How to make it

  • Prepare the cake batter according to the recipe directions. The recipe should state that it makes two 8" cakes. (you are not using 8" cake pans.)
  • Prepare the grill. Place coals on the lower rack in the weber charcoal grill off to one side in a moon shape to provide indirect heat to the skillet which will be placed on the top grill. To be sure you can check the size of your skillet that you will be using before lighting the coals. Light the coals, using the lighter fluid or alternate method of your choice. Open the upper and lower vents on the grill.
  • Grease the inside of the cast iron skillet and pour in all of your prepared cake batter.
  • Place the top rack on the grill above the coals, and check your coals by placing your hand over them for 4 seconds. They should be good and hot. Place the batter filled skillet on the rack above the coals off to receive indirect heat. Cover the grill, and turn cover so that the open vents face upwind.
  • Bake cake 35 minutes or time required in the original recipe as if using an oven. Cake is done cooking when a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out cleanly, it reaches 165*F on a meat thermometer, or it springs back to the touch, when lightly pressed in the center.
  • Cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered suger, sifted through a strainer.

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    " It was excellent "
    homeschoolscout ate it and said...
    We tried this, it's great! Thanks for the recipe!
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  • lumpy1 9 years ago
    Quaziefly, I'm so glad you brought that up because my oven was broken for a couple months and I was inspired by some of the depictions in the Marlboro Country cookbooks of the cowboy cooking. I've learned to think outside the box lately. Now I'm in this stage with sterno cookstoves as for fondue.
    I ended up fixing the oven myself thanks to a troubleshooting page on the internet and with an inexpensive part purchaced off the internet.
    With storms and things you do need to be prepared. I was once without electricity for two days and had to pull everything out of the freezer and cook it on the grill.
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    " It was excellent "
    quaziefly ate it and said...
    My mother actually used to have to cook like this when I was young. We did not have an indoor stove and she cooked everything over an open pit fire behind the house. That is where I learned how to cook. Eventually she got her stove and recipes became more refined.

    Living through our share of hurricanes we have had to cook without the use of modern appliances and revert back to the old ways.

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. You have our FIVE!
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