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pressure cooker cake recipe, basic plain vanilla sponge cake without oven

A plain, simple and easy pressure cooker cake recipe made using basic ingredients like maida, sugar, butter, vanilla extract made without oven
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Indian Desserts
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 450kcal
Author: Asiya


To make the sponge cake batter:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup maida/all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

other ingredients

  • 1/4 tsp butter to grease the pan
  • 1 tsp maida to flour the pan
  • 1 1/2 cup sand to create a base at the bottom of the pressure cooker


Greasing and flouring the pan:

  • Take a cake pan, apply butter all over the pan and grease well.
  • Add some maida into the pan and cover the entire pan with flour by rotating the pan carefully.
  • Dust off the excess flour.

Making the cake batter:

  • In a bowl, add 4 eggs and whisk the eggs well.
  • Into it, add powdered sugar and mix well.
  • Add maida/all purpose flour, baking powder, salt and mix well.
  • Mix the batter without lumps.
  • Add melted butter into it and mix without lumps.
  • Add vanilla extract and mix the whole batter without any lumps.
  • Cake batter is ready.

Making of the cake:

  • Take the greased and floured pan.
  • Pour the cake batter into the cake pan.
  • Dab the pan carefully.
  • Take a pressure cooker.
  • Into it, add sand all over the base.
  • Place the cake pan carefully over the sand.
  • Cover the lid of the pressure cooker.
  • Do not put on the whistle(very important).
  • Cook on medium flame for 10 minutes.
  • Cook on low flame for 60 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Check whether the cake is done with the help of a tooth pick.
  • Take a tooth pick and insert the tooth pick into the cake.
  • If the tooth pick comes out clean without any cake sticking to it then the cake is perfectly done, else cook the cake for few more minutes until tooth pick comes out clean.
  • Take the pan out of the cooker, cool it down.
  • Run a knife at the sides of the pan and edges of the pan to loosen the cake.
  • Invert the pan and carefully lift the pan.
  • Cake separates perfectly from the pan.
  • Perfect pressure cooker cake is ready.



  • Over cooking the cake makes the cake dry by losing the moisture... The cooking time of the cake should be between 50 minutes to 60 minutes and not more than that.
  • Do not put on the whistle while baking the cake.
  • If sand is not available, it can be replaced by salt as well.


Calories: 450kcal
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