Cakes are usually one of the most common items in any household menu and while they can easily be bought from outside, doing so is not half as gratifying as baking it yourself. If you own an infrared oven, or are planning on buying one, you will surely wondered if baking cake in an infrared oven is at all possible, and if so, will they turn out to be as good as the ones your mother baked ? To be frank, you may find that baking cake in an infrared oven along the lines followed by your mother may be difficult, because the infrared ovens are typically smaller than conventional ovens of your parents’ generation. You could of course achieve a perfect recipe through trial and error, but we decided to make cooking a little easier by doing our own research and putting together a simple recipe for baking cake in an infrared oven. This recipe is for a pineapple cake, though the procedure can be applied to most types of cakes.
- Yellow Cake Mix – One box
- Brown Sugar – One cup
- Oil – 1/3 cup
- Water – 1 and 1/3 cup
- Block of Cream Cheese – 18 oz.
- Vanilla pudding – 1 box.
- Eggs – 3
- Pineapple – 1 can
- Nuts, Vanilla cream, banana etc. to decorate
- Milk – 2 cups
- Take a mixing bowl and mix the yellow cake mix, eggs, water and oil. Blend all the ingredients smoothly.
- To begin the actual process of baking cake in an infrared oven, take a ten inch non stick coated pan (which is usually available as an accessory with your infrared oven) and pour the mixture into it. Then place the pan on a two inch high rack. To bake cake in infrared oven, it is not necessary to preheat the oven. Baking time should generally not exceed 20 minutes. To avoid burning, it is advisable to bake the cake first for seventeen, minutes and then check the same. Then, if required, the cake should be baked for another three minutes.
- After baking is over, remove the cake form the oven and allow it to cool for seven minutes. To ensure that the cake is ready, insert a toothpick in the center and then remove it. If the toothpick is found clean, the cake is ready. Otherwise, return the cake to the infrared oven and bake for another three to five minutes as per requirement. Again do the toothpick test to ensure that the cake is ready now.
- Mix one cup of brown sugar with one can of crushed pineapple in a bowl and bring the mixture to a quick boil. Place a saucepan over medium heat and stir for five minutes. Pour the mixture on the cooled cake.
- Spread nuts, vanilla cream or bananas for decoration.
As we mentioned at the beginning, the procedure to be followed for baking most types of cake is the same. Indeed, for making simple cakes of different flavors, etc., one simply needs to modify the last couple of steps. Of course, once you are confident of baking simple cakes, you can make changes to this basic recipe for baking cake in an infrared oven to prepare all the delicious recipes you may have in mind.