla extract and mix. Now, add eggs, combine the butter and batter and add pineapple with juice. Bake for about 45 min. For the frosting, mix cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and sugar and spread them on warm cake.
Cakes are very important to make our lives enjoyable and are available in many types and flavors. We picked some of our best and favorite cake recipes to share to enable you to create several cakes of your choices using the right mix and flavors.