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How To Cream Butter and Sugar

How To Cream Butter and Sugar

Want to know the secret to a perfectly light and fluffy cake? Well it’s simple, just cream butter and sugar. This most important baking technique allows lots of air bubbles to form in the creaming mixture. As you bake the cake, these air bubbles with cause the recipe to rise and be light in texture. Remember, this is one of the most important mixing methods in the entire recipe, so go ahead and brush up on your technique by watching Howard show you how to cream butter and sugar. 

Check out our video and tips on how to cream butter and sugar. It will give your cakes that consistency you're looking for!

  1. Beat butter on low until creamy. This will take about 30 seconds.  Make sure the butter, beater, and mixing bowl are all at room temperature. 
     
  2. Add sugar and increase beating speed. Make sure to stop and scrap mixture from sides as needed.
  3. Beat mixure until light and fluffy. This will take a few minutes. You'll know it's done once the mixture has increased in volume, lightened in color, and you can see little air pockets. 
     

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