Houghton Mifflin English

Instructions

How to Make and Bake a Cake

By Marie L.

Do you want to learn how to make the choicest cake in America? All you have to do is follow some quick instructions, and you'll be all set to send your taste buds to heaven. Just make sure you have the things you'll need to make the cake you'll love. You can be sure you'll use this recipe more than once in your life, so get ready to make the best cake ever!

Go to the supermarket or store to buy yourself a box of cake mix. Any kind or flavor you prefer will do. Make sure you have three eggs, a measuring cup, water, and oil for your ingredients. If you don't have an oven, buy one, because to make this cake you're going to need one.

Once you have all those things, you have to preheat the oven. The preheat temperature for this cake is 350 degrees.

Now you're ready to start your cake. Get a large bowl and carefully open the box of cake mix. Slowly pour the mix into the large bowl. Then crack the three eggs against the side of the bowl so that the shell cracks a little, and then pull it open so that the round yellow yoke goes in. Make sure only the yolk goes in the bowl. Then measure half a cup of oil in the measuring cup and pour it into the bowl. Do the same with the water.

You're almost ready to bake, but before you can do so, you have to stir the mix. Get a wooden spoon and stir the mix at a steady rate for about one hundred strokes, until it is moist and thick. Get a long, rectangular metal pan or a round metal pan (your choice) and pour the mix into it. Open the oven and put the pan inside. Bake at 350º for about fifty minutes.

You're almost ready to bake, but before you can do so, you have to stir the mix. Get a wooden spoon and stir the mix at a steady rate for about one hundred strokes, until it is moist and thick. Get a long, rectangular metal pan or a round metal pan (your choice) and pour the mix into it. Open the oven and put the pan inside. Bake at 350º for about fifty minutes.

Now it's time to share the wonder you made with family or friends. Isn't it delicious! You've just made your very own cake that you can enjoy. Congratulations! You'll use this cake recipe all the time from now on. You can tell your friends that you made the best cake in America!

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