When you indulge in a sweet, delicious, fluffy cake, do you ever wonder what it takes to bake a cake? It is not a process that is done quickly and the cake is magically done, it only takes a few steps. It takes precision to put the right amount of ingredients into your cake, patience as you wait for your cake to bake, and of course, it takes imagination, and a good dash of fun to decorate your cake and have fun as your making it. You can bake a cake either with a box mix or from scratch. Here you will learn how to make bake your own cake with a box mix.
First thing you will need a boxed cake mix. You will need a boxed cake mix, a large mixing bowl, a large cake pan, an electric mixer or a large mixing spoon, a spatula, and measuring cups and spoons. You will need to wash your hands and work area. Read through the directions on the cake box to be sure you have everything you need. Then, gather all of your food items in your work area, organize it according to the order you will use them in making your cake. Be sure to preheat your oven to the appropriate temperature before you begin. Next, put the dry cake mix into your large mixing bowl.
Then, put the prescribed amount of water, oil, and eggs into the mix. Then, with the electric mixer or mixing spoon mix the batter until it is smooth and free of clumps. Next, grease the large cake pan with the shortening. If you wish, you can wrap your fingers with wax paper to keep them from getting greasy. Then, flour the pan lightly. If you do this over the garbage can it will be easier to clean your work area later. Next, pour the cake batter into the cake pan, using the rubber spatula to scrape all of the batter off of the sides of the bowl.
Be sure the batter is level in the pan so it will rise evenly. Next, place the cake on the top rack of the oven and bake for the amount of time specified on the box, the time is usually around thirty minutes. While the cake is backing clean up you work area. After the cake is done remove it from the oven. If you push a toothpick to the bottom and it comes out clean it is done. Turn off the oven and let the cake cool. After the cake has had time to cool, you are ready to spread the icing on the cake and decorate it however you want. Cut however you prefer and enjoy.