Claire Teaches You Cake Baking (Lesson 1) | Baking School | Bon Appétit

  • Published on Apr 9, 2019
  • Bon Appétit's Baking School is in session! In the series premiere, Claire reveals her trade secrets for baking light and airy cake layers, using three unique methods. At last, you’ll finally understand how gluten actually works.
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  • Bon Appétit
    Bon Appétit  3 months ago +1344

    The next four episodes are available to stream on Bon Appétit’s streaming channel as Claire walks you through the next steps: sweet spreads, frosting, stacking the layers and decorations. See how to watch now here:

    • Yisroel Green
      Yisroel Green 5 days ago

      Bon Appétit where can I find the recipe for the birthday cake?

    • Miriam S
      Miriam S Month ago

      I really want to make these cakes but the measurements aren’t always included in the video! Anyone know where I can find the actual recipe?

    • Andy307
      Andy307 Month ago

      Bon Appétit Where do I find the full recipe?

    • Pfefferkatze
      Pfefferkatze 2 months ago +1


    • Pfefferkatze
      Pfefferkatze 2 months ago +1

      Why on earth would you make such a big deal about this series and then not post the goddamn recipes anywhere??

  • Becky Ryan
    Becky Ryan 10 hours ago

    Is there a difference between using the spray and the parchment paper versus using butter with flour/coco powder. A different BA video they used the butter option. Is it just a bakers preference?

  • rmgtnsteele
    rmgtnsteele 14 hours ago

    You all use the evil Pam that never washes off the pans no matter how hard you try with soaking & washing....even Dawn doesn't actually get it all. That is reason baking pans get brown marks. Using a paper towel, rub Criso on the inside of your pans, place the waxed paper round (you can use wax paper here) and then regrease with more Crisco before dusting with flour. This washes off easily and doesn't leave marks on the pans.

  • Joseph Bell
    Joseph Bell Day ago

    I love ba, and I love ba videos ft. Claire. But you definitely do not need a 200 pound stand mixer to make any of these cakes.

  • Shadowsunsi
    Shadowsunsi Day ago

    Found what Rouge does while Scott is away.

  • Zainab Khan
    Zainab Khan 3 days ago

    where are the recipes for these

  • Tamera Anthony
    Tamera Anthony 4 days ago

    Where can I find these recipes? Are they online somewhere?

  • Nora Xu
    Nora Xu 5 days ago

    Lmaoooo the carrot cake slice size is hilarious compared to the other ones 😂😂😂

  • MommyOfZoeAndLiam
    MommyOfZoeAndLiam 6 days ago

    I've never used parchment paper to line regular layer cakes, just grease and flour, just me? Plus I've made tons of cakes from scratch with only a hand mixer. I never had a stand mixer til after I was married (wedding present) and I've been baking since I was a little kid. Even just a spoon or fork will work in a pinch, but to make people feel like they NEED a $300 stand mixer to make a proper cake that's not from a box is a bit wrong. Easier? Yes. Necessary? No.

  • Mother of Macarons
    Mother of Macarons 11 days ago

    Hi! Is there a recipe link for the coconut caramel cake please? I would love to make it!!

  • Millie Wallace
    Millie Wallace 11 days ago

    Why is it better to use buttermilk when baking instead of just whole milk?

  • Lilliana Bremerkamp
    Lilliana Bremerkamp 11 days ago

    I’m trying to marry Clair

  • Evie Cool
    Evie Cool 13 days ago +1

    Birthday Cake - 6:18
    Coconut Cake - 10:58
    Carrot Cake - 13:40
    For anyone coming back later to bake 😘

  • Schoggi Kuh
    Schoggi Kuh 13 days ago +2

    Where can I find the recipes used in this series?

  • heathmcrigsby
    heathmcrigsby 16 days ago

    Grandma Claire is the best

  • Morgan L
    Morgan L 17 days ago

    I love the “what if you eff up or cheat” inserts cuz that’s me to a T. Thank you for keeping us underdogs in mind.

  • Stewie J. Powers
    Stewie J. Powers 18 days ago +1

    "I did some bad math" *giggle*

    I love claire

  • Isabel Loveband
    Isabel Loveband 21 day ago

    where would i find the recipes? thanks in advance!

  • C M
    C M 24 days ago +1

    wow this is the best video I've ever seen. thank u for explaining EVERYTHING in detail and for showing us how it looks when gluten is developed, and thanks for actually demonstrating the errors in cake baking. the only problem I have, is that Claire talks really fast so its hard for me to fully understand the points she's trying to make

  • Jayme Ann
    Jayme Ann 24 days ago

    Claire you're amazeballs!!

