How to Perfectly Use A Hand Mixer To Make A Cake
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What Is a Hand Mixer?

Hand mixers are kitchen utilities which you can use to mix ingredients quickly. They use electricity and usually have one or two beaters. These beaters, powered by a motor, rotate at speeds you can adjust; usually, they have five to six-speed settings. Unlike big dough mixers, hand mixtures do not take up too much space, and you can store them in small spaces. 

You would need the hand mixer at two stages while making the batter:

For mixing egg, butter, and sugar: You must thoroughly mix these ingredients until it becomes creamy. A hand mixer may come with a whisking attachment for this purpose. 

For mixing the above mixture and flour: First, mix baking soda with the flour. Then add the whisked egg mixture to the flour; add a little milk and use the hand mixer until the batter becomes fluffy. 

How To Prepare Cake Using a Hand Mixer? 

The first step to baking a cake is to prepare a batter. To make the batter, gather all the ingredients and put them in a mixing bowl. Start the hand mixer at the slowest speed, and then gradually increase the speed. It is better to start at the sides of the bowl and then proceed to the centre. 


The type of attachment required while using the hand mixer will depend on what you are mixing. The ingredients required will vary depending on the type and size of the cake. 


  • All-purpose flour: 3 cups
  • Eggs: 4
  • Baking Soda: 2 teaspoons
  • Vanilla essence: 2 teaspoons
  • Powdered sugar: ½ cup
  • Butter: 1 cup
  • Milk: 1 cup

Recipe for Vanilla Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit.
  • Mix the butter, sugar, and eggs to make the creamy white mixture. Use a hand mixer to mix to the consistency that is required. 
  • Add the flour and milk to the above mixture; blend it till you get a fluffy soft batter.
  • Pour the batter into an oven-safe utensil. Apply butter and sprinkle some flour on the utensil before pouring the batter; this will ensure the cake does not stick to the utensil.
  • Bake the cake for around half an hour.  To check if the cake is made, stick a knife and remove it. The cake is ready if nothing sticks to the knife.

Tips For Using The Hand Mixer

Here are some tips to use a hand mixer properly when preparing for a cake

  • Familiarize yourself with the hand-mixer model by reading the manual thoroughly. 
  • Get comfortable handling the hand mixer and understand its various parts.
  • Hand-mixer might come with several attachments, and you must identify the right one for whisking. 
  • Some hand mixers are cordless. But if yours is not, pick an appropriate place where the cord will not create a hindrance. 
  • Do not start with the highest speed, and ingredients may get thrown out of the bowl.
  • Ensure your hands are not wet, as the hand blender is an electrical instrument 
  • Pulsing throughout the mixing process would be a good idea. In this process, press the mixer switch for a few seconds, then stop. In this way, you can keep checking if the batter has formed properly. 
  • Make sure you clean the hand mixer after use. If it is dishwasher-safe, you can put it on the top rack. Otherwise, soap dissolved in warm water will do the job while cleaning your hands. 

Making the batter for a cake using a hand blender is easy. However, making a great batter requires a certain skill, patience, and time. And it is only possible when you use a hand blender that suits you perfectly. So, if you are craving a sweet and delicious cake, try this recipe now and make sure you use a hand blender for the best results.