Cake - Baked Without an Oven

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I attempted it and alhamdulillah the results were better than I ever expected!! The cake was light and fluffy, really really soft and delicate with a perfect crumb texture. All in less time than it would have taken in an oven!


Here is the recipe: Marble Cake

Here is the step by step description corresponding to the numbered pics.

Picture 1:  Place a rack or stand in a big heavy EMPTY pot. Make sure the pot is dry and completely clean otherwise if it has any oil or water it will smoke.

Picture 2:  Cover the pot with a tight lid and turn the heat on high for 5 minutes. This is to pre-heat the pot in preparation for the cake.

Picture 3:  Open the pot, careful it will be hot in there. Place your cake pan gently on the rack/stand.

Picture 4:  Cover the pot once more and let the cake start baking! First keep the heat on high for 5 minutes, then lower it to medium and continue cooking for another 20 minutes. This is for an 8" cake size, it will take slightly more time if the cake is larger or less time if it is smaller.

Picture 5:  Open the pan after the baking period, and check if the cake is done. The top will be solid and a skewer inserted in the center of the cake will come out clean.

Picture 6:  Turn the cake over on a rack gently and remove the greaseproof paper. As you can see, the cake is done!

Picture 7:  This pic is to show you how soft the cake is. I placed a knife under the cake and lifted it, and as you can see the cake is literally bending just with the lift of a knife-tip, it is THAT soft!

Picture 8:  Once the cake was cooled, I flipped it over to show the marbled top.

Picture 9:  Look how soft my cake is!! Perfect cake without the use of an oven!

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W/Salaam, actually the cake should rise unless the baking powder is not active. About the pattern, maybe the batter is too thin? Try adjusting the liquid and reduce it slightly to have a slightly thicker batter so the pattern shows more clearly. Am sure you can bake the cake without the oven but have not tried it myself.

Salam dear. Pray all well with you. Was wondering if the zebra cake would turn out using this method? Made it countless times but I guess my ovens the problem. Pattern never turns out right :( and also.. The cake doesn't rise much right? Grease proof paper can be skipped or not really? Lol..lots of qstns!! Thanks :) tc!

Dear Fauzia,

I made a Marble Cake again, Mashallah it came to so nice. I tried on charcoal believe me it was better then before, like your picture.Thank you once again...please keep it up..Nazzima

Good idea!!

can i make any cake like that?

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Yes you can.

how did u make the batter.

sawa mama Ahsant, Jazakallah !

is it possible to cook a chocolat cake like this also?

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Yes it is fine.

does the pan not burn

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No it does not.

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Have never had a problem with this method, make sure you use a good sturdy pan.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes you can make buns and patties using the same method.

You didn't share the recipes of buns & paties using pan. We will highly appreciate if you add it here. Thanks

Please advise what iS the best kind of dip that will go with popcorn prawns.

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A simple chilli sauce or ketchup dip, or even mayonnaise is perfect for popcorn prawns.

Salaams fauzia

I wanted to know if we can use the blender machine to beat the cake batter if we dont have the cake machine.

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W/Salaam, you can use a whisk or a wooden spoon. It will take longer than the cake machine but the results will be good. Have not tried making this cake using a blender machine.

Can I use pressure cooker.

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Yes you can, don't use the whistle/pressure valve. Just close the pressure without adding the valve on top.

Can we make buns & paties using this method? Can you please share their recipes too with using pan ? Thanks.

can use a non stick stoneline recipient and cook the cake? coz i dont have the one u have used.

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Sorry not sure what a non stick stoneline is.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Have never had that problem with this method, use a sturdy pot and do not add any water in it. It should be just fine.

Dear Fauzia,

i made this marble cake receipe on charcoal stove, and it tuned out very nice.Taste was too good, only the top was little hard...please advise me how to make soft or is it ok..reply

Thanking you

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Hi and thanks. Have never baked in a charcoal oven but it seems the top was overbaked, try reducing the amount of coal you use on top.

Brilliant. I have just one question, When a empty pot is placed on stove, after a few minutes it tends to smoke and then gets on fire. So, isn't the same problem will be faced there? or can we pour some water on the pan?

Salam excellent work u did . Can we make cookies by using the same method?

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W/Salaam, thank you. Yes you can. ladies are wonderful.just want to commend your efforts for a job well're an inspiration!!

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That is because the same exact method and procedure is used as the pizza recipe. Use any of the buns/breads recipes in the breads folder. :)

Thanks Dear :)

I love your kitchen ideas, Fauzia. Thanks for sharing and God bless you!

salam , just i want to ask if i can USE the clay pot for baking purpose as well as the other pan.

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W/Salaam, never tried with a clay pot.

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W/Salaam, well anything that can hold up the cake which will allow some heat to pass through.

any substitute for the rack??:(

can I make this cake without eggs?

so does that mean I can't make the marble cake without eggs and use yoghurt instead :-(

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It means I personally have not tried substituting for this recipe. You can if you like but I cannot predict how the results will be.

Does the lid has be to be very tight? Like similar to Pressure Cooker? Or can it be any Big Pot that we cook food in?

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Any big pot which has a good airtight cover will be fine.

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Yes do not use the valve.

In pressure cooker,we dont want to put the rubber valve also?please clear it..your recipes looks really yummy..Maasha Allah

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I never cook/bake using the microwave, sorry cannot be of much help there.

Can v make this in a microwave oven?