Have you wondered to yourself when bake cake this question” Can I use a blender instead of a mixer?” when the mixer get out, or you are so tired to use a hand mixer? The answer is yes. For combine the cake batter ingredients, blender is acceptable to substitute your hand mixer or electric mixer.
The clear glass in the blender makes you able to see if the ingredients get mixed in properly to get the consistency you want. The lid also prevents any chances of spattering contents.
How to mix cake in a blender
Is mix cake batter in a blender is the same as you use a mixer? Of course it not. You need to ensure that the mixing is evenly and mix well. Here is how you use a blender as a substitute for your hand mixer.
- Wet ingredient first.
When you make homemade cake recipe, there are wet ingredients such as oil, milk, eggs, and others. When you use a cake box mix, then the wet ingredients means water and eggs. Mix all wet ingredients but hold off for the shortening or butter. These fats do not mix with the liquid as well and cause the terminal clump when you mix in this stage. Instead, heat the shortening or fat butter in the microwave and wait long enough to soften the ingredients and set aside. Turn on the blender with a low pulse until the wet ingredients get combine thoroughly.
- Dry ingredient next.
Mix any dry ingredients aside of flours and others into the blender after the wet ingredients poured and mixed well. These dry ingredients include oatmeal, cocoa powder, baking powder/soda, salt, or others. Pulse the blender with power enough to distribute the dry ingredient well through the wet batter. If the recipe uses chocolate chips, then add it after the mixing blended in the rest of the last dry ingredient. Turn on the blender with a low pulse once or twice to mix them but not too much as it can start chopping the chocolate chips.
- Flour and butter the last.
Now, after the mixing ingredients get even, you can add the flour. If the softened butter or the shortening earlier, then add it into the blender with the flour. With low pulse blender, pulse with 1-second interval until the batter gets evenly and smooth. Rest it for 10 minutes until the bubbles dissipate before you pour to the baking pan.
- Bake the cake.
Pour the batter into the greased cake pan and then bake it into an oven that has been preheated first. When it comes the time setting, allow the cake to cool before you slice the cake and serve it. If you feel the chewiness, it means that you overworked with the flour. Next time, you need to stop pulsing sooner rather than the first time when you attempt.
Substitute option for hand or electric mixer
In other condition, when you need to make cake batter and when yours get broken down, or you do not have one, then there are numerous options available to substitute and can result in the cake nicely. Some are operated electric, and some are manual.
- Whisk wire. The stainless steel whisk is the excellent substitute for an electronic mixer. You can find that there are many sizes and perhaps different feature inserted. The ability for mixing and blend is not also limited to the length of the electric cord. You can use it anywhere. This was even safe to wash in a dishwasher.
- Juicer is also another handy option for substitute the electric mixer. Such as blender, it is transparent and operates with a higher speed of mixer.
- Fork and bowl. If you need to scramble your egg, then tried to use this simple fork and bowl.