This recipe is very close to my heart, for the simple reason, it holds strong memories of my childhood and is the first cake I ever baked.
A very simple recipe, that can be tried by anyone who hasn’t baked ever in their life and doesn’t even own an oven.
Pressure Cooker Chocolate Cake:
Servings : 6 to 7
Difficulty level: Easy
- All purpose flour (Maida) – 1.5 cups
- Cocoa powder – 3 to 4 tbsp
- Eggs – 2
- Vanilla essence – 1/2 tsp
- Baking powder – 3/4 tsp
- White sugar – 3/4 cup
- Butter (salted) – 50 gram
- Milk – 1 cup
- Sift together flour, cocoa and baking powder.
- In another bowl beat eggs, vanilla essence with sugar till sugar dissolves completely. It takes around 3 to 4 minutes.
- Add half the flour mixture to the beaten eggs and sugar.
- Add melted butter.
- Fold in the remaining flour and mix well.
- Add milk to make a thick batter while beating continuously. Add milk gradually to obtain a smooth batter.
- Pour in a well-greased baking pan/ aluminium mould. Gently tap the pan on the working bench to remove air bubbles.
- In a pressure cooker heat some water and place a cake ring.
- Once the water comes to a boil, place the cake tin with prepared batter and cook for 30 minutes with closed lid and no weight.
- Remove lid and let the cake steam for 5 more minutes.
- Check with a bamboo skewer whether cake is well cooked from all sides (the bamboo skewer should come out clean if cake is cooked through).
- Let cake cool down and then remove from pan.
P.S.- Coarsely ground walnut kernels go very well with the chocolate cake. The cake doesn’t require icing and is a delightful dessert.
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