For Kids! Experiment: Cake For Dinner! (Ok, Maybe Not…)


Cake always means “Celebrate!”
If you have watched someone make a cake, you may have noticed that before a cake pan goes into the oven, the cake batter doesn’t fill the pan completely. But when the pan comes out of the oven, the cake batter has expanded and can even be higher than the pan.
How do cakes rise? It’s a piece of cake!
In this experiment, let’s look at two ways they rise by making two cakes.

This experiment is taken from Introduction to Food Science for Kids! and is written for children as young as 6.

Mixers, the oven, and high temperatures are required.  Please provide appropriate supervision for your student to avoid injury.


Items needed for the experiment

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