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The Essential Cake Ingredients That Should Always Be Stored If You Are A Baker

Are you a beginner in the baking business who is trying to figure out things and make everything right? Or are you a baking expert whose cakes and cookies all your friends and families are waiting for? Whatever your level of expertise in baking, we will help you with a comprehensive list of essential baking ingredients that you can purchase from bake shops to stock in your pantry to avoid emergency trips to the grocery store when planning for baking something.

Here is the list of must-haves you can get from bakeshops online or nearby shops:

Dry Ingredients:

  • All-purpose flour and cake flour: Most of the cakes we eat are made of either all-purpose flour or cake flour, though the former is more popular. It is better to stock up both options in your pantry. Pro tip: if you don’t have cake flour, you can make some by mixing all-purpose flour with some corn starch.
  • Cocoa powder: Cocoa powder can be used in cakes, brownies, and cookies to have a rich chocolate flavour and dark brown colour. So, stocking up some good quality cocoa powder is always a good option.
  • Baking powder and baking soda: Any cake recipe is incomplete without baking powder or baking soda that acts as key leavening agents. So, always have them with you. However, remember to buy these leavening agents only in smaller quantities as they lose their effects after six months.
  • Salt: Salt is always available in every kitchen as it forms an important ingredient in almost all kinds of dishes and food items. The same is the case with cakes too – we need salt in cakes, though in smaller quantities.
  • Sugar: Powdered and granulated sugar are must-haves in every baking recipe. Powdered sugar is an essential ingredient in buttercream recipes also.

Wet Ingredients: Refrigerated

  • Eggs: Though there are several eggless cake recipes, adding them to the cake mix has its own share of benefits. For instance, when eggs are added to the cake mix, the protein present in the eggs helps create the cake structure, whereas the fat present in its yolk makes the cake texture, rich and chewy. Eggs also moisten the cake, and the emulsifiers present in the cake allow smooth and effortless blending of the cake ingredients.
  • Buttermilk: Besides bringing a pleasant tang and a buttery taste to cakes, buttermilk helps make gluten tender, this giving cakes a softer texture. However, if you don’t have buttermilk ready, you can substitute it with half part milk and half part plain Greek yogurt.
  • Unsalted butter: Unsalted butter is used while baking cakes to add flavour to them. It also helps the cakes rise by trapping steam and carbon dioxide in the batter during baking. And above all, cakes made with butter usually taste better than those made with oils.
  • Sour cream: For cakes that contain a large number of egg whites, sour cream can help add moisture.

Wet Ingredients: Shelf

  • Vegetable oil: Vegetable oil also adds moistness to cakes and can be considered as an inexpensive substitute for unsalted butter.
  • Vanilla extract: Vanilla extract is another wet ingredient every baker must have with them. Though it will not change the structure or texture of the cake, adding a few drops of vanilla extract to a cake can add a special flavour to it.

Why wait now when you can get these ingredients from bakeshops to have them stocked in your shelf or refrigerator?

If you are wondering where to buy them, they are all available at all famous bakeshops in the UAE. To make shopping for these ingredients more hassle-free, you can get them from a bake shop online from websites like Quoodo, ensuring free home delivery.

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