How to Bake Cake Without an Oven and on a Stove top

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How to bake cake without an oven & on a stove top

   Cake baking has been around for decades and so has the means of baking.
  Before the invention of gas and electric ovens, Cakes and other snacks were baked successfully on the stove top and also enjoyed by all.
  And even with the new inventions, we can always fall back on the old baking methods, whenever we simply run out of electric power/gas or when
our conventional ovens fail us (just like it happened to me yesterday). 
 So here's how to bake cake without an oven.

**I got the dry pot directions from fauziaskitchenfun, but changed it a bit to suit the size of my pot and cake.

To bake cake without an oven, you'll need: 
For the Cake Batter:
- 300 grams Plain flour or Cake flour
- 150 grams Sugar
- 3 eggs
- 120 grams Butter
- 3 tablespoonful Milk(optional)
- 1 leveled tablespoon Baking Powder

- Flavor of choice( I used vanilla)
- 1 teaspoon browning (see how to make cake browning)
You can also make use of any of these cake recipes;Banana Cake, Apple Cake or Fruit Cake recipe.
 
For Baking the Cake
you'll need:
- A large aluminium pot with a lid(cover)(preferably an old clean pot)
- A rack or an aluminum bowl that can fit into the pot

- Foil paper(optional)

Extra tip:
- Medium sized gravel stones, flat bricks or sand can also used as a base for the pot, but be very careful when making use of sand because it can accidentally get into the cake batter(you know we can never be careful enough). 
 If you plan to bake cake with sand or stones,click here for step by step procedures and video recipe and  Don't forget to wash the gravel stones thoroughly and also make use of ''clean'' sand(without dirt/debris).
                               
Steps:
1.
First prepare your baking pan by either lining with a parchment paper or greasing with butter and then dusting lightly with flour.

Next, place an iron rack (or high aluminum plate or iron gauze) into a clean empty wide pot, cover the pot really tight and preheat on high heat for 10 minutes.
HOW TO BAKE cake without an oven, bake cake on sand  bake cake in pot on stovetop
 If you want to bake the cake on sand or stones, see steps here

   While the pot is heating up, beat the butter and sugar together in a bowl, until creamy; add the eggs and beat well; add the milk,flavor and coloring, also beat well and finally sift in the baking powder and flour. Combine all together and pour into the prepared baking pan.
HOW TO BAKE cake without an oven, bake cake on sand  bake cake in pot on stovetop

2. Carefully, open the now hot pot and place your cake pan on the hot rack .
Tip: You can cover the pot with a foil (before placing the lid)to prevent heat from escaping through the sides of the lid)

HOW TO BAKE cake without an oven, bake cake on sand  bake cake in pot on stovetop

 Important: Never place the cake pan directly on the bottom of the pot, or the cake will burn. Always make sure there is a seperation between the cake pan and the hot pot or sand.

3. Now cover the pot again and leave the cake to bake well on medium heat for about 5 minutes, then reduce to low heat and let the cake continue baking for 15 to 30 minutes(depending on the size of the cake you are baking).
HOW TO BAKE cake without an oven, bake cake on sand  bake cake in pot on stovetop

Tip: if you are using foil plate as a baking pan,you'll have to check the cake earlier,'cos the cake will get done faster in a foil plate.
4. After 15 minutes open up the pot and check for doneness by dipping the center with a skewer/toothpick.
 If the skewer comes out clean, then the cake is done baking, but if it comes out moist, let the cake bake a little longer and test with the skewer again, after 5 minutes.

 This cake took about 30 minutes.

HOW TO BAKE cake without an oven, bake cake on sand  bake cake in pot on stovetop
5. When the cake is done, take it out of the hot pot and leave to cool for 10 minutes before turning it over on a cake rack or plate.
Serve and Enjoy ☺.
HOW TO BAKE cake without an oven, bake cake on sand  bake cake in pot on stovetop

 ++Below is a detailed video on How to bake Cake on Sand and click this link to see our new post on baking on sand''

                     

This second video will also show you how to bake cake in an empty pot (without sand) without an oven

                          
   We love you comments, so feel free to ask questions and send us your feedback if you try out this method.  

