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Old 07-02-2013, 06:58 AM   #1
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Cake without baking soda, baking powder or yeast?

Is it possible to make cake without baking soda, baking powder or yeast?

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Old 07-02-2013, 07:32 AM   #2
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Yes. Google "cake egg white leavening".
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:05 AM   #3
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There are a good number of sponge cake recipes that have no leavening agents in them except for beaten egg white. Here's an example: Can i bake a cake without baking powder or baking soda?why? - Yahoo! Answers

I have made other items that rise up tall and fluffy do to the beaten egg white, combined with flour and sugar, such as light and fluffy waffles, dutch babies (a kind of pancake), all things made with choux paste (eclairs, profiteroles, puffs, etc.).

Egg whites have enough body to trap air in a batter. When teh batter is then baked, that trapped air expands and leavens the end product. Combine that with the gluten from flour, and the textural addition of sugar (think cotton candy) and you can understand how these items can create a wonderfully light, and great cake.

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Old 07-02-2013, 10:31 AM   #4
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Chiffon cakes have no leavening agent
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:56 AM   #5
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Angelfood cake

Molten chocolate cake (which is really more like a pudding)
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:00 PM   #6
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Absolutely! British Christmas fruit cakes are made with all purpose ( plain ) flour as are the wedding cakes which are similar. I make my Christmas cakes about 3 months in advance to mature. My 'everyday' fruit cakes are similar but not as rich or fancy and never have raising agents in them .
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:28 PM   #7
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Absolutely! British Christmas fruit cakes are made with all purpose ( plain ) flour as are the wedding cakes which are similar. I make my Christmas cakes about 3 months in advance to mature. My 'everyday' fruit cakes are similar but not as rich or fancy and never have raising agents in them .
Fruit cakes tend to rise quite a bit. Like from 0-90 proof!
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:30 PM   #8
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I was just giving this one the eye ~ Belgian Chocolate Cake.
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:36 PM   #9
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Flourless or almost flourless chocolate cakes, such as the one Zereh posted, do not use leavening. Also, cheesecakes.
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Cheesecakes are actually pies, not cakes.
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