    HL JJANG 25 days ago +1

    Thank you for NOT adding raisins into the carrot cake 😭😭😍😍

  • Bloggerer Benitez
    Bloggerer Benitez 25 days ago

    It saddens me that they didn't make the carrot cake bigger than the other two in the little animations

  • Becky Buks
    Becky Buks 27 days ago +1

    Carrot cake recipe
    Nonstick vegetable oil spray
    ½ cup golden raisins (optional)
    3 tablespoons dark rum (optional)
    1 cup chopped walnuts
    1 pound carrots, peeled, coarsely grated
    1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
    2½ cups all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    2 teaspoons ground ginger
    ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1½ teaspoons kosher salt
    ¾ teaspoon baking soda
    4 large eggs, room temperature
    1 cup granulated sugar
    ¾ cup (packed) dark brown sugar
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    ¾ cup vegetable oil
    Frosting and Assembly
    12 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
    ¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    Generous pinch of kosher salt
    4 cups powdered sugar

    -You're welcome ☺

  • Mary J.
    Mary J. 27 days ago


  • Vanessa Graves
    Vanessa Graves 28 days ago

    I love and support the giant carrot cake

  • Valerie Romo
    Valerie Romo 28 days ago

    Where’s the measurements?

  • Ethan Bastian
    Ethan Bastian 28 days ago

    She’s apologizing for the carrot cake size but that ratio of cake to filler/frosting is my favorite way to eat carrot cake.

  • Graestra
    Graestra 28 days ago

    Hold up, a muffin is just cake, so you’d rather eat cake? Isn’t that a cupcake? Muffins are the best.

  • 2 joints
    2 joints 28 days ago

    brads a terrific smart fellow..when he said''Claire the numbers don't lie'' was clearly referring to the amount of views claires episodes get compared to the others from ba s kitchen which are all super cool btw

  • Komodo Dragon
    Komodo Dragon Month ago

    How is making a cake to big a mistake, if anything it's an improvement!

  • John Buscher
    John Buscher Month ago

    I'm sure the editors know this, but boy is the audio quality from Claire in the Test Kitchen vs the staged set super different. What happened to the Test Kitchen's audio?

  • J. Garon
    J. Garon Month ago +1

    Every comment: Uhh can I have the recipe? Please?

  • Chloe Johnson
    Chloe Johnson Month ago

    Are these recipes actually posted anywhere? Or do I have to hand write these down like the old days :(

  • Katherine DiSanto
    Katherine DiSanto Month ago

    So this might be a dumb question, but do these recipes also work if you want to make cupcakes, right?

  • Cory Erb
    Cory Erb Month ago

    I love this series! I love when you break away and explain "what would happen if..." BTW, in future series could you explain why you chose certain ingredients? For example, why does the salt have to be kosher? Maybe you could should what would happen if you used a different type of salt.

  • Jack
    Jack Month ago


  • obsidianagent
    obsidianagent Month ago

    This is amazing! Thanks for the gluten lesson, the issues some caked I made had actually make sense now! :)

  • Delaney Circe
    Delaney Circe Month ago +1

    Bon Appetit for the love of God I am BEGGING you to post the actual recipes for us so I don't have to crawl through each video and gather it myself :( Please baby I love you

  • DrZaious
    DrZaious Month ago

    I love her hair.

  • Isabella Rapisarda
    Isabella Rapisarda Month ago

    Will we ever get the recipes?????

  • João Vitor Rodrigues

    i love the photography, all BA videos should be recorded in the golden hour, LOOK AT THAT LIGHT

  • Chris
    Chris Month ago

    Actually kinda pissed the measurements aren't anywhere to be found. Great for all the information behind actually making a cake but an ingredients list surely would be the smallest inconvenience compared to the amount of extra work put in to show us how not lining a cake tin would make the cake stick. What's the point in an ingredients list without measurements?

    The link to the recipe on the bon appetit website isn't even the same recipe because in this video there's only one whole egg and loads of yolks but on the recipe there are 2 whole eggs and far less yolks. The tips and techniques are great but not as useful as they could be because we can't follow along to try it out.

    I watched this video series a while ago, told a family member I'd make it for their birthday but now it comes to making it I can't. Going to have to find another cake recipe to make tomorrow.

