How to Bake in an RV Oven

When I first moved into our RV I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to cook like I had done for so many years in a sticks and bricks home and the thought of that scared me as I was afraid I would have to give up a part of myself in order to live this lifestyle. It took patience and time, but eventually I was able to cook without burning whatever I put in the gas oven. I prefer gas over electric, but it had been a long time since I had used gas and for some reason in my mind I thought it would be difficult to use.
 

Lucky for me I figured out rather quickly that I could still bake cookies, biscuits, cheesecake and more, as good, if not better than I had in the past.  The first thing I discovered was I needed to add baking tiles to the bottom of the oven.  The tiles would help distribute the heat better which would provide more even cooking. Second, I added an oven thermometer to monitor the temperature because it didn’t seem like the oven was heating to the desired temperature. A thermometer also lets you know when the temperature is actually at the degrees you want as there is no button to tell you you have reached the correct temperature. Once I added the thermometer, I discovered my oven was off by 25 degrees, which meant if I wanted the oven to be 350 degrees, then I had to put the dial on 375 degrees. 

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Below are some of the items I use in my RV kitchen and recommend to others.


Please check out my RECIPE TAB for some great recipes that I have cooked in my oven.

Feel free to share in the comments below any secrets you have to cooking in your RV Kitchen.

Chocolate Pound Cake Recipe

Time for another mouth-watering recipe. This time I’m baking a cake. A Chocolate Pound Cake to be exact. It was an opportunity for me to not only use my little RV Oven, but to also get a chance to use my Kitchenaid Mixer my sweet hubby got me. I wasn’t sure if I would like the mixer or not, but after using it a couple of times, I wondered why it took me so long to get one.  Recipe included below.

Chocolate Pound Cake
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Ingredients
  1. 3 c. Sifted Flour
  2. 1 c. Butter or Margarine
  3. ½ c. Cocoa
  4. ½ c. Vegetable Shortening
  5. ¼ tsp. Salt
  6. 5 Eggs
  7. ½ tsp. Baking Powder
  8. 1 c. Milk
  9. 3 c. Sugar
  10. 1 ½ tsp. Vanilla Flavoring
Instructions
  1. Sift flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder together, set aside.
  2. Cream sugar, butter and shortening until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each egg.
  4. Alternately beat in flour mixture and milk beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  5. Stir in vanilla. Pour into pan.
  6. Bake at 325° for 1 ½ hours or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Cool in pan 10 minutes, turn out and cool completely.
  8. Sift powdered sugar over top of cake.
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Mixing the batter!

Mixing the batter!

Pour it in a pan!

Pour it in a pan!

Bake it!

Bake it!