BAKING TIP

3 Ways to Easily Divide Your Cake Batter

Don’t sweat it!
Layer cakes are tricky—each cake layer needs to be even and identical, especially when they are going to be stacked up into a tall masterpiece! Here are our best tips to evenly divide that large, heavy bowl of cake batter into your cake ...

Blogger Lori Baltazar on the Most Important Baking Lesson She Learned from Her Mom

Lori’s love affair with dessert started when her mom taught her how to bake cheesecake.
Lori’s love affair with dessert started when her mom taught her how to bake cheesecake. The same recipe is the basis of the cheesecakes she makes today. Check out her blog here!  I am zealous about food, a quality I attribute to my ...

How To Use Whole-Wheat Flour In Cookie, Cake, And Other Baking Recipes

Here's how to make the wholesome switch.
There are ways to incorporate more wholesome ingredients into food without it severely affecting your finished product. But when it comes to substituting ingredients in baking recipes, it’s generally recommended that you do not use a substitute ingredient.But the good news is ...

Yes, You Should Use Cold Eggs In Cookie Dough

Plus, you won’t need to chill your dough before baking.
Eggs and butter are essential ingredients in baking. An egg acts as a binder, emulsifier, and even provides lift for desserts that doesn’t call for the addition of chemical leaveners. Butter meanwhile provides the fat needed to keep desserts moist while giving it ...

This Multitasking Kitchen Tool Can Help You Sift Ingredients!

You probably have this tool in your kitchen, too.
Most baking recipes call for sifted dry ingredients. It means separating the coarse ingredients and breaking down the lumps in dry ingredients such as flour, cocoa powder, or sugar. But what do you do if you don't have a sieve or a ...

This Is the Best (And Easiest!) Way To Clean Your Whisk

You can clean it (fast!) in one easy step.
Cleaning up after a baking project may just be the hardest thing to do. All those dirty bowls, kitchen gadgets, and measuring cups and spoons pile up while you’re busy baking a batch of your classic chocolate cake recipe for a friend’s birthday ...

Why You Shouldn't Skip The "Sifting" Step

Do your desserts right with this step.
If you’ve ever tried baking, you’ve no doubt come across the word “sift.” Maybe you didn’t understand what it meant or maybe you didn’t have a sifter or sieve, so you might have skipped it altogether.For most recipes, this may not yield ...

When To Use Salted Or Unsalted Butter

Does it make a difference?
You already know the difference between salted and unsalted butter: salt! You would be wrong to think, however, that the only difference salt would make is that one is more salty than the other. There are other reasons that make salted butter ...

This Is The Secret Ingredient To Making Not-Too-Sweet Frosting

Yes! You can make a cake or cupcake and love it, including the frosting.
We all know that when you bake a cake or make cupcakes, it's just not right without any frosting on top. It's the cake's crowning glory! Not only can it make a cake even more appetizing, but a fast and easy buttercream frosting recipe can even also hide ...
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