How do sponge cakes differ from other shortened cakes?
Simply so, is a sponge cake a shortened cake?
*Example of shortened type cakes are Red Velvet Cake, Cheese Cakes, Banana Cake, Devil's Food Cake, Chocolate Brownies… *Example of un-shortened type of cakes are Angel Food Cake, Sponge Roll, Sponge Whole Cake, Meringue….
Additionally, can a sugar substitute be used in shortened cakes? Can a sugar substitute be used satisfactorily to replace the sugar in a shortened cake? Why? Yes, but the structure will change. When other types of sugars are used, quality attributes of the cake can be affected.
Correspondingly, what are the characteristics of shortened cakes?
|Appearance||Slightly rounded or flat top, free of cracks Uniform, characteristic color throughout crust and crumb Thin crust High volume|
|Tenderness||Handles easily, yet breaks apart without difficulty Seems to “melt in the mouth,” offers no resistance when bitten|
|Flavor||Delicate, sweet flavor Well blended|
What are the three types of cakes?
Below is a comprehensive but by no means exhaustive list of the basic types of cakes.
- Butter Cake. Bake this easy buttermilk-raspberry butter cake into a layer cake, sheet cake, or even a DIY wedding cake.
- Pound Cake.
- Sponge Cake.
- Genoise Cake.
- Biscuit Cake.
- Angel Food Cake.
- Chiffon Cake.
- Baked Flourless Cake.