Handy Baking Tips
When making your cupcakes and cakes using complete eggs. First measure the eggs you are adding by breaking them into a measuring jug. Then you just make sure the flour is the same quantity. This help stops the eggy taste one can get, if there is too much egg in the mixture.
Sugar - Did you know
Sugar and Icing sugar made in the UK are made from the sugar beet plant and the waste products of producing these Sugars produces Golden Syrup.
Sugars made from sugarcane are not produced in the UK
Cakes - All-in-one mixtures – Help
Collar on edge of cake Too much baking powder added
Damp, close texture Cake removed too soon from oven
Domed, cracked top Oven too hot or cake placed too high in oven
Hollow top Mixture beaten too long; too slow an oven; cooking time too short; spread for baking allowed to become oily during very hot weather
Pale in colourwhen cooked Oven too cool or cake placed on too low a shelf
Cooling cakes Best to leave in the tin to cool for a while before turning out onto a wire rack
Baking For the best results, always switch on your oven and make sure it has reached the correct temperature before adding your bakes to cook