Chocolate Cake made in a Pressure Cooker
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 6 People
  • All purpose flour – ¾ cup
  • Cocoa powder- ¾ cup
  • Powdered sugar- 1½ cups
  • Butter(unsalted) – 100 gm or ½ cup + more for greasing the cake pan
  • Eggs(white and yolk separated), room temperature- 3, large
  • Baking powder – ½ tsp
  • Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
For making Gluten Free cake:
  • Use Gluten free flour instead of all purpose flour
  • Xanthun gum- 1 tsp
  1. Separate the egg white and yolks.
  2. Beat the egg white separately using an electric hand mixer till fluffy, keep aside.
  3. Beat the egg yolks separately till smooth, keep aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder and baking powder together.
  5. In another bowl, beat the powdered sugar and butter to a cream mixture.
  6. First, add the beaten egg white and combine well.
  7. Next, add the beaten egg yolk and combine using an electric hand mixer.
  8. Add the vanilla extract, combine well.
  9. Add the flour mix little by little and gently fold it using a whisk or beat at low speed.
  10. Line the bottom of a 6 x 2-3/4 inch spring foam pan or a 9 inch pan with parchment paper, grease the pan with butter.
  11. Pour the cake batter into the pan.
  12. Place a pressure cooker over medium heat.
  13. Place a rack into the pressure cooker and place the cake pan on it.
  14. Don't place the cake pan directly on the pressure cooker, the bottom of the cake will burn fast.
  15. Cover the cooker with its lid without the sealing ring and don't place the whistle on it either.
  16. Turn down the heat to low and cook for 30 to 40 minutes till a fork inserted into the cake comes out clean.
-To make butter cake: Replace the cocoa powder with all-purpose flour.
-I used a 3 L pressure cooker so had to use small cake pan which was taller, so it took longer time for the cake to cook.
-If using 5 L or larger cooker, use 9 inch cake pan.
-The cake cooks faster and evenly without burning the sides or bottom in a larger flat cake pan.
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