How to bake a perfect cake

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   This is a tip post, inspired by my own mistake. I recently made a Ferrero Rocher cake. And because I was in a hurry, and didn`t think so much, I used baking paper in the tray. And that was a big mistake.




    Nowadays there are so many ways for you to bake the perfect cake. But sometimes it`s just not your good day...And I think everyone can relate to that. Here is my example.




For this Ferrero Rocher cake, I used baking paper instead of baking spray, cooking spray or the old-fashioned way (butter/oil and flour). And as a result, my cake wasn`t as perfectly round as I hoped so.
So, my tip is this: if you want to bake a perfect round cake, don`t use baking paper. The baking paper can work perfectly if you bake a square or rectangle cake. But not so much for a round one.

Sometimes it`s better to use the old fashioned way. Grease the tray really good with some oil or butter, and then pour some flour on it. You have to shake a little bit the tray, in order for the flour to stick in everywhere, and then you can shake out the excess of flour.

What about you? What tips do you have to bake the perfect cake?




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50 comments :

  1. I wish I could bake a cake, any cake, round, square would be fine. I just don't seem to have any luck what so ever in the kitchen. I'll pas your advice on to my daughter though, she's the baker in our house. Thanks Christina

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  2. I always struggle at the end of the baking time . . . is it REALLY done in the middle???? So I watch it carefully, hoping to nab it from the oven just before it starts to scorch . . .
    Not a very good system.

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  3. Cristina, any time I feel it might be a good idea to put baking paper in a round tin, I just cut a circle to fit the bottom. Much better results. I'm eager to check out your Hungarian noodle cake on my next break!

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    1. This is a great tip. I wonder why I never thought about it :)

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  4. There are some great tips in this post, Cristina! And I do as Jean does, although I'm able to get pre-cut circles of baking paper for round tins. They come in multi-packs over here in the UK. Thank you for sharing your experience with us at Hearth and Soul - it's a wonderful way for us all to learn!

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    1. I didn`t see these pre-cut circles of baking paper in our markets. Those would make things easier :)

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  5. Great tip! It's hard to bake a perfect cake, and I can never seem to get them just right without being too or misshapen! Thank you.

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  6. Thanks so much for posting to the #fandayfriday link party! Hope you got some great traffic from the party this week hope to see you again next week!

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  7. I agree with the grease and flour method for a normal cake. The only other advice I would add is when your baking anything with baking powder. Is place it in the oven as soon as it is mixed sufficiently, don't give the baking powder any extra time on the counter.

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  8. I always have problems with round cakes. Thank you for sharing you tip at Ravenwould!

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  9. This is a good tip - I like that you shared your mistake, because that's how we can all learn from it. Thanks for sharing with Awesome Life Friday.

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    1. Thank you Lynda. I`m not a proffessional baker, so I make mistakes. And I really love that other learn from them too!

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  10. I like to use butter and then instead of coating the pan with flour I use granulated sugar. It leaves a nice crunchy coating on the cake. YUM!

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    1. This is such a great idea! Thanks for the tip!

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  11. Sometimes I just use the baking paper on the bottom of the cake mold, cut to size. It doesn't affect the shape of the cake and it makes it so much easier to separate the cake from the mold. Thank you for sharing your tips at The Really Crafty Link Party this week. Pinned!

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  12. I cut rounds for the bottom of the round pan and and grease the sides of the pan. It works wonders!

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  13. This is an excellent tip! I think I’ll snoop around and see what else your blog has to offer!! Lol

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  14. I love baking and this is a good article for those who are beginners. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. oh, I have troubles with baking round/circle cakes. Thank you for sharing the suggestions !!!

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  16. Nice tip! It is from making mistakes that we learn how to perfect what we are doing.

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  17. Those are great insider tips! I've always used the old butter and flour and tried the baking paper on some other recipe but not yet on cakes. Nice to know about the spray for perfect round cakes.

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  18. I know this problem; well, I guess everybody does. There are things I baked before and when I need them for a special occasion - bam, something goes terribly wrong. Mostly when I'm in a hurry or otherwise stressed. Last time I made a pie and a cake, I was pretty relaxed, four days off ahead of me....what can I say: piece of....c....

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    1. I really thought it was only me. Once I baked a delicious cake for a friends birthday party. Although I baked the cake 100 times before that, and it was all perfect, that specific day wasn't a good day to bake :( As you said, it resulted a piece of ...

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  19. I love baking and as much as I am not an expert I still enjoy doing it.

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  20. Honestly, if I could only grasp anything kitchen-y, it would be great. Totally envious of those who can bake!

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  21. I like baking cookies. I don’t really know of any tricks per se. I’ve been using almond flor. You can substitute it for flour. You have to find a new recipe to make something similar to a Flores recipe.

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  22. These are great tips. Thank you so much for this information. That is so helpful.

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  23. This cake looks so yummy. I love the tip you added in re the baking paper

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  24. Great idea! love that you always come up with new things to try. I love baking but I live alone... so if I bake I have to eat it! But, it might be a good move when I have friends over :)

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  25. I see you have great tips on the comments here and agree with them all. Give them a try and keep on baking.

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  26. Making mistakes and learning from them is the only way forward! Happy baking for the future! x

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  27. I am very happy to read this. This is the kind of manual that needs
    to be given and not the random misinformation that is at the other
    blogs. Appreciate your sharing this best doc.

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  28. Excellent pointers...I'm not very good in the kitchen, do I can use all the tips I can get! :)

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  29. Baking is not one of the things I do best, thanks for sharing this. That cake looks delicious! I will try out your tips and maybe share my results (if it comes out good) too.

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  30. I don’t do baking so these wonderful tips come in the perfect time. Any help I can get with baking it it’s a very good thing. ☺️👍🏼

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  31. Baking a cake is a science and something I'm not really good at. I love to cook, but baking is a whole other story. Thanks for the tips

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  32. I will remember to never use paper to line a cake pan. Thanks for the tip, hope the cake still tasted good.

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  33. I'll keep these tips in mind the next time I make a cake. I'm not the best in the kitchen, I admit that.

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  34. I have to admit I am not good at cooking, but I am OK at baking it has been a while since I made a cake though.

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  35. i love to bake, I really will have to give paper over spray a try!

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  36. I definitely have made mistakes baking too, so no worries! I like to coat my pans with butter or oil as well! :)
    xoxo
    Annie

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  37. Great step by step on how to make a homemade cake from scratch. I want to make more desserts from scratch no more box cake.

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  38. Baking is never easy - well atleast for me. Thanks for the tips. Will apply this on my next recipe!

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  39. Every time I bake it is trial and error. Sometimes it works sometimes it does not but i always learn something for the next time!

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  40. I rarely use baking paper when I am doing my cases, lovely tip

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  41. The only cakes I bake come from a box, LOL!

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  42. Thanks for sharing this great tip. I do this as well. My tip, based on my own experience, to achieve a flat top chiffon cake I preheat my oven to 150 degrees Fahrenheit. Then I bake my cake for 50-60 mins or when the cake tester comes out clean. And it works really great.

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  43. Hey, thanks for this easy peesy recipe. I can now bake one for my husband's anniversary now.

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  44. I never seem to be able to perfect a cake. These are some really amazing tips!

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