I got many mails about to post cakes made without oven. So i was waiting to try those cakes made without oven. When i was at my mothers home i got a chance to bake this cake. I was super excited till i remove the cake from pan and tasted it. I really wondered about the outcome. Now i have to say there is not much difference in the taste of the cake.

       I used the ingredients which are available in kitchen pantry to make this cake except soda powder and baking powder. I used oil instead of butter. For greasing i used ghee you can use oil too for greasing. I used spoon instead of wire whisk. I used 18 cm vegetables cooking pan inside pressure cooker to make this cake. Even then it was really yummy and the outcome was really satisfying.

       People those does not have oven at home also make this cake on stove top. So simple to make and easy too. Super tasty cake without much effort. You can surprise your family members by making this cake using pressure cooker.

Pressure Cooker Sponge Cake


All Purpose Flour/ Maida- 1½ cups
Eggs-2 (or) Yogurt- 1/2 cup (for egg less version)
Sugar, powdered- 1 cup
Oil- 1/2 cup (You can replace it with Butter. Use room temperature butter if you use and add first)
Milk- 1/2 cup
Vanilla Essence/ pineapple essence- 1 teaspoon (which one you get)
Baking powder- 1 teaspoon
Baking Soda/ Soda powder- 1/2 teaspoon
Salt- pinch
Ghee/Oil/ Butter- 1 teaspoon for greasing the pan

Cakes without oven

  • In a bowl beat the eggs till fluffy and add the powdered sugar, salt and mix well.
  • Add the oil and beat well. then add the milk.
  • Sift/ Sieve the All purpose flour with Baking soda and Baking powder together.
  • Now add the All Purpose Flour mixture tablespoon at a time and mix well until finish the whole lot.
  • If the batter is thick add a tablespoon or two of milk and get little thick but pouring consistency.
  • Grease the cake pan with butter or ghee. Sprinkle tablespoon of flour and tap the pan to stick all over the pan. Do not spread the flour with hands.
  • Transfer the whole batter to the greased pan and flatten the surface. Sprinkle some chopped nuts like cashews, almonds or pistachio on top if you wish for extra taste.
  • Keeping the separator plate or any plate or stand inside the cooker and heat (to avoid burnt cake base) the pressure cooker without gasket (black rubber kind thing), weight(whistle) and water. Close the lid and heat the cooker on medium flame for 10 minutes.(Do not keep water inside the pressure cooker)
  • Transfer the cake pan using a holder without touching the sides of the pressure cooker.(Careful because cooker will be so hot)
  • Close the pressure cooker with the lid without gasket, do not keep the whistle on top and keep the flame to little above the sim (medium) and cook the cake.
  • Donot open the cooker till you get the smell of the cake.
  • Because it will take around 5-10 minutes to cook well after you get the smell of the cake.
  • Now open the cooker and check whether it is done or not. If it is not done close the lid and cook till the skewer/ knife inserted comes out clean. The cake batter should not stick to the skewer/ knife. If inserted knife shows runny cake batter, your cake will take more time to cook. If it is sticking slightly it will take 5-10 minutes to cook. Once cooked skewer/ Knife will go inside like you inserted knife inside a sponge and comes out clean without any crumbs.
  • It took for me about forty five minutes to cook the cake.
  • To remove the cake from pan if you are in a hurry you can use holder and remove the cake pan without touching the sides of the pressure cooker (it will be so hot).
  • Allow the cake pan to cool around 20-30 minutes and run a knife all around the pan and invert the cake over a plate and tap at the bottom of the cake pan.
  • Note:
  • To make cakes in pressure cooker water, gasket, whistle these items are not required.
  • Be careful while transfer the cake pan tot he pressure cooker and while removing from it (Cooker will be so hot so i used holder to keep the batter inside and remove the cake). 
  • Replace eggs with yogurt to make egg less cake for vegetarians and health watchers.