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Hot time in the old electric skillet or well if this don't take the cake... 
May 2, 2010 7:47 pm 
Updated: Oct. 19, 2013 10:22 am
Okay, baking in your electric skillet. I have been looking for it for some time and finally found it. Spring cleaning and all, you find all sorts of neat stuff.


1 package of chocolate cake mix or 1 recipe of your choice for a regular size cake.
1 & 1/2 cups minature marshmellows
1 & 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, or nuts of your choice

Oil and flour or spray skillet with Pam type spray.
Do not reheat the skillet. Start with it cold.

Mix up cake mix according to the direstions. Pour mixture into electric skillet. Put on cover with vent closed.

Bake at 275* F. for 25 to 30 minutes or until done with tooth pick test. Immediately turn off skillet and sprinkle minature marshmellows over top of cake. Sprinkle chocolate chips and chopped nuts over cake.

Replace the cover and let sit for about 10 minutes or util chips and marshmellows are melted.

Swirl top in a marble fashion if desired. This is served from the skillet.



Angle food cake.........400*........50 to 60 a 10 inch Bundt pan
Pound cake................420*........60 10 inch Bundt pan
Butter cake.................420*........45 to 50 minutes........8" square pan
Quick Breads..........400*........55 to 60 2  8 & 1/2" x 4 & 1/2" x 2 & 2/8"  loaf pan
Bar cookies................400*........45 to 55 minutes........9 square pan
Muffins.......................420*........25 minutes.................6 thingy cupcake pan
Pre-cooking a pie crust.........420*.......35 to 40 minutes.......8 or 9 inch glass pie pan
Baking potatoes.........420*........60 to 70 minutes.......Oiled and not wrapped or wrapped

Vent should be closed on all skillet baking. Use a trivet or rack so the pans do not sit directly on the bottom of the skillet.. Do not pre-heat skillet.  You can get a smal 1/4" thick rack, like a disfusser (a small rack came with my pressure cooker) .

