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The Function of Ingredients in Cake

Understanding a cake’s ingredients and their functions is essential to understanding what changes you can make in a recipe and how to do so. There is not much leeway in changing the main ingredients as each ingredient plays a crucial role in the end product. The basic ingredients of a cake are: flour, fat, sugar, eggs, liquid, salt, and leavening agents. Once …

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Best Manual (Non-Electric) Hand Mixer for Thrifty Bakers

With all the tools and gadgets available these days, it can be refreshing to get back to the basics and do things by hand. Mixing ingredients by hand involves a little more work, but gives you a sense of satisfaction that you just won’t get with an electric mixer. Electric mixers are all the rage in the baking world these …

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Best Mini Cheesecake Pan with Removable Bottoms

What’s better than cheesecake? Mini cheesecake bites, of course! In this post, we’re going to take a look at our favorite mini cheesecake pans with removable bottoms. Cheesecake bites have gained a lot of momentum over the past several years, and with good reason. These bite-sized treats not only work well as a dessert, but they’re also perfect as an …

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What Ingredients Do You Need to Make Cupcakes? (Beginner’s Guide)

Whether or not you’re new to baking, we bet it’s pretty safe to say you’re familiar with cupcakes. Cupcakes have become the go-to treat for celebrating just about any occasion, whether it’s a birthday, graduation, or even a wedding. There are many reasons that cupcakes have become so popular over the years. For starters, they usually look and taste amazing. …

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Baking Sheet vs. Cookie Sheet: What’s the Difference?

Have you ever wondered if there’s a difference between baking sheets and cookie sheets? Most people assume they’re the same thing, so you might be surprised to find out that that’s not entirely true. Although they’re similar in many ways, there is a subtle difference that sets them apart. By the end of this article, the baking sheet vs. cookie …

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Whole Wheat Banana Bread with Crumb Topping

In our last recipe post, Macaroni & Cheese – All Grown Up, we showed you how to make delicious mac and cheese that the whole family can enjoy. In this post, we’re going to show you how to make a tasty dessert that falls into the category of quick breads to go with it. First, let’s take a look at a …

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How to Make Your Brownies More Cake Like

Among the many baking mysteries that exist out there, I feel like “how do you make brownies more cake-like?” is one of those million dollar questions. Whether you prefer fudge-y brownies or cake-y brownies, most people have a preference and it’s good to know what changes you can make to achieve either effect. Personally, I love both and as a …

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4 Easy Ways You Can Frost Your Cupcakes Today Without a Tip

A cupcake is the epitome of American desserts. With the fluffy cake base and the smooth, luscious piped frosting, the cupcake is truly a versatile and delicious dessert. When you see a cupcake at the store or in a bakery, one tends to admire the sheer perfection of the frosting on top. Whether it be a round dome of frosting, …