Friday, December 29, 2006

Baking a Cake

      Just For Fun Cooking from Wyoming



Neil Waring

Revered Wyoming Chef, outdoor cooking expert, admired woodsmen and honored citizen.

Baking a Cake

How do you make a cake? Not easy but if you follow the directions below you can do it.

First the ingredients  You will needthe following: 3 or 4 eggs, sugar, flour, vanilla, soda (baking not Diet), salt—but no pepper; also get out some yeast, baking powder, butter, shortening, and milk. Some cakes take more stuff than others. Also get some cake flavoring—go to Wal-Mart for this in case you want a cake other than regular cake flavor. Some people prefer chocolate others favor clove or hickory for cakes.

Second—mixing up the stuff  This is a real key to making a great cake. Mix up the wet stuff in one bowl and the dry stuff in another, bakers will tell you this is a must but I like to mix it all up together in the baking pan, saves time and dirty dishes. Careful with the flour as there are different kinds of flour such as pancake flour, bleached, unbleached and petunias, all will give the cake a different taste and maybe weight. Use only cake flour, unless you don’t have any, then use what ever you have in the cupboard but only eat a small piece of the cake.

Third—Baking the Cake  Cakes should bake for 30 to 40 minutes at 350 degrees, but I prefer 15 min at 750 degrees (seems like the same thing to me). Or microwave on high for 12 minutes; should work.

Fourth—Frosting  Use equal parts of shortening, sugar and frosting flavor, mix up on stove at 800 degrees and pour on cake—let cake and frosting cool for 2 or 3 minutes before serving.     Happy Eatin!

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