The only difference between a cake and a pudding is the ingredients used. In any event, there is an art to baking a cake in a bowl, and it’s not quite as difficult as it may seem.
When baking a cake, the ingredients combine and then they are baked in a heated oven. Usually, a cake batter is combined with the help of a mixer. Some beaters come with different sized holes that allow you to coat the cake evenly. After the batter is ready, it is baked in the oven for about the same time that you bake a regular cake. It is then cooled on the wire rack so that it will cook evenly.
Cold Before You Serve
A cake should be stored in a refrigerator that is well cold before you serve it. The temperature requirement for baking a cake is generally between seventy-five to eight degrees Celsius. Depending on what kind of preparation you put into the cake batter, it may require a bit more or less heat.
After baking the cake, allow it to cool in the refrigerator. Again, depending on the recipe, you may have to frost it before you allow it to cool. Once the cake has cooled completely, you can frost it according to your taste. Some frostings don’t stick very well, so you may have to add more sugar. Remember to scrape off any leftover sugar before you frost the cake.
When the cake has cooled completely, you can now put it in the serving bowl that you made for it. Using a non-stick spatula, slide the serving bowl over the cake. This allows you to level the surface and prevent the formation of cracks. If you have baked a cake before, you can skip this step.
Bake the cake in your bowl until it comes out just slightly warm. You will know when the cake is ready by looking at how it is baking. There should be no brown spots on the top. It should be a nice golden brown. When it is done, remove it from the oven and let it stand for a bit. Check again to make sure it is still fully baked using the same method as you used to check when baking your cake in a pan.
Preheat The Oven
If you are planning to serve it, preheat the oven. If not, simply preheat the oven and turn on the burners. Once both settings are hot, place your cake into the oven. Carefully and slowly bake the cake in your bowl. It may take several hours, but you will eventually find that it is perfectly done.
If you plan on making another cake similar to the one you just baked, there is another alternative for baking a cake in a bowl. This method requires two pans: one to hold the cooled, uncooked cake and the second to be used to transfer the cake to the serving platter. Use a spatula to transfer the cake into the second pan, which should be lined with wax paper. Let the cake cool completely on the hot plate before unmolding it onto the serving platter. Frost the cake as you see fit before putting it on the platter, which can be done using a butter cream frosting.
A Plastic Bowl
If you do not want to buy a cake in a bowl set, you might also consider baking a cake in a plastic bowl. Similar to the plastic cake pans, this bowl can be lined with wax paper before baking the cake. You can frost the cake as you see fit and pop the cake into the preheated oven once it is cool. Once cool, you can then frost the plastic bowl and store it in your cabinet for a later occasion.
When choosing a cake in a bowl set, make sure that the bowls come with a handle so that you can tilt the bowl and remove the cake easily from the oven. Also be sure that you have enough Cake Pans in your kitchen for all the cakes you intend to bake. Some sets contain three pans, while others only contain two. If possible, choose a larger oven than you intend to bake the cakes in. This will ensure that the cake remains uniform in shape.
The biggest advantage to baking a cake in a bowl set is that the bowl eliminates the need for standing or sitting the cake in the preheated oven. It also allows you to preheat the oven at a later time if baking an original recipe cake, so that you do not have to wait until you are ready to bake. You can even purchase cake pans with removable bottoms so that you can bake other items at the same time the cake is baking. This makes baking a cake in a bowl set more versatile, but if you are only baking a cake once, they may be a better choice for you.