Corn SyrupCorn syrup is used in this recipe to provide sweetness and moisture to the cake’s frosting.
Corn syrup is acidic, with a ph that ranges from 3.5 to 5.5.CreamHeavy cream is used in the frosting to give it a fudgy texture.
It is slightly acidic.Vanilla ExtractVanilla extract serves to flavor the batter of the cake. It has a ph of around 7, making it neutralEggsEggs play an important role in this recipe by adding structure, leavening, and flavor to the cake. The balance between eggs and flour helps provide texture and height of the cake. Eggs are acidic, with a ph around 6-6.
4ButterButter serves to create a certain texture in the cake in this recipe.Milk fat from butter acts as a barrier to preventing loss of moisture in the finished recipes. Butter is slightly acidic, with a ph that can vary from 6.1 to 6.
4CHOCOlateThe main part of the recipe, chocolate. In this cake, cocoa powder is used to flavor the cake itself. Chopped up Bittersweet chocolate is used to give the frosting an intense chocolate flavor. Overall, chocolate is mostly used as a flavoring in the cake. It is acidic with a 5.5 phFLOURIn almost all baking recipes, flour provides structure and serves as a thickening agent. Flour made from wheat contains gluten, a protein that interacts with itself when exposed to water.
It has a ph between 6.0 and 6.8, making it slightly acidicBaking powder and Baking SodaBaking Powder and baking soda are chemical leavening agents that cause the cake batter to rise by enlarging the bubbles of air already present because of the creaming of ingredients. In this recipe, baking powder will do most of the leavening. They are both slightly basic with phs around 8SUGARBasic table sugar, or sucrose, is composed of 12 carbon atoms, 22 hydrogen atoms, and 11 oxygen atoms (C1122H2222O1111) as see in the diagram.
It is actually composed of two simpler sugars, fructose and glucose, and will break down into those two when brought into contact with an acid. It has cubelike crystals. In the recipe, it serves as a sweetener SALtSalt (NaCl) is a mineral with a neutral ph (7).
In the recipe, salt serves as a seasoning and a savory flavor to highlight the sweetness of the chocolate.MAYOMayonnaise is a thick, creamy sauce or dressing that is made of oil, egg yolks, lemon juice or vinegar, and seasonings. In the cake recipe, it provides fat and eggs and mixes well with other wet ingredients. It is slightly acidic. ChangesPhysicalThe mixing of wet and dry ingredients and making the frosting of the cake are physical changes, as ingredients can be separated, even though it would be quite a challenge.ChemicalBaking the cake is the only chemical change the cake undergoes, and after being bake, it would be impossible to separate the ingredients