How To Make Cake In A Pressure Cooker


How To Make Cake In A Pressure Cooker

Don’t have an oven for baking a cake? But do you have a pressure cooker at home but don’t know how to make cake in a pressure cooker? If the answer is yes, then you are in the right place. I know two easy ways to make cake in a pressure cooker. 

The pressure cooker can provide that perfect temperature to make a cake. It’s easy to make a cake in a pressure cooker. The pressure cooker doesn’t have a button for making a cake but still one can make it perfect. Pressure cooker cakes are usually soft and thick. 

In Two Methods Cake Can Be Made In A Pressure Cooker

A pressure cooker isn’t made for making cakes so don’t use any other methods because it can be dangerous. In two types of methods, the cake can be made in a pressure cooker. Such as:

  • Without any support 
  • With support 

So keep on reading the article if you’re really eager to know how to make cake in a pressure cooker. 

7 Ingredients For Making Cake In A Pressure Cooker

These 7 ingredients are the basic ingredients for making a cake in a pressure cooker. Such as:

  • 3 eggs
  • Half cup sugar
  • Half cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Essence 
  • 2 tablespoon butter or oil  
  • Milk 3 tablespoons 

Note: 

Baking soda can be used instead of baking powder. Both of them act in raising a cake. Use ½ teaspoons of baking soda instead of 1 teaspoon baking powder.

How To Make Cake Without Any Support In Pressure Cooker ( 8 Steps)

Making cake without any support in a pressure cooker is the easiest way. There isn’t that much hassle to do. Follow these simple 8 steps for making a cake without support in a pressure cooker. Such as:

  1. Take 3 eggs and separate egg white and yolk.
  1. Take a dry big bowl and pour the egg whites into it. Turn on your egg beater to low speed and add sugar slowly into the egg whites. Keep beating the eggs until they create a white foam.
  1. Add the egg yolk and beat the combine the mixture for 1 minute.
  1. Then add butter, milk and essence into the foam. And gently mix them up.
  1. Take all the dry ingredients into a sifter. Sif the dry ingredients and combine with the egg white mixture.
  1. Put parchment paper inside the pressure cooker and pour the cake mixture into it.
  1. Put the lid on the pressure cooker. Cook the cake for 20 minutes.
  1. Release pressure naturally from the pressure cooker and take out the cake when it is slightly hot.

Tip: 

Cook the cake at low to medium temperature. Otherwise, the cake can be burnt from the bottom.

How To Make Cake With Support In A Pressure Cooker? (10 Step)

Making a cake without support in a pressure cooker is the most perfect way to make a cake. This method is a bit tough but this is the most recommended way to cook a cake. The pressure cooker acts as an oven in this method. I am describing 10 steps to make a cake with support in a pressure cooker. Such as:

  1. Use a small mould for the cake and grease it up. The mould has to be smaller than the size of the pressure cooker.
  1. Spread thick salt at the bottom of the press pressure cooker. Then place a steel plate over the salt. 
  1. Place a small stand over the plate. This stand will help to prevent the cake from burning.
  1. Then remove the gasket and weight from the lid of the pressure cooker. Gasket and weight are removed for making the pressure cooker suitable to make a cake.
  1. Cover the pressure cooker at last. Then turn on the heat to medium flame. 
  1. Use the normal cake mixture from above using the 7 ingredients mentioned above. Then pour the mixture into the greased mould.
  1. When the pressure cooker becomes hot nicely then place the mould onto the small stand. 
  1. Cover the lid of the pressure cooker.  Cook the cake on the pressure cooker for 40 to 50 minutes max.
  1. After 40 minutes remove the lid and check the check with a toothpick. If the cake is still moist, bake it for a few more minutes.
  1.  Don’t take out the cake immediately from the pressure cooker. When the temperature of the pressure cooker comes done take out the cake. Server as your wish. 

Note: 

Use water instead of salt while making cotton cake and cheesecake. Water steam also helps the cake to be cooked. 

7 Tips To Make Cake In A Pressure Cooker

Remember these important 7 tips to make cake in a pressure cooker. Such as:

  1. For making a cake any kind of pressure cooker or pressure pan is suitable.
  1. Always use a heavy bottom pressure cooker for making a cake.
  1. Don’t skip putting salt at the bottom of the pressure cooker. Salt helps to balance the heat inside the pressure cooker.
  1. Always wait for the pressure cooker to cool down before taking out the cake.
  1. Don’t wash the pressure with cold water if it’s hot. Because of sudden temperature imbalance, the metal of the pressure cooker can be weakened. 
  1. Make sure to remove the gasket or ring and weight from the pressure cooker while making a cake.
  1. Don’t use a lightweight anodized and steel pressure cooker. These types of pressure can be damaged for making a cake.

Comparison Between Making Cake In Pressure Cooker And Stove 

I am comparing making a cake in a pressure cooker and stove. This will help in identifying the best appliance for making a cake without an oven. Such as:

Pressure CookerKitchen Utensil 
It’s possible to make a cake with two methods in a pressure cooker.Only one method can be used to make a cake by using kitchen utensils.
Cooking cake in a heavy pressure cooker won’t destroy the metal.Cooking in stove kitchen utensils can be damaged as the metal isn’t thick.

Can You Bake Cake In an Oven Using A Pressure Cooker?

You can bake a cake in an oven using a pressure cooker. If the pressure cooker can fit in the oven then you can use it as a mould for cake. Grease the pressure cooker and pour the cake mixture into it. But don’t put the lid of the pressure cooker on while baking the cake. Otherwise, the pressure cooker can blast into the oven.

Is It Necessary To Put Salt To Make Cake In A Pressure Cooker?

It is necessary to put salt to make the cake in a pressure cooker. Salt helps in balancing the temperature of the pressure cooker. If the salt isn’t used then the cake can burn from the bottom. The salt makes the pressure cooker act as an oven for baking a cake.

How Much Time Does It Take To Make Cake In A Pressure Cooker?

It takes about 40 to 50 minutes maximum to make a cake in the pressure cooker. Time depends on the temperature and the amount of cake batter is used. Also, time depends on the heavyweight of the pressure cooker. For a 5 litre pressure cooker, it takes about 50 minutes to make a cake. For a smaller pressure cooker, time would be much less. 

Can You Make A Cake Without A Pan In A Pressure Cooker?

You can make a cake without a pan in a pressure cooker. For making a cake without a pan you need to use a pressure cooker directly as mould. If you are using a stove pressure cooker then the cake can burn without a pan. Try to maintain the temperature of your pressure cooker precisely. However, you can use the pressure cooker to make cake inside an oven.

Final Verdict: 

After knowing how to make cake in a pressure cooker everyone should try at least one cooking method. I know a lot of people might choose without the support method to make a cake but I would recommend making a cake with the support method once. This method is the closest one to make a cake in an oven. 

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Raymond Brown

This is Raymond Brown. I have created this website to share kitchen hacks and to teach easy recipes. You can use these kitchen hacks to improve your cooking skill. By profession, I am a Michelin chef from California. From my teenage years, I had a keen interest in cooking. I took a diploma in Culinary Arts to start my career as a professional chef.

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