Pressure Cooker Cake

A simple and easy recipe for making cakes in pressure cooker.

Category : Desserts
Rating :
Total Votes : 0
Serving :4-6
Cooking Time : 40minutes
Cusine Type : Kerala


All purpose flour (maida) - 1 and 1/2 cup
Powdered sugar - 1 cup
Egg - 1
Refined oil or plain butter - 1/2 cup
Baking soda - 1 tsp
Milk - 1 cup
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp


1.Shift all-purpose flour, soda and baking powder.
2. Beat the egg very well until it becomes lighter.
3. Mix sugar and oil together and stir them pretty hard till the mixture becomes light and fluffy.
4. Add the beaten egg to this mixture. Mix well to blend all ingredients thoroughly.
5.Mix the flour and stir. Repeat the process till all the flour is used.
6.Add vanilla extract and beat. Now beat with cut fault method for 10 -15 minutes. See that the batter falls from the spatula or add a little milk to make it smooth.
7.Grease the baking tin with oil and dust it by sprinkling all purpose flour over greased surface evenly.
8.Pour the mixture into the greased baking tin.
9.Heat the cooker in a stove or cooking range on high heat for 2 minutes. Do not pour water in it. Place the cooker dish with holes, at the bottom of the cooker. When the cooker is well heated, place the dish with the cake batter inside, on top of the cooker dish. Close the cooker with the lid. Do not put the weight. Lower the flame after 2 or 3 minutes. Let it cook for 40 minutes, then switch off the heat. Do not open the lid immediately.

It may take 5 or more trials to get the right method of making cakes in pressure cooker. When you make the first time, you may need to open the pressure cooker and check for the doneness a few times. Then you will know how many minutes your cooker takes to bake a cake. You will get the hold of it very soon and you can make it nicely.

Posted by josna at 06:03:02 am on August 31, 2009.
how is it possible to place the pressure cooker with holes at the bottom of the cooker.then we can\'t use the same coooker for other purposes like making rice or chicken or sambar,e.t.c.
Posted by Archana at 04:31:43 pm on December 20, 2009.
I agree with Jyotsna. That will ruin the pressure cooker. \r\n\r\nI baked a cake in the cooker with very little water in the bottom. The cake turned out a bit softer/wetter than I wanted. So next time I will cover the cake pan more with paper towels and foil perhaps. I think that will do it.
Posted by vinnie at 11:42:02 am on May 14, 2011.
it is clearly mentioned to use the cooker dish wth holes and not the cooker wth holes........can use some commonsense bfre makng comments...............the recipe is good ........
Posted by CanadianDesi at 05:08:27 pm on September 7, 2013.
I baked fruit cakes many a times in the pressure cooker and never had any issue. It always turned out perfect. The cooker does not get ruined as you imagine. You can also use an empty lid or something similar to put below the baking pan. This way the pan is not in direct heat. I bake for 40 minutes just above medium heat. NOTE::I do not put the rubber lining and the whistle.

Tips of the day
For soft idlies like a sponge do not stir the batter after it has got fermented. Pour the batter as it is.