Yummy brownies, crunchy cookies, and delicious cakes…! Does your mouth water when you hear these words? Right now, you may start planning to bake something nice, but what if your oven is not working? Keep your worries aside! We have got your back covered! In this blog, let’s look at some easy ways to bake without an oven. Are you game? We are!

Different Methods of Baking without an Oven

Stove tops, pressure cookers, slow cookers, and many more options are available, which you can use to bake instead of ovens. Let’s look at these options one by one.

1. Microwave Baking

You can conveniently bake mug cakes using microwave devices/ovens. You can even add brownies, pizzas, and different types of bread to the list of items that can be baked using this method. But you need to ensure that you use microwave-safe trays and pans. Some may feel that microwave cooking is not a very healthy option, but then, you are not going to bake things every day. So, for occasional baking, especially when your normal oven is not functioning properly, microwave baking is a good alternative.

2. Slow Cookers

A slow cooker is a cooking appliance that cooks food slowly at a low temperature. Hence the name! Whereas, a pressure cooker is used to cook food pretty quickly. A slow cooker pot is similar to a baking tin. To bake cakes or other goodies, just utilize the heat from the cooker pot.

3. Pressure Cookers

You can bake delicious cheesecakes using pressure cookers. The maximum time that a pressure cooker takes to bake something is 30 minutes. You can even bake biscuits or cookies using these cookers. And, they ensure that you have both a comfortable and quick baking experience.

Pressure Cookers

4. Cast Iron Skillets

Cast iron skillets get better with time. And, you can utilize a cast iron skillet as one of the alternatives for baking purposes. The food gets heated evenly in a cast iron skillet. You can easily bake bread with these skillets. Just get the dough ready, and then place it on your cast iron skillet with butter greasing. And, don’t forget to cover them all with a lid!

Cast Iron Skillets

5. Stove Tops

You can make use of a heavy bottom pot on a stove top for baking cakes. You need to be careful not to burn the bottom of your cake on a stove top. 

Baking an Eggless Chocolate Cake

Now that you know it’s possible to bake without oven, let’s take a quick glance at a recipe for baking an eggless chocolate cake using a pressure cooker.


1 cup of condensed milk

¼  cup of warm milk

¼ cup of oil

1 tsp vanilla essence

1 tsp vinegar

1 cup of plain flour or maida

¼ baking soda

¼ baking powder

2 tbsp cocoa powder

Salt (just a pinch)

For preparing the cooker for baking: One and a half cups of sand or salt 

How to Bake Your Cake in the Pressure Cooker?

  1. Empty one and a half cups of sand or salt into the cooker.
  2. Place any cup or cooker rack.
  3. Close the cooker lid. Don’t keep the gasket and whistle. Heat for 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Take a big mixing bowl (for the batter preparation).
  5. Mix the condensed milk, oil, vanilla essence, vinegar, and warm milk in the mixing bowl.
  6. Beat the mixture for a full minute.
  7. Get hold of a sieve. Take the maida, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and a pinch of salt and sieve them well.
  8. Add the warm milk and mix all the ingredients well.
  9. Take a cake mould of the following dimensions:

Length – 17 cm, Breadth – 15 cm and Height – 6 cm.

  1. Grease the cake mould with butter. Also, use some butter paper at the bottom of the cake tray.
  2. Transfer the entire cake batter to the mould. 
  3. Keep the cake tray inside your pressure cooker.
  4. Close the cooker lid (without the gasket and whistle). 
  5. Simmer the cake batter for 40 minutes.
  6. Once the time is over, insert a toothpick into the middle of the cake. In case the toothpick comes out clean, it indicates that the cake is baked well.
  7. Take the cake out of the cooker and let it cool down. Ice the cake if required.
  8. Your eggless chocolate cake is now ready to eat!

chocolate cake

Doesn’t it seem like a cakewalk?

Hope you found our easy ways to bake without an oven helpful. Try them at home and surprise your family and friends!!!