Making cake on the stove

Our apartment here in Seoul doesn’t have an oven. So for about a year and a half now I’ve been unable to bake anything. I really enjoy baking so it’s been a little bit of a struggle. At the same time though it’s probably been a good thing for our waistlines that I don’t have an oven to bake with.

The other day my husband was watching YouTube videos about Korean cooking. He came across a video that was called 밀크 케이크 (milk cake). The lady in the video cooks the cake on the stove….it was very interesting, and I had to try it! You can find the link here.

The recipe calls for:

  • 2 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk + 1/4 cup
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp brown rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp grape seed oil

Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the sugar and mix. Beat 2 eggs and brown rice vinegar together, add the egg mixture and milk to flour mixture. Mix well. Add about 1/4 cup milk if the batter is too thick. Preheat the pan for 3 minutes on medium, turn heat to low and add the oil and heat for 1 minute. Add the batter, cover and cook for 30 minutes. Turn over and cook for 10 minutes.

I did things just a little bit differently. My pan wasn’t as deep as hers, but it was a little wider. I ended up having to cook mine on one side for about 60 minutes. It hadn’t quite firmed up at 30 minutes for me to flip it. She beats her eggs in the same bowl as her flour, however I beat mine in a seperate bowl. Lastly, I used extra virgin oil olive instead of grapeseed oil because I didn’t have grapeseed oil.

I was sort of nervous to flip it over because of how big it was. So I ended up using a cutting board to help me, and it worked pretty well.

I was really excited to make this cake, and I think it came out pretty well. The taste was great, sweet but not too sweet. Slightly dense, but in a good way. It was just yummy 🙂 My first “baking” experience on a stove was a success!

June 19, 2016
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