How To Bake With A Sufuria – Use Jiko Or Gas

Even without an oven, a jiko or gas performs quite well in baking a cake. Nothing should prevent you from getting that perfect cake ready, as long as you have the ingredients, the procedure, and the equipment. This is how to bake with a Sufuria using a Jiko or gas.

How To Bake Using A Sufuria


Baking a cake using a jiko is cost-effective, furthermore, you get to enjoy fresh cakes customized to your taste. Some ingredients in bakery-prepared cakes might be undesirable for you and your family. With homemade cakes, you have all the freedom to choose the size and ingredients that go into your cake.

Step-by-step guide on how to bake a cake at home using a jiko and sufurias


These are the ingredients you shall need to bake a cake in Kenya using a jiko and sufurias. They are locally available, ensure you have them ready before starting.

  1. Two cups of baking floor
  2. A cup of sugar
  3. Half a liter of milk
  4. 4 eggs
  5. A teaspoon full of baking powder
  6. One tablespoon of strawberry or vanilla essence
  7. 250g of margarine


Here are the pieces of equipment you shall need in order to bake a cake at home using sufurias and a jiko.

  1. Jiko
  2. A sufuria
  3. A fork
  4. A lid for your sufuria
  5. A large kitchen sieve
  6. A deep kitchen bowl
  7. 2 tablespoons
  8. A kitchen plastic basin

The procedure of baking a cake using a jiko and sufurias

If you have gathered all the ingredients and equipment, it is now time to get to work. Follow the steps keenly for an excellent result.

  1. Light up your jiko and let it get ready
  2. Take your plastic basin and add the 2 cups of baking flour to it
  3. Now add sugar, vanilla or strawberry essence, baking soda, and powder the mix well. Add margarine and mix.
  4. Beat your 4 eggs into the mixture and mix well
  5. Add your milk while stirring until you achieve a drooping dough without any lumbs
  6. Now smear margarine evenly to the base and walls of your sufuria then pour the mixture and flatten it. Cover your sufuria with the lid.
  7. Your jiko should have red hot charcoal by now. Take some hot burning charcoal and place it on top of the lid.
  8. Place your sufuria on top of the jiko and let it stay for 25 minutes.
  9. Now use your fork to check whether your cake has cooked well. Stick it into your cake and check. If it comes out dry, your cake is ready, but if it comes out sticky, then allow some more time.
  10. Once ready, remove it from the jiko and let it stay for about ten minutes after which you can safely remove it and place it on your plate.
  11. At this point, your cake is ready and can be served with milk, tea or juice.

A final word on how to bake a cake using a jiko and sufuria in Kenya

The resultant cake from the above procedure is perfect and as delicious as that of the oven. Let not an oven be a limitation. There are a number of varying ways to set up your jiko and sufuria. There is a method that involves two sufurias and sand. In this method, sand is poured into the larger sufuria, and the smaller is fixed inside the big. The dough is poured into the smaller and heated as we explained above.

As you realize, the process is simple and easy to follow. Ensure that you never miss more Kenyan recipes here on The Kenyan. Enjoy your cake and don’t forget to subscribe.

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  1. muhammed hardy says:

    i like it guys. also my neighbour now know how to cook it.

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