What if I could show you the best cake ingredients in one place? I am sure, you will ENJOY this guide.
In my life, I have baked a lot of cakes and tested more than 100 different ingredients.
I have now created a list that you can filter through to find the best cake ingredient for your next cake.
Read my list now.
Eggs are laid by female animals of different species. Many of these eggs have been eaten by humans for thousands of years.
By grinding raw nuts, beans, seeds, roots or grains a fine powder is made which is called flour.
A dairy product that is made from the fat and protein components of milk or cream is called butter.
Sweet- tasting soluble carbohydrates are called sugar. Many of these carbohydrates are used in food.
Granulated sugar is what you would find in every kitchen as table sugar or white sugar. It is composed of glucose and fructose.
Salt is a mineral. It is composed of sodium chloride (NaCl). In its natural form it is known as rock salt or halite.
A dry chemical leavening agent. It is a mix of bicarbonate or carbonate and a weak acid. Increases volume and lightens textures of baked goods.
It is composed of a bicarbonate anion and sodium cation. It is commonly known as baking soda.
Milk is a very rich fluid in nutrients, that is produced in mammary glands of animals. It is extracted from farm animals.
Chocolate is prepared by roasting ground cacao seeds. It can be made into a liquid form, paste or a block.
Dairy-Free Spread is a very good alternative to butter and dairy spreads. It can be used for cooking or baking. It has 75% less saturated fat than butter.
Oat milk is made by straining a blender mixture of rolled oats and water. It is best strained through a clean towel or t-shirt. Oat milk is very low in calories and fat, but high in protein and has fiber.
Almond milk is high in vitamin E and that makes it great for your skin. It is very low in fats. It has a nutty flavor and a creamy texture.
Jam is a product made of the whole fruit. It is a preserve made of fruit stewed in sugar. It is usually used as a spread and kept in glass jars.
A flax egg is made by mixing a tablespoon of ground flaxseed meal with about three tablespoons of water. By mixing together and letting it sit in the fridge for about 15 minutes it thickens and there is your flax egg.
Applesauce is made of stewed apple pulp that is sweetened. It is a great substitute for butter or oil in all baked goods. It keeps things moist, tasty, and refreshingly sweet.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Acidity from apple cider vinegar reacts with the bicarbonate of soda which ultimately causes the cake to rise. *
*This was suggested by Jordan from Vegan Blog Of Baking.
GLUTEN FREE FLOUR BLEND
There is a variety of gluten free flours available. Some of these are: almond flour, buckwheat flour, sorghum flour, amaranth flour, brown rice flour, oat flour, teff flour…
UNSWEETENED COCOA POWDER
It has a very intense chocolate flavour, therefore it is a staple for most bakers’ pantries. It is slightly acidic which can give it a bit of a harsh flavour.
GLUTEN FREE BAKING POWDER
To make a gluten free baking powder you have to combine a teaspoon of cream of tartar and a half teaspoon of bi-soda. Then mix that into one cup of gluten free plain flour.
Vegetable oils are extracted from plants. They have been a part of human culture for many hundreds of years. Most are a blend of corn, canola, safflower, soybean, palm and sunflower oils.
Vanilla extract is made by macerating and percolating in alcohol and water.It is considered an essential ingredient when it comes to baking things like cookies, brownies or cupcakes. It is also used in puddings, ice creams and custards.
Almond meal is a very important baking item for those on low carbohydrate diets. It is known to add a rich nutty taste and lots of moistness to baked goods.
By removing the natural moisture of the coconut fruit, desiccated coconut is a coconut product that can be used in many baked goods. It’s flakes can vary into desirable shapes and sizes.
This is a thick and creamy substance that is made by steeping shredded coconut hot coconut water combined with cream or milk and then cooled. It can be used as a thickening agent.
This is a natural sweetener, that has 97% less calories than natural sugar. It is fructose free, low carb and not bad for your teeth.
SELF RISING FLOUR
This is a mixture of all purpose flour, baking powder and salt. The ingredients have been distributed evenly through the flour.
This is a dish made of coarsely ground corn. When it’s cooked fresh it is creamy and soft. It originates from Italy.
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
It is known for being the healthiest fat on earth. It is loaded with antioxidants and healthy fats. It has been known to have numerous health benefits.
This syrup is usually made from the xylem sap of sugar maple, red maple, or black maple trees. It can also be made from other maple species.
FINELY GRATED ORANGE RIND
This gives off a strong citrusy aroma. So if we incorporate it into some recipes, it will add both fragrance and flavour.
This is a concentrated source of vitamin C. It has a very nice taste and can be used as an ingredient in baking or just drank alone.
These are the raw kernels of a pistachio nut. Because they have not been roasted or salted before and that makes them perfect for culinary purposes.
Oranges are among the world’s most popular fruits. They are both tasty and nutritious. They are also a big source of vitamin C.
SUGAR FREE POWDERED SUGAR
If you sift or blend together ¾ cups of granular sucralose sweetener like Slenda or similar and 2 tablespoons cornstarch you will get sugar free powdered sugar.
Erythritol is actually a sugar alcohol. It is useful as a low-calorie sweetener. It provides about 5-6% of the calories in the same amount of sugar.
XANTHAN GUM POWDER
This is a quite popular food additive, and it is often used as a stabilizer or thickener.
Date paste is a healthy sugar substitute which is made entirely out of dates and water by a simple process.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Apple cider vinegar is mostly just apple juice, but if you add yeast, it turns the sugar in the juice into alcohol. It has a very sour taste.
FINE ALMOND FLOUR
This is a single ingredient, grain free, almond meal. It is made from skinless blanched almonds and nothing else.
Dutch cocoa has a different process of being made and therefore it is not as acidic as the traditional type. That makes it perfect for baking.
Espresso powder will intensify the chocolate flavour of your keto cake. This is not the same as instant coffee though. It is much more concentrated.
Avocado oil is perfect for keto cakes. Excellent source of antioxidants. It is rich in oleic acid and a very healthy fat.
Carrot is a root vegetable. Often it is orange in colour, although other colors also exist. They are rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber.
GRATED LEMON RIND
Grated lemon rind is obtained from grating lemon skin. It is where all the oils and flavors of a lemon are.
All sorts of berries are a great ingredient to spice up the flavors of all sorts of cakes. These can be placed on top, or inside.
You can use yogurt for many different cake ideas. Yogurt is a food produced by bacterial fermentation of the milk.