I’ve done pies and cakes on the grill. I have to admit that pies are much easier to make on the grill than cakes. Cakes require more even and controlled temp than pies. After living in Atlanta, Ga. for several years, I had no choice but to learn how to do everything on the grill. If you’re not familiar with this area, then let me tell you, it’s hot and humid here during the summer months. We spend so much money and energy trying to cool our homes. The last thing we need is a hot oven heating up the house for several hours. Therefore, the grill is the only thing that saves us during those hot days (I have 5 of them). We cook, bake, smoke, and warm up our food on the grill.
Now back to your question, can you bake a cake on the grill? The answer is definitely yes. Gas grills work best for this application, but charcoal will also do. Since you won’t be looking for any smoke flavor, the type of grill you use here is irrelevant, but the even controlled temp is. The best way to do this is by using a cast iron Dutch oven or foil roaster pans. If you’re using a Dutch oven, then mix your cake recipe as usual, heat your grill to 350-375 degrees, pour the cake batter in your favorite pan, and then place it in the Dutch oven. Put the lid on the Dutch oven and place it on the grill. Cover the grill and cook according to the cake instructions.
If you were using the foil pans method, then you would have to heat them up first. Heat your grill to 350-375 degrees temp, and then place 2 oval deep foil pans/roasters on it. Cover the grill and let the pan heat up for 10-15 min. Mean while, mix your cake as usual and pour the mixture in your choice of pans. Place the cake pan inside one of the heated foil pan ( make sure you protect your hands with BBQ gloves), and top it off with the other pan (use it as a lid). Seal the edges with aluminum foil tightly. Even though I love the smoke flavor, I don’t think it goes well with cakes and pies. Therefore, you will have to seal the cooking container. Cover the grill and cook according to the cake instructions.
See my post under this link for cooking pies: http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... =apple+pie