You might also like: 
* Easy Fruit Cake (Christmas special)
* Nigerian Cake (original recipe)

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* How to Make Cake in a Sandwich Toaster
Cake in a Sandwich Toaster / Maker, nigerian cake
* How to make Cake Browning

* Easy Multi-Colour Polka Dots Fondant Cake for Beginners

* Easy Apple Cake Recipe

NIGERIAN CAKE,NIGERIAN CAKE RECIPE
* How to Cover A Cake With Fondant


* Easy Banana Cake Recipe 

 




78 comments:

  1. carlista2:53:00 PM

    Thank you so much for this, I'm a student and have always wanted to make cake, but i don't have an oven.

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  2. Anonymous2:55:00 PM

    Can I do it on a firewood too?That is using firewood as my heat source.

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  3. wow! I love cakes, i make cakes for my family, especially during birthday celebrations. Its good to know how to make cakes.

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  4. This is really nice thanks, i have tried it before and came out nice.

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  5. On point, will try this. tanxs ma

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  6. am thinking of baking my son first year birthday cake but do not know how to decorate it. wat do i do

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    1. Check out our ''CAKE RECIPES'' section above.

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  7. Anonymous4:06:00 PM

    Thanks for the post ma.

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  8. I am not really sure, but was the cake pan directly placed on the pot? if so, I am surprised the cake did not burn, how did you manage to prevent it from burning?

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    1. I placed an aluminium rack in the pot before placing the cake.

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  9. Mrs Bello8:55:00 PM

    Thank you so much. Now I can finally bake a cake. Hugs

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  10. One should not live by cake alone. Where's the tea, smoothie or drink to go with the cake? I searched your blog for smoothie. Healthy smoothie recipes. Smoothie thats nutritious, delicious, thick and authentically Nigerian, i.e made from tropical fruits, vegetables and herbs (or Nigerian Guinness). lol

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    1. lol.. i am woking on uploading those too dearie :)

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  11. okechukwu joyamaka11:25:00 AM

    Please how do i know the quantity of sand or stones to use meanwhile i appreciate yr good work. Tanks

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    1. The sand should fill about 1/4 of the pot.

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  12. I am definitely going to try these

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    1. I'll be expecting your feedback dearie :)

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  13. okechukwu joyamaka12:23:00 PM

    You are wonderful, i will give it a trial. Tanks

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    1. Ok hun, I'll be expecting your feedback :)

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  14. Anonymous1:21:00 PM

    Thanks a lot.I try the stone method and bake 4 5omins but it got burnt. Pls ma how do I go about it. Ajoke

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    1. Hi Ajoke, how did you do it, so that I can tell you where you went wrong.

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    2. You propably used too much hear. Make sure ur stove Flame is pale blue with no tint of Red. Also try placing that circle thing on the stove which pot site on inside the pot instead. Hope u get wat 'm trying to describe?

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  15. Anonymous8:08:00 AM

    I place the baking pan with cake in it on the stone but the stone did not fill the sides of d pan. And I didn't reduce the stove after 10min

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  16. Anonymous8:12:00 AM

    I place the baking pan with cake in it on the stone but the stone did not fill the sides of d pan. And I didn't reduce the stove after 10min

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    1. Hi dearie, when you dont follow the recipe ''as it is'' , you can't expect the same result.
      pls follow the recipe next time.

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  17. Bolanle Shodi7:39:00 PM

    Hi Nky, my oven just stopped working and i was reluctant to try this method, but finally did. You are such a gem , the cake came out so nice, nicer than i expected, without burning. Now i can bake without an oven and wont dissappoint my clients. thanks to you.
    God bless you.

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    1. thanks for your lovely feedback dearie :)

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  18. Hi Nky, what a nice job you are doing here, am so grateful fore locating this page, nice job keep it up.

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    1. Thanks dearie and good to have you here :)

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  19. Omg i can,t beliv that i just made a real cake without an oven, seriously, i,m looking at the hotvcakevas i type and cant wait to devour it,thanksvso much for this steps,.

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  20. Plz ma,how do I bake chicken pie with dis method(aluminium plate?

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    1. First make sure that the aluminium plate is not directly sitting on the pot(u can hold it up with gravel stones) or a microwave rack.
      Then place foil on the plate and put the pies on it. Watch closely so that it doesnt burn.

      I'll be expecting your feedback.

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  21. Hi Nky!
    Nice recipe as always. Pls i wnt 2 know d kind of table/tea spoons u measure with,can i use d usual ones for eating nd also d milk in this recipe,is it liquid or powder?thanks dear.

