10 Secrets to Baking Perfect Cakes

Toss boxed cake mixes to the side and conquer your fear of homemade cakes with our secrets to baking the perfect cake.

Mixing Angel Food Cake

4. Use the right flour for the recipe.

Different flours contain varying percentages of protein—the more protein, the more gluten. Cake flour has the least protein and yields extra-light baked goods, like angel food cake. Bread flour has the most and is used for denser items; all-purpose is in the middle and produces tender cakes.

 

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