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

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Have a birthday coming up? No time to lớn stick a cake in the oven? No oven lớn bake the cake in? No problem.

There are many alternatives for making cakes without an oven. These include ways in which to bake a normal cake using other methods, as well as making a cake out of different ingredients.

Either way, you’ll have a cake worth eating, even if it isn’t baked in the oven!

Did you know it’s also possible to make cookies without an oven?

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Ways to bake a cake without an oven using other appliances/methods

1 – Microwave

Microwaving a cake is simple, fast, and easy. All you bởi vì is phối together the ingredients for the cake in a mug, và stick it into the microwave for a few minutes (put it in for the amount of time the recipe directs you; it usually takes about 3 minutes). & then a perfect, warm cake comes out!

This method is so popular now, that you can even get the mug & cake phối as a set, lượt thích thisMolly và Drew mug cake set.

Take a look at this short đoạn phim to see how quick và easy the process is:

Benefits lớn using this method:Fast & easy.Doesn’t require any more tools than a mug & a spoon.Produces a gooey warm cake.You don’t have to lớn worry about removing the cake from a tin.Drawbacks to lớn using this method:You can’t really make a traditional two-layer cake with this method.The cake must be eaten right away.Limited options for the shape of the cake.

2 – Crockpot

If you look up recipes online for baking a cake in a crockpot, you’ll be sure to find some recipes! Although a quality way of baking a cake, it does the job.

Just simply mix the ingredients as directed in the crockpot, and let it bake for the mix amount of time. If you want your cake to lớn be shaped lượt thích a typical round cake, make sure you go with a round crock pot.

Benefits khổng lồ using this method:Easy khổng lồ do- no pans or other tools necessary.You can leave the cake to lớn bake- no worrying about checking on it all of the time since it bakes so slowly.Drawbacks to using this method:No options for the shape of the cake- it comes out however your crockpot is shaped.It’s hard lớn get the cake out of the crockpot, & the only way to remove it is in messy squares.No way to form a traditional two-layer cake from the cake made in the crockpot.Takes a long time khổng lồ bake- most take around three hours.

3 – Cast Iron Pan (skillet cake)


Using a cast iron pan is a simple way to lớn make a cake. Just mix the ingredients together, pour the batter into the pan, và place on the stovetop under a low heat, with a lid placed on top.

Bake for around one hour, or as directed (according lớn the recipe).

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Benefits to using this method:Simple & easy.Uses very few tools- only what’s used to lớn measure, a spoon, và the cast iron pan with a lid.The cake comes out just firm enough to be able lớn slice into clean pieces.Drawbacks to lớn using this method:Takes a long time lớn bake- around an hour.You can’t really make a two-layer cake, although you could if you buttered the pan very well before baking.Cake can only come out in the shape of a circle, unless you have a square-shaped cast iron pan.

Ways to make a cake without an oven using different ingredients

Jello cake

If you’re scrolling through social media, you’ve most likely seen a jello cake. Made out of all different flavors of jello, this cake holds together in any shape or pattern you can think of. You can use fruity jello, or even chocolate jello.

Many people use this method to lớn make a cake because it allows you khổng lồ easily make the cake into any shape you desire.

Still not sure what a jello cake is? Take a look at the đoạn phim below, which details the process và gives you a good idea of the results khổng lồ expect:

Benefits lớn making this type of cake:You can use any flavors you want to.It’s possible khổng lồ make this cake into any shape or pattern you want.No cooking is required.It can be stored for a longer time than a normal cake.It’s impressive if done correctly.Drawbacks lớn making this type of cake:Hard to vày complicated patterns- you have to lớn get the jello into a precise mold in a specific order in order to lớn get the desired shape.It takes a long time to set, as the jello needs to firm up before continuing to build the cake.It may not be pleasurable to lớn eat, as to lớn get different colors you need flavors of jello that might not taste good together.It’s easy for it to come out looking like a complete mess.

Ice Cream Cake

If you’ve never had ice cream cake, you’re in for a treat. This cake is made out of, you guessed it, ice cream. It can be chocolate, vanilla, or anything in between.

This cake can look lượt thích a normal cake, but without the typical cake layers. It can be frosted with normal frosting, or with extra ice cream. This cake is perfect for a hot summer day!

Benefits to lớn making this type of cake:Easy to make- it only requires store-bought ice cream & a cake pan.You can make a two-layer cake.It’s perfect for a hot day.It can be made in many flavors.There’s no cooking time.Drawbacks lớn making this type of cake:It can get messy if the ice cream starts to melt.It must be kept in the freezer at all times khổng lồ retain the shape and texture.It may not be so great to lớn have in the winter since it’s cold.It takes a while to set in the freezer.



If you want a delicious, smooth and creamy cake to make without an oven, make a cheesecake. The bottom layer can be made from anything: graham cracker crumbs, Oreos, cookies, anything. The filling can be flavored in any way.

My personal favorite that I’ve seen online is Oreo cheesecake (crushed Oreo cookies on the bottom, and a creamy filling baked on the stovetop và made from the inside of the cookie).

Benefits khổng lồ making this type of cake:Many possibilities as khổng lồ the flavor of the cake.Typically the filling is made on the stovetop, meaning it’s easy to lớn whip up.It tastes rich & smooth.It’s easy to cut into.Drawbacks khổng lồ making this type of cake:It’s time consuming và the cake usually takes a while to set.It can’t be formed into a two-layer cake.Needs to lớn be refrigerated once made.

These are just some of the ways lớn make cakes without an oven, & I’m sure there are even more possibilities to lớn make cakes without one! Be creative- try to make a cake using a different appliance or different ingredients and see what works & what doesn’t!

If you decide to lớn stick to baking cakes in an oven, find out what you should look for when buying cake pans.