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Dec 22, 2013

Pressure Cooker Cake / Eggless Vanilla Milk Cake / One Bowl Vanilla Cake / Pressure Cooker Vanilla 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.

Now coming to the recipe. This is a simple cake recipe. You need only a bowl and a wooden spoon or electric beater. This cake is so spongy and taste yummy. I added some chocolate chips for extra taste, you could add some tutti fruity too..So try this for christmas and let me know how it turns out for you..


Preparation Time : 10 mins
Baking Time : 45 to 50 mins
Serves - 10


All Purpose Flour / Maida - 11/2 cup / 180 grams
Sugar - 1 cup / 200 grams
Baking Soda - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Milk - 1 cup / 250 ml
Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
Butter - 1/4 cup melted / 50 grams 
Chocolate Chips - 3 tblspn optional


Place a pressure cooker on stove, place a separator on the bottom of cooker and heat it on high heat. Dont use gasket on the lid, cover it. Heat it for 10 mins or so. Dont use whislte.

Brush a baking tin with oil and dust it with flour. Tap off the excess and set aside till use.

Now make the batter. Take all the ingredients given in the list except chocolate chips in a mixing bowl. Use a electric beater to mix the batter untill it is smooth.

Pour this batter into the tin, sprinkle some chocolate chips on top.

Use a pot holder and place the cake tin carefully into the center of pressure cooker.

Cover it and simmer the heat. Cook on a low heat for 45 to 50 mins.

When it is done. Open the pressure cooker and use a tooth pick to check whether the cake is done. If the tooth pick comes out clean then the cake is done.

Remove it from the cooker carefully and cool it down completely.

Invert the cake pan on a place, slice and serve.

Heat a pressure cooker

Place a separator in the bottom of cooker

Remove the gasket

Cover the cooker and heat it for 10 mins or so

Dont use Whistle

Take all your ingredients

Spray oil in a cake pan and dust it with flour
Take a mixing bowl

Add flour and sugar

Add baking soda

Add salt

Add melted butter

Add some vanilla

Now pour in some milk

Pour it

Use a hand blender

Beat it till it is mixed

Batter made

Pour the batter into the tin

Sprinkle some chocolate chips

Use a pot holder to place the cake pan inside

When it is properly placed in the middle of cooker

Cover it up

Lower the heat to the simmer

Bake till done

Remove and allow it to cool

Invert the cake


Look how spongy it is



manjula said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi arathi,
I want to try this as I dont have oven. Please tell me how much time I need to bakethe cake in cooker I mean how to know its done.

thanks arathi

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@manjulaYou need to bake the cake for 40 to 45 mins. And insert a toothpick in the cake and if it comes out clean then the cake is done

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi aarthi,
Thanx a lot for your presure cooker cake recipe. I will try as soon as possible. I have a question, can i bake anything other than cake in the cooker? please let me know.

thanx again

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymousu could make cookie too i think, but haven't tried it so far

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I have been doing pressure cooker baking for quite a long time. I have tried almost all Ur cakes in my cooker. N all d cakes have come out really well. I don't have the kin of mold you have used. do u know from where can i buy those? Ur blog s just mind blowing!!!

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymous I bought it in my super market, you could get it in online shops.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Is there water in pressure cooker???

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips


no there is no water,

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

What is gasket

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousGasket is a rubber tube which goes around the lid of the cooker..

lalitha said... Best Blogger Tips

Did u put sand in cooker

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@lalithaNo i didn't put sand in the cooker

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi, ur reciepies are juz mind blowing...and also itz very easy to cook @hme...frm dis reciepe i have a doubt that aftr bakin the cake will the pressure cooker becum useless..??..bcoz we are nt fillin any water so it will becum black right??
Actually m a student juz started with cooking so i dont knw...

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousI have mentioned that in the post itself. The pressure cooker wont get too black, but it is still usable.

Nisha said... Best Blogger Tips

I tried this and the cake turned out well.It actually got done in 30mnts.Spongy and tasty.If I bake this in the oven how many mnts should I leave it for?
Thanks a lot.

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Nisha30 to 35 mins will be good

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi arathi.. can we make all oven recipes in this way.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi aarthi ur recipes r vry gud. I have a doubt in this. U have mentioned 11/2 cups flour that is 180 gm and 1 cup sugar that is 200 gm...i cudnt understand...pls clarify

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousU can make many uncomplicated cake recipes in it.not all oven recipes like chicken or pizzas

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymousbecause flour weighs different and sugar weighs different in grams because of the weight difference

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Can I use any baking tray or should it be the one shown.

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousYou can use any baking pan

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks lot, i tried this cake for hubbys b'day, he loved it. How can make Egg-less Chocolate cake in Cooker, plz explain, waiting for your reply.

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousTake my chocolate cake recipe and follow the same instructions