Test #3: The Creaming Test

Creaming butter & sugar to be light & fluffy, in 7 minutes. 

The creaming test is often the first baking step in many cookie and cake recipes; and is incorporating the maximum amount of air bubbles into ingredients, so a recipe will rise in the oven and be light in texture.

It is recommended to use soft, but not melted margarine or butter.

A scraper beater is the ideal attachment for creaming recipes as it scrapes the sides & the base of the bowl, so you don’t have to stop during the mixing process, to scrape down the bowl.

The Creaming test is for the following recipes: butter creams, icing, butter cakes

 

Low Fat Apple Cake

Preparation time 10mins

Cooking time 1 hour 10 minutes
Serves 10

 

Find the recipe here

Ingredients
  • Cooking oil spray
  • 90g reduced-fat dairy spread
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 800g can apple pie fruit no added sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon