Your 101 Guide On How To Make Cake Without An Oven

Cravings, be it at midnight, related to stress, or post a heavy lunch, makes you want to have something sweet and delicious. And all that boils down to one thing, and that is cake.

It’s just not on occasions that you want to devour cakes; it’s always! We need the cake to satiate that sweet tooth of ours. However, not many of us have ovens at our home to bake a cake. Don’t let this hamper your plans to bake sweet nothings – we bring you the perfect solution. Just follow these recipes and satisfy your sweet tooth pronto!

1. How To Make A Cake Using A Microwave
How To Make A Cake Using Pressure Cooker
How To Make A Cake Using A Pan
How To Make A Cake Using A Steamer
FAQs On How To Make A Cake Without An Oven

How To Make A Cake Using A Microwave

What most people don’t realise is that you can bake a super moist, spongy, and rich chocolate cake in a microwave. All you need is a microwave and 20 minutes!

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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 7 mins
Serves: 8 pieces


For Cake
1/2 cup refined oil, plus extra for pan
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 cup flour
3 tbsp cocoa
3 tsp baking powder
Two large eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence

For The Chocolate Ganache
100g dark chocolate, chopped into pieces
5 tbsp double cream


  • Grease a microwaveable cake pan with a little oil and place a circle of baking parchment sheet at the bottom.
  • Mix the sugar, flour, cocoa and baking powder in a bowl.
  • In another bowl, whisk the oil, eggs, vanilla essence, and 1/2 cup hot water until combined.
  • Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly until you have a lump-free batter.
  • Pour the mixture into the cake pan and gently tap to pop any air bubbles.
  • Microwave it for 7 mins. Remove and check if the cake is cooked by poking a skewer into the middle. If it comes out clean, the cake is ready. Allow the cake to stand for 5 mins, and turn out onto a cooling rack.
  • For the ganache, melt the chocolate for approximately 2 mins, stirring every 30 secs until melted. Add the cream and mix thoroughly until smooth and glossy.
  • Once the cake is cool, spread over the ganache.

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And just like that, you get a cake that you can keep for up to 3 days in an airtight container. Easy and simple yet so delicious!

How To Make A Cake Using Pressure Cooker

Baking with a cooker is not a new technique. It was invented decades ago. We call baking cake in a cooker a desi style of baking. This recipe is for those who crave for basic cake and would like to explore their options with a pressure cooker.

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Prep Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 40 mins
Serves: 8 pieces

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For Cake
1 cup condensed milk
¼ cup oil
1 tsp vanilla essence
¼ cup warm milk
1 tsp vinegar
1 cup flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
¼ tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
pinch of salt

For Baking In Cooker
1½ cup salt or sand


  • In a pressure cooker, add in salt and place a cooker rack or any cup. Close the lid of the cooker without the gasket and whistle.
  • Preheat for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • In a bowl, beat milkmaid, cup oil, cup milk, vanilla essence, and vinegar.
  • Now add in maida, cocoa powder, baking soda, tsp baking powder and a pinch of salt.
  • Combine everything well by using the cut and fold method. Add more milk if required. Do not over mix the cake batter as it turns chewy.
  • Transfer the cake batter into the cake mould.
  • Carefully place the cake tray into the cooker.
  • Close the lid of the cooker without gasket and whistle. Let it simmer for 40 minutes.
  • Check the middle of the cake with a skewer. Take it out of the cooker and cool down.
  • Once cooled down, take the cake out and enjoy your yummy cake.

How To Make A Cake Using A Pan

It sounds weird, right? How can we make a cake with just using a pan? Don’t fret over it. We bring you a recipe that is simple, easy, and yet mind-blowingly delicious. This mouth-watering recipe is of crepe cake! We have had crepes, and it’s way too tasty. Imagine stacking it up and making a cake out of it. Doesn’t it sound divine? Try it out and let us know what you think!

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Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Serves: 8 pieces


For Crepes
6 tbsp melted butter
3 cups of milk
Six eggs
Two ¼ cups flour
7 tbsp sugar
red food colouring
orange food colouring
yellow food colouring
green food colouring
blue food colouring
purple food colouring
6 cups whipped cream



  • In a bowl, whisk flour and sugar. Mix in eggs, then gradually mix in butter and warm milk, alternating between the two.
  • Evenly divide the batter into six bowls. Add a few drops of food colouring to each bowl, and whisk until fully incorporated and the batter is coloured.
  • On a nonstick pan over medium heat, pour the purple crepe batter, and tip the pan to cover the entire bottom surface.
  • Cook the crepe until it begins to gently bubble, then flip.
  • Repeat until all of the different colour crepe batters are used.
  • Stack crepes on top of each other, starting with purple, then blue, green, yellow, orange, and red, with whipped cream between each layer.

Cover the crepe cake in whipped cream, so that it’s entirely white on the outside. Slice, and serve and enjoy!

How To Make A Cake Using A Steamer

Yes, you read it right. Baking a cake using a steamer is a thing. And what you will be more surprised about is that it’s uber moist and melts in our mouth. All you need is a cooker and some water to achieve this delectable cake!

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Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 1 hour and 10 mins
Serves: 8 pieces


For Cake
¾ cup yoghurt
¾ cup of sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup oil
1¼ cup flour
¼ cup of cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
¼ cup milk

For Frosting
2 tbsp room temperature butter
1 cup icing sugar
¼ cup of cocoa powder
¼ cup chilled heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract

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  • In a large mixing bowl, take curd, sugar, and vanilla extract. Whisk well till the sugar dissolves completely.
  • Add oil and whisk till the oil is well combined.
  • Add cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and a pinch of salt in the bowl. Mix well using the cut and fold method. Add milk if required and mix well forming thick flowing consistency batter.
  • Grease the mould with butter to avoid sticking and line butter paper at the bottom of the tray.
  • Transfer the cake batter into the round cake mould.
  • Pat the pan twice to remove the air incorporated into the batter.
  • Cover with aluminium foil or place a plate to prevent water from entering while steaming cake.
  • Place the cake pan into a steamer with enough water for 70 minutes.

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Spread the generous amount of prepared chocolate frosting over the cake, once the cake is cooled. And your steamed cake is all ready to devour!

FAQs On How To Make A Cake Without An Oven

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Q1. Can I bake in the microwave?

A. Yes, you read that right. You can make any cake you like in a microwave. Even in microwaves, some of you might have convection microwaves, and some of you might have non-convection microwaves. The majority of people think that baking a cake in a microwave can only be done in a convection microwave, but that is just not true.

Q2. Can you bake a cake in a steam oven?

A. The first is that you can adapt almost any ‘regular’ cake recipe to be cooked in your steam or combi-steam oven, but you probably shouldn’t.

Q3. Can a countertop oven replace a regular oven?

A. The short answer is yes! A toaster oven can replace a regular oven. When it comes to weighing the distinctions between a toaster and a regular oven, it is all about the fan. Unlike a regular oven, a toaster oven retails with a fan that circulates heat, making the temperature inside more even.

Q4. I’m allergic to gluten. What substitute ingredients can I use?

A. You can go for almond flour or oat flour as a substitute, and it will taste just as great!

Q5. What are good and natural substitutes for sugar that can be used in baking?

A. Honey, maple syrup, and agave are some of the substitutes that you can use.


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