Chemistry and History
The oil in the cake is keeps the heat from drying the cake out. The eggs keep it sticking together. The heat also causes the protein from the eggs and make the cake firm. The cake dough is not really cake dough but when its heated in the oven, new bonds are formed. How does heat change things? When it comes to heat changing a chemical reaction, there are two types. One is “exothermic,” a reaction that produces heat, and the other is “endothermic,” a reaction that takes heat in. When you make a cake, you a producing an endothermic chemical reaction which changes batter to baked!