How to bake a cake

The purpose of this course if to learn how to bake a cake.

The Ingredients

Ingredients and Method for a cake

The ingredients of a cake.

Wet Ingredients

1/2 cup sugar

100 grams butter

4 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

250 ml full cream milk

Dry Ingredients

2 cups of cake flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt


2 cups icing sugar

20 grams of melted butter

10 drops food colouring.

11 Items required to bake a cake

Baking Utensils

2 Mixing Bowls

Hand Mixer/ Electric Mixer


2 Cake Rounds

Parchment Paper




Baking the Cake

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Grease two 20 cm cake rounds and line it with parchment paper.

In a mixing bowl, mix the butter and the sugar together until smooth.

Add the eggs one at a time and mix in between each addition.

Add the milk and vanilla essence and mix well.

In a separate bowl,  sift together the all the dry ingredients.

In four measures, fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until all the ingredients are combined. Be careful not to over stir.

Pour half of the mixture into one cake round and pour the remainder of the mixture into the second cake round.

Place both cake rounds into the oven to bake for 25 minutes. Use a toothpick to test if the cake is baked thoroughly. The toothpick should be clean after pricking it.

Remove the cake rounds from the oven and allow to cool slightly before turning the cakes out onto a baking rack.

Allow cakes to cool a t room temperature.

Icing the Cake

Mix the Icing Sugar, butter and food colouring together until the icing sugar has dissolved. Use a spatula or piping bag to decorate the cake to your liking. 

Cut the cake and enjoy with your favourite beverage. 

What is not an ingredient in the cake?

  • Oil
  • Butter


How many ingredients are required for the bake?

  • 11 Ingredients
  • 13 Ingredients

Match the units to the ingredient

  • Food Colouring
    10 drops
  • Sugar
    1/2 Cup
  • Eggs
  • Full cream Milk
    250 ml
  • Cake Flour
    2 cups
  • Baking powder
    1 teaspoon

Identify the picture that have been provided to you.

  • Baking Utensils

Identify the picture provided to you.

  • Baking Ingredients

Complete the following sentence

The oven must be to a maximum of 180 degrees