Dec 22, 2013

How to Make a Cake in Pressure Cooker / How to Make a Cake without Oven / Pressure Cooker Cake / Cooker Cake



As soon as i posted my microwave cake recipe, i got tons and tons of request from you all to post cooker cake. I was not scared to try it, because I have made a cakes in cooker before..It was years back when i dont own a oven. I learned the trick from my perimma, she told me to put sand in the bottom of the cooker and bake cakes in it. This way the sand heats up and acts as a oven. Actually i baked lots and lots of cakes using pressure cooker before, therefore i dedicated a separate pressure cooker for it. I left the cooker in my mom's place. As i got lots of request from my readers i took the cooker from my mom place and baked a cake instantly.

I thought of posting the method of making cake in cooker as a separate post, so it will help many of you. I made a Basic Vanilla Milk Cake using cooker.Read this post throughly and start baking a cake.

1) You can bake every cake in cooker. But i recommend you not to choose very complicated ones.
2) Dont use Nonstick cooker for this. Since dry heating non stick is not prefered. Use plain aluminium cooker.
3) Dont use gasket for baking cake. If you gasket, the dry heating will cause smell and damage it.
4) Dont use whistle in the cooker. Remove it.
5) Dont add water inside the cooker before baking.
6) Place a separator between cooker and cake pan. The cake pan should never touch the bottom of the cooker.
7) Always check a pressure cooker cake often to ensure over baking cake or burning.
8) Always use a cake pan which fits comfortably into the pressure cooker.
9) Preheat the pressure cooker for a good 10 mins on high heat before putting the cake pan in.
10) Use a pot holder to put the cake pan inside the cooker, since the cooker can be too hot.
11) After you place the cake pan inside the cooker, reduce the flame to the lowest, cover it and cook.
12) Cooking time may vary depending on the size of the cake pan and the cake batter.

Pictorial:
Start by heating a pressure cooker


Place a separator inside the cooker


Remove the gasket from the lid


Cover it and heat it for 10 mins or so


No whistle please


Make your favorite cake batter


Pour it into cake pan


Now use a pot holder to place the cake pan inside...


Place it in the center of the cooker


Cover it


Simmer the heat to the lowest possible


Cook till done


Invert it


Serve

42 comments:

Haffa Bexi said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely collection! Haffas Kitchen

hafsa imdad said... Best Blogger Tips

Did u put mud under the cooker?dint understand.sorry

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@hafsa imdad No i didn't put mud, i just used a separator.

Nigma said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Aarthi,

Thankz for your wonderful pressure cooker cake recipe. I have a question, No need to pour water in the pressure cooker while baking the cake ?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@NigmaNo you dont have to use water in pressure cooker

hafsa imdad said... Best Blogger Tips

Sorry.without water the cooker will burn?no?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@hafsa imdad Follow the steps which i have mentioned carefully. It doesn't damage the cooker much..

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Arathi,
I tried this waw it turned very well, thanks yaar.
As I belong to new mom group like you please try to share foods for infants.
thanks once again.

manjula

Simran said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi, Aarthi,

Can we bake cake in non stick pressure cooker if we dont have aluminium pressure cooker, Please comment so that i can try this out in non stick pressure cooker and will it damage my cooker .

Simran said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi, Aarthi,

Can we bake cake in non stick pressure cooker if we dont have aluminium pressure cooker, Please comment so that i can try this out in non stick pressure cooker and will it damage my cooker .

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Simrannonstick is not good heating empty. So it is not advisable.

Gul Amna said... Best Blogger Tips

U n ur blog both r bestest

Sandhya Gengadharan said... Best Blogger Tips

Can we use any steel bowl for baking, has i do not have a baking tray?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Sandhya Gengadharanyes u can..but line it with foil

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Can I use a wooden block for separation?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousUse a steel separator, wood is not safe

Sandhya G. said... Best Blogger Tips

Ma'am, Can we open then cooker while is it still on flame? Or do we have to switch off , place the baking tray and then switch on?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Sandhya G.It is safe to take it off the heat and open.

Warda R said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you so so much Aarthi, I tried this recipe for my mom in law as she can't eat cakes with eggs and has a low sugar problem, it turned out so well MashaAllah. Loads and loads of thanx for sharing your recipes and guiding us.
Can you please tell me can we try all the cakes in pressure cooker?

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I tried cooking this however the last layer or bottom was dense and tasted like raw. However when tested by toothpick it came out well. Please guide.

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymousdid you mix the batter well.

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Warda Ryes u can make most of the cake in pressure cooker

selva said... Best Blogger Tips

hi aarthi
i was using sand inside the pressure cooker it comes nice and the cooker was not damage too much...

rgrgdfgd said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks aarthi.... Shall I continue the same procedure for chocolate cake also...

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@rgrgdfgdyes u can

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Can I use a stainless steel cooker?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymousyes u can use

shuhaila said... Best Blogger Tips

Mam'can i use aluminium bowl for baking?

Sagi Subbu said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Aarthi.
Thanks for the receipe. So how many minutes it has to be in flame?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Sagi Subbuit depends on each cake

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@shuhailayes u can

shubhangini said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi, Can we use aluminium foil in a steel bowl?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@shubhanginiyes u can use

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

khusra Gul amna

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Can bake bread in pressure cooker?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymousyes u can bake bread in cooker

Sandhya Narasimhan said... Best Blogger Tips

hi aarthi.. such a wonderful website and hats off to all your efforts to give all basic details. i am new to baking sorry for asking basic questions. can we use a stainless steel pan to bake cakes or use only aluminium pan? i am planning to buy a aluminium cooker. which is better a pressure pan or cooker? please suggest. thanks

Shona Khurana said... Best Blogger Tips

Can i use not stick aluminium or a glass dish for baking in cooker?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Shona Khuranai think glass wont work. u can use nonstick and aluminum

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Sandhya Narasimhanu can use anything which fits ur baking pan

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Can i directly pour d batter into d cooker as i dont have baking try?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymousno no..you should not be doing that. u can use any pan, stainless steel is good too, line with foil