Omnia Oven cake trial

The experimentation with the Omnia oven continues.

With some guidance from the Extreme knitter I set about producing a cake.

I’ve never baked a cake before, so this was a new adventure for me.

I opted for the cheat route and used a Betty Crocker Cake mix; just add oil, water & eggs to the packet mixture to produce a fluffy, light cake. I like coconut, so I added some desiccated coconut to the mix.

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Although I was cooking this cake at home I only used implements that I would have readily available in the campervan for authenticity as the oven will be used on our camping trips. I hand mixed the ingredients with a wooden spoon and poured the mix into the greased oven, scattering breadcrumbs beforehand to stop the cake sticking to the pan.

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After about 20 minutes cooking, the top of the cake looked ready and it passed the fork test, so it was left to cool.

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Getting the cake out proved to be awkward and once it was out on to the plate it was obvious that I had set the gas burner too high and the bottom was black

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Not one to give up I cut the black bits off and offered the extreme knitter a small portion with ice cream for a taste test.


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It was lacking something. It tasted bloody horrible. The E/knitter smiled politely as she nibbled tiny pieces of it trying not to be negative, but the burnt taste had impregnated the whole cake. Uckk!!

Into the dustbin with it and I lit a scented candle in an attempt to cover that lingering burnt smell in the kitchen.

We have decided that the silicone mould would be a great advantage when baking cakes, now if we could just find someone that sells them in the UK.

I did consider not writing this post. I mean, why show your mistakes?

I would like to say that I wrote it because I felt that honesty and true professionalism was the order of the day, but really, it was just too funny not to share.

I shall probably try Pork Chops, roast potatoes and Yorkshire puddings next week.



7 thoughts on “Omnia Oven cake trial

  1. You can buy the new mould especially made for the Omnia oven from, or Sea Dog Solutions. Either can get it to you. We sell Omnias in the U.S., and just made our first shipment to Amazon yesterday. They are wonderful. I made a peach cobbler in my oven before I got the mould and had a nasty clean up. There is virtually no clean up with the mould. I butter mine before baking and no bread crumbs needed. If cooled just a few minutes, the cake should come out nicely. (the texture of the batter will make a difference I think too) You might also want to go to Facebook page Omnia stovetop cooking, and recipes for Omnia stovetop cooking. Our community is growing and we share ideas, things that work, things that don’t. Ha! Also, I don’t think I could cook without my thermometer that I use with my Omnia. Just some ideas that I hope helps you enjoy your oven even more. They are unique. I think we’re becoming a cult. 🙂

    • Thank you Ginger for the info. The amazon link currently shows out of stock, but I will keep trying it. I have joined the facebook page which looks good. I have never seen the thermometer before. I always wanted to be in a cult. I just couldn’t find one that would have me. lol

      • Don is an Amazon professional seller and he suggests that you write to this email address directly to Sun and Ice and they may be able to help you get a mold.
        I am the admini for both Omnia sites I mentioned and have not added anyone in the last day or two. Did you join earlier, or are you possibly on another Facebook Omnia site? Yes, you can be in our cult. I don’t ordinarily think cults are a good thing, but in our case, they are just fine. 🙂

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