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Home Made Cake


Ever wondered if you can bake a home made cake without an oven? It is easy to bake a cake without an oven and with an equipment we use everyday – pressure cooker. Yes, you heard it right! With our recipe, it is quite easy to bake a basic cake in a pressure cooker without much fuss.

Once you try this home made cake recipe, you would simply think that ovens are so overrated. I’m not saying that ovens are not needed at all, just that to make and enjoy a simple cake at home, you wouldn’t need an oven. There are so many instances that one would just crave a spongy, soft, simple piece of cake, but wouldn’t be able to eat one simply because they lack an oven. Now, with this home made cake recipe, just throw that worry out of the window and start treating yourself to these simple pleasures of life.

Basic homemade cake recipe

This method of baking can be used for many such similar dishes like chocolate cake, fruit cake and even a savory like handvo. In fact, the traditional handvo vessel is an aluminum container that comes with a base to heat sand. For many years, we have use this method to make a cake at home. It would be a unique doughnut (donut) shaped cake with a hole in the middle.

While baking with pressure cooker, you just need to keep in mind a few points and you are all set to master the most simplest of baking recipes.

  • Ensure you use a heavy bottomed cooker or pressure pan made of aluminium/hindalium. They are ideal for conducting the high heat. Steel may not be effective.
  • Spread salt or sand at the base of the cooker to amplify the conduction of heat. The cake vessel should not directly come in contact with this.
  • Do not use water as we are creating a tandoor type environment.
  • Remove the gasket and weight from the lid.
  • Avoid washing or rinsing or adding any other liquid/material to the cooker after baking. Let it cool down naturally before attempting to clean it.

Baking is not new in Indian cuisine. Tandoori food that is made using a tandoor (a style of baking) has been around for centuries. So, without much ado, let’s just go ahead and bake a simple, delicious and easy home made cake ideal for any occasion that can also be used as a base for making other cake varieties. Learn how to prepare cake at home in a pressure cooker as the method given below uses a pressure cooker/pan and you do not need a microwave oven to make a cake.

Basic homemade cake recipe
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Home Made Cake

Ever wondered if you can bake a home made cake without an oven? It is easy to bake a cake without an oven and with an equipment we use everyday – pressure cooker. Yes, you heard it right! With our recipe, it is quite easy to bake a basic cake in a pressure cooker without much fuss.
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, dessert

Ingredients for Home Made Cake

  • 1 cup Plain Flour (Maida) approx 150 gms
  • 1 cup Sugar powdered
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Butter softened
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup Milk 120 ml
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • pinch Salt
  • 1.5 cups Crystal Salt/ Sand for base

How to make Home Made Cake

  • Let the butter soften until it is mashable with a spoon.
  • Combine sugar and butter together using a hand or electric whisk/beater. Whisk well until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Sift together the maida, salt and baking soda, ensuring no lumps.
  • Gradually add this to the egg mixture, alternating with milk. Stop whisking and fold this mixture gently with a spatula until all the batter is fully incorporated and smooth. Do not over beat.
  • Add vanilla essence and blend well.
  • Take a cake tin and grease it with some butter or oil. Sprinkle some maida on a greased baking tin.
  • Pour the prepared mixture into the tin and place it in the prepared pressure cooker over the pot holder/ring.
  • Cover the cooker with the lid (without the gasket and weight).
  • Bake on low flame for 50-60 minutes.
  • To test, put in a knife, it should come out clean, showing that it is fully baked.
  • Take it out and let it cool completely.
  • Once cooled, invert the cake on a wire rack and let it cool fully before slicing it.


Preparing the cooker:
  1. Use a heavy bottom aluminum cooker or pressure pan.
  2. Cover the base completely with salt/sand.
  3. Place a plate over the salt/sand.
  4. Place a ring/ vessel holder over this.
  5. Remove the gasket and weight from the lid.
  1. You can garnish this with icing sugar or whipped cream.
  2. For a chocolate cake, add 2tbsp of cocoa to the flour mix and sift to remove all lumps. Add an additional 2 tbsp of sugar (optional)
  3. You can also add choco-chips, nuts and dry fruits to the cake batter while baking.

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  1. veery good and best recipes

  2. Iwill deffinatly try this cake for my family

  3. Your cake is Simple and Delicious cake.It is good ideal to prepared cake at home I will try it at home without any fail.

