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I’m obsessed with baking. Before I started high school and my workload practically doubled, I used to be able to bake a lot more. Nevertheless, I still love cake and I really like eating it, but it takes a good amount of time to bake. Time that I don’t have.

I contacted my cousin, aka the baking extraordinaire, and asked her for a quick and easy way to bake a cake without using an oven. Her answer: a sandwich maker. I’m not going to lie, when she first told me to use a sandwich maker, I was skeptical, but it turns out that it works. It works really well.

Her recipe said to construct your own cake mix, but I just used the boxed kind. All I did was follow the mixing directions on the Betty Crocker German Chocolate cake mix box but instead of preheating my oven, I plugged in my sandwich maker. Lastly, I poured the batter into the device and closed the lid. Since baking a cake in an oven takes around 30 minutes, I was expecting the sandwich maker to take at least 10 but I was pleasantly surprised when it was done in six minutes.

I was a little bit wary of taking it out because I couldn’t believe that it could be done so quickly. I took out my trusty fork and poked it a couple of times to make sure it was baked all the way through, and it was. As for the taste, there was absolutely no difference. If it weren’t for the triangular shape you wouldn’t be able to tell that the cake hadn’t been baked in an oven.

Overall, I was elated by the discovery of the sandwich maker turned oven and I plan to use it a lot. The only downside is that you make less portions so this might not be a good idea if you’re planning on entertaining guests. As for me, I plan on using this trick whenever I get a random craving because who doesn’t love cake?

I poured the batter into the sandwich maker after it had heated up.

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