How To Cook a Cake

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A cake is a sweet baked food that consists of a variety of ingredients. While there are many types of cake---carrot, chocolate, lemon and upside-down pineapple, to name a few---the simple yellow cake is still very popular. Baking your own cake from scratch can be very rewarding. The ingredients are simple and easy to find and the effort you put into making it is well worthwhile.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 1/4 Cups self-rising flour
  • 1 1/2 Cups white sugar
  • 1 1/2 Cups milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 Stick melted butter
  • 1/2 Tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Package of vanilla pudding mix
  • 9- by 13-inch Baking pan
  • Shortening
  • Mixer
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use shortening to grease the nine- by thirteen-inch pan. Lightly flour the pan after greasing.

  • Combine self-rising flour, sugar and dry pudding mix in a large mixing bowl. Sift the dry ingredients together.

  • Combine milk, eggs, melted butter and vanilla extract in a small mixing bowl. Beat the wet ingredients for about two minutes.

  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix the batter on medium-high for two minutes.

  • Pour the batter into the nine- by 13-inch baking pan. Bake in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from oven when a toothpick inserted into the cake's center comes out clean.

Tips & Warnings

  • Remove cake from pan and allow it to completely cool before frosting.

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