Can I broil a box cake in the oven? HELP!
My oven has recently broken, it turns on but does not heat. On the other hand, my broiler works just fine and I've been able to cook peach cobbler and peach bread, though that calls for a different recipe. Of course. it's a pandemic and I'm unable to get the oven fixed right now, I will be making a 4 tier chocolate box cake for my friends birthday in a square 8x8" pan and I really don't want to mess it up, is there any possible way to figure out how long to bake a cake in the oven on the low broiler setting, should i just check it every 15 minutes?
Thank you in advance
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BakerBren has given some suggestions for how to broil a cake.
But I (still) fear the results because of the top down broiler heating.
There is an established & tested method of baking a cake using a stovetop.
It's really a steaming method, and needs a lidded frypan or saucepan.
Many recipes out there....see if they correspond to your box mix, or need a little adjustment.
Alternately, you can microwave cake batter just fine. I wouldn't recommend doing it all in one 8x8 pan at once, but rather splitting it into 2-3 smaller round ramekins, mugs, or bowls. If you have a microwaveable square container you can use that. Look for time recommendations in a Google search, but 2-3minutes usually does it per cake for me. Layering and frosting hide the imperfections. Good luck!