Easy Cakes to Make at Home

Article by A Nutt

Everyone loves a delicious homemade cake. Many people tend not to make cakes because they think it is a difficult and time consuming task. Fortunately, there are easy cake recipes that are perfect for the novice baker and one who has a busy life.

The following are a few easy cakes that you can make at home:

1.) Sponge Cake: This cake is very easy to make and is light, tasty, and perfect for the family or when entertaining guests.

Ingredients: Four ounces (110 grams) of self raising flour, sifted, one tea spoon baking powder, four ounces (110 grams) of soft margarine, four ounces (110 grams) of sugar, two large eggs, and two to three drops vanilla

The entire baking time from start to finish takes less than an hour.

2.) Ice Cream Cake: A delicious treat children will love.

Preparation time: Twenty to thirty minutes. Freezing time: Eight hours or overnight.
For one eight inch ice cream cake you will need: 3 c. chocolate ice cream, slightly softened five Heath bars or five ounces of English toffee, coarsely chopped four tbsp. chocolate syrup three tablespoons. coffee liqueur 3 c. vanilla ice cream, slightly softened

3.) Chocolate Cake: Preparation time takes only a few minutes. The result is moist and delicious chocolate cake.

Ingredients: four ounces (110 grams) self raising flour, sifted, one tea spoon baking powder, four ounces (110 grams) of soft margarine, four ounces (110 grams) of sugar, two large eggs, one tbs. cocoa powder. Filling ingredients:
two ounces (55 grams) of butter or quality margarine, four ounces (110 grams) icing/confectioners’ sugar, one rounded tbs cocoa powder, two tsp of milk.

Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius, 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
Sift the baking powder and flour into a large mixing bowl. Add the other ingredients to the bowl and beat until everything is mixed together. Put half the mixture in each of the prepared pans and place on the centre shelf of the preheated oven for about thirty minutes.

4.) ‘Fruity’ Cake: A delicious and fruity treat for the whole family

Ingredients: 2 eggs, 1 c. salad oil, 2 c. sugar, 1 tsp. salt, 2 c. flour, 1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon, ground, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1/2 c. chopped nuts (optional), 1 can pie filling (apple, cherry, peach, etc.)

When mixed, stir in can of fruit with its syrup. Pour into a greased and floured 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes. Cool.

5.) White Birthday Cake: This is an easy and delicious cake for anyone’s birthday.

Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups cake flour (9 ounces), 1 cup whole milk, 6 large egg whites (3/4 cup), 2 teaspoons almond extract, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar (12 1/4 ounces), 4 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon table salt, 12 tablespoons softened unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees and bake for about 25 minutes.

Easy cake recipes are great for parents on the go. You will not only enjoy eating this delicious treat, but have fun making it. Try making an easy cake today and make sure you share it with friends and family. Cakes help to celebrate special occasions, bring people together, and are even good for bringing about a smile on any day.

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A wholesome ingredient to include in your breakfasts for high nutritional value is eggs. These healthy components are very common in easy recipes for any meal of the deal.

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