Hope you get to try these ideas and God bless us, everyone. Take care, Kitten

May 2, 2010 7:58 pm
Kitten, this is GREAT!! Thank you!! I'm saving this as a link in my RB. It might be nice to have a baked potato, or quick bread or whatever in the heat of summer without heating up the entire house anymore than it already is!! Also, when camping, MUFFINS with NO OVEN (I can see it now, I'll be the HIT of the campground!!) Thanks again!
May 2, 2010 8:03 pm
Speaking of camping, couldn't you do the same kind of baking but use a cast iron camp fire dutch oven. Hot coals on the bottom and hot coals on the top and you're set to go.
May 2, 2010 8:06 pm
Yep, if I HAD a cast iron dutch oven and those puppys are pricey!!! Would LOVE to have one.
May 2, 2010 8:10 pm
Kitten - I don't have an electric skillet, but I loved the title of this blog so I had to check it out. You still have a way with words, haha! &hearts!
May 2, 2010 8:11 pm
Dang! Foiled again. &hearts;
May 2, 2010 8:11 pm
Thanks, Kitten! I don't have an electric skillet, but this is interesting.
May 2, 2010 8:22 pm
I got these tips years ago. From a Duncan Hines little folder I think. Not sure. Oh well, I also, alas, have lost my electric skillet. And now that it is just me, I have no use for one but the Rocky road cake can be done to any cake. Just add the toppings and back in the oven, turned off and let it set for a few minutes.
May 2, 2010 8:27 pm
I saw a show some time ago where a chef, fancy guy, used a cast iron dutch oven and made some unbelievable high end things. It was a show on how versatile a dutch oven can be. Beautiful dishes with some fantastic sauces and just a campfire and a dutch oven...well, maybe it was several dutch ovens.
May 2, 2010 8:31 pm
Thanks Kitten. Saving this! One never knows when the oven will die! My dryer just bit the dust....sigh.
May 2, 2010 9:02 pm
Kitten, this is just great!!! What a good idea, baking in the electic skillet. Sure would beat heating up the kitchen on a hot summer day!! Thanks for posting this...Ginny
May 2, 2010 11:59 pm
Kitten, Thank you for reminding me about the electic skillet. I have to get it out. Also good for those rainy days when I can't grill!
May 3, 2010 12:41 am
Yea! I found it! This is super info. When we first married we had friends who had no oven, but they had an electric skillet in which they baked. Their name? Stover!
May 4, 2010 10:58 am has a really nice looking covered electric skillet in their wedding catalog on line. And if you have AAA, you get 10% off. I would pre cook the potatoes in the microwave and finish them in the skillet. That way you will save at least half the time, and they still develop the roasty flavor. Angel food cake? It won't rise in a bundt pan. But the individual bundt pans would be good for little cakes assuming the pan fits. I saw a great camping oven at Costco yesterday. It runs on propane cannisters. It would be fantastic for an outdoor kitchen, or places like mine that become unbearably hot in the summer. Or camping, naturally. My daughter and her boyfriend went camping to a popular site, and she brought lots of home-made muffins for her crowd. Some other campers offered to buy them from one of the guys, and they set up a little muffin stand and paid for their trip. Imagine cooking them outside and attracting neighboring campers. And racoons. And bears. oh my!
May 5, 2010 4:08 pm
I wish I still had my electric skillet.I have to stop lending things out!Might have to get me another one.Good blog!
May 5, 2010 5:46 pm
You are all very welcome. I feel we are here to help each other and when I find a good idea, i always want to share it.
Jul. 31, 2010 11:47 am
Kitten, You rock! Many Thanks! Steve (aka Blaack onion jam)
Sep. 3, 2010 3:21 pm
I use my electric skillet in place of the oven/stove top. Since you have more space... I do Grilled cheese/Quesadillas/Burgers/ I have used it for fried chicken a long time ago..10+ years ago lol.. I tend to use my toaster oven now & bake it...
Sep. 12, 2010 10:03 pm
Just found your blog through GR. Just saw this post. So funny, I was just looking at my barely used electric pan and thinking what can I use it for? Thanks for this.
Sep. 13, 2010 2:03 pm
Thank you all for the kind words. Breezy, glad you found the blog and you are very welcome. Take care.
Oct. 19, 2013 10:22 am
This is awesome! I noticed some comments about how many have lost or rarely use their electric skillets, and I had to laugh a bit. I must be keeping my family in the dark ages, lol. We use ours--which use to be my mom's--almost everyday. Even my kids drag it out at night for fried bologna. Yesterday I was reading an old Ellery Queen mystery in which a main character was making a student ragout in her electric skillet and it more or less gave the recipe, so I made it for dinner....unbelievable!! It was one of the best meals I have made in a long time, I paired it with old fashioned oven baked beans like I grew up with (ketchup and onions added to pork and beans). I would be happy to share the ragout recipe if anyone wants it. It didn't call for any spices, just described the meats and vegetables going in. I added salt and lemon pepper.
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Well, I'm a Boise, Idaho transplanted native originally from California. I grew up in San Jose until the 4th grade then the folks mover to the Turlock/Delhi area; about 80 miles south os Sacramento. I definitely believe there is still a lot of Californai Girl in me, but I do love Idaho. I am the mother of 2 and grandmother of 3. I like to read, Oh, especially old English Poetry. Lordy, I just melt when I read one of Shakespeare's sonnets or John Donne's poetry and Lord Byron. I enjoy sewing, crocheting, and quilting. I think life is taken way too seriously; sure there are serious things in life, but you still need to laugh. I also wish the world could just be one big "Brady Bunch". I am a hopeless optimist and figure things could be worse. And, I think everyday has the ability to be a good day. If you woke up alive and everyone you care about woke up alive then, it's a good day. Geeze, even a broken clock is right twice.
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I enjoy cooking challenging things. Not the every day stuff that you can do blindfolded. And I love to make my dishes look good. I'm not sure I have favorites. During the winter I like to make what I call one pan dinners. Stews, soups and things in large bubbly pans.
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My family doesn't have any long standing traditions but my husbands family does and I have, with the help of my sainted mother-in-law and sweetheart husband, learned to cook some of them. When his family gets together for the holidays, I love to help my sisters-in-law make the dinner. They are all German Mennonite and I love their traditions. They make dished for the holidays that they made before they came to America. That's cool.
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Having my mother-in-law ask me to bring a family favorite to a large family Christmas gathering when everyone else was raised in a German Mennonite commuinty and grew up with the food and I didn't.
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Somehow, I always seem to set fire to something during the holidays. It's usually the sweet potatoes either before they go into the oven or the marshmellows when I am going to toast them.
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