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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Eggless Sponge Cake Recipe (with tutti frutti) - Pressure Cooker Sponge Cake

Merry Christmas
Pressure Cooker Cake - Yes you heard it right...Don't have an oven but badly want to bake a cake?! Now you don't have any excuses...you can bake a cake in pressure cooker in stove top itself...Isn't that cool?! I wanted to try a pressure cooker cake since long but was little skeptical about the results....But finally tried it a day back....Though the cooker cannot replace an oven, the cake came out pretty good....soft and spongy just like the cake we make in an oven.I am sure no one can even find out its baked in pressure cooker.

As there are more pictures I splitted up the post into 2....For detailed tips and my notes section check cooker cake post .
Eggless Sponge Cake Recipe

I wanted to post it for christmas so added tutti frutti to give the cake a colorful look.This cake is sure a eggless butterless delight and am sure you will not miss any of them in the cake...the cake is moist, soft and spongy.....A perfect basic vanilla sponge cake!

Eggless Sponge Cake Recipe (using pressure cooker)

Eggless Pressure Cooker Cake Recipe - IngredientsCooker Cake Recipe

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 30 mins | Serves : 3
Recipe Category: Main | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Recipe Reference:Madhuras Recipe

For more tips and notes for how to bake cake in cooker check here

All purpose Flour(Maida) - 1 cup + 1 tsp
Baking Soda - 1/8 tsp
Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1/3 cup
Tutti Frutti - 1/2 cup

Wet Ingredients:

Oil - 1/4 cup
Hot water - 3/4 cup
Vanilla Essence - 1/2 tsp
Lemon Juice - 1 tbsp


  1. Whisk together flour,baking powder and baking soda together in a bowl,Set aside.In a seperate bowl - add all ingredients under the 'wet ingredients' table except lemon juice and mix well till sugar dissolves completely.Then add flour in 2 parts.How to make eggless sponge cake recipe - Step1
  2. Whisk it well to form a smooth creamy batter.Mix tutti frutti with a tsp of flour and mix well.Then add tutti frutti and give a quick stir.
    How to make eggless sponge cake recipe - Step2
  3. Grease the cake pan with butter and sprinkle flour, tap the cake tin for the flour to spread evenly.Squeeze lemon to extract juice from it....measure a tbsp from it and add it to the cake batter and immediately pour into the greased cake pan.Make sure you preheat the cooker and then add lemon juice mix well adn transfer to the cake tin. As after adding lemon juice it is advisable to bake it immediately.
    How to make eggless sponge cake recipe - Step3
  4. First choose a pressure cooker that is wide enough to hold your cake tin.Remove the gasket(black rubber kind of thing) from the lid of your pressure cooker.I used the stand which came with my pressure cooker.How to make eggless sponge cake recipe - Step4
  5. Place the stand inside the cooker as shown below....Close the cooker with a lid with no whistle. Keep the flame to medium high for 5mins - this is how we preheat the cooker to set an atmosphere like an oven.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.Dont add water.
    How to make eggless sponge cake recipe - Step5
  6. Pressure cook without whistle in medium heat for first 5 mins then lower the heat to little above sim and cook for 30-35 mins or until a  tooth pick inserted comes out clean.If the toothpick is sticky then bake for another 5-10 mins. After 30 mins switch off and leave the cake in the cooker for 5 more mins then open.Carefully remove the cake pan from the cooker and place it on a wet cloth for 5 mins. After 10 minute run the knife around the edges of cake tin.Then invert the cake pan to remove the cake.
    How to make eggless sponge cake recipe - Step6
Serve it warm or at room temperature!

Important things to be noted before starting to bake in a pressure cooker:
  1. Remove the gasket from the pressure cooker.
  2. No whistle required to make pressure cooker cake.
  3. Do not add water inside the cooker.
  4. 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)
  5. 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.
  6. Make sure the cake tin doesn't touch directly on either sides of the cooker.
Eggless Sponge Cake Recipe (using pressure cooker)
This recipe is sure a keeper and it did really work for me......I want to try this chocolate flavoured next time....You can have this recipe as a base and experiment with your creative ideas.

My Notes:

  • Make sure the batter should be 1/2 or close to 3/4th of the cake tin, only then the cake will rise and have a soft spongy texture.
  • Tap the cake tin on all sides after the batter is added to ensure even spreading of cake batter in the tin.
  • Add lemon juice at that instant when you have already started to preheat your cooker. Dont let the batter rest more than 5mins after lemon juice is added.
  • Once the cake is done, place the cake tin on a wet cloth so that demoulding is easier and clean.
  • Cool down the cake for atleast 1 hr then start slicing. I couldnt wait as usual so that justifies the slightly crumbled cake slices.:)
  • If you want to make a chocolate cake then reduce vanilla essence to 1/4 tsp and add 3 tbsp coco powder along with flour mixture and follow the same measures for all other ingredients.
  • My cake was done in 30mins itself but I left another 5mins .Do not overbake else the cake would become dry.

Eggless Sponge Cake Recipe (using pressure cooker)


  1. amazing idea to bake in cooker...loved ur eggless version.. ccake looks soft andcolourful

  2. looks great and tempting..do we need to add some water in the cooker?

  3. look yum.. so lovely way to celebrate...

  4. thanks for quick response :) all my doubs are clrly xplained in ur recipe...:)
    which oil should i use for this recipe?
    can u pls also try making whipped cream( with milk n without gelatin) for icing cake?

  5. Sharmi, Thanks for this pictorial..pressure cooker without water and placing the ring is something I knew, just learnt that gasket shd b taken off as well...tks for this lovely looking cake recipe! Will surely try!! :)

  6. Should we not pour any water in the cooker mam ?

    1. No...I have mentioned it already....please check the detailed tips which I have mentioned in the other post

  7. Woooow .... Will try soon. Thanks sharmi

  8. Wow u r simply fab sharmi <3 slluurrrrp ;)

  9. Looks perfect. Surely a good option for ppl who dont have an oven :)

  10. hi all .. I tried it .. it's amazing .. No need to add water in the cooker .. and please remove the 'SITTI' of cooker :)

  11. I tried this today..cake came out very well..but it's very hard to take the cake out of the tin.before the cake become cool,i try to took out.Is there any other way to take it easier.

    1. Carefully remove the cake pan from the cooker and place it on a wet cloth for 5 mins. After 10 minutes run the knife around the edges of cake tin.Then invert the cake pan to remove the cake.Have mentioned the same in step6

  12. Hi Sharmilee,

    If ve'll not pour water then,the cooker gets spoilt and turns down black color???

    1. It will turn light brown,check my notes and the other how to post for the do's and dont's

  13. It so easy yet yummy, wud like to try for my angel

  14. Am not having the stand that comes with cooker what to do?

    1. You can try with any eversilver plate that will act as a separation between the cooker and cake tin


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