  4. vry ec. i gonna try it again and again

  5. It’s a vry ez recipe & hlpful 4 everyone!!!!!!

  6. How can the tin place in a pressure cooker without touching its base

    • Praveen Kumar

      Add some sand if you want or keep a plate that fits perfectly to the base of the cooker. Keep the tin on top of it. Or keep a small wooden stick and keep it on top.

  7. simply nice..

  8. Sameet khalidy

    this receipe is good as though there is a huge difference in making cake in saolar cooker, pressure cooker and in microwave. all over i like not much and neither less.

  9. nice recepies…….

  10. vry easy and nice

  11. nice and essy way

  12. very nice.helped a lot

  13. If baking tin comes into direct contact of the base of cooker, it can harm ( overbake ) ///

    so what shd we place on the base of cooker ?

    n also shd we remove gasket while baking ?

  14. going to make dis cake for mumma nd papa…i hope they will love it….

  15. nice recipe

  16. pooja yadav

    nice recipe

  17. its very delicious

  18. its very delicious

  19. super good

  20. Saneto fernandes

    The cake is rally easy to make and really yummy and tasty . Love u .

  21. very nice

  22. I like this recipe it is very simple in doing and delicious , Awesome

  23. its really very useful and easy to cook for starter

  24. Wow! Things look good, tomorrow will try to make this cake

  25. really……so simple recipie………….

  26. habiba haider

    this is really nice recipe.


  28. dude thank u so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i won the cake competition in my school becoz of u!!!!!!!

  29. mm good ! thank you

  30. can we put steel tin., bowl type instead f aluminnium

  31. My style of baking was a little different though. In a earthen pan, fill sand and heat it as you start preparing. Once the mix is ready, immerse the box into sand (covered) and pour some more heat sand over the top. Let it be in low heat for about 40-45 mins and the cake is done 😉

  32. Very Simple… Tried it without egg and the results were amazing!!!

  33. Came out perfectly perfect. Great recipe! Hats off to you, Praveen Kumar :). Thanks for sharing ( I added some drinking chocolate powder to the batter to make it into a chocolate cake and it worked fine. )

  34. good one.

  35. WOW……!

  36. this is really a nice website

  37. Fantastic recipe… so easy to make…n delicious…. loved it!!!!

  38. superb!

  39. good

  40. This is a great recipe and easy as well.

  41. sandhya rani

    very nice recipe… very easy to make thank u for giving this.

  42. gud..but what will happn if we use steel container inspite of aluminium..

  43. good

  44. Rabia Basri Komal

    its superb
    thanks for the recipe.

  45. easy,good but a little bit complcateddddddddddddddd……………………………….

  46. i haven’t tried yet bt i think i can make a awesome cake…n dis iz my 1st tym….

  47. i haven’t tried yet bt i think i can make a awesome cake…n dis iz my 1st tym….

  48. Aarsha Ajay.B

    This one is perfect 4 a 13 yr girl like me,Thaaaanks

  49. i tried this respic excellent

  50. its awsm n vry useful….

  51. it is really a useful.

  52. its superb

  53. kincho wangme

    its very best…..

  54. May I know this cake is for how many servings? Thanks 🙂
    * Decide to make it for Grandfather’s birthday ^__^ *
    Will be glad if can reply ASAP. Because his birthday is at 5 nov :\
    I’m first time making a cake so I hope it will be a great one >__<

  55. Girls birthday party

    Hey its good. i made cake with the help of this recipe and it was good.

  56. it is really a easy home made cake in both method veg and non veg

  57. its really good!
    this is d first cake i made 🙂
    but i over cooked a bit still it was delicious

  58. its very simple and too good..
    thnx frnd

  59. its good

  60. Leena Jayant Sondarva

    i loved this type of easy making cake

  61. shreya mehta

    nice recipie

  62. amazing
    thx for this

  63. the easy home made
    cake recipe very easy n very tasty

  64. dis is d 1st time am making a cake and it went wonderfully well…thanks a lot 4 d recipe….

  65. dhirendra mohanty

    It i svery good

  66. rushdah ali

    this recipe is too simple and as well as its too good and i loved it 🙂

  67. super

  68. hello!

  69. helpful blog 4 us

  70. i like it

  71. Hai…its really yummy to taste …last night i prepared it.thanks for this recipe.

  72. it was great! =D

  73. nice recipe

  74. it looks like easy and i m going to try it

  75. wud u pls help me out for if i make a bigger size,then in wat proportion shud b increased d baking pwdr n egg or other ingredients. And also how much minutes shud i mix d last mixture of milk n flour.
    Thank u

  76. Sarda Bhandari

    this is awesum .It works .!!!!!!!

