Bake in Pressure Cooker

Another option to bake cake without oven is to use pressure cooker instead. Important point in baking is cake should not get direct heat. Whenever I think of cake, round cake comes into mind. Here we shall discuss about how to bake a round cake in pressure cooker.

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  • Take a wide bottom cooker, wider the bottom of cooker, we can bake a bigger diameter cake.
  • Place soil or salt at the bottom of cooker, this helps to give even heat while baking.
  • Place a rack on the soil.

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  • Remove the gasket and whistle/pressure from cooker lid, it is important to remove the whistle, if not the cooker might burst.

Whoo, our gas oven for cake is ready.

Follow the below procedure to bake cake in cooker.

Procedure 1:

  • Heat the pressure cooker with soil at the bottom as shown above, on low flame for 3-5 mins, covering with lid (Lid without gasket and whistle).
  • Now open the cooker lid and place the cake tin with cake batter in the pre heated cooker. We need to be careful while placing cake tin in the cooker pan as it will be very hot.

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  • Close the lid of the cooker (Lid without gasket and whistle).
  • Bake the cake on low flame until cake is done. Baking time differs based on the cooker size, quantity of cake batter and flame.

Procedure 2:

  • Here we are skipping pre heating step. Place the cake tin with cake batter in the pressure cooker with soil at the bottom as shown above.

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  • Close the lid of the cooker (Lid without gasket and whistle).
  • Put the flame on high for 3 min, turn the flame to low and let the cake bake until it is done. Since the cooker is not preheated, Procedure 2 takes more time than procedure 1.

Click here for detailed recipe of round eggless chocolate cake with pictures

Points to remember:

  • Place soil at the bottom instead of water in pressure cooker.
  • Don’t forget to remove gasket and whistle from cooker lid.

I have used 7.5 litre cooker, which I only use for baking or for steaming idli. Cooker is not meant for baking, however if you are baking very rarely, then it is fine to use your regular cooker. It is better to use old cooker, which you don’t use much or better to buy a cake oven for gas.

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