Who doesn’t love a moist, decadent, melt-in-the-mouth cake? Cakes are the perfect treat, whether it’s for a birthday, a wedding, or even just for tucking into on a Saturday evening watching Netflix. You really can’t go wrong with cake.
But, when it comes to baking it, aside from using the right ingredients to make your cake rise and making sure it doesn’t dome in the middle your going to need the right tools. So, which is the best hand mixer for cakes?
Let’s find out!
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The Best Hand Mixer For Cakes: My Top 8 Picks
Black & Decker MX600R
I love this Black & Decker hand mixer. Aside from being ridiculously good at whisking, it’s also ridiculously budget-friendly. I think it’s even better than a lot of the high-end hand mixers out there.
The Black & Decker hand mixer has a 250W and features 5-speed variables. Unlike most hand mixers with metal or stainless steel beaters, B&D has nylon beaters. The nylon beaters take complete control and mixes your cake batter to perfection, leaving no ingredients untouched. Although, bear in mind that they might start wearing off over time.
With your hand mixer, you get 2 nylon beaters, 2 dough hooks and a whisk. All of the accessories are dishwasher-friendly. You also get a detachable compartment to store all your attachments in.
- Sturdy 250 watt motor
- Slow speed start
- Nylon Beaters
- Bowl rest feature
- Accessories dishwasher friendly
- Nylon beaters can wear down and chip
Breville Handy Mix Scraper
Although the Breville Handy Mix Scraper is heavier than others, it’s a fantastic mixer for making cakes and one of my top favorites here at Mom’s Baking Co.
It has a 240 watts motor of power and comes with 2 whisks, 2 dough whisks, and 2 beaters. What we love about this stand mixer is the whisks. They are dressed with rubber so the whisks don’t cling and cling while mixing your cake batter.
The pause button on the Breville hand mixer is a great feature when making cakes. You can pause, add more ingredients to your cake batter, and keep on whisking!
- 240 watt motor
- 2 whisks
- Rubber beaters
- Quiet mixing
- Pause button
- Detachable storing compartment
- Rubber beater can wear
Cuisinart Power Advantage
Another favorite hand mixer of mine, that is great for cakes, is this Cuisinart Power Advantage. The 200-watt motor can whip up pretty much anything.
Move through every 9 speeds with the touch of a button, making it easier to transition from one speed to the next. It also features 3 slow start speeds, preventing those clouds of smoke from going everywhere.
With your hand mixer, you’ll get 2 beaters, 2 whisks, and 2 dough hooks. As an added bonus, you also get a spatula and a recipe book!
- 200 watt motor
- 9 speeds
- Slow start
- Includes spatula and recipe book
- 3 colors to choose from
- Clip-on case
- The cord can get in the way
Braun HM5130 MultiMix
Whether you are a beginner baker or a pro, the Braun Multimix is ideal for mixing up fantastic cake batter.
The Braun hand mixer features a 350-watt motor and comes with 2 beaters and 2 dough hooks, all of which are dishwasher friendly. The beaters cab also be used as whisks. The attachments are very sturdy and with the incredible power of this mixer, you will not have any difficulty with mixing tougher cake batters.
The Braun HM5130 MultiMix is a very solid, durable hand mixer that is lightweight and does not take up too much space in your kitchen.
- 350 watt motor
- Accessories dishwasher friendly
- Includes small chopper
- A little bit pricey
KitchenAid 5 Speed Hand Mixer
There are other KitchenAid with fewer speed settings, like the 9-speed mixer and the 7-speed mixer, which are slightly more expenive, although we found that the 5-speed hand mixer works fine for the cake batter.
The KitchenAid turbo beater is designed without a center post, meaning there is less matter build-up, a common issue facing a lot of hand mixers. This clever design makes this hand mixer a great choice mixing together even the stiffest cake batters.
