Shortened cakes have chemical leavening agents such as baking soda and baking powder.
MIXING METHOD - CONVENTIONAL
1. Cream together the butter and the sugar in a mixing bowl using an electric or hand mixer.
3. In a separate bowl, combine your dry ingredients, flour, salt, and leavening agents.
4. Alternately add the dry ingredients with the liquid in 3 equal parts. Begin and end with the dry ingredients.
5. Stir ingredients until it's well blended.
The yellow cake recipe from allrecipes.com features ingredients found in shortened cakes, for example: butter and baking soda. The recipe begins with creaming butter and sugar, and continuing with beating in egg yolks. Then, the baker should mix in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, the liquid, until all ingredients are in, that's an example of the conventional mixing method.
This recipe relates to the shortened cake we made in class because it is made using the conventional mixing method. It differs because in class, we made miniature versions, cupcakes, instead of a layer cake.
JoyofBaking1. "Yellow Butter Cake Recipe Demonstration - Joyofbaking.com." YouTube. YouTube, 30 May 2012. Web. 06 Feb. 2017. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFPdcRVBj7g>.
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