HELPFUL BAKING TIPS
Test Baking Powder Before Using
Pour a few tablespoons of warm water into a small bowl. Add 1/2 teaspoon baking powder. The mixture will fizz if the powder is fresh. If there’s no reaction, trash it and buy fresh baking powder.
Butter’s high fat content gives cakes and other baked good their melt-in-your-mouth texture and buttery flavor.
Room Temperature Eggs disperse evenly into the batter, causes even baking, and a lighter texture because eggs trap air. Bring eggs to room temperature quickly by soaking in a bowl of warm water for 10-15 minutes.
Oven Temperatures Vary
Some ovens cook faster than others. If the cake’s edges start to brown 15-20 minutes after placed in oven, immediately decrease temperature 25 degrees. Continue baking.