Learn accessible techniques for making your best-ever chiffon, traditional sponge and butter cakes with guidance from award-winning baker En-Ming Hsu! First, find out how to prep your kitchen, your ingredients and your batter for best results. Then, En-Ming shows you how to select the right pan, achieve the correct temperature and check for the perfect doneness on a classic chiffon cake. Next, learn how to mix, whip and fold batter for a rich sponge cake and learn which fillings and toppings work best with this crowd-pleaser. The last cake you learn to make is a beautiful vanilla butter layer cake. En-Ming shares troubleshooting tips as you finish this decadent treat with delicious buttercream, candied zest and even edible flowers for a show-stopping result!
Meet En-Ming Hsu, an award-winning pastry chef and teacher and your guide to the perfect cake. In this first lesson, En-Ming will introduce you to the fascinating history of the modern chiffon cake. Then she'll get your kitchen prepped, ingredients mixed, and help you make your batter.
With your batter whipped up, it's time to get baking! En-Ming helps you pick the right pan. Learn how to get the correct temperature for any oven and check for doneness. Plus, discover two easy finishes that perfectly complement a slice of airy chiffon.
Get ready for the moist, rich and delicious sponge cake. Start off by learning more about your ingredients, including the different available cocoa powders. Then watch as En-Ming makes her batter, mixing, whipping and folding until it's just ready to go into the oven.
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