Electricity cut off and my cake is in the oven. What to do?

Help!!! I'm baking cake and suddenly electricity cut off. It baked for 5 min. What should I do now?

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Sandi Niemeyer
Sandi Niemeyer April 28, 2018

If you have a grill, fire it up. Get it to about 360 and pop your cake in. Adjust heat to 350 and DO NOT open for 30 minutes. I have done this and it worked. Best of luck!

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Winifred Ryan
Winifred Ryan April 28, 2018

Sounds great, I was thinking Dutch oven if you had one that was large enough to fit your cake pan, but the time to get the charcoal or wood hot would not be the best for the quality of the cake. Sandi has a better option if it's available to you.

Nancy
Nancy April 29, 2018

Too late now, but for futures. Not optimal, but you can store mixed batter a few days in fridge before baking.
Maybe worth trying for a 5-minute baked cake.

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BerryBaby
BerryBaby April 29, 2018

True, but if electricity is out, so is fridge.

Nancy
Nancy April 29, 2018

BB - you're right, of course.
But I've learned (through sore experience of power outage) that a fridge (kept mostly closed) will hold its temps for 1-2 days, and a freezer (ditto) will hold for 3-4.

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