Oven-Free Baking: Recipe For Cake Using A Pressure Cooker
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If, for any reason, you do not own an oven, or if you just choose not to use one, you can still bake a cake.  It is feasible and might be a satisfying experience to bake a cake without an oven. Without using an oven, you can create a wonderful cake with the appropriate ingredients and a little ingenuity.

Cake is one of the most delectable treats available, as everyone knows. The extent of human cake-loving, however, may surprise you. Any celebration can be made more memorable with cake, whether it's for a wedding, birthday, or simply plain old chocolate cake.

In this article, you will learn how to make a cake as delicious as you would in an oven while using a pressure cooker. Keep reading to learn more.

Important Tips For Acing A Cake In A Pressure Cooker

Preheating The Pressure Cooker Is As Important

The importance of preheating an oven and a cooker cannot be overstated. The primary goal of preheating is to guarantee that the cooker's heat is dispersed equally, cooking the cake from all sides. The cake may cook unevenly if you place a cake pan on a cold burner and turn on the flame right away since the heat will build up gradually. The cake could be overcooked on the exterior but stay uncooked on the interior. The cooker takes eight to ten minutes to preheat.

Add Vinegar

This method might help your cake become spongier if it consistently comes out to be hard and loses its soft quality. To make the batter fluffier, whisk the mixture for at least two to three minutes after adding some vinegar. As a result, the batter will have less density and contain more air.

Make Sure To Grease

Making sure the pan is ready is a crucial step in ensuring your cake comes out smoothly and doesn't stick to the bottom or the sides. Most people line the tin with parchment paper and oil it; this is a very simple process. But if you don't have parchment paper, you may still prepare the tin with flour and oil. Taking the baking pan, evenly distribute the oil inside using a silicone brush. Now, add flour to the tin and tap it with your hands to ensure all of it is added. After removing the extra flour, flip the pan once. All that remains is to pour the mixture into the cake tin and bake it.

Don't Keep The Whistle

It is not necessary to place the whistle weight on top of a pressure cooker to generate pressure within it. The batter creates steam, which will gradually escape from the top aperture, trapping heat that will aid in baking. To ensure that the cake is cooked throughout, use a pressure cooker with a broad base.

Pressure Cooker Cake Recipe


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Start by properly preheating your pressure cooker. Place a wire rack or a heatproof stand inside the pressure cooker. Add about 2 cups of water to the pressure cooker and place it on medium heat, without the whistle.
  • While the pressure cooker is pre-heating, prepare your cake batter. In a mixing bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar and vegetable oil until well combined.
  • Add the milk, white vinegar, and vanilla extract to the sugar-oil mixture and whisk until smooth.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until a smooth batter forms. Be careful not to overmix.
  • Grease a cake tin or a round baking pan with some oil or butter, and dust it lightly with flour to prevent sticking.
  • Pour the cake batter into the greased and floured cake tin, spreading it evenly.
  • Once the pressure cooker is properly pre-heated, carefully place the cake tin on the wire rack or heatproof stand inside the cooker. Ensure that there is space around the cake tin for air circulation.
  • Close the lid of the pressure cooker without the whistle and cook the cake on low to medium heat for about 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  • Once the cake is cooked, turn off the heat and carefully remove the cake tin from the pressure cooker. Allow the cake to cool completely in the tin before removing it.
  • Once cooled, run a knife around the edges of the cake tin to loosen the cake, then carefully invert it onto a serving plate.
  • Slice and serve the cake as desired. Enjoy your homemade pressure cooker vanilla sponge cake.