Using the ‘Creaming’ Technique

A quick glance through the instructions in many cake recipes will normally lead you to find references to ‘creaming the mixture’. If you’re a newbie to home baking, or have previously stuck to ‘all in one’ recipes, you may be thinking ‘but I’m not making a cream cake!’ Well don’t panic, because our simple steps will have you creaming cake mixtures with confidence in no time at all.

The main purpose of creaming a mixture is to introduce air. It’s at this first stage in the cake making process that you begin combining your ingredients that the vital air which gives a light and tasty sponge is added.

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