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How to Bake a One Layer Red Velvet Cake

Jon A. Fisher, Veena Devaraju, Zach Vickery Professor Holladay TECM 2700-001 November 14, 2013

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Table of Contents
Table of Contents......................................................... iii Introduction................................................................ v List of Supplies/Equipment.................................................. 3 Ingredients............................................................... 3 Equipment................................................................. 4 Preparing................................................................. 9 Baking................................................................... 10 Decorating............................................................... 13 Troubleshooting............................................................ 19 Troubleshooting Images:.................................................... 21 Index...................................................................... 24

Introduction

Introduction

Have you ever wanted to bake a cake and didnt know where to start? With this manual even a beginner will be able to bake a delicious cake. This manual will take you through the step by step process of making a red velvet cake from a box of store bought cake mix. This manual will cover equipment, ingredients, and the instructions needed to make a red velvet cake. Included will also be a troubleshooting section, in case your cake doesnt meet expectations. The cake described in this manual uses store bought mix, and will not include advanced techniques.

Chapter One: List of Supplies/Equipment

List of Supplies/Equipment

List of Supplies/Equipment
Ingredients

(3 Large Eggs)

(2/3 Cup of Water)

(1/3 Cup of Vegetable Oil)

(1 Box of Cake Mix)

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(1 Package of Frosting) Sprinkles)

(1 Package of

Equipment
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(1 13x9-inch Non-Stick Pan)

List of Supplies/Equipment

(1 Wire Whisk) (1 Serving Spatula)

(1 Butter Knife)

(1 Rubber Spatula)

(1 Measuring Cup) Bowl)

(1 Large

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(1 Oven)

Chapter Two: Cake Baking Execution

Cake Baking Execution

Preparing
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees farenheit.

Fold 2 paper towels into a single square. Apply a small amount of vegetable oil to the square and use it to grease the baking pan by wiping the oil onto the sides and bottom of the inside f the baking pan.

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Baking
Blend the cake mix, water, oil, and eggs into a large bowl until moistened

Beat the mix using a wire whisk for 2 minutes.

Pour the batter into the pan

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Place the 13X9 baking pan into the oven and set the timer for 25-28 minutes.

Turn off the oven and allow the cake to cool for at least 15 minutes once the timer goes off.

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Decorating
Use the rubber spatula to apply an even coating of frosting to the cake.

Apply the sprinkles after the frosting is added. The finished cake should look something like the image below.

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Chapter 3: Troubleshooting

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Troubleshooting
Baking a cake may sound like an easy task, but the final product can be compromised if the baker does not pay attention to detail. A few examples of cake malfunctions are listed below. This is not a detailed, comprehensive list, but instead covers basic problems encountered. Images are provided for visual reference. Problem Type Fallen Cake (Image 1) Signs/ Characteristics The center/part of the cake has sunken in, collapsed. How to Fix 1. Make sure the cake is being baked at the right temperature. Refer to the recipe for proper temperature settings. 2. Double check the ratios of the ingredients used. Too much flour, sugar, or other ingredients can cause cakes to fall in. Refer to the recipe for proper measurements of ingredients. 3. High altitudes can also cause cakes to fall in. In these circumstances, special cookbooks written for high altitude bakers exist. These kinds of recipes can be

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Cracked Top Crust (Image 2)

The top surface of the cake is broken/split open.

1. Check how long the cake was set to bake. Overbaking can cause cake splitting. 2. Double check the amount of liquids mixed into the

Troubleshooting cake. Too little liquid can cause cake splitting.

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3. Double-check the oven temperature. Above average temperatures can cause cake splitting. Refer to your recipe for the recommended temperature.

Dry Cake (Image 3)

The cake is not moist to the touch, but instead has a dry quality to it. The cake tends to crumble.

1. Double-check the amount of liquids in the cake mix. Too little liquid will certainly make the cake dry. 1. Check the expiration dates on all ingredient packaging before baking.

Poor Quality Ingredients (Image 4)

The ingredients are spoiled/expired.

Troubleshooting Images:

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(Image 1)

(Image 2)

(Image 3)

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(Image 4)

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Index
Baking.......................................................... iii, 7, 9, 19 Cake........................................................... iii, 7, 19, 20 Eggs........................................................................ 3 Equipment........................................................ iii, 7, 3, 4 Ingredients........................................................... iii, 20 Oven........................................................................ 6 Pan......................................................................... 4 Troubleshooting............................................... iii, 17, 19, 21