Thursday, 29 December 2011

Eggless cake in pressure cooker / ಕುಕ್ಕರ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ತಯಾರಿಸಬಹುದಾದ ಎಗ್ ಲೆಸ್ ಕೇಕ್

ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಲು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿ.

During our childhood days, very rarely we used to get bakery food at home. We loved chocolates and bakery food more than anything else which was prepared at home :) Couple of years later, my mother mother learned preparing cake using pressure cooker. Then, she started preparing cake whenever we want! Especially, we loved the cake prepared using different colors :D She tried adding different flavors and dry fruits in her next experiments. Even now, we prepare the same cake with slight variations.
This cake can be prepared very easily using pressure cooker. This time, I have prepared it using oven since I didn't had a wide vessel to fit in the pressure cooker. It came out very well in oven also! The only difference you can observe is when you use pressure cooker, base of the cake will become slightly dark in color; whereas base color won't change when oven is used.


Preparation time:1 1/4 hours
Yield: 1 round cake

Ingredients:
Maida / All purpose flour - 2 cups
Powdered sugar - 1 cup
Milk powder - 1 cup
Unsalted butter - 1 lemon size
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Cooking soda - 1/2 tsp
Milk - 2 cups
Cinnamon powder - 1 tsp or few drops of vanilla essence

Method:
Sieve all purpose flour and baking powder 1 - 2 times.
To this, add powdered sugar and milk powder and mix it well.
Melt the butter in a wok and pour it on the flour mixture and mix it nicely with your hands.
Now, add milk little by little and prepare the cake batter. No need to add the whole quantity of milk; add it till you get the dosa batter consistency.
One main tip here is to mix the batter in only one direction. Don't mix the batter in different directions.
Finally, add cooking soda and vanilla essence or cinnamon powder and mix it without lumps.
Transfer the batter to the greased baking pan and add some dry fruits, if you wish.


- Baking in Pressure Cooker:
Transfer the cake batter to a wide pan which will fit in the pressure cooker.
Heat the pressure cooker (without closing the lid) without adding any water.Put the pan inside the cooker and close the lid. Don't put the weight on the lid, just close it with a steel cup.


Keep it on simmer and cook it for around 40 - 45 minutes. Since we cook it on low flame, cooker won't get burnt.
As we didn't put the weight, anytime we can open the lid to check whether its cooked. After cooking it for 30 - 35 minutes, just open the cooker lid and insert a knife into the cake. If the batter won't stick to the knife, its the sign that the cake is cooked.

- Baking in Oven:
Transfer the cake batter to a greased baking pan.
Preheat the oven to 350 F and cook the cake for about 50 - 55 minutes. After cooking it for 40 minutes, keep checking it for every five minutes.
Allow the cake to get completely cool. Then, remove it carefully from the baking pan.


Icing:
Apply the icing after the cake cools down completely; otherwise it will melt.
I have done the icing with cocoa powder for this cake. Mix butter and cocoa powder with sugar powder for taste and beat it nicely. Apply it to the cake and delicious cake is ready to eat!


Tips:
  • You can substitute cocoa powder with horlicks, winner or any other powder with chocolate flavor for icing.
  • If you are using food colors for this cake, divide the cake batter into 2 - 3 portions and add different colors for the same. Pour one color batter after another to the baking pan. Better to use dark color to the base so that the base color, if becomes dark won't be visible ;)
 

13 comments:

  1. wow...cake looks so perfect, soft n loved its texture...pictures are too tempting that too the last one with icing..Mmmmm :)

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  2. Cake looks yummm! Interested to see the cake baked in a pressure cooker! :)

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  3. wow, so soft n spongy cake, looks yum, pressure cooker method sounds good :)

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  4. cake looks so yum!! glad to follow you!

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  5. yummy cake.never tried in cooker..

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  6. Wishing you a very Happy New Year, Vani. I love your traditional Karnataka recipes and hope to try them soon.

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  7. Cake looks perfect and I can't believe it is made in a pressure cooker..:)
    Makes life much more easier..:))
    Loved it and bookmarking it ..:)
    Reva

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  8. Very soft and spongy cake...
    you have a nice space..Happy to follow you :)

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  9. The cake looks so yummy and lovely texture. U have a wonderful blog happy to follow you

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  10. wow.. cake looks so delicious.. perfect..

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  11. Luv the cake Vani!!
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