Food and life

Confession of a Cakeaholic


By Maria

When I bake the world gets better, and the world is better, but then it is not and I need to do it again.

 It’s been a long time now since I started baking some really delicious cakes. And believe me now it’s like “MAGIC” that the idea of baking came in my mind and it makes my day. Let me share my very first experience of baking a cake. There was no electricity in our area which is one of the daily problems faced by the people of Karachi. I was so bored so I just went into my kitchen to eat something but unfortunately nothing was there.

Instead of starving I thought of helping myself by utilizing the things available at that very moment. Luckily I found all what is required to bake a cake except for the electricity therefore the very first cake I made was on a gas stove.

Let me just quickly share the step by step method of baking a cake on a gas stove:

Put a stand/Small pan inside a big clean steel dish on a stove with full high flame and completely cover the lid so that the heat will stay inside the dish and create the oven hot temperature inside.


For a batter, I put on the following ingredients in a pan and mix it for like 15 to 20 minutes.

1 cup of oil

2 Egg

 1 cup powdered sugar

2 drop vanilla essence

1 cup of All purpose Flour

4 tablespoon of cocoa powder

1 teaspoon of baking powder

(If your batter is thick, just add some hot milk but make sure that it is softer and not very thin)

Grease the cake pan with oil on its plate and corners, add the batter in it and put it inside the dish on the stove carefully. Lower the flame a little to avoid the burning of the cake.                                                                                                               

 (Also I burned my hand there and the mark is still on my left hand so make sure to put the pan properly  if you are trying doing this job)

When I checked after 20 minutes I was the happiest person alive, seeing it is no longer a batter, but a cake which is already started swelling up evenly. Just after 15 minutes of waiting again I checked with the match stick that the cake is done or not and it was perfectly done.


Right after this piece of happiness, I thought of putting on some more creativity to decorate it (Which is one of my favorite jobs when it comes to baking).

Here is the topping I mostly use in almost all of my cakes:

Melt some chocolate (Grab dairy milks) which you can do by putting a saucer over another steel dish with hot burning water. After it got melted add half cup of thick cream, mix it well and cover your cake with it. Sprinkle the leftovers of the cake over it. You can also put up some colorful bounties or whatever chocolate you like over it.

The Final Look Of My First ever Cake !!

Once you get into this job of baking you will never come out. Mark my words. HAPPY BAKING!


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