So you want to bake a cake. It’s supposedly the easiest thing to bake. Wrong. You can mess it up in so many ways it can put you off baking for good. Even those microwave and oven cakes can be recipes for disaster. The cakes never look like the ones on the package. Microwaves and ovens can differ from model to model. I have tried and messed up so many cakes whether it’s from scratch or even readymade packs.
I gave up, till my dad got a Pillsbury Eggless Cooker Cake at home. Apparently it was flying off the shelves at the local supermarket. The instructions seemed pretty easy to follow and there were no ovens involved so I thought I would give it a go. To my shock and surprise it came out like it was shown on the photo! For an eggless cake it tasted soft and moist! It was not overly sweet and tasted like a light sponge cake. It’s enough for four servings and at 90 bucks it’s pretty economical too.
The method is really simple. Even someone who burns toast every other day and messes up Maggi can make it. It’s also a sense of accomplishment knowing you’ve baked a cake. Although not exactly from scratch, it involves a little bit of work which makes you feel pretty darn good about yourself. Anyone, I mean anyone can make this. It’s one step behind buying a ready-made cake from a store.
All you need is:
3. A Pressure Cooker
Chances are you will have all these things at home. If not, I’ll like to take a look at your kitchen.
What skills will you need?
1. Ability to follow English/Hindi instructions
2. Ability to light a gas stove
3. Ability to close a pressure cooker
Anyone over the age of 10 should be able to do this. I needed a little help closing the pressure cooker. Ask someone to do this if you can’t and remove the whistle.
You just need to add milk and water to the premix to make the batter. Check if the vessel fits in easily in the pressure cooker. Then grease the vessel with butter/oil and add the batter. Fill up about 2-3 inches of water in the pressure cooker and add the vessel with the batter. Close the lid and remove the whistle. Turn on the gas at medium flame and let it cook for 40 minutes.
After 40 minutes remove it and let it cool down for about 30 minutes. Gently scrape the sides and flip it over.
You have a cake!
They even give you powdered sugar and sprinkles to decorate on top of the cake. The best part about this cake is that it’s pretty basic. So you can add any icing or toppings you wish. And it tastes heavenly with ice cream.
P.S: That Chota Bheem mask does not glow in the dark.