Hi all! I’m starting to learn how to properly bake, and I’ve always used someone else’s recipes when making cakes. But now I want to start making my own recipes, or at least learn what all of the ingredients do and how they affect the cake. At the moment I’ve only been making a basic white cake. My mom got me Rose’s Heavenly Cakes book for Christmas one year so I picked that up and started looking at a few of the recipes. I noticed in a lot of the recipes she makes a liquid mixture with the eggs, flavoring and a portion of any extra liquid the cake requires. Then she mixes the dry ingredients and adds the butter and remaining liquid to that, and then adds the egg mixture last. Up until now most cakes I’ve made with butter ask to mix the butter/sugar to start, add the flavoring, eggs, and incorporate the flour, extra liquid at the end. Is there anyone that can explain what, if any differences there are between these two ways of combining ingredients?