This is the first time I am using a cooker to bake a cake ,so I was a bit worried about the outcome of the cake and the damage it might cause to the pressure cooker….but the cake turned up great without causing any damage to the cooker ….Now no more excuses, you can bake soft, fluffy cakes using a cooker too…take my words and try this cake confidently. As there are more pictures I splitted up the post into 2 check out the tutti frutti cake recipe by clicking the link below.
Pressure Cooker Cake
Inspired from : Edible Garden
Important things to be noted before starting to bake in a pressure cooker:
- Remove the gasket from the pressure cooker.
- No whistle required to make pressure cooker cake.
- Do not add water inside the cooker.
- Choose a cooker that is wide enough to hold your cake tin. Your cake tin must fit inside the pressure cooker without touching the cooker directly(on the sides and bottom)
- Be very careful while placing the cake tin inside the cooker and while removing it outside after the cake is baked as it will be very hot.
- Make sure the cake tin doesn’t touch directly on either sides of the cooker.
- First choose a pressure cooker that is wide enough to hold your cake tin.Remove the gasket(black rubber) from the lid of your pressure cooker.A stand usually comes with the pressure cooker, I used that stand.
- Place the stand inside the cooker as shown below….Close the cooker with a lid with no whistle,dont water water. Keep the flame to medium high for 5mins – this is how we preheat the cooker to set an oven like atmosphere.Then using a pot holder carefully lift the cake pan and place it inside the cooker on the stand without touching the sides of the cooker.
- Pressure cook without whistle in medium heat for first 5mins then lower the heat to little above sim and cook for 30-35 mins or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.After 30mins switch off and leave the cake in the cooker for 5more mins then open.Carefully remove the cake pan from the cooker and place it on a wet cloth for 5mins.Then invert the cake tin to dmould the cake easily.
- It is not advisable to use pressure cooker for regular baking may be for occasional use it is ok.As regular usage may cause the cooker to malfunction.
- If you dont have the cooker stand dont worry you can even use the container which you use for keeping rice/dal….the set of containers that comes with the cooker, or use any container which can accomodate your cake pan.
- You can choose any cake recipe for baking it in pressure cooker but the timing may vary depending on the consistency of the batter.
- Cooking time may vary depending on thickness of pressure cooker, size of the cake tin and temperature settings of stove.
- I used my 5 litre aluminium pressure cooker. The cooker and the stand did brown a bit so I soaked in water for a while and then cleaned it up, but not much of damage I would say.
- You can use nonstick cooker too as the orginal recipe from where I referred used that. But I am not sure if the stainless steel cooker can handle this cake.