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This comprehensive baking course explain in detail each ingredient in cake batter and what it does in the batter.

You’ll learn how to improve almost any cake recipe.

The Function Butter & Other Fats in Cake Batter

Welcome to class #6 of 7 in the “Cake Batter” course. We’ve been using the traditional “quatre quarts” pound cake recipe as a tool to understand the science of cake batter. This post will explore another ingredient in cake batter, butter. After experimenting with mixing technique and how to use salt and leavening to improve …

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Cake Batter Salt & Leaveners

In the first Cake Batter class we started the process of taking apart and examining the original pound cake recipe. Now we’ll learn about an important ingredient in cake batter, salt & leaveners. What’s a leavener? That’s just a name for baking powder and baking soda. They’re used in small amounts, but have a big …

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Cake Batter Mixing Methods – Reverse Creaming

This is the first in a series of 7 “Cake Batter” classes. Over the course of the series we’ll test how changes to cake batter mixing technique and ingredients can alter a cake’s taste and texture. This is how you can perfect your own recipes. Start with a base recipe, then tweak the ingredients and/or …

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