    Please for other peoples sake just create a recipe for these on the bon appetit website and update this video with a pinned comment so it can actually be followed. So much works gone into trying to perfect those cakes, they look great and it's a great disappointment that I can't even make it after watching all the series.

  • Dennis Tran
    Dennis Tran Month ago

    For those who had trouble finding the recipe, it is their White Cupcakes recipe found on their website :)

  • KeiSpotYt Loli
    KeiSpotYt Loli Month ago

    Claire is my fav ba chef💖

  • Elise Hoffman
    Elise Hoffman Month ago

    If you dont have a stand mixer, better to use a hand mixer or just do it fully by hand with a whisk?

  • Nick Currey
    Nick Currey Month ago

    When is Claire's birthday, we must make her that cake

  • Ryan de Kwaadsteniet

    Surely the bread is so springy because it has a hard crust that acts as its skeleton and the gluten just allows the middle to stretch back to form after compression?

  • Sandra B
    Sandra B Month ago

    imagine finding a strand of her black hair in the cake

  • Victória Dantas
    Victória Dantas Month ago

    I see Clarie, I click.

  • Elionalsie
    Elionalsie Month ago

    Somebody better make Claire that gd birthday cake because I live too far away and she deserves it

  • Moth Man
    Moth Man Month ago

    im not saying that you shouldnt prep your pans im just saying that you dont need to use 4 different method in the same pan... one is enough. its just wasteful

  • Sierra Juarez
    Sierra Juarez Month ago

    Can you please post the recipes?

  • Tm Segap
    Tm Segap Month ago

    Claire is the mostest!!!!!

  • Xavier Pierre
    Xavier Pierre Month ago

    idk why but i love this. woman shes actually my favorite sorry brad

  • Sara Reed
    Sara Reed Month ago

    No quantities were given this day. Butter.. some. A bowl of sugar will do. A heaping bowl of carrots. Some oil. Some scoops of flour.

  • Ladan Samiei
    Ladan Samiei Month ago

    Can you teach a simple cake recipe with using minimal baking tools/utensils for the folks at home?

  • Justin Sevison
    Justin Sevison Month ago

    Where is the recipe for the cakes?

  • Ismael Medina
    Ismael Medina Month ago +1

    She is so pretty

  • Solvei Palm Lindström

    For how long can you store the cake (tightly wrapped ofc) in room temp? Can I bake the cake on Wednesday and then finish it off with filling and serve on Friday? My cake is gonna be vegan.

  • Jenae Nwigwe
    Jenae Nwigwe Month ago

    I want to make the coconut cake but i have no measurement and don't know where to find them!

  • Mazie Sharma
    Mazie Sharma Month ago

    I made the carrot cake for my dad's birthday and we absolutely love it! Thanks Claire!!

  • Matthew Sploded
    Matthew Sploded Month ago

    7:20 What's up Flex-Fans

  • Kalaisha K Totty
    Kalaisha K Totty Month ago

    I really really enjoy that she included all of the “what ifs” because it shows what things would look like so you can identify what went wrong and maybe be able to fix it. I love watching Claire

  • Mal Mal
    Mal Mal Month ago

    I love that there are no raisins in the carrot cake. I don't like them.

  • Tommyshelby
    Tommyshelby Month ago

    Hi Claire! Is there any reason for cake flour as opposed to plain flour with a raising agent/ self raising flour that i always have on hand? Thanks x

  • Happy Fun Time Adventure Hours

    Claire could do puppy autopsies and I would watch every episode. Luckily it's treats! Thanks Claire!!!!

  • zoof boof
    zoof boof Month ago

    Why is Claire so cool?

  • Boti Jakab
    Boti Jakab Month ago

    Does anyone know the ingredient measurements?

  • Steve Tonar
    Steve Tonar Month ago

    Anybody have the recipe Claire is using?

  • Neela Ward
    Neela Ward Month ago

    So I made the coconut caramel cake and these are the ingredient amounts for the cake batter of the cake frosting the cake soak and a cake filling. Also when your making it, make sure that the consistency is similar to the videos in each step. These are the measurements for half the recipient which turned out to be a lot.

