Does it works to make cake with skimmed milk? The answer is yes. However, it requires some care and the addition of other ingredients to balance the recipe.
I decided to separate some very important information that may help you in this replacement. Check it out!
The importance of fat in the cake
First of all, we must know what differentiates skimmed milk from wholemeal, in terms of texture for the cake. To summarize, the only difference is fat. However, fat is extremely important for the cake. Brings aeration and softness, which gives a consistent texture to the cake.
Since you will substitute whole milk for skimmed milk, you will need to include some good fat in the recipe as well. As examples, I can mention: coconut oil, butter (not margarine), mashed banana, natural yogurt, crushed chestnuts or walnuts, flaxseed and chia.
These ingredients can be added in small portions as a measure of 1 tablespoon. This measure is sufficient to complement the necessary portion of fat and not interfere with the texture of the dough. Just don’t overdo it!
Also remembering that you can choose the coconut milk, almonds, rice and soy milk to make delicious cake recipes! 😉
How to Make Skim Milk Cake
In general, the method of preparation is exactly the same as that of a conventional cake, that is, first beat the eggs with the sugar and butter. Then, just add the sifted wheat flour + milk.
At this point, it is important to intercalate the wheat flour with the milk so as not to lump the dough. 😉 Another thing, try adding ¼ cup of coconut milk just to bring some good fat and replace the margarine with butter.
Doing this way, your cake with skimmed milk will come out perfect!
Can you make ready-made dough cake with skimmed milk?
Yes, you can. The only thing you can not forget is to add 1 tablespoon of baking powder. Believe me, it will make an incredible difference. Your cake will develop better and will yield even more!
Another tip is to also add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. That’s right. This is a powerful ingredient that helps to make the dough much more fluffy. I bet no one will realize that this is a cake with ready dough. 😉
Enjoy and make a light coverage!
How about enjoying this super healthy and complementary cake recipe with a wonderful topping? I always say here on the blog that a cake without frosting is boring. Unless it is to accompany an afternoon coffee, there is no better choice than a simple cake.
Then gather the following ingredients:
- 1 can of diet condensed milk
- 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
- 500ml skimmed milk
- 1 tablespoon of light unsalted butter
- 200g sugar-free grated coconut
How to prepare the cover
- First mix the cornstarch in the milk until no lumps are left.
- Then take it in a pan.
- Add the other ingredients and cook over a low heat for about 5 to 8 minutes.
- When you reach the consistency of a soft brigadeiro, you can turn off the fire.
- Transfer this cream to a glass bowl and cover with plastic film in contact with the cream.
- Refrigerate for 15 minutes until firm.
Ready, you will have a delicious healthy icing to accompany your cake. It also serves as a filling and can last up to 5 days in the refrigerator. 😉
You can also make cake with skimmed milk powder
Another option that you can test there at home is to use skimmed milk powder. It is not necessary to dilute, but if you want it also works perfectly.
The only attention you need to have is to add this powdered milk gently. When you beat the eggs with the butter and sugar, add 3 to 4 tablespoons at a time. Then, stir well with a whisk.
As powdered milk is very thin, if you put everything in one go you can lump your dough. In addition, you can keep small clumps of powdered milk and not bake properly.
EXTRA TIP: did you know that powdered milk can even replace wheat flour? That’s right, you can make a super quick and practical cake recipe with just eggs, sugar, powdered milk and yeast.
Due to the texture of powdered milk, it perfectly substitutes wheat flour. But it will be necessary to beat the egg whites in snow, otherwise its mass will not gain texture or develop. 😉
So, did you like to know more about these tricks with skimmed milk? So, now you can prepare and create several different recipes. I really hope you enjoyed it and don’t forget to share these tips on your social networks. I’m sure everyone will love it! ♥