To bake a square cake, you need to have the right tools and materials in place. The first ingredient you will need is the cake recipe itself, which can be found in any cookbook or online. It should not be difficult to get your hands on, since everyone loves cakes so much that many people love to make them at home too! Once you have the recipe, proceed as follows.
Get All Supplies Ready
With all your baking supplies ready, you can now get started on creating your cake. In a large bowl (preferably one designed for kitchen use), sift together 2 cups of flour, one tablespoon baking powder, and 1⁄4 teaspoon of salt. Once they are all combined, add in your three tablespoons vegetable oil and 2/3 cup milk (both at room temperature). Mix everything until a dough has formed and no lumps are remaining. If you notice that there is too much of a liquid consistency to your dough, turn on your oven’s broiler function. Set it at 400 degrees Fahrenheit and place your mixing bowl in there until it dries out slightly.
Mix Cake Batter & Bake Square Pan Cake
The typical recipe for a cake that uses either melted butter or vegetable oil calls for 3 cups. That’s all well and good if you plan on baking in a round pan, but if you decide to bake in a square pan instead, then follow the directions provided on your box of cake mix. No need to make any adjustments—the ratios are already set up for it! When making square cakes, most people use Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Chocolate Cake Mix (just like Betty Crocker does!).
Let Cake Cool
Once your wedding cake is out of the oven, it should be allowed to cool for one hour on a wire rack before being moved. To ensure that your masterpiece arrives at its destination in perfect condition, place it in a cardboard box lined with florist’s foam and cover it securely. If you can’t deliver it yourself, arrange it with an experienced local bakery driver who knows how to handle cakes properly. Better yet, please take a picture of it and upload it to your Instagram or Facebook page so friends can drool over it even when they can’t taste it!
Cut Cakes Into Equal Pieces
When cutting a cake into equal pieces, you’ll need two non-serrated knives. The best way to slice through a cake is not left to right but rather by following its natural structure. Slice straight down into the middle of it and then turn your knife 90 degrees and cut straight back out. You should be able to get three or four slices per cut. If you need help visualizing that shape in advance, use a ruler to guide when making horizontal cuts.
After decorating your square cake, use a spatula to smooth buttercream frosting around its edges. This will help hold it in place while you get rid of any air bubbles on top. Now is also an excellent time to add whatever other toppings or decorations you like to your cake! It can be as straightforward or as creative as you want it.
The great thing about this recipe is that you can make it as complicated or as simple as you’d like. You can do all the decorations yourself or choose to frost and sprinkle the cake with some powdered sugar.