Another cool feature of this mixer is that you can choose to lock the cord to the left or the right side. This allows you to approach your mixing bowl from any angle. It’s also super helpful if you are left-handed (like me) and are sick of the power cord getting in your way all the time.
- Turbo beater
- Lock in cord
- We love everything… except the price
Hamilton Beach 6 Speed Electric Hand Mixer
This might not be the most exciting-looking hand mixer, but what it lacks in style, it makes up in performance. Aside from being ridiculously budget-friendly, the owners of this hand mixer have nothing but great things to say about it.
This Hamilton Beach Hand Mixer boasts a 250-watt motor and has 6-speed variables to suit every cake recipe.
With your Hamilton Beach hand mixer, you get 2 traditional beaters and a whisk. What we really love about this mixer is the snap-on storage case so you can pop in all your accessories when you’re done and neatly store the mixer away.
- 250 watt motor
- 6 speeds
- Budget friendly
- Snap-on case
- Bowl rest feature
- No dough hook attachment
- Lacks in design
- No slow start
KitchenAid KHMB732ER Cordless
Cordless hand mixers take cake making to a whole other level. You are no longer being restricted by the length of the cord. Forgot to get your sugar from the cupboard? Take your mixer with you. Someone at the door? Don’t stop mixing, take your mixer with you.
The KitchenAid cordless features 7 speeds and 2 classic beaters. You can charge it from empty to full in just 2 hours and can make up to 200 cookies on a full charge. It also has a quick 10-minute charge for those last-minute cake requests.
- 7 colors to choose from
- Quick charge
- Upright heel rest
- Only one attachment
Cuisinart Cordless EvolutionX
Another great cordless hand mixer that looks like it came from the future is this Cordless EvolutionX by Cuisinart. Cuisinart is one of my favorite kitchen appliance brands and I was so excited to hear they came out with a cordless hand mixer.
This Cuisinart cordless mixer has 20 minutes of continuous runtime, which is actually quite a lot considering most cake batter only require a few minutes of mixing. The LED screen with 5 variable speeds allows you to perform any mixing task with the click of a button.
This is a compact yet powerful mixer with 2 detachable beaters that can mix cake batter to perfection in just a couple of minutes.
- Full charge in 2 hours
- Upright heel rest
- Beaters are dishwasher safe
- Again, only one attachment
What to look out for in a hand mixer for cakes
Speed in a hand mixer is very important as it determines what kind of ingredients your mixer is capable of mixing. Hand mixer speeds usually range from 5 to 9. Lower speeds are ideal for batters that don’t need to be overworked, like cake batter. Higher speeds are best for beating egg whites to meringues or heavy cream.
If you bake more than just cakes, opting for a mixer with more than 5 speed is a good choice as your hand mixer will be more versatile. If you tend to just bake the occasional cake, then around the 5 speed mark is perfect.
Storage is a very important factor when it comes to kitchen appliances. Kitchen appliances tend to be large and bulky and require space to be stored. The great thing with hand mixers is that they are smaller and can easily be stored. The extra attachments though can make your drawers cluttered. Many hand mixers come with detachable compartments or pouches so you can store your attachments.
Most hand mixers are very limited with the type of attachment they come with. If you want to make the most out of your hand mixer, opt for one that includes beaters, dough hooks and a whisk.
We haven’t just given you a list with the best hand mixer for cakes but these are also great as all-rounder hand mixers for all your bakes.
I absolutely love the Black & Decker hand mixer. You get every attachment you need from this hand mixer and is great for light and tough mixing. It is also very budget-friendly but acts like it should cost triple!
If you’re an occasional cake maker and don’t require fancy attachments, then the Hamilton Beach Hand Mixer is the one for you. Might not be the prettiest, but baking is all about finding practical equipment that will do the job.
If you want to get your hands on a cordless hand mixer, the Cuisinart is definitely up there as one of the best cordless. It allows you to freely move around your home and offers a great range of other cordless appliances.
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