Basic homemade cake recipe

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.
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Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, dessert

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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.
Tip:
  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.