By Athena Hessong

Outdoor cooking conjures images of hamburgers and hot dogs, but it also includes desserts. Most desserts for a grilling feast are made ahead of time, are cooked inside or are no-cook options such as ice cream. Consider making a cake on your barbecue grill once the meat has finished cooking. A grill thermometer to closely monitor the temperature is critical for even baking, and baking a cake on a barbecue grill is just as straightforward as using your oven inside.

Make room on the grill for baking a cake after cooking the main meal.

Step 1

Light the burners of a gas grill on one side of the grill. If using a charcoal grill, move the pile of lit charcoal to one half of the grill.

Step 2

Affix the thermometer to the grill, and heat it until reaching 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 3

Place the cake pan on the grates over the cold side of the grill.

Step 4

Close the lid and bake the cake for 60 to 75 minutes. You'll know it's done when the cake springs back when you press it in the center and a toothpick comes out without crumbs after inserting it into the middle.

Step 5

Cool the cake in the pan for 10 minutes.

Step 6

Remove the cake from the pan, and finish cooling on a wire rack until room temperature.