Cakes make a special treat for every kind of celebration. Delicious, attractive, and easy to make and bring a smile, they are available in various shapes and sizes. If you don't have much time but want to make an easy and delicious cake recipe, you need to look for certain ingredients in your house at first. They are flour, baking soda, sugar, bananas or eggs, butter or vegetable oil and some additions or flavoring. With these basic ingredients, you can prepare a cake recipe very easily.
Flour helps build the structure of a cake. Two of the most widely used kinds of flour in making a cake are whole wheat flour and white flour.
Sugar or liquid sweetener
Sugar not only makes cakes sweet but also retains moisture in the cake when it gets baked.White granular sugar is commonly used in cakes. If you have it in your kitchen, then you could make cake recipes without the need of any other kind of sweetener.
Baking Soda/Baking powder
Baking powder or baking soda can be used to make the cake swell and become soft. If you are using baking soda, then a little amount of salt should be added to the cake recipe.
Liquid like plain water, soy milk or milk should be used for keeping the moisture and giving the flavor to a cake after being baked. They also add to the softness of the cake once it's cooked.
Butter or vegetable oil
Butter or vegetable oil is used to keep the cake moist and tender.
If there is margarine or butter in your freezer, or you have vegetable oil in your store cupboard, you don't any other fat items to make a cake.
Common flavors like lemon extract, almond extract or vanilla extract can be used in a little amount to give your cake recipe a wonderful touch. You can also use any other special addition or flavorings like orange, banana, chocolate or mint to make a brilliant recipe.