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Birthday cake - help no oven!

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LIZS Wed 14-Aug-19 17:16:32

Oven has given up the ghost and, with only limited time to organise a replacement involving a probable wiring upgrade, not likely to be resolved soon. What is the best alternative method for baking a cake for dd's birthday please? I have :-
Pressure king pro
Halogen cooker
Many thanks !

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Ricekrispie22 Wed 14-Aug-19 17:21:43

Either do a no bake cheesecake or an ice cream cake

LIZS Wed 14-Aug-19 17:22:52

Suggested a no-bake or fridge cake but did not go down well. It is her 18th, so no pressure!

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Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Wed 14-Aug-19 17:23:45

Those are good ideas but in the circumstances can't you just buy one?

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Wed 14-Aug-19 17:24:38

Cross post. Can you bake it in a friend's or relative's house?

NeverSayFreelance Wed 14-Aug-19 17:25:03

Do any of these work for you?

I don't have any experience of making them I was just so curious as to whether or not you can bake a cake without an oven I had to Google's

TremblingFanjo Wed 14-Aug-19 17:25:10

You can microwave sponge - it looks very anaemic so chocolate works slightly better. Slow cooker also a possibility.

What's she got against cheesecake? Or indeed shop bought cake?

BikeRunSki Wed 14-Aug-19 17:25:59

Rocky road?

OverpricedFloorCushion Wed 14-Aug-19 17:27:32


MiniDoofa Wed 14-Aug-19 17:29:35

Mum used to regularly make cakes in microwave. As mentioned by pp it comes out a bit pale- but presumably you’re going to ice it anyway?
Not sure what you’d cook it in? Maybe Tupperware or similar? Easy enough to shape once cooked by taking slivers off sides?
Good luck!! Sounds like you’ll both always remember her 18th cake!!

WhenPushComesToShove Wed 14-Aug-19 17:33:38

No cook brownies

NannyR Wed 14-Aug-19 17:33:54

I went to a party where the cake was a huge square fridge cake (the sort of thing with crushed biscuits, raisins, cherries etc held together with butter, syrup and chocolate). It was iced just like a sponge cake with rolled out fondant icing, icing flowers etc. Looked and tasted very good.

But if she's not keen on a fridge cake I think your only option is to buy one, microwaved cake doesn't taste that nice. I'm sure at 18, she will realise that you can't come up with a beautiful, home-based masterpiece if you haven't got access to an oven.

MiniDoofa Wed 14-Aug-19 17:33:57

Ah! Google says bake in microwave in silicone bake moulds!

HollyBollyBooBoo Wed 14-Aug-19 17:35:20

Just buy one from any supermarket?!

WhenPushComesToShove Wed 14-Aug-19 17:37:20

bumblebeejockstrap Wed 14-Aug-19 17:37:20

Could you buy some cake sponge bases? If so mix some whipped cream with nutella and/or strawberries and layer the cake then finish off with whipped cream on top. Where i am from this is a traditional birthday cake.

ineedaholidaynow Wed 14-Aug-19 17:37:37

Can you buy a plain sponge cake and decorate it yourself, so some of it is personal?

bumblebeejockstrap Wed 14-Aug-19 17:40:23


LIZS Wed 14-Aug-19 18:20:26

Thank you, Microwave looks most hopeful. Can add loads of icing to disguise of needs be! Got a week or so to plan ahead, maybe we can beg a friend yet! Bought a cake for her 16th so she fancies homemade this time.

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Roussette Wed 14-Aug-19 18:30:49

She knows you haven't got an oven surely?

Why would she really want a cake you bake if she knows this?

Microwave cakes are a bit rubbery. A no cook biscuit chocolate marshmallow delight is the way to go

user1474894224 Wed 14-Aug-19 18:34:03

She may fancy homemade but at 18 she's also old enough to understand why that might not be possible. FFS... she's not a baby. Let her have a homemade cake when you have an oven. (Unless a friend would let you bake at theirs).

LIZS Wed 14-Aug-19 18:39:05

Of course she understands, just exploring possibilities. We've often been on holiday for her birthday so a homemade cake is a bit of a treat. cake

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daphine2004 Wed 14-Aug-19 18:40:27

I’d also buy one. You have a week. Order from M&S as it’s a special birthday and I’m sure she will be fine.

daphine2004 Wed 14-Aug-19 18:41:00

She could have a second cake once your oven is fixed.

CrispbuttyNo1 Wed 14-Aug-19 18:42:07

Just ask a friend if you can use her oven. confused

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