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Eggless Vanilla Cake |Pressure Cooker Vanilla Cake

Pressure cooker  cake

Eggless vanilla cake baked in a pressure cooker.
Recipe source: Sanjeev Kapoor
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Serves: 6 to 8


  1. All purpose flour- 1 cup
  2. Baking Powder-1/2 tsp
  3. Baking Soda-1/4 tsp
  4. Salt-1 pinch
  5. Powdered sugar-1/4 cup
  6. Condensed milk-1/2 cup
  7. Butter-1/4 cup
  8. Milk-1/2 cup
  9. Vanilla extract- 1.5 to 2 tsp
  10. Orange zest-1 tsp (optional)
  11. Cashew nuts,chopped- 2 to 3 tbsp(optional)
  12. Raisins- 1 to 2 tbsp(optional)


  • Grease a 6″ cake tin,keep aside.Preheat the pressure cooker ( procedure given below)

  • In another bowl,combine together powdered sugar,condensed milk and butter using a whisk.Mix well until combined.

  • In a bowl,combine together all purpose flour,baking powder,baking soda and salt using a whisk.Fold the dry ingredients into the butter mixture in 2 batches alternating with the milk.

  • Add vanilla extract,orange zest ,cashew nuts and raisins.Mix until combined.Do not over mix.
  • Spoon the batter into the greased cake pan.Top with raisins and cashew nuts ,if desired.
  • Place the cake tin over the grid,in a preheated pressure cooker.Bake on low flame for about 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  • Carefully remove the cake tin.Allow it to cool slightly and invert the cake tin to remove the cake.

  • To bake using a pressure cooker

  • Firstly add 1 to 1.5 cups salt to the pressure cooker.(You can also use sand instead of salt.)This is done to maintain the heat while baking.
  • Remove the gasket and the vent weight.

  • Place the grid above the salt layer and close the pressure cooker.Preheat the cooker for 5 minutes on high flame.
  • Carefully open the cooker and place the cake tin  on the grid , cover the cooker.(Make sure that the cake tin does not touch the sides of the pressure cooker).Reduce the flame to low.Cook for about 25 minutes.

  • After about 25 minutes,check if the cake is done by inserting a wooden skewer into the center of the cake.If the skewer comes out clean,the cake is done, otherwise cook for another 5 or 10 minutes.( mine took almost 1 hour over the lowest flame of the stove).The baking time actually depends on the type of pressure cooker that you use and also the temperature settings of the stove.Be careful not to overbake the cake or else it will become too dry.

  • NOTES.

    • Do not use the rubber gasket and weight valve while cooking.
    • Do not add water inside the cooker,as we are trying to create an oven like environment and not steaming the cake.( You can find the recipe for steamed chocolate cake here)
    • Do not use your pressure cooker to bake on a regular basis,as it can decrease the strength of the metal .

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  • Reply
    Manju @ Manjus Eating Delights
    January 23, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Wow, that cake looks gorgeous…I've always wanted to try a pressure cooker cake, just for heck of it 🙂 Planning to try this this weekend.

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    Yummy Mummy
    January 24, 2014 at 3:17 am

    Looks very tempting and beautiful cake

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    April 30, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    Tried this cake. Came out perfect in taste but did not fluff up. Is there something I did wrong
    I followed the recipe to the dot. Is it beacause its eggless

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      April 30, 2014 at 8:08 pm

      Thank you for the feedback !!!
      Was the baking soda and baking powder fresh?The cake may turn out to be dense if the raising agents are not active. …
      and also be careful not to overmix the batter.
      There is a link for a video for the same above (see recipe source)…do check it out

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    May 1, 2014 at 5:38 am

    The baking powder was fresh but m not sure about the soda. Also, I mixed the batter a lot. Next time, ill change both nd let u know.
    Hope u ll hear me out.
    🙂 Anusha

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    May 5, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Perfect this time around.
    Thank u soooo much. Keep up the good work.

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      May 6, 2014 at 11:55 am

      So happy to know that it worked perfectly this time…Thanks a lot for letting me know…..Happy cooking..

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    August 5, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Is using condensed milk mandatory?

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      August 5, 2014 at 6:32 pm

      Yes!!! here condensed milk acts as the egg substitute..

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    August 6, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Ohh okie.. Thank you so much 🙂
    I recently tried baking a ready made cake, and burnt it 😐
    The cake looks yummy.. Will try this and let you know.. 🙂

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    October 27, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Which kind of flour can be best

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    November 6, 2014 at 6:18 am

    instead of condensed milk can we use sugar and milk? if so then what should be the quantities of sugar and milk?

    • Reply
      November 11, 2014 at 3:53 pm

      Hi Gayathri,
      Here condensed milk acts as the egg substitute ,so i don't think you can substitute it with milk and sugar…

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    rishu luthra
    February 1, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Can I bake this cake in oven as well ?Please give directions

    • Reply
      February 1, 2015 at 3:48 pm

      Yeah !!! you can bake this in an oven at 180 deg C for about 20 to 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

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    March 12, 2015 at 3:19 am

    Instead of condensed milk can we use eggs? If so then how much eggs can we use

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    April 23, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Hi, I tried the recipe today In pressure cooker and the cake came out perfectly in colour and texture. Thanks for the recipe. Can you pls let me know how to make icing for the cake ?

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    May 24, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Hi i want to make the same with egg. Can you please tell the procedure?

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    October 2, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Hi ,

    Can we bake this cake in a steel cooker ?

    • Reply
      November 18, 2016 at 9:33 am

      yes!! you can

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