Cakes are not the easiest thing in the world to cook but if you want to become proficient at making the best Mexican dessert recipes, learning how to make a fluffy sponge cake, which you can flavor with Mexican chocolate or top with homemade cajeta, is a good idea.
Cakes started off in ancient Egypt as flat, unleavened breads but today's cakes are light, fluffy, and delicate in texture, or at least they are supposed to be!
How to Cream Butter and Sugar
Many cake recipes will tell you to cream the butter and sugar, but what does this mean exactly? The best way to "cream" butter with sugar is to start off with softened butter. This means it needs to be at room temperature. Add the sugar and use an electric beater to mix it. The mixture is ready when it is smooth and pale.
Add the eggs gradually, so the batter does not curdle. One at a time is usually fine. Beat the eggs into the butter and sugar mixture until just combined. Never over-beat the mixture once you have added the eggs because this stops it from being light and fluffy. Next, add the flour. Use a spatula or wide metal spoon to fold it in.
How to Fold Flour
Folding means gently stirring rather than beating. You do not want to add too much air to the mixture, which is the reason for stirring gently with a wide, flat spoon. Folding in the flour usually takes place once the sugar, butter, eggs, and other ingredients have been well combined. The flour might be mixed with other powdered ingredients, like sugar, salt, or baking powder, before you add it.
Use a rubber spatula or metal spoon. Begin at the back of the mixing bowl, cut vertically through the mixture, across the bowl base, and back up the other side. Rotate the bowl a bit and fold again. This gentle movement combines the flour with the other ingredients. Repeat until the flour is well mixed in.
An Easy Recipe for Vanilla Cake
This recipe makes a nine by nine inch cake or twelve individual cakes. This is a very simple recipe, and you can use the tips above to ensure it comes out perfectly. You can use any frosting to decorate it.
What you will need:
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 tablespoon melted butter, for greasing
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Use the melted butter to grease a nine by nine inch cake pan, then sprinkle flour over it. Alternatively, line a muffin pan with paper liners. Cream the butter with the sugar, then gradually beat in the eggs and vanilla extract. Fold the flour and baking powder into the mixture. Stir in the milk until the batter is smooth, and then transfer it to the cake pan or muffin pan.
Bake the cake for half an hour or forty minutes if it is in a cake pan, or about twenty five minutes if you are using a muffin pan. When the cake is springy to the touch, it is ready. Cool on a wire rack and serve.Tips For Making Light Fluffy Cakes
There are Mexican recipes for every meal and also for dessert. When learning to make Mexican dessert recipes, it is useful to know how to blend your ingredients properly for light, fluffy cakes. Mexican cakes are truly mouthwatering and worth making properly.
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