Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Cake... On the grill!? Who knew.

Did you know you can bake a cake on the grill? I didn't, until today.
I have a few cakes to bake in the next few weeks... With the temperatures over 100° all this week the thought of heating the house just makes me sweat.
I needed a good idea of how to bake without the heat.
After some googling I discovered quite the secret.

Baking on the grill!

How to:

  1. Preheat grill to 350°
  2. Use a really good grilling thermometer to gauge the temperature. I use THIS ONE.
  3. Bake this using indirect heat. (I used 2 out of 4 burners. One on each end of the grill and placed the cake in the middle.) Once the grill has reached the appropriate temperature set it on low heat.
  4. Mix cake as usual.
  5. Pour batter into prepared cake pan.
  6. Place cake on grill in the "cool" spot.
  7. Moderate the temperature so it stays around 350°
  8. Let bake 30 - 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

I actually baked the cake at about 330° and just cooked it a but longer.

The cake turned out beautifully.

I will be doing this again soon.