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#1 unicorn

Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:08 AM

We have no power and according to our neighbour it won't be back on for another couple of days. We have a generator so we have limited use of appliances.

It is DD7's 8th birthday tomorrow and I want to make her a cake. We are cut off due to flood waters for another couple of days so would like to make something a little special for her. I have a gas cook top but the oven is hard wired and it isn't working.

Can I cook a cake in a pan on the stove top? I was thinking of a double boiler type set up, propping the smaller cake tin on something so that it isn't sitting directly on the heat. Do you think this would work? Would I be better off cooking it over low heat or high?
She wants a chocolate cake, a giant chocolate brownie to be specific lol.

#2 Sunny003

Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:19 AM

Google stove top cake? Ive heard people cooking cakes in Bessemer (I think) on stove top.

Or what about a no bake slice like hedgehog?

#3 weird

Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:30 AM

Do you have a dry spot anywhere in the yard? you could cook it in campfire coals?

#4 *lightning

Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:43 AM

Microwave mug cake is easy to make or a no bake slice.

#5 iheartu

Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:52 AM

Do you have a hooded BBQ?

#6 EsmeLennox

Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:55 AM

Yes, I was going to ask if you had a hooded BBQ too, that would be my first port of call.

#7 Straight*No*Chaser

Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:05 AM

Ditto the bbq. We make muffins etc in the Webber when we're camping.

#8 countrymel

Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:11 AM

I'm sure people used to do 'cakes' in the electric frypan when they were the in thing - so if you have a nice heavy pot (cast iron?) I bet it would work.

Wanders off to google..

*chocolate skillet cake


Edited by countrymel, 24 February 2013 - 10:14 AM.

#9 tamjk

Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:12 AM

You can bake a cake in a slow cooker, so stove top should be fine! I don't have a recipe for a chocolate cake, but I do have a favourite for a lemon cake done in the slow cooker that does work on stove top as well.

I'd use a large pot and place the cake tin on a trivet inside the pot to stop the bottom burning.

#10 SnazzySass

Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:13 AM

you could do a boiled pudding. it is cakeish.


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