  77. I CANT BELIEVE THIS IS SO EASY TO MAKE AT HOME. Even after i prepared it nobody believed dat it is homemade. But it took 1hr 10 minutes to b prepared. Otherwise it is really awsome. I made it for d first time.
    Thank u so so much for such an easy recipe.
    Thankz a lot

  78. thanks for easy method for doing cake at home

  79. excellent, came out very well

  80. excellent n very easy to cook recipes……..

  81. very good n easy i’ll try definatelyyyy

  82. sajeela sheikh

    excellent..just decorated it a bit & it was just superb….gud 2 hav wiv tea in the evening…

  83. its gud …..
    hope d CaKe comes out nice……….

  84. Hi, i am preparing this cake for new year, i am bit confused about the Ingredients. as in ingredients, its mentioned as baking soda and in the mixture they never use it, alternatively they say it as baking powder. could please clarify whether it is baking soda or baking powder. expecting the quick reply.. as i have very less time left for the party..

  85. I dont have a alluminium tin.I stay far off the city and cant go to buy one.Please suggest some substitute for the tin

  86. The cake came out yummy…i also added some almonds for garnishing…It was better than market cake, and had an awesome taste…i was praised fro the cake…but I thank u for the recipe…

  87. Its so easy to make a cake without a oven.
    Very Good…….!

  88. I like this recipe, it came out damn good!! Thank you so very much, all this while I was so scared making a cake!! It is a very cake making method.. Thank you so much again.

  89. mindblowing

  90. mona nandwani


    very easy recipe for someone who is making a cake for the first time

  91. Amazingly simple to prepare and the cake turned out lovely.. very soft, fluffy & yummy!!

  92. its nice

  93. Very well

  94. awesome recipe!!!! it came out very well.. cake was very soft and very yummy….Thanks a lot for the recipe.

  95. Chandrasekar

    awesome cooking methods is very easy way to prepare the cakes and other items. thank u and continue your good work..

  96. very good and simple steps… the best way is to get it from your nearby bakery

  97. very good and simple steps… the best way is to get it from your nearby bakery

  98. easy to cook and excellant.thanx.

  99. Dis is so simple. Its wat i have been looking for am from nigeria (africa)

  100. Indian cookery

    Thanks fr tis recipe. i don’thv an oven, but wud luv to make a cake at home fr my daughter’s birthday….shall try and let u all knw te result…i am really excited ….wish me luck !!!

  101. it s awsome,excellent.

  102. Nice recipe

  103. I am more than glad to say i didn’t had to be at the mercy of my wife requesting her to make a cake for me or to give me the recipe. Wha Wha Wha I made this cake the moment I read the recipe and all loved it, yes I did add few almonds crushed and resins, Wha Wha Delicious, AND ME INDEPENDENT 🙂

  104. delicious to eat and easy to cook………….

  105. It turned out PERFECT !!!! I made it in tiny cups and I got gorgeous looking cup cakes ! (I baked only for 18 minutes and let them rest for 5-7 minutes) I added a little twist by adding the juice of half a lemon and addind a little lemon rind to the batter.

  106. Nice , easy to make . thanks … keep on giving similar excellent tips 🙂

  107. this is a simple recipe…i jst lv it…thnx

  108. its really yummy cake..i loved it..thanku very much…30 minutes is more than enough coz it becomes blank on sides and bottom after 30 min cooking..anyway thanku vry much..i loved it

  109. it is easy and sweet

  110. this is easy method and every one can make it in home

  111. Bernabe Robles

    to make this recipe was easy and the bread was good.

  112. its good

  113. kishori garg

    i will also use this mathod

  114. im 13 n dis recipe rulez!!! my mum luvd wat i made fer d 1st time!!!
    thnx awesumcuisine!

  115. technical analysis

    wow thanks, please tell us how to make one in microwave oven?



  117. it should be delicious

  118. How to keep the cooker for so long on the stove without water in it. Will it not get burnt ….Any vessel without water or any form of liquid in the container usually gets burnt right????

    Please clarify to me as I want to try this recipe..

  119. hey! what shud be d temperature, if i wanna make it in d oven?

  120. should we remove d gasket ring. i once tried a cooker cake and it smelled like bad leather. nobody specifies about this one

  121. I’m a 10 year old child and I made this cake!!!!!!!!!!!!

  122. i like the recipe,its easy to understand.

