Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Cake Instructions, Step by Step:

Good Morning/Afternoon to all who come and visit. I am so happy that some of you have already made the cake--it is a really yummy cake and easy to make. Today I am showing step by step instructions on how to make the cake---->

First make sure you have all the ingredients:

Yellow Cake:
2 3/4 Cup of All Purpose Flour
2 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powdered
1/2 cup Butter or Margarine
1 3/4 cups Sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla
2 Eggs
1 1/4 cups Milk

This is how I butter and flour my pans--I use two 9 inch rounds and I get a little baggy and put some butter on it and use my hand in the baggy to butter the pan all around:

Then I put a spoonful of flour in the pan and shake it all around until the flour is well coated all around the pan as shown:
These are my two well coated buttered and floured pans:
Now for the ingredients---use a measuring cup and measure out the amount of flour and use a butter knife or the side of the jar to measure evenly:
Pour the flour into
a bowl: salt:
Baking powder--put the bowl of dry ingredients aside:
In a mixing bowl put your room temperature butter or margarine in a mixing bowl and beat for about 30 seconds. I used a hand mixer, but you can also use a stand mixer or your own hand:)
Then add the sugar and the vanilla and beat until well combined:

Add eggs, one at a time, mixing one minute after each:

Add milk and the dry ingredients alternately, little by little, beating each time:
Adding some of the flour:
All the ingredients are all together now:

Pour the mixture into the floured pans, and use a spatula to get every drop:

Here are the pans filled with the cake batter all ready to go into the oven:
Cook the cake at 375' for 30- 35 minutes---only you know your oven, so you will have to keep an eye on your cakes, my cake was actually done cooking at 26 minutes: I use the toothpick trick to make sure the cake is cooked all the way through. Stick a toothpick in the center and if it pulls out clean your cake is done:

See the toothpick is clean--cake is done--yay!!! I let the cake cool on that wire rack for about ten minutes, then I turned them over onto two plates and let them cool completely before I frosted them:

Tomorrow, I am going to show you step by step how I made the lemon frosting to go on the cake:) I hope you enjoyed my cake making adventure--have a wonderful Tuesday my friends!!!


Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing these directions, Julieann!! The cake looks delicious and I would love to try to make it... I have never actually baked a cake from scratch before, but they always seem to taste so much better than the ones from a mix!! =)

Mrs. Brigham said...

Thank you for sharing these lovely directions! Baking is a favorite pastime of mine and learning some new tips is always very exciting. :o)

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for taking us through that step by step!


Mrs. U said...

Thank you for sharing these clear directions, Julieann!! My mouth is watering soooo bad now!! YUMM!!

Mrs. U

PEA said...

Hello dear Julieann:-) I'm back from my trip and trying to play catch up with everyone!! Oh my, your cake looks absolutely delicious and it's one I will definitely have to try also!! The next time I have company over for dinner, that's what I'm making for dessert! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe and step by step for it:-) xox

shekinahhvac said...

OOoo, thanks for sharing this. Wow, the time you put into this. Wonderful pictures.