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    1. Same as you use for eating but you have to level it- and the milk is liquid.

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    2. Hi nikky am baking a cake with my stove and it got finish I have only thei local electric stove the one that shines red when its on pls can I transfer it on my electric stove?

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    3. Hi nikky am baking a cake with my stove and it got finish I have only thei local electric stove the one that shines red when its on pls can I transfer it on my electric stove?

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    4. Sorry for the late response.
      Yes you can.

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  22. Hello Mma, thanks to your blog I can make a lot with flour(meat pies, chinchin, doughnuts, cake etc) God bless you real good for sharing your recipes to everyone 😘😘😘

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  23. cblessing4:33:00 PM

    tnx for this wonderful experiment. but i wanna ask,won't my pot burn get spoilt, afterheating it for that long without?

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    1. If the pot is clean, without any burnt stuff underneath it , it will be very hot but will not smoke.
      You can use an old pot if you are afraid to ruin your new pot :)

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  24. Anonymous4:36:00 PM

    tnx. will my pot not burn so bad after all this heat n causing smoke in my kitchen. heating without water

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    1. My pot smoked a little at first, then I discovered it was because of some old food particle at the bottom, but on the second try it just became very hot, but didnt smoke and it baked the cake well. I think it's just like when you burn an iron rod on fire.Advisable to use an old pot you dont care about.

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  25. Anonymous8:39:00 AM

    Hi. Can I use dis same recipe for cake pudding?. I once saw someone put d cake batter in moimoi can and cooked it like moimoi..and it came out soft and nice.. Tnks so much for Ur posts. They have really helped me in so many ways ...Dessy

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  26. Wow am so glad that i stumble on this amazing platform today. Just at the right time, i was about enrolling on how to bake cake on my own. Nky, you are God sent of our era. God Bless and give you my more wisdom to carry on. Vicky Benny

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  27. Wow am so glad that i stumble on this amazing platform today. Just at the right time,i was about enrolling on how to bake cake and snacks. Nky, you're God sent. God bless you more grace to carry on your work. Vicky Benny

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    1. I'm glag to be of help Vicky :)

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  28. Anonymous8:01:00 AM

    Tnx Nky. Pls can I use sand on a pressure pot on gas to bake my cake? Sybillion.

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    1. Well I wouldn't advise u use a pressure pot Cox I did and it spoilt mine. Bt u can use d method on gas top by reducing the heat

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    2. Also, try using "the stove top thing" instead of sand

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  29. Anonymous10:50:00 AM

    Can I do fruit cake using a pot?

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  30. Nice one dear, it's really helpful

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  31. Thank you verrrrry much.I love to bake cakes but I dont have a pressure cooker or oven but thanks to you.
    Now I can bake a cake with my mom

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  32. thanks so much for all ur receipes. uty

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  33. u re a virtuous woman. thanks so much for all ur receipes, I will try all of them. God bless u

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    1. Thanks Utibe, God bless you too :)

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  34. obiaageli12:46:00 AM

    Pls ma i want a bigger cake can I double the ingredients thanks, obiageli.

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  35. obiaageli12:49:00 AM

    Pls ma i went a bigger cake can I double the ingredients thanks, obiageli

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  36. Anonymous2:42:00 PM

    Hello ma,thanks for sharing your methods of baking.i do not have an oven and am planning to bake using a charcoal stove,i hope it comes out perfectly,thanks a lot ma,moureen.

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  37. Anonymous2:10:00 PM

    Ma I wana mke cup cakes buh I dnt ave an oven,hw do I go abt it usn Sand in my oldpot,I Want to use d aluminimum cup dat is use 4 moi moi cn I plc it directly on d sand??

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    1. See steps here http://www.nigerianfoodtv.com/2015/03/how-to-bake-cake-without-oven-and-on.html

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    2. Sorry here the link http://www.nigerianfoodtv.com/2015/10/how-to-bake-cake-without-oven-sand.html

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  38. Anonymous6:25:00 PM

    I try making a cake but I couldn't find all the ingredients, what should I do?

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  39. Anonymous6:49:00 PM

    I LEARNT A LOT. THANKS.

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  40. Chiamaka9:13:00 AM

    Please ma, how do I bake my meat pie without oven... I want to use stove

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