Purpose: Complete various tasks related
to measurement and conversion, to enhance your understanding and answer the
Part 1: Baking just study the recipe not bake
Study the recipe for Old Fashioned Two-Layer
Pound Cake and answer the questions.
Old Fashioned Pound Cake Ingredients
2-cups cake flour
1 ½ -cups granulated
3/4-cup butter cut
1-cup whole milk
Preheat oven to 350° F
Mix all ingredients
together mixing on medium high for at least 10 minutes until smooth.
Pour into lightly
greased cake pans (2 layer pans)
Bake for 1 hour Cool on wire rack for 1 hour
1) List the ingredients that use a teaspoon
and the amount needed. Add these to obtain the total number of teaspoons of
2) List the ingredients that call for
tablespoons of ingredients.
3) If 1 tablespoon equals 3 teaspoons, convert
your answer from number 1 to tablespoons. From this answer and the answer from
number 2 find the total number of tablespoons of ingredients needed for the
4) If 16 tablespoons equals 1 cup, convert the
total tablespoons of ingredients from number 3 to cups.
5) List the other ingredients (those not
already accounted for) written in cups. Note that 1 egg equals 1/4 cup.
6) How many total cups of ingredients are
needed for this recipe?
The above recipe will make a two-layer cake. Change the amount of ingredients
to show the amounts needed for a one-layer cake.
8) If there are approximately 18 1/3 cups of
flour in a 5-pound bag of flour, how many cakes can you make from a 5-pound bag
of cake flour?
- 9) If each item can be purchased in the
following amounts, how many of each ingredient would you have to purchase to
make five Two-Layer Old Fashioned Pound Cakes? Note you cannot purchase partial
1-pound bag $1.26 (Note that 1 pound equals 2 1/4 cups)
Soda: 16-ounce box $0.67 (Note that 7-ounces equals 1 1/4 cups which
equals 60 teaspoons)
16-ounce container $1.09 (Note that 1 ounce is approximately 5 teaspoons)
! Butter: 1-pound $1.99 (Note that 1 pound equals 2 cups of butter)
Oil: 8-ounces $2.98 (Note that 1 ounce equals 2 tablespoons)
flour: 5-pound bag $1.29
- Eggs: 12 eggs $1.99 or 18 eggs $2.59
1-pint $1.09 or 1-quart $1.55 (Note that 1 pint equals 2 cups and 2 pints
equals 1 quart)