By simply following the five simple tips below, you’ll be baking with success every time – no more burnt, sunken or overflowing cakes.
And once you've mastered the baking basics, check out our guidelines on how to make a moist cake.
1. Be prepared
Always read the recipe from beginning to end before you start cooking.
2. Level it
Measure your ingredients accurately, ensuring all measures are level.
3. Measure up
Use standard metric measurements:
1 teaspoon (tsp) = 5ml
1 tablespoon (Tbsp) = 20ml
1 cup liquid = 250ml
Here are a few other handy conversions:
4 tsp = 1 Tbsp
3 Tbsp = ¼ cup
4. Be scientific
Baking is a science, so follow the recipe method exactly.
5. Set the temperature
Preheat your oven accurately to the correct temperature, according to the type of oven you have. If a recipe gives a fan-forced temperature, add 20 degrees for a conventional oven.
Finally, the most important thing is to bake with love!
Now that you’re in the mood for cake, try making one of our favourites – crowd-pleasing carrot cake!
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