Shortened Cake Alicia lichacz

  • The shortened cake is the most common cakes prepared. It consists of a solid fat, such as butter or margarine, a small amount of eggs (usually 2-3), and a chemical leavening agent such as, baking soda and/or baking powder. The shortened cake, sometimes known as butter cakes, usually have moist, tender crumbs and a fine, even grain.
Shortened cake is the only type of cake with solid fat involved.
Shortened cakes have chemical leavening agents such as baking soda and baking powder.


1. Cream together the butter and the sugar in a mixing bowl using an electric or hand mixer.
2. Beat in the eggs.
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 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.

Works Cited:

JoyofBaking1. "Yellow Butter Cake Recipe Demonstration -" YouTube. YouTube, 30 May 2012. Web. 06 Feb. 2017. <>.

Jdsimon, Naples34102, EVAN81, Spicensugar, CreativeCakesbyMichelle, Teresa, DAVID S., BETHANY1972, Mork, Cao, and Sarah Jo. "David's Yellow Cake Recipe." Allrecipes. N.p., 07 Aug. 2008. Web. 06 Feb. 2017. <>.


Created with images by jochemy - "sweet cake cupcake"

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