How to bake cake using sand in a cooking pot; No Oven

Delicious Cake baked using sand in a cooking pot placed on a stove top.
 I have posted a cake baked without an oven earlier on the blog. However, that cake wasn't baked using sand. The baking pan was paced directly on the pot and I don't think I'll bake like that again. Using sand and foil actually maintains the pot and is neat too. This I experimented with a small sized cake and because it turned out so great, I'll bake much bigger cakes using these method in the future becaause my oven actually consumes more gas than baking in a pot on the burners. Even when one has an oven, baking in a pot with sand really saves gas because less is consumed.


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 sachet baking margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence. (Shop measuring cups and spoons)

First of all I accidentally added the sugar direct to flour instead of beating it with margarine first, that scared me but the cake turned out great. Because sugar had already accidentally been added to dry flour, I had to add the eggs one after the other and beat with margarine before adding the vanilla essence. 

Baking without oven procedure:
The sifted flour which already has other dry ingredients added, now begins to get folded in with the egg/margarine mixture. After all the folding in, The taste is great and by now the pot of sand has been on the stove for about 20 minutes. The baking pan is greased, some flour sprinkled inside before pouring in the batter. Foil is used to cover the sand before the baking pan is placed on the foil in the
hot pot. I baked for 40 minutes and it was so yummy.
The pictures below explain even better.

 Pot of sand heating while I mix the batter. You can use salt instead.

 Flour with all dry ingredients and the sugar I accidentally poured in

 Gradually beating the eggs and margarine. You can use butter please

 Folding in the batter with a wooden spoon (Shop wooden spoons)

 Just covered the hot sand with foil so it doesn't get into the cake

 Baking pan with batter about to be placed in the hot pot of sand (Shop good baking pans)

 Pan in the hot pot, covered and left to bake for 40 minutes

 Pot is opened and this is the cake well baked without an oven

 Delicious cake baked with no oven, in a pot with hot sand

 Yummy cake baked on a stove top

 Pick a piece please. Cake is very tasty. You like?
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  1. Blossom11/22/2016

    looks great! I'm sure it was yummy. l'd love to bake for my kids this Christmas. what are your thoughts on cake icing, fondants etc

    1. Please do. I don't let my kids eat icing and fondant. Except for celebrations, when I buy or bake, it's cakes without icing.

  2. Itohan9/19/2017

    Hello ma...looking at the picture of thus cake it looks exactly like the one I baked. I don't have baking idea I only watched the video on YouTube..... But I thought it didn't cone out well unlike other cake that when cut some pieces will fall off......

    1. This is an awesome cake, a taste will convince you dear. Actually, there are different types of cakes, some are heavier and softer than others... There is pound cake (Nigerian cake), cheesecake, chocolate cake, madeira cake Etc. You can check out these two cake posts on the blog. The second one has particles like you just described.


    2. Also check out this cake baked without an oven

    3. After reading your comments again. I am more certain that what you want is madeira cake. Follow this link:


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