Hello everyone! I’m back with a recipe after long! This is probably going to be the last recipe for 2019, though of course not the last blog post for the year.
So, let’s get to it. Now, baking a cake (or a muffin) in the oven, is the traditional and of course a convenient way of baking.
But what do you do if you do not have an oven?? In many countries, especially in India, the use of an oven is less common and the pressure cooker is used for making a wide variety of dishes.
So, sharing this awesome and easy recipe of making a cake using a pressure cooker.
Also, unlike most pressure cooker cake recipes out there, this recipe does NOT use sand or salt at all. Sounds simple? It is!
This cake is chocolatety, healthy because it has the goodness of walnuts, rich to taste and not extremely sweet as well. Just perfect to have with a cup of tea or post your lunch or dinner.
Go ahead and give it a try! 🙂
- 2 cups maida (White/ Refined Flour)
- 1 Cup powdered oats
- 1 & half cup sugar and more if reqd
- 1 cup walnuts (you can add raisins as well. I have added dried cranberries since I had got them to India from Singapore. You can skip, its completely optional)
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp baking soda
- 3-4 tbsp vegetable oil (any odourless oil will do. Olive oil should also do )
- 3- 4 cups soy milk (sub soy milk with normal dairy milk if you want. )
Mix the dry ingredients first- the flour, powdered oats, sugar, walnuts and cocoa powder.
Then add the oil and then the soy milk. Keep stirring to avoid any lumps. The batter should be thick (thicker than a batter you make for an oven cake) but not dry or lumpy. The thickness should be felt when you stir the batter.
Now take the cake tin/vessel which you would be placing in your pressure cooker. Grease that vessel completely with oil, so that the batter does not stick and the cake comes off easily once it is done.
Now place your pressure cooker on the gas. Add 2 cups of water. Remove the whistle of the cooker, but do not remove the gasket. On a low flame, let the cooker heat for sometime. This gives a pre-heat like enviroment for the cake.
Now before you pour your batter in the greased vessel, add 1-2 tsps of baking soda. Stir the batter, strictly in one direction only so that the effect of the baking soda does not go away.
Now pour the batter in the greased vessel and place that greased vessel inside your warm cooker. Close the lid. Keep the gas on a medium to low flame. It will take approximately 45 mins to 1 hour for the cake to get ready. After 20-30 mins, open the lid of the cooker to check whether the cake is getting ready and also to check whether the water inside the cooker hasn’t fully evaporated, else the cooker and cake will burn. Add water inside the cooker (not inside the cake vessel, be careful) as and when reqd.
Your cake should be completely ready after 45 mins. You can check whether your cake is ready or not, with a toothpick.
Once the cake is done, remove the cake vessel and place it upside down on a plate. Allow the cake vessel to cool. (will take approx half an hour atleast) Once the cake vessel is cooled, you can gently tap the vessel so that the cake will drop into your plate. Once the cake drops you can place it on another plate to keep the ‘good side’ of the cake up.
That’s it, your cooker cake is ready!!
You can enjoy your chocolate-walnut cake as it is, or add some toppings after you refrigerate it for some time.
I have just added a simple chocolate sauce (Mapro), some chocolate shavings and some chopped walnuts.
That’s it, your yummilicious chocolate-walnut cake is ready to be served or eaten immediately.