How to bake cake
Baking a cake can seem intimidating at first, but it’s actually quite simple! Here are the general steps to follow:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup milk
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. This should take about 3-5 minutes with an electric mixer.
- Beat in the eggs, one at a time, making sure each one is fully incorporated before adding the next. Then, mix in the vanilla extract.
- Gradually add in the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, alternating with the milk. Start and end with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined, being careful not to overmix.
- Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and smooth out the top.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Once the cake is completely cool, you can frost it with your favorite frosting and enjoy!
Note: This recipe is for a basic vanilla cake, but you can customize it by adding different flavors or ingredients, such as chocolate chips, fruit, or spices. Also, be sure to read the instructions on your specific oven, as baking times and temperatures can vary.