How to Make Singing Cake

Try a fun and tasty cooking science experiment

The cake sings while it bakes as gases escape the batter.
The cake sings while it bakes as gases escape the batter. Clive Streeter, Getty Images

This is the recipe for a singing cake. The cake sings while baking and then it is ready to eat!

Difficulty: Average

Time Required: 1 hour

Here's How:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Grease and flour an angel food cake pan.
  3. Melt the 2 squares of chocolate, set aside.
  4. In a clean bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff and set aside.
  5. Cream butter and sugar.
  6. Stir in the egg yolks.
  7. Stir in the melted chocolate.
  8. Add 1 cup raisins.
  9. Stir 2 tsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp. cloves, and 4 cups sifted flour into the mixture.
  10. Stir in 1 cup chopped nuts and 1 cup jam.
  11. Now add the baking powder to the buttermilk and quickly stir into the cake mixture.
  12. Fold in the stiffly beaten egg whites.
  13. Bake at 350 degrees until cake stops singing, about 45 minutes.
  14. Mmmm... tasty warm cake!

Singing Cake Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 2 square bitter chocolate
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup nuts
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 cup strawberry jam
  • 4 cups sifted flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup buttermilk