How to Make Cupcakes at Home without an Oven

Written by Aisha Zakari

Zakari Aisha Saliu is a passionate cook who loves to travel and meet new people. Her exposure to places and people is her strength in learning new recipes. She is a diverse and passionate writer on topics related to personal development, humanity, relationships, entrepreneurial skills, and life in general.

May 8, 2022

Seen that favorite chocolate cupcake recipe and you can’t get your mind off it because you are without an oven? I say sit back, relax and enjoy as I’m about to tell you how to make cupcakes at home without an oven. Cupcakes, just like chocolate chip cookies are special delicacies.

There are many ways you can bake at home without an oven:

1. Sand method

2. Stones method

3. Wire rack method

1. The Sand Method

This method is a slow cooking method and transmits heat to the baking pan.

Procedures

STEP 1: Take a big pot and place it on a stovetop or gas top. Make sure the pot is clean and dry.

STEP 2: Add in sand either clay or sandy till it gets to the middle of the pot.

STEP 3: Turn on the heat, cover the pot and preheat this for 20 minutes.

STEP 4: Carefully place the cake pan with the batter on the sand so as to avoid pouring.

STEP 5: That’s it, you can bake now.

2. The Stone Method

The stone method is quite similar to the sand as it gives heat from the bottom to the top. The cake in turn absorbs heat which helps in rising and baking it.

Procedures

STEP 1: Take a big pot and place it on a stovetop or gas top. Make sure the pot is clean and dry.

STEP 2: Add in stones till it gets to the middle of the pot.

STEP 3: Turn on the heat, cover the pot and preheat this for 20 minutes.

STEP 4: Place your cake pan on the stones carefully to avoid it from pouring.

STEP 5: That’s how to make cupcakes at home without an oven. Just by using stones, it’s that easy.

3. The Wire Rack Method

This is quite simple and easy as you’ll just be using a wire rack as means of transmitting heat.

Procedures

STEP 1: Take a big pot and place it on a stovetop or gas top. Make sure the pot is clean and dry.

STEP 2: Place a wire rack on the pot.

STEP 3: Turn on the heat, cover the pot and preheat this for 20 minutes.

STEP 4: Place your cake batter gently on the rack.

STEP 5: Wait while the rack does the baking.

Precautions on How to Make Cupcakes At Home without Oven

Now that you know the method to use, go ahead and make a selection.

1. But remember to reduce the heat from high to medium when you commence with the baking.

2. Another precaution is to add parchment paper to the pan before pouring the batter so as to stop it from burning.

3. Remember to grease the pan with butter before pouring the batter into the cupcake liners.

4. To check the doneness of cupcakes, poke a hole into ousting toothpick or skewer. If it comes out clean, you’re done. The cakes are ready!

5. Time varies for baking but 20-45 minutes should do the trick depending on the recipe and quantity.

Below is a recipe on how to make cupcakes at home without an oven.

Cupcakes Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cups of sugar
  • 12 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of milk

Procedures

STEP 1: In a bowl, sift flour, baking powder, and salt.

STEP 2: In a different bowl, beat egg and sugar with a mixer or by hand till soft, doubled in size, and fluffy.

STEP 3: Once the butter is soft and fluffy, add melted butter and vanilla extract.

STEP 4: Add in the flour bit by bit till well mixed with the batter. 

STEP 5: Add in milk and give this a light mix. Don’t put in too much pressure as not to over mix batter.

STEP 6: Grease your pan and get ready to bake with the sand, stones, or the wire rack method. Tada! That’s how you make cupcakes without an oven at home.

Conclusion

Making cupcakes is quite easy now, don’t you think so? If the cake gets burnt, simply level out the burnt part using a knife or a cake scraper. Nothing to worry about, get baking!

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