What Do I Add To Cakes?

Dear Aunt Eya
Thanks so much for this blog. I must confess I have learnt a lot from it. God bless you real good. Your recipe for stew and native chicken was a great hit in my house.


 Please, I have a question to ask, I always feel there is something missing from
my cakes after I bake them. Even if people enjoy them, I still feel there is something missing. I use the following ingredients, flour, butter, sugar, eggs, baking powder, flavors, alcohol, raisins and milk. 

Please can anyone with a recipe containing any addition to the above ingredients let me know. Thanks and God bless.

Comments

  1. Hi Viva, good morning, how are you?
    Next time please take away the milk and alcohol except you want to preserve the cake for a long time. If not, you don't need alcohol. The milk too is not needed. You know cake doesn't need water and milk contains water.
    Have a great day. Let me post sha, other readers may have something to add.

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    1. Anonymous5/23/2013

      Dear poster,I tink u shld exclude d alcohol 4rm d recipe.as 4 d milk,its necessary for some cake recipes like a sponge cake or to achieve a buttermilk mixture(dts milk n white vinegar).4 additional recipe,u cld get apples,sliced n coated in brown sugar,use to line d bottom of the pan before pourin ur cake batter.dts a lovely apple toffee cake.jst dropped one of my recipes.ope u enjoy it.chioma

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  2. Anonymous5/23/2013

    Aunt Eya is right.

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    1. No, I'm not, let the professional bakers tall us what is right. You can add water, I just saw a cake recipe with fruit juice added.

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  3. Anonymous5/23/2013

    Avoid d alchohol but use milk. I can't imagine baking a cake without milk. No way.

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  4. It depends on the cake recipe... You can add chocolate, nuts, coffee, banana, yogurt, vinegar, jam, treacle, cheese, apples, and a lot of others. Just look for new recipes online and adopt some. The cake you described is just the normal Nigerian cake. There are a lot of new ways to prepare the same recipe you mentioned and get a different taste. it's all about trying new things baby!

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  5. teerex5/23/2013

    I beg to differ. You can add milk and water conveniently. I baked chocolate cake with evaporated milk and vegetable oil. Got the recipe from a foreign website and it turned out superb. Would try to get the link or bake it again and send pictures. The ingredients are 1 3/4 cup flour, 2 cups of sugar, 1/3 cup cocoa, 2 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 cup of milk, 1/2 cup of vegetable oil, 1 cup boiling water and 2 eggs. In a bowl mix all the dry ingredients together, then add the eggs gently followed by milk and vegetable oil. The boiling hot water should be the last ingredient added, the batter would be kinda watery. Pour into a well greased Pan and bake for 35 to 45 mins or when toothpick inserted comes out clean. The cake is so tasty and moist. Pure chocolate cake

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    1. Anonymous5/23/2013

      Where is the chocolate in your recipe?

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    2. Anonymous5/23/2013

      Cocoa powder is d chocolate flavour..

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    3. Hi teerex,I am interested in dis chocolate cake recipe,pls can u send link???plsss also when mixing,am I to mix with a mixer or wooden spoon?thank u

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    4. Hi teerex,pls am interested in dis ur chocolate cake,pls can u send me d link,also when mixing are we to mix with hand mixer or wooden spoon?

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  6. Anonymous5/23/2013

    Add vanilla extract or you can squeeze lemon juice into your cake batter. It gives it a nice flavor and taste. But this depends on the type of cake tho

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  7. In addition, you can start adding grated nutmeg to your cakes. Any type of cake. The nutmeg flavour is really nice!

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  8. Thanks everyone. I appreciate all your comments. Will try something new.

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  9. Hi frnds, just got an oven as a wedding gift, but the knob is with flame symbol and not the fehrenheit number. Pls how do I use it. Thanks

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  10. Hi friends, I just got an oven as a wedding gift but the knob has flame symbols and not fehrenhit number. How do I use it. Thanks

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  11. Hello everyone. This your blog is quite helpful. But I do have some problem when I bake, The cake does not long for long. I need help on how to use preservative for my cakes .some one told me to use ascorbic acids or brandy. But don't know.will really appreciate your help. Here is my email pls: yemmyokuns@gmail.com

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  12. Hello friends, thanks for your post. Pls I will like to know how to use preservative in cakes. Some one told me to use ascorbic acids or brandy. Pls can you tell me how to use to bake.

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  13. Anonymous4/03/2017

    Tnx ma'am for this plateform. I really need to know what to use to preserve my cake cos as a baker I normally use preservative and alcohol, bt it still doesn't last up to two weeks even without it been in d refrigerator... pls I need to know what to use as to preserving my cake.

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  14. Hello everyone, that chocolate cake sounds nice, but how long does it last and can alcohol be added to preserve it?

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  15. Hello everyone, that chocolate cake sounds nice, but how long does it last and can alcohol be added to preserve it?

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