How to bake a cake with a jiko using sand
I’d like to show you how easy this process of how to bake a cake with a jiko because I feel like it’s being underrated and not being given enough credit. It’s cheap and it’s effective. There are two methods to this process. There’s one that uses sand and the other, stones. In going to show you the latter.
What we’ll need :
A large lid
After you’ve made your cake batter (click here for the batter procedure).
Light your jiko and make sure the charcoal is hot.
Then take a larger sufuria than the one that has your cake batter and place it on the jiko.
Get 3 flat stones and place it in the sufuria. This is so that the sufuria that contains the cake mixture is even.
Place the smaller sufuria inside the larger one and cover with a lid ensuring that it is big enough to cover the outermost sufuria.
Add hot charcoal on top of that lid. (This is to enable the cake to cook evenly.)
Bake for about 30 to 45 minutes.
To check if the cake is ready, poke the cake with a fork or a knife, if it comes out clean, the cake is ready.