    -1 1/2 cup baking flour
    -3/4 cup sugar
    -1 tsp baking powder
    -1 tsp baking soda
    -pinch of salt
    -1 stick of butter
    -tsp of vanilla
    -3/4 cup butter milk
    -1/4 cup oil
    -2 whole eggs plus 3 egg whites
    -sugar 3/4 cup
    - 1/4 cup coconut oil
    -1 cup shredded coconut
    -1/2 cup heavy cream
    -pinch of salt

    -1/2 can coconut milk
    -1/4 cup sugar
    -pinch of salt
    -tsp vanilla

    I didn’t use their recipe
    -1 1/2 cup heavy cream whipped
    -1 can of sweeten condensed milk
    -toasted coconut for the outside of the cake
    Hope this helped

  • alanna hanley
    alanna hanley Month ago

    I will absolutely not be making any of these cakes but I love these videos all the same

  • Nastia Bel
    Nastia Bel Month ago

    where can i get the exact measurements for the ingredients?

  • Amy Moorcroft
    Amy Moorcroft Month ago

    Please make Guinness Cake!

  • cierra
    cierra Month ago

    omg claires arrested development reference..,, i didnt think i could love her more omg

  • The PacPac23
    The PacPac23 Month ago

    Where is the recipe?

  • 华夫人
    华夫人 Month ago


  • Josie's Journey
    Josie's Journey Month ago

    I'm so disturbed by the over cooked edges and bottoms of the cake. Please check out cake pan collars to insulate against these over cooked edges. They can change your cake baking game big time!

  • amaranth665
    amaranth665 Month ago

    Yeah..too much cake, not enough cream/filling. That kinda of cake would not work in my household hahaah

  • LenKasia
    LenKasia Month ago

    In 4 months I'm moving to the US. Can't wait to taste your cakes. It's one of these things I dont understand... In my country the ratio between cake and cream is 1:1 so when I see American cakes I assume they must be very dry, yet I've never heard such comment about them... So yeah, it's gonna be one of the first things I'm gonna order there ;)

  • Aubrey Monroe
    Aubrey Monroe 2 months ago

    Anybody find some good cake pans that work for this. I want ones that will hold up well.

  • RW Smyth
    RW Smyth 2 months ago

    A word from a man that now has a serious oven clean up job at 11:30pm - do NOT fill your cake tins all the way to the top if making the yellow cake... half way full is the way forward

  • Krystal T
    Krystal T 2 months ago

    Can you include a direct link to the recipes please?

  • Karelia Aliarek
    Karelia Aliarek 2 months ago

    Why you're using the term *kosher salt* at the place of *kitchen salt* ? It is the same salt without additives, right?

  • john smith
    john smith 2 months ago

    As a Savory Chef I've always been fascinated by baking, I love the way that you show the common mistakes and the results, that's how we learn the most👍👍

  • leonadro89
    leonadro89 2 months ago

    Hey all! I live in Germany, we don't have cake flour... can you tell me whats inside?

  • Eliana Cox
    Eliana Cox 2 months ago +1

    Can someone tell me where I can find the measurements for the recipes

  • Lego Yoda
    Lego Yoda 2 months ago

    tee hee

  • Jeremy Knight
    Jeremy Knight 2 months ago

    I Love Claire

  • TheAmericanIdol
    TheAmericanIdol 2 months ago

    If Claire can't nail baking math there is no hope for the rest of us!

  • Chelsea Gaceta
    Chelsea Gaceta 2 months ago

    I don't care if they're dry. Claire made it I'd eat it.

  • RouseOutdoors
    RouseOutdoors 2 months ago

    Gotta temper that chocolate cake though 😂

  • NeesaShawol
    NeesaShawol 2 months ago +6

    Nice. No measurements? I was going to make one of these cakes but I DONT HAVE MEASURMENTS

  • person personhood
    person personhood 2 months ago

    So like how many times can I test/poke the cake without somehow ruining it?

  • everythingnds
    everythingnds 2 months ago +1

    Where's the damn recipes?

  • sammy crisp
    sammy crisp 2 months ago

    I live in a metric system country and i cant understand the quantitiy of the ingredients. Please add the metric system versions too. :) love you bon apetit family❤

  • Leea Johnson
    Leea Johnson 2 months ago +1

    Is there a place to find these recipes online?

  • JaaJ
    JaaJ 2 months ago

    that's not how you make carrot cake, it looks a lot more like carrot bread than carrot cake

  • Joseph DESTAUBIN
    Joseph DESTAUBIN 2 months ago +1

    What do you mean? I love carrot cake, and that is the perfect size!

  • Harrison Mapes
    Harrison Mapes 2 months ago


  • Greenling
    Greenling 2 months ago

    I'm gluten intolerant and ambivalent on sweets, but damn do I love watching other people bake.