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Old 04-30-2018, 07:52 PM   #1
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Missing salt?

This is a basic recipe for batter for a skillet upside down cake:

1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

I feel like it’s missing salt, if only as a flavor enhancer. But I’m not a cake baker, so I don’t know how salt might affect the batter. Would, say, 1/4 or 1/2 tsp hurt? Help? Make no difference whatsoever?

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Old 04-30-2018, 09:48 PM   #2
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Id go with a half tsp.
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Old 05-01-2018, 08:08 AM   #3
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Id use salted butter plus a pinch of salt (maybe scant 1/8 tsp or less).
I have come across recipes without salt in the list and if it has sugar in the list Ill add a pinch of salt. Salt seems to help the sugar. Just my opinion.
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Old 05-01-2018, 09:39 AM   #4
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In Sweden most cakes dont have any salt at all, so it might not be something missing.
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Old 05-01-2018, 10:35 AM   #5
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To make things simple, I always buy unsalted butter. Salt helps bring out flavors in baked goods, so I would add a half teaspoon.
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