Monday, 25 March 2013

Pressure Cooker Eggless Dry Fruits Cake

Due to some inevitable reasons, I could not own an oven in my kitchen. But that shouldn't hinder my interest to bake a cake I believe.
I hence decided yesterday to bake my first eggless cake in a pressure cooker!
I can say that my first try was worth it, and I'm happy about it.
So friends, see how can our pressure cooker help us bake the cake.

Ingredients:
Refined flour-1 cup
Butter-1/4 cup [at room temperature]
Yogurt-little less than 1/4 cup
Milk- 1/2 cup
Powdered sugar- 1/4 cup
Baking soda-1/4 tsp
Baking powder-1/2 tsp
Chopped cashewnuts-2-3 tbsp
Raisins-1 tbsp
Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
Salt for base of the cooker-1 cup [You can even use sand instead of salt if available]

Recipe:
Mix baking soda,baking powder and refined flour in a bowl.
Seive the mixture and keep aside.
Grease the tin you use to bake cake and then dust it with refined flour.
Place the pressure cooker on medium heat and add salt to it and close the lid.Keep a note that you do not put the whistle nor the gasket to the lid of the cooker.
Now in another bowl, beat powdered sugar,butter.
Once mixed add yogurt and beat well.
Add vanilla essense and mix.
Now add the seived mixture and mix well.
Add any dry fruits of your choice (here i used cashewnuts,raisins) and mix.
Keep adding milk little by little and keep beating the mixture till you get a 'dropping consistency' cake batter, this means that the cake mixture will fall from a tilted spoon under its own weight, and not need to be shaken off.
Once done pour the mixture into the cake tin.
Open the cooker lid and check if it is heated.
Once hot place the cake tin in.Please note that no water should be added to the cooker base other than salt.
Now in low to medium heat bake the cake for around 30 mins.
To check if the cake is done prick a toothprick deep inside and if it comes out clean,your cake is ready else bake for another 5-10 mins and check.

You are done !
This cake is amazeballs!
 Enjoy the dish! n don't forget Eat and Eat little MORE.. :)

Sending this to Nivedhanam's Kid’s Delight–Sweet Treats!! and Valli's Announcing Kid's Delight ~ Wholesome Breakfast!