An electric skillet is an incredibly versatile kitchen item that can be used for cooking, frying, serving, and baking. Baking in an electric skillet is as possible as cooking or frying in such a skillet.
Many electric skillets can be comfortably used to bake snacks, cornbread, biscuits, potatoes, certain kinds of cakes like muffins, coffee cakes, and even cake mixes. The bottom and sides of the baked item will brown adequately, except the uppermost part, giving it a very attractive look.
The best part of baking in an electric skillet is that you would not power on your oven at any point in time, saving you ample energy and thus reducing your electricity bill.
Although, baking in an electric skillet requires you to make a few slight adjustments like using a wire rack or aluminum foil to line the frying pan/skillet.
You could also put a baking pan that can fit the skillet inside. The best part of baking with an electric skillet is the fact that you are free to make use of your favorite mixes and baking recipes to have a fabulous outcome.
Items Required for Baking in an electric skillet
- A baking pan
- Mixed ingredients/item to be baked
- Electric skillet
- Aluminum foils or wire rack
Method 1 – The Baking Pan Method;
The baking pan method is the easiest way users around the world use to enjoy baking in an electric skillet.
The method requires following 7 simple steps:
- Power on the electric skillet and place the lid on it.
- Turn on the temperature dial to the required temperature of the item to be baked per the baking instructions
- Prepare, mix and ready your meal to be baked according to the recipe
- Place the readied item in a baking pan.
- Take the lid off the electric skillet and place a wire rack at the base of the skillet. Center the baking pan on the wire rack, and gently put the lid back on the skillet, leaving it slightly uncovered.
- Begin baking the food until it is ready or following the recommended time in the recipe brochure.
- Take the baked food out of the electric skillet and turn off the electric skillet.
Method 2 – The Aluminum Foil Method for Baking Cakes
The Aluminum foil method is best suited for baking cakes and has about 8 simple steps to get your cake out and looking as if it was baked in an oven.
The steps for baking in an electric skillet using aluminum foil include:
- Line the bottom and sides of the electric skillet with one layer of aluminum foil. Remove and set the liner aside.
- Cover and preheat the skillet to 275°F.
- Using the cake recipe instruction, prepare the cake mix and set aside.
- Take the lid of the skillet and gently place back the aluminum foil liner in the base of the skillet. Gently pour the cake mix batter into the aluminum foil lined skillet. Cover the lid of the skillet, leaving it slightly uncovered.
- Bake your cake for about 45 minutes or until you feel it is ready. Remove the lid and let the cake cook for an additional 5 minutes to enable the top to dry – but that is if you desire not mandatory.
- Turn off the electric skillet and disconnect/remove the cord from the power source.
- Place either a plate or a tray over the electric skillet and gently flip the pan to extract the cake.
- Remove the aluminum foil liner from the cake and allow the cake to cool before serving/consuming.
- The use of a wire rack to raise the baking pan of the surface of the electric skillet prevents the food from being burned and allows even distribution of heat.
- You could make use of metal skewers or crumpled aluminum foils if there isn’t a wire rack available.
- Don’t try to extract the cake with your hands from the electric skillet, gently turn over on a plate or tray.