Baking a cake requires certain ingredients, mixed together in a particular order, and baked in the oven until golden. Adding your own flavors, and flair is easy. Throw in some of your favorite ingredients, and see how it changes the game.

The Basics

Before setting out to bake a cake it is customary to make sure that you have all the necessary equipment, and ingredients on hand in order to allow your creativity to take flight. To begin with you will need a decent mixing bowl, measuring cups, a jug, and a decent wooden spoon. Once the mixture is ready you will need well-greased baking pans. Basic ingredients you should have readily available include flour, baking powder, eggs, milk, and margarine.

Getting Things Started

Firstly, preheat your oven. It is normal procedure to mix the dry ingredients first. Add the flour to the mixing bowl, and sift in the baking powder. Throw the eggs into the mix, add the milk, and the softened margarine. Use the wooden spoon to blend the ingredients together.

Now is the time to add the flavors you wish to incorporate into your cake. Chocolate is a wonderful addition, and one that can take your cake creation to the next level. Put a few blocks of baking chocolate directly into the mixture. Once combined into a smooth mixture, besides the chocolate mounds, it is time to start baking.

Pour the mixture into the well-greased pans, and place into the preheated oven. It should take roughly 20 minutes for it to bake, leaving you with a fluffy, golden delight. Remove from the oven and leave to cool before removing from the pans.

The Decoration

For a sumptuous chocolate cake it is best to drizzle melted chocolate over the top. Garnish with fresh strawberries, and serve. Cutting into the cake will yield a delicious surprise. Those blocks of baking chocolate have melted, creating wonderful pockets of sticky, rich goodness.