Bread Maker Cake
When you think about bread machines, you typically picture baking delicious breads. While that is 100% true, you can also use your bread maker to bake a cake. Surprised? Well, you shouldn’t be and that’s because the baking process is almost the same and the only difference between the two lies in the ingredients used.
Depending on the model of your bread machine, you will want to either use the “bake only” or “quick bread” setting. If using the “bake only” setting, it’s important to mix in the ingredients before you add them to the machine, but if you use the quick bread setting, it’s going to skip the rising step required for yeast breads. Regardless of the one you go with, you’ll easily be able to bake a delicious cake in bread machine without using an oven.
What you’ll need to bake the cake:
- Boxed cake mix for a 2 layer cake.
- Kitchen tongs.
- Rubber spatula.
- Oil and eggs as per instructions on the cake mix.
Bread Maker Cake Using The “Cake” or “Quick Bread Cycle”
- In order to bake a delicious cake in your bread machine, you can choose between the “quick bread” or “cake cycle”. Begin by adding the oil, eggs and the cake mix in the bread machine’s kneading bucket. Make sure that your bread machine is unplugged.
- After adding the ingredients in the kneading bucket, plug in your bread machine. You should also use the “Light Crust” setting which is going to help improve the texture and taste of the cake. After everything’s set, just press the Start button and the bread machine will begin mixing the ingredients together. When the ingredients are fully mixed, press the “Pause” button.
- Using a rubber spatula, carefully stir the ingredients in the kneading bucket. They need to actually look like a smooth cake batter if you really want to make sure your cake will look and taste amazing. After that, use the kitchen tongs to pull the kneading paddle out of the pan, close the lid on the bread machine and restart it.
- At this point you should wait until the bread machine finishes its cycle and then use a skewer to check if the cake is baked. Make sure to insert it in the middle of the cake and if it comes out clean, then you know your cake is ready.
- Before turning the cake upside down on a cooling rack, it’s necessary that you cool it in the baking pan for several minutes.
Bread Maker Cake Using The “Bake Only” Function
- To bake your cake using this function, mix the oil, eggs and the cake mix by hand, using a spoon, a stand mixer or a hand mixer until you get a smooth paste.
- Remove the kneading paddle from the bucket and carefully pour the cake batter in the bread bucket.
- Place the bread bucket into the bread machine and choose the “Light Crust” and “Bake Only” cycle. After that, it’s all a waiting game, so be patient and wait until the baking is completed. When it’s done, the bread machine will usually make a sound (play a song, beep, etc). Again, to make sure the cake is ready, use a long skewer and insert it into the middle. If the skewer comes out clean, then you know the cake is ready.
- Lastly, allow the cake to cool off on a cooling rack (ten minutes will do) and then turn the bread bucket upside down in order to completely remove the cake from it. Keep in mind that unless it’s completely cooled off, it’s not recommended that you start decorating or serving the cake.