4 options for baking formless cake

improvised cake tin

Did you know that it is possible to create delicious cake recipes, even with improvised cake tin?

An indispensable tool for baking cakes, the mold is not always available in the necessary size when we need it and, at that moment, a decision must be made: stop baking or take risks with other techniques?

If you find yourself in this dilemma, know that today I selected 4 options for baking shapeless cake, it’s a must. Let’s check it out?

4 options for improvised cake baking

improvised cake tin

1. Cake baked in the pan on the stove top

You didn’t read that wrong, the first tip to improvise cake is to bake in that conventional pan used in everyday life.

However, there is a big point of attention here: the pan needs to be thicker, meaning it has a more solid structure than that thin aluminum pan. Otherwise, your cake will almost certainly burn.

In addition, it is recommended that the teflon in the pan is not damaged, as it has the risk of sticking when unmolding.

So, there is no secret, just pour the properly mixed dough into the pan, cover and take in the smallest the stove and on the lowest possible fire.

Depending on the recipe – and the size of the pan – the average time is 25 to 30 minutes, but remembering that the time depends on the thickness of the material in the pan.

Now, if the pan is not non-stick, you will need a pan greased with margarine and floured, so as not to stick and spoil the recipe.

EXTRA TIP: the larger the diameter of the pan, the shorter the time on fire, this is important to pay attention to, because the more the dough spreads on the surface, the faster the yeast development.

2. Microwave cake

Is it also without a non-stick pan? No problem, let’s use the microwave and a large bowl. That simple!

In the same way as in a traditional recipe, you will mix the ingredients, putting the yeast last, then just take the mug with the cake mixture to the microwave.

The average time is about 90 seconds, but make a first recipe as a test so you can better understand the time in your microwave. Here you can make chocolate cake, coffee mug cake, kiss, among many other delicious flavor options. 😉

3. Quick skillet cake

As with the first tip involving the pan, using the skillet to bake the cake will surprise you, although you may think it doesn’t work.

The same care must be taken here, that is, the frying pan must be thick, have the Teflon up to date and have a lid. The ideal size can be a frying pan with 24cm in diameter, as the cake dough spreads better.

So, add the mixture carefully, cover and cook on the lowest heat for about 8 to 10 minutes. With this improvised cake tin, it is essential to keep an eye on it at all times and take the toothpick test when time is running out.

4. Cake in the Airfryer

Well, even if it is not considered an improvised way, Airfryer delivers good results when it comes to baking cake.

Therefore, remove the smooth inner basket, grease with butter or margarine and flour completely. In fact, the equipment needs to be preheated for about 5 to 7 minutes at a temperature of 180°.

Finally, carefully pour in the cake mixture and bake for 45 to 50 minutes. However, this type of equipment usually leaves the center of the cake less baked, that is, its reference point is when the middle is completely baked.

EXTRA TIP: reuse the aluminum can to bake cake!

Finally, I couldn’t fail to bring here an amazing improvisation to help you bake a cake.

This last feature is for those who don’t want to take chances with the pot and pan, don’t have a microwave or even an Airfryer, but still want one. simple homemade cake for afternoon coffee.

Do you know the Milk Nest or Mucilon cans, those 800g aluminum ones? So you’ll need one of these to bake your cake.

This method works great for whole recipes, even traditional cake. Follow the step by step to be careful and use the best way possible:

  1. Completely sanitize the can.
  2. Finish off any aluminum burrs so you don’t get hurt.
  3. Grease and flour completely to avoid sticking.
  4. Pour in the dough and don’t overdo it.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 200° for 15 minutes.
  6. It does not need to be placed on any other smooth form.
  7. Oven time is 35 to 45 minutes.
  8. Easily unmold after warm.

What did you think of today’s different tips? Now you know that when you don’t have the right shape, it’s still possible to dodge the odds and enjoy a nice warm and well-made cake.

If you want to know more tricks like today, I strongly recommend that you get to know the Professional Homemade Cakes Course.

In addition to countless recipes and preparation tips, you’ll have access to tricks that only professionals use in their daily lives. Check it out later! 😉

I really hope you enjoyed my tips, share it to help more people who don’t have the right way and see you next time!

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