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It shouldn't be hard, but sometimes it is. We're talking about baking the perfect cake, and sometimes things go wrong. Not to worry, Leah Collins with America's Test Kitchen stopped by Tonia's Kitchen to talk about what you can do to make sure your cake comes as perfect as possible. Leah told Tonia that in her book, appropriately named, The Perfect Cake, there's a whole section about going crazy and having fun while baking. Sprinkled in with that...some helpful tips about the ingredients. Case in point, butter. Lea says if the butter you're using snaps, it's too cold to use. She adds most ingredients should be at room temperature. If you're new at the art of cake baking, it's a definite plus to have this book at the ready.
Image courtesy of Joe Keller, America's Test Kitchen