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Want Soft, Fluffy Cakes? Add This Ingredient To Your Flour!

You’ll wonder why you never did it before!
While flour will always be useful, you still want cakes that are soft, fluffy and have a fine crumb so it not only tastes great, it can melt in your mouth because it’s so tender. One of the ways to do that ...

Here's How You Can Save An Underbaked Cake

Simply place it back into a hot oven.
We’ve all heard horror stories of the over-baked cake: a dried-out chunk of what should be a moist, delicately crumbed vision covered in buttercream. Not much can be done to save that particular cake but there are ways. However, we bet that you have ...

Here's How You Can Make The Best Refrigerator Cake

Easy peasy!
Icebox and refrigerator freezer cakes are one of the easiest desserts to make. It doesn’t require ovens, it’s easy to put together, and each of these cakes are delicious. Plus, you can mix in whatever you have on hand that you love ...

The Most Surprising (But Extremely Useful) Baking Tips You Never Thought You Needed

Beginner bakers will love how helpful these baking tips are!
The more time you spend in the kitchen, the more baking knowledge you will gain! What better way is there to learn than by making mistakes in actual practice? We rounded up some of our best, most surprising baking tips we’ve ever written ...

Reader Tips: Simple Hacks to Make Desserts Healthier

We asked our Yummy readers: how do you make your favorite desserts healthier at home?
The great thing about making desserts at home is that you know exactly why goes into them, and that you can control the amounts of sugar and fat that you place in your desserts. We asked our readers on what ingredient substitutions ...

How to Tell If Brownies Are Done Baking

Keep them fudgy!
Brownies are a little bit more tricky to judge in doneness compared to cakes and cookies. They’re deep, dark, chocolate brown in color and very dense—which means the usual tell-tale signs of golden brown edges and puffy centers do not stand. Here ...

We Tested Famous Food Hacks to See If They Really Worked

Have you tried separating eggs with a bottle?
Food hacks are always interesting, and often make cooking and baking prep a walk in the park. However, some are faulty if not done properly, while others simply do not work. We put famous food hacks to the test—see which ones worked, ...

3 Hacks That Make Pie-Baking Less Scary

Bake a homemade pie like a pro!
Baking a pie for the first time can be very intimidating. Pie dough is very prone to tearing and cracking if not handled properly. Here are hacks to avoid any pie-baking mishaps, and advice on how to take a step back and ...

5 Life-Saving + Helpful Kitchen Hacks for Christmas

Save time and effort in the kitchen this holiday season with these helpful holiday cooking hacks.
Hack your way into the holiday season with cooking and baking hacks for a stress-free noche buena. Food prep and entertaining are much easier with holiday hacks on what to freeze, what to make ahead, and the best way to prep your ...

Holiday Hacks: Emergency Substitutions for Common Ingredients

Bookmark this holiday hack: you will need these ingredient substitutions one day!
Christmas can be a wonderful time but when you're busy prepping multiple dishes in the kitchen, something is bound to go wrong: a misstep in grocery shopping that leads to a missing ingredient, or using up the last of your pantry staples. ...

3 Tricks for Better Cake and Cupcake Frosting

Whip your way into better frosting for your cakes and cupcakes!
Make the cherry-on-top of your cakes and cupcakes flawless: with frosting done just right, your home-baked treats become extra delicious. Here are a few hacks on how to avoid and troubleshoot common frosting mishaps. 1  Same-temperature ingredients Whether you’re making buttercream, cream cheese, or ...

WATCH: We've Got Kitchen Hacks from Buddy Valastro

The Cake Boss has a few easy tips to make cooking and baking easier!
 No hand mixer? Got an egg shell into your bowl of eggs? TLC's Buddy Valastro has a few tips to make cooking and baking easier. ...

4 Hacks to Splitting a Recipe in Half

Remember these hacks the next time you need to cut down that muffin recipe!
Cutting a recipe down to half can seem like a walk in the park…until you run into an uneven amount of ingredients like 3 eggs or ¾ cup. While there are a few ingredients that can be left as is, scaling a ...
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