No Oven Marble Cake

by Shalimba

I have a small oven which has served me faithfully for the last 7 months, but if you live in rural Kenya (like I do) you quickly realize that owning an electric oven does not equal to using it when you need to.  You make plans and Kenya Power happens.

Knowing how to bake on a charcoal jiko or gas stove will allow you to enjoy fresh cake whether you own an oven or not or whether there is power or not.  Here is how to bake a perfect marble cake on your gas cooker.

You will need; all purpose flour, eggs, sugar, baking powder, margarine, vanilla essence, salt, milk and cocoa powder.

In a large bowl, mix together the margarine and sugar until well combined.

Beat the eggs and add to the sugar-margarine mixture. Combine well then add milk into the bowl, stir again to combine them  properly.

To the liquid ingredients add flour, baking powder and salt and stir to mix into a thick but flowing batter.

In a small bowl, add about 3/4 cup of the prepared batter and 2 tablespoons  cocoa powder and mix.

Grease the inside of your baking tin (or sufuria in my case) with a thin coat of margarine and dust with a little flour.

To make your artificial oven, take a sufuria bigger than your baking tin then put in something that will prevent the baking tray from touching the inside surface directly.  In my case I used 3 spoons because my spoons are hard and heavy. You can use anything provided it is heat resistant.

Pour batter into the greased pan/sufuria in any pattern that you like. be free get creative with it.  Then place your baking tin inside the big sufuria.  Cover the outer sufuria with a well fitting lid (or sufuria again in my case).  turn on heat on low setting then allow cake to bake slowly until it is done, about an hour or until a knife or fork inserted at the center of the cake comes out clean.

Remove from heat and place on kitchen table allowing it to sit a few minutes before turning it onto a plate.  It should come out so nice and clean.  Flip it over then allow to cool.  Enjoy with a cup of tea or your favorite soft drink.

No Oven Marble Cake

I have a small oven which has served me faithfully for the last 7 months, but if you live in rural Kenya… Breakfast marble cake, no oven baking, cake for breakfast - Print This
Serves: 5 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: - calories - fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups all purpose flour
  • 2 medium sized eggs
  • 1 cup sugar (more or less according to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix together the margarine and sugar until well combined.
  • Beat the eggs and add to the sugar-margarine mixture, combine well.
  • Add milk into the bowl; stir again to mix them properly.
  • To the liquid ingredients add flour, baking powder and salt and stir to mix into a thick but flowing batter.
  • In a small bowl, add about 3/4 cup of the prepared batter and 2 tablespoons cocoa powder and mix.
  • Grease the inside of a baking tin with a thin coat of margarine and dust with a pinch of flour.
  • To make the artificial oven, take a sufuria bigger than your baking tin then put in something that will prevent the baking tray from touching the inside surface directly.  You can use anything heat resistant.
  • Pour batter into the greased pan in any pattern that you like.
  • Place baking tin inside the big sufuria and cover with a well-fitting lid.
  • Turn on heat on low setting then bake slowly until done, about an hour or until a knife or fork inserted at the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Remove from heat and place on kitchen table and allow it to sit a few minutes before turning it onto a plate.
  • Flip it over then allow cooling.
  • Enjoy with a cup of tea or your favorite soft drink.

 

You may also like

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More