How to Make a Cake Rise
Sick of sunken middles? Or flat cakes? Learn how to make a cake rise with our easy tips, so the next cake you bake is a whopper.
As a general rule of thumb, high rising cakes generally come from a light and fluffy batter, and often this means mixing ingredients so that the batter doesn’t lose air. So with that in mind, here are our tips:
- Add a leavening agent to the flour. Most cakes will call for a leavening agent like baking powder or baking soda. These create the bubbles you need for the cake to rise. If the flour you use is self-raising, it already has a leavening agent in it.
- Make sure your butter is room temperature, and beat the butter and sugar together until properly creamed. This should look really smooth and pale.
- Be careful with the cake batter. We advise folding the ingredients together, not beating them, as this will keep the mixture aerated.
- Check your oven is at the correct temperature. If it is too hot, the cake doesn’t have time to rise, and if it is too cold it will rise too high and then sink at the end.