Have you ever prepared a cake without an oven?

India
October 15, 2009 9:35am CST
I used to buy cakes from market for every small occassion to be celebrated. But, on my last birthday I decided to prepare one myself. I didnot have an oven so I decided to cook in a pressure Cooker. I mixed alkl the recipies together and the BAKING POWDER. I locked the cooker and let it cook for 1/2 hour. And in the evening I took it out on the table where I was to cutit. At 7, I cut it and took it onto my Mother's mouth and asked her how it tasted. She laughed and said me to taste it. Itasted it and discovered it SALTY. I had mixed 5 tablespoons of Baking Powder and so the salty taste. I never prepared a cake after that. Has such events occurred wth you?
2 responses
• United States
15 Oct 09
I have never used a pressure cooker myself but I have tried the baked cake in a coffee mug...they are very nice for when you just want a single serving cake for yourself or just a quick small cake for your family, and best of all it can be made in the microwave. Here is a recipe: Ingredients * 1 large coffee mug * 4 tablespoons plain flour (do not use self-rising) * 4 tablespoons sugar * 2 tablespoons baking cocoa * 1 egg * 3 tablespoons milk * 3 tablespoons oil * 3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional) * Small splash of vanilla * Chocolate syrup (optional) * Whipped topping (optional) Directions 1. Add dry ingredients to mug, & mix well . 2. Add egg & mix thoroughly. 3. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. 4. Add chocolate chips (if using), vanilla, mix again. 5. Set mug in the microwave & cook for 2½ to 3 min at 1,000 watts. 6. Cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed! 7. Some report that 2½ minutes works best. It depends upon your microwave. So, watch carefully to not over do it! 8. Remove from microwave. 9. Allow cake to cool a little, then tip out onto a plate, if desired. 10. Drizzle with chocolate syrup and top with whipped topping, if desired! 11. This can serve 2 if you care to share!
• India
15 Oct 09
I prepared it without egg. I will try a small one now with egg. Good mix of ingredients!
@jwfarrimond (4474)
2 Nov 09
I've steamed cake before when I did not have an oven, turned out pretty good as well. The result must be much the same as using a pressure cooker, though I've not used a pressure cooker for that purpose though.