For a long time I wanted to prepare a cake in a pressure cooker than in an oven, only to try how it comes out. Today it’s a simple day, not any special occasion and ample time. I decided to prepare a simple pressure cooked cake. We generally have parle glucose biscuits in store ;). So I planned to make Parle G cake.
This is my first try, so it could be that there could be additions or subtraction to it as per your need.
Enjoy this simple cake made in a pressure cooker, especially made for people who do not have ovens but love to eat cakes.
Parle G biscuits (powdered) – 2 cups
Grounded sugar – 1 ½ cups
Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
Vanilla essence – 1 teaspoon
Milk – 1 ½ cups
Dry fruits – of your choice
- In a bowl mix the powdered biscuits, powdered sugar, and baking powder together.
- Add milk and vanilla essence and whisk it properly for 2 minutes are so.
- Transfer the batter to an 8 inch round baking tin.
- Garnish with desired dry fruits.
- Take a pressure cooker, remove the gasket (ring) and place the prepared tin in the cooker. Cover the cooker lid with the weight/ whistle on.
- Bake the cake in the cooker, initially on high flame for 5 minutes and later on medium flame for 15 minutes. Check once by opening the lid. If a skewer inserted comes out clean the cake is done.
- For the cake to bake from the top, turn off the gas for some time so that the steam inside the cooker helps the top side of the cake to bake.
- Remove it out and let it cool completely.
Change the quantity of powdered sugar according to preference. This in turn will change the quantity of milk to be added.
See to it that the cake batter becomes smooth and not runny. Add the milk according.
Do not add a very generous amount of baking powder, it should be mean.
Quantity of dry fruits may vary according to the taste.
Do not keep any water in the pressure cooker. See to it that you remove the gasket.