How to Make Cake in a Sandwich Toaster (Sandwich maker pillow cake)

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Cake in a sandwich toaster? Yes, you read it right!

During my varsity years, the sandwich toaster was every student’s best friend, ‘cos you can easily pop in 2 slices of bread, an egg and some veggies and taddam! you have a yummy ”Naija style toast bread” for breakfast.

I have always wondered what else I could do with my bread toaster; so imagine my excitement yesterday, when I got a message from a subscriber, who wanted to know if she could make a cake without a cake mixer & an oven.

She also stated that, as a campus student she only owned a stove and a sandwich maker, so I thought, why not give it a try?  And now, foodies, I present to you a yummy, soft and spongy cake, made in a Sandwich Toaster …. Enjoy!
**See video recipe**


  • 1 cup Plain flour (128 grams)
  • 1/2 cup softened Butter /Margarine/ Oil (113 grams)
  • 1 tablespoonful Baking powder
  • 1/2 cup Sugar( 8tbs  or 100 grams )
  • 1-2 Eggs
  • 30 ml milk or water(more or less)
  • 1 tsp.  vanilla /strawberry extract or ground nutmeg(optional)
  • 3 tablespoonful Cocoa Powder/or melted chocolate(optional, but use it if you want a  brown /chocolate cake ) 
     Note that you can make use of any cake recipe, such as the Banana Cake recipe or the Apple Cake Recipe.  So let’s get started.


1. In a large bowl, combine the softened butter and sugar together and beat/mix until creamy.

2. Add the eggs and continue mixing; then add the essence or flavor of choice. Mix thoroughly.

3. Gradually sift in the flour& baking powder, mix and add the milk/water , bit by bit,and continue mixing until you get a light consistency, with no lumps.
If you are making the brown cake,sift in the cocoa powder with the flour.

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4. Now, prepare the sandwich toaster by brushing the insides with melted butter or oil. Close it and preheat for 3 minutes.

5. Then scoop in the cake batter into each of the four wells of the sandwich toaster/maker.

Tip: if you want a cake with the shape of toast bread, then fill the sandwich maker to the square mark, but for a smaller triangular cake, fill only the smaller triangular wells.

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Large Triangle in square mark
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                                                  Small Triangles

6. Close the lid and leave for about 3 minutes or until lightly browned on both side.

Tip: To check for doneness, simply dip a toothpick into the cakes;if the toothpick comes out clean and dry, you know the cake is ready, if not, you’ll have to leave it for an extra minute or until well done.

7.  Now, remove the cakes from the sandwich maker , serve and enjoy.

The cake keeps well in the fridge for up to a week, simply pre-heat in the microwave  or leave out in room temperature and it’s fresh again.
Feel free to experiment and be creative with the recipe, you’ll be glad you did ☺.

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Other recipes you can make in a Sandwich toaster or sandwich maker includes Omelette, Akara, Pancakes and Flat bread. To do this, simply grease the pan and place the batter or dough on the hot sandwich toaster; cook for 3-5 minutes and check for doneness.

Check out our Sandwich maker Frittata

  So what do you think? We love your comments 🙂

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  1. Deola
    November 7, 2018 / 11:53 am

    Hello please do you have cake recipe for diabetics

    • November 7, 2018 / 12:14 pm

      Hi Deola, I would be posting one next week, hope you are subscribed to our website , so that you can get the recipe by email.
      The subscribe button is at the top left side of the page, but on mobile, it is below the page.
      Stick around dearie, you’ll be glad you did 🙂

  2. milikay
    September 27, 2018 / 7:01 am

    Thanks for the recipe, please I would like to ask the cause for part of the cake coming off with the cover of the toaster when it is opened.

    • November 7, 2018 / 12:30 pm

      Hi Milikay, it’s probably because you didn’t do step 4(grease the toaster ) or you didn’t let it cook completely.

  3. Unknown
    September 20, 2018 / 9:46 pm

    Unbelievable! I just tried out mine. So yummy! Tanks

    December 29, 2017 / 1:44 pm

    Thanks. Will definitely Try this this weekend

  5. Gopalakrishnan Mohanraj
    December 22, 2017 / 11:37 am

    is there way to try without egg..we are pure veg

  6. Anonymous
    November 29, 2017 / 12:09 pm

    Enter your comment…Nicki girl Hi , I really appreciate the name given to it , because have actually tried before but I just did out of fun because we like baking and frying alot at home , so I tried it and it was really good , thanks for enlightening me more about it and keep it up

  7. Anonymous
    August 10, 2017 / 7:37 am

    thanks so much. pls what happens to the top of the toaster? wont it gum to the cake?

  8. Esther
    July 19, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    Wow wow wow.. God bless you for this.. I bake cakes and also do small chops but your site has really been a blessing to me… God bless you real good.. Please how can I preserve this particular sandwich toaster cake for about 5 days to make it taste yummy? Light is being shared over here and I might not get my microwave working when I need to eat them. Thanks

  9. Anonymous
    June 5, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    This is great, I surely promise to practice it immediately and also try out other dough, sandwich maker can do.

  10. Franca
    May 26, 2017 / 3:35 pm

    I v been a silent follower for long,but this time gat to talk.Thanks for igniting the baking fire in me, with this much simpler tool.Now my sandwich maker has got to suffer are simply the best

  11. Anonymous
    April 14, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    Hi my light went off as I was about to toast can the batter b put in d fridge till they bring light

  12. Njideka1 Ochuba
    February 9, 2017 / 10:03 am

    Tank a million Ma, I tried this and I wondered why I just came across ur site, Kids love them better and its so amazingly simple. Thanks a million

  13. oluwatoyin
    February 2, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    lovely recipe

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