Cake baking has been around for so many years, so have different means of baking. Before the invention of gas and electric ovens and others, cakes were successfully baked on the stove and was well enjoyed by all.
Baking without an oven technique is handy many times so try it out at home and enjoy home made cake instead of all those eatery cake.
Aluminum pot (An old one preferably)
Flat aluminum plate or Baking pan
Queen cake cups
A Stove / Gas / Electric cooker
300 grams plain flour or cake flour
150 grams sugar
120 grams butter
Eggs (depends on the fluffiness you want)
3 teaspoon milk(optional)
Flavour of choice
1 teaspoon browning
Prepare your baking pan with either lining with a parchment paper or greasing with butter and dusting lightly with flour
Place the pot on the burner ( Stove, Gas or electric cooker) and reduce to medium heat
While the pot is heating up, beat up the butter and sugar together in a bowl until creamy, add eggs and beat well
Add the milk, flavour and colouring, also beat well and finally sift in the baking powder and flour
Combine all together and and pour into the baking pan
Carefully open the now hot pot and place your cake pan on the hot rack
But remember, never put the cake pan directly on the bottom of the pot or the cake will burn, always be sure there is a separation between the hot pot/sand and the cake pan.
Now cover the pot again and leave the cake to bake well on medium heat for about 5 minutes then reduce the heat and continue baking for 15 to 20 minutes depending on the size of the cake.
If you are using a foil paper as baking pan, you will have to check the cake earlier because cakes get done faster in a foil paper.
After 15 minutes, open the pot and check and check for doneness by dripping in the center a toothpick /skewer. If it comes out clean then the cake is done but if it comes out moist let the cake bake for a little while and test again with a toothpick.
When the cake is done, take it out of the hot and leave to cool before turning it over to a cake rack or plate.
TIPS and ADVICE
Make sure your stove is set at a steady heat as this can affect the temperature in the pot. A fluctuating heat can lead to a rise and fall in temperature inside the pot and this can affect the cake
Make sure the pot used doesn’t have any undulations inside as this may cause the baking pan not to be balanced thus causing the cake to be sloppy
Avoid the urge to open the pot before cook time as this may result in the drop of temperature inside the pot, causing a volcano looking cake.
Make sure after layering with newspaper, the pot lid is properly placed to prevent loss of heat and influx of cold air
Finally be careful with the handling of the pot as it can burn you if carelessly handled