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Inspired by conversations on the FOOD52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun. 

Today: How to bake perfect cakes, every time.

Sometimes baking may not always seem like a piece of cake -- especially when you slice that cake fresh out of the oven, only to find out that it's undercooked. 

Senior Editor and resident genius Kristen gives us three foolproof ways to make sure every cake we bake will never go undercooked. If you're without a cake tester at home, even a quick dry spaghetti noodle into the middle of the cake will do! At the end of the day, all you need is the right touch and a confident nose -- and once you get comfortable with trusting your senses, try whipping up a Gingerbread Beer Bundt Cake.

This video was shot and edited by Kyle Orosz

Tags: Bake, Tips & Techniques, Videos, DIY Food, How-To & Diy, Kitchen Confidence