  123. nice to see
    and affordable to make

  124. The sides and the base of the cake turn out crispy…Why? I think the baking time is more than required…As results came out..I think 30mins for baking the cake is enough as 40 mins baking time slightly overcooked the cake from the base and sides. Otherwise, cake did rise nicely.

  125. they explain very well.

  126. The cake turned out nice but the top of the cake did not turn out the way usually cakes are. Why is it so? the top of cake has cracks…

  127. can i make cake direct to the cooker without using bakking tin

  128. nice and easy to make

  129. One of the few recipes that I found for making cooker cake. Very well explained.

  130. very difficult

  131. Poulami Ganguly

    Hi I have lost all hopes to make a cake without an oven,but this recipe is so easy and u say it part by part that i learned so i made the cake,and it was nice, really thanks a lot

  132. hey it’s really good to know that cake can be prepared with simple ingredients, i have not prepared it yet, but i have a small question ———– can this cake be prepared in electric rice cooker.
    hey plz send me a reply to this.

  133. the cake is superb

  134. the cake came out really well .. thank u so much ….

  135. It’s really simple and awesome…

  136. Thanks fr tis recipe. i don’thv an oven, but wud luv to make a cake at home fr my daughter’s birthday….shall try and let u all knw te result…i am really excited ….wish me luck !!!

  137. this is best recipe to those doesnot have amicrowave oven

  138. i read somewhere that baking cake in a pressure cooker will make the handle brittle and it will in turn break is it true is it safe to use a pressure cooker for baking, i need help plz

  139. its very easy… well age is not the factor but the passion is important.. its my first time!

  140. Awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  141. not so good


  143. me n my friend loved it THANKS 🙂

  144. Me n my friend loved it Thanks 🙂

  145. good one

  146. good one

  147. it’s very simple! without oven its amazing thanks!

  148. i have to make this for my bf…m gona try it…god bless!plzz u all wish me luck!!!

  149. The cake came out very nice. But, the circular side of the cake was a bit crispy.Can you please tell me why? The middle part of the cake was very soft.Please tell me how to prepare the icing for the cake.

  150. that is ok but not so good

  151. Ymmm Excellent Receipe… Which all i needed… Thnx

  152. it is a kind of recipe i was waiting for.thanx.

  153. goooood

  154. hey tell me u said that bake tin should not be in contact with the base of cooker,so before putting in the cake tin in cooker,what should place at the base of the cooker

  155. it became black !!!!! why??

  156. This recipe is so easy to make and guess what I am only 10 years old and now i loving cooking more than i have ever had in my life and that is a fact i promise thanks for the recipe bye

  157. This cake is so easy to make and I am only 10 years old and now loving to cook more than ever.

  158. I have not made it yet but it looks really easy to make I came to the site to find a easy way to make a easy cake.How do you know about this recipe it is so or looks easy to make this kind of cake you are a great cook. I will come here for any recipe i need to suprise my family that I can cook. you are a big help and a save of my time look for a cake recipe all over the internet. thanks for all your help your favorite cook CAILEY

  159. i just made the cake batter…it was kinda good but still i have to bake/microwave it

    what do u expect—im only 12 year old girl

    • And guess what i ma only 10 and i made it prefectly so taake that i am yonger and made it perfectly on my first try.

  160. Really easy to make and good at taste

  161. yo baby! nice cake!

  162. easiest way to bake a cake

  163. this is really terrific

  164. it is very easy to make for beginners.

  165. lolz that ws funny bout 16 yr old guy
    well i m a 16 yr old gurl n will try to make it n i WILL b surprised if i cn make it!

  166. very nice

  167. very easy recipe for someone who is making a cake for the first time!!

  168. i loved it…….im a 16 yrs old guy….i cant believe that i made it

  169. itz simply best

  170. this is really nice reciepe……..

  171. preeti khanna

    easy to make recipe. can be made quite often.

  172. This was the kind of recipe i was looking for. Nothing special to add and we get almost all the ingredients in the kitchen available. Thanks!!
    We can add dry fruits like cashewnuts, almonds, etc. to give it an even more yummy taste

  173. it is best recipe for the one who is making cake 1st time.

  174. not bad

  175. I tried this recipe in a Wok(kadai/deep frying pan) and covered with lid with a little openeing , it came out wonderful..Do not forget to grease and sprinkle maida properly in the baking tin…
    The Cake came out wonderful…

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