When it comes to baking cakes, I always depend on basic recipes for both vanilla and chocolate. And those recipes are so versatile and can be made into any number of flavours. Also to pair it with frostings, I have a set of butter cakes and a set of oil based cakes which I have already posted in blog as well as my channel. This post just brings all the cake recipes to one place. I made these videos as complimentary videos for students and thought I would share with my readers and viewers too. This video will help beginners to get an idea of baking a perfect cake for frosting. I have added enough tips and tricks to make your baking easier. Do let me know after watching the video.
Beginners always have trouble in understanding the type of cake that pairs with frostings. This is my humble attempt to help them. There are so many different types of sponge cakes when it comes to baking with eggs, but in eggless cakes, there are mainly two kinds. One butter based and the other oil based. Butter cakes are better to pair with buttercream or chocolate ganache and oil based cakes pair with whipped cream. Whipped cream is usually served right out of fridge. An oil based cake stays soft and moist even after refrigeration where as butter cakes become firm and hard and retains its softness only after returning to room temperature. So any cake which needs to be served at room temperature can have butter cakes as their base whereas the cakes and pastries that needs to be served chilled perform better with oil based cake bases.
I just wanted to show the texture of egg free cakes which I normally bake. They are very spongy and soft and are perfect for any occasion. Many beginners end up with denser cakes or raw cakes and most of the time they blame the recipe writer. I have also faced a lot of queries regarding my recipes. But there are so many reasons for a cake to fail and it is not just the recipe. Please read about how to troubleshoot cakes in this post. If you take care of all the points I have mentioned in the video, you will definitely get better cakes.
Wishing every beginner all the best! Happy Baking!