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    zxcvbob Guest

    Default Baking a cake in the Bigass electric roaster

    Anybody tried it? I don't like running the oven in the summer because
    it heats the whole house up, but I could put the roaster outside on the
    porch.

    Would it work better with two round pans or a 9x13"? Or cupcakes?

    A cobbler or a cheesecake might have a better chance of success, but the
    occasion calls for a chocolate cake with frosting.

    Bob

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    zxcvbob Guest

    Default Re: Baking a cake in the Bigass electric roaster

    On 7/12/2010 8:41 PM, zxcvbob wrote:
    > Anybody tried it? I don't like running the oven in the summer because
    > it heats the whole house up, but I could put the roaster outside on the
    > porch.
    >
    > Would it work better with two round pans or a 9x13"? Or cupcakes?
    >
    > A cobbler or a cheesecake might have a better chance of success, but the
    > occasion calls for a chocolate cake with frosting.
    >
    > Bob



    I went with the Bundt pan because it fit the best. I should probably
    throw a towel over the lid to keep the heat more even. It should be
    done in about half an hour; wish me luck. (what's the worst that can
    happen?)

    Bob

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Baking a cake in the Bigass electric roaster

    In article <[email protected]>,
    zxcvbob <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 7/12/2010 8:41 PM, zxcvbob wrote:
    > > Anybody tried it? I don't like running the oven in the summer because
    > > it heats the whole house up, but I could put the roaster outside on the
    > > porch.
    > >
    > > Would it work better with two round pans or a 9x13"? Or cupcakes?
    > >
    > > A cobbler or a cheesecake might have a better chance of success, but the
    > > occasion calls for a chocolate cake with frosting.
    > >
    > > Bob

    >
    >
    > I went with the Bundt pan because it fit the best. I should probably
    > throw a towel over the lid to keep the heat more even. It should be
    > done in about half an hour; wish me luck. (what's the worst that can
    > happen?)
    >
    > Bob


    I imagine there are insulator blankets that would work better. :-)
    They make them for hot water heaters.
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    Ophelia Guest

    Default Re: Baking a cake in the Bigass electric roaster



    "zxcvbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On 7/12/2010 8:41 PM, zxcvbob wrote:
    >> Anybody tried it? I don't like running the oven in the summer because
    >> it heats the whole house up, but I could put the roaster outside on the
    >> porch.
    >>
    >> Would it work better with two round pans or a 9x13"? Or cupcakes?
    >>
    >> A cobbler or a cheesecake might have a better chance of success, but the
    >> occasion calls for a chocolate cake with frosting.
    >>
    >> Bob

    >
    >
    > I went with the Bundt pan because it fit the best. I should probably
    > throw a towel over the lid to keep the heat more even. It should be done
    > in about half an hour; wish me luck. (what's the worst that can happen?)


    The towel could go up in flames...
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    Kajikit Guest

    Default Re: Baking a cake in the Bigass electric roaster

    On Mon, 12 Jul 2010 21:52:54 -0500, zxcvbob <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On 7/12/2010 8:41 PM, zxcvbob wrote:
    >> Anybody tried it? I don't like running the oven in the summer because
    >> it heats the whole house up, but I could put the roaster outside on the
    >> porch.
    >>
    >> Would it work better with two round pans or a 9x13"? Or cupcakes?
    >>
    >> A cobbler or a cheesecake might have a better chance of success, but the
    >> occasion calls for a chocolate cake with frosting.
    >>
    >> Bob

    >
    >
    >I went with the Bundt pan because it fit the best. I should probably
    >throw a towel over the lid to keep the heat more even. It should be
    >done in about half an hour; wish me luck. (what's the worst that can
    >happen?)
    >
    >Bob


    So how was the cake?

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    zxcvbob Guest

    Default Re: Baking a cake in the Bigass electric roaster

    Kajikit wrote:
    > On Mon, 12 Jul 2010 21:52:54 -0500, zxcvbob <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> On 7/12/2010 8:41 PM, zxcvbob wrote:
    >>> Anybody tried it? I don't like running the oven in the summer because
    >>> it heats the whole house up, but I could put the roaster outside on the
    >>> porch.
    >>>
    >>> Would it work better with two round pans or a 9x13"? Or cupcakes?
    >>>
    >>> A cobbler or a cheesecake might have a better chance of success, but the
    >>> occasion calls for a chocolate cake with frosting.
    >>>
    >>> Bob

    >>
    >> I went with the Bundt pan because it fit the best. I should probably
    >> throw a towel over the lid to keep the heat more even. It should be
    >> done in about half an hour; wish me luck. (what's the worst that can
    >> happen?)
    >>
    >> Bob

    >
    > So how was the cake?



    It turned out pretty good. A *little* underdone right on the bottom
    (was the top when it was baking.) That's not really a bad thing.

    Bob

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    gloria.p Guest

    Default Re: Baking a cake in the Bigass electric roaster

    zxcvbob wrote:
    > On 7/12/2010 8:41 PM, zxcvbob wrote:
    >> Anybody tried it? I don't like running the oven in the summer because
    >> it heats the whole house up, but I could put the roaster outside on the
    >> porch.
    >>
    >> Would it work better with two round pans or a 9x13"? Or cupcakes?
    >>
    >> A cobbler or a cheesecake might have a better chance of success, but the
    >> occasion calls for a chocolate cake with frosting.
    >>
    >> Bob

    >
    >
    > I went with the Bundt pan because it fit the best. I should probably
    > throw a towel over the lid to keep the heat more even. It should be
    > done in about half an hour; wish me luck. (what's the worst that can
    > happen?)
    >
    > Bob



    My first out-of-college apartment was in an attic. Kitchen consisted of
    a small fridge, small sink, two burner hotplate, and a n electric
    roaster "oven". Yes, I baked cakes. When I look back on it I'm amazed
    I didn't burn down the house.

    gloria p

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    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Baking a cake in the Bigass electric roaster

    On Tue 13 Jul 2010 07:57:06a, zxcvbob told us...

    > Kajikit wrote:
    >> On Mon, 12 Jul 2010 21:52:54 -0500, zxcvbob <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On 7/12/2010 8:41 PM, zxcvbob wrote:
    >>>> Anybody tried it? I don't like running the oven in the summer
    >>>> because it heats the whole house up, but I could put the
    >>>> roaster outside on the porch.
    >>>>
    >>>> Would it work better with two round pans or a 9x13"? Or
    >>>> cupcakes?
    >>>>
    >>>> A cobbler or a cheesecake might have a better chance of
    >>>> success, but the occasion calls for a chocolate cake with
    >>>> frosting.
    >>>>
    >>>> Bob
    >>>
    >>> I went with the Bundt pan because it fit the best. I should
    >>> probably throw a towel over the lid to keep the heat more even.
    >>> It should be done in about half an hour; wish me luck. (what's
    >>> the worst that can happen?)
    >>>
    >>> Bob

    >>
    >> So how was the cake?

    >
    >
    > It turned out pretty good. A *little* underdone right on the
    > bottom (was the top when it was baking.) That's not really a bad
    > thing.
    >
    > Bob
    >


    I got to this thread late. If your roaster lid has a glass window in
    the middle of it, the glass should be covered tightly with alujminum
    foil for better browning. I have a 55 year old Westinghouse electric
    roaster which has a window in the lid. Westinghouse recommended the
    above in their instruction manual when baking pies, cakes, etc., or
    to encourage better browning when roasting a turkey.

    I have never baked a cake in it, but I have baked many pies in it
    with great success.

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    ~~ A mind is a terrible thing to lose. ~~

    ************************************************** ********

    Wayne Boatwright


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