pressure cooker chocolate cake recipe, chocolate cake in pressure cooker

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eggless chocolate cake recipe in pressure cooker - soft, moist and delicious chocolate cake made in a pressure cooker. 

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pressure cooker chocolate cake recipe

one of the recipe requests i have got many times is for an eggless chocolate cake recipe in pressure cooker. so thought of adding the recipe. this was in the drafts for about a month. since we are in the december month of christmas season and the new year some weeks away, i thought of sharing this chocolate cake recipe.

i have made this chocolate cake many times in an oven. when i had first made this cake, i had made it in the pressure cooker. this recipe is roughly adapted from a chocolate cake recipe which i have been making many years back.

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pressure cooker chocolate cake recipe

recipe is simple and you do not need any special ingredients. this eggless chocolate cake is made with all purpose flour (maida). do use if possible organic maida or unbleached all purpose flour. you can also prepare this cake with whole wheat flour (atta) as i have made it before with atta. you may need to add some more water if using atta. i will try to share the atta version of this chocolate cake too. you can also check this wheat cake recipe.

the chocolate cake is soft, moist and light and tastes like dutch truffle cake. basically this cake is best had directly from the pan. its so moist that even when you slice you have to slice carefully and only once the icing sets. even without icing the cake tastes good, but i do recommend the chocolate icing, to get the real deal.

this chocolate cake can also be made in the oven (details mentioned in the recipe card & the step by step pics below). the recipe uses curd and vinegar. you can also use buttermilk instead of curd. do use any good quality cocoa powder. i have used hershey’s cocoa powder.

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chocolate cake recipe in pressure cooker
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pressure cooker chocolate cake recipe | chocolate cake in pressure cooker

eggless chocolate cake recipe in pressure cooker - soft, moist and delicious chocolate cake made in a pressure cooker. 

course desserts
cuisine world
prep time 20 minutes
cook time 35 minutes
total time 55 minutes
servings 1 medium sized cake
rough calories per serving 2399 kcal
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

1st mixture for chocolate cake

  • 1 cup all purpose flour (maida) OR 125 grams maida
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup sugar OR 100 grams sugar

2nd mixture for chocolate cake

  • ¼ cup cocoa powder OR 20 grams cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter OR 30 grams butter, if using salted butter then skip adding salt
  • ¼ cup oil
  • ½ cup water

3rd mixture for chocolate cake

  • ¼ cup curd (yogurt or dahi)
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract OR ½ teaspoon vanilla essence
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

icing for chocolate cake

  • ¼ cup cocoa powder OR 20 grams cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup butter OR 30 grams butter, salted or unsalted
  • 10 tablespoons brown sugar - regular sugar can also be used
  • ¼ cup milk you can also use cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract OR ½ teaspoon vanilla essence

how to make recipe

prep

  1. grease a baking pan or baking bowl with butter.

first mixture for chocolate cake

  1. in a bowl, take the flour, salt and sugar.

  2. mix everything very well with a spoon or wired whisk.

second mixture for chocolate cake

  1. then in a pan, take butter, oil, cocoa and water.

  2. keep the pan on a low flame and with a wired whisk, continuously stir so that all the cocoa powder dissolves and the mixture becomes uniform. there should be no lumps.

  3. bring just to a boil over medium heat, stirring continuously with the whisk.

  4. as soon as the chocolate mixture comes to a boil, immediately pour it into the flour mixture.

  5. just light mix. if you don't mix then also its fine.

  6. in a 5 or 6 litre pressure cooker, spread 1 cup salt evenly. place the cooker on a low flame.

third mixture for chocolate cake

  1. in another bowl, take curd, water, vinegar and vanilla extract. 

  2. mix very well.

  3. lastly add baking soda.

  4. mix very well. this mixture will begin to froth.

  5. immediately add this mixture to the flour+chocolate mixture.

mixing and pressure cooking chocolate cake

  1. with a wired whisk mix very well. however do not over do the mixing.

  2. pour into the greased baking tin.

  3. gently shake the pan.

  4. place a rack or stand on the salt layer.

  5. place the cake pan on the stand.

  6. cover with a lid. the rubber gasket and the whistle should be removed.

  7. bake chocolate cake for 40 to 45 minutes on a low flame. if baking in an oven, then bake in a preheated oven at 350 degree F (approx 177 degree C) for 35 to 40 minutes.

  8. check with a tooth pick to see if the cake is done or not. the tooth pick should come out clean.

  9. remove the cake pan carefully from the pressure cooker. While the chocolate cake is still hot poke a lot of holes in it using a fork or a tooth pick or a wooden skewer. make a lot of holes as this is where the icing seeps into and they cannot be seen once the icing has been cooled.

to make the chocolate icing for cake

  1. in a saucepan, take butter, vanilla extract,brown sugar, milk and cocoa powder.

  2. keep the pan on a low flame and with a wired whisk stir very well. the sugar should melt and the cocoa powder should dissolve. keep on stirring continuously to get an even mixture.

  3. bring this mixture to a boil.

  4. once this icing mixture comes to a boil, then immediately pour it all over the cake. you don't need to spread it as the icing seeps down inside the cake.

  5. this chocolate cake tastes good warm also, but you cannot slice them and you can just have them directly from the pan. 

  6. you can also cool the chocolate cake in the fridge and then have it. cover the pan with a lid or foil when keeping in the fridge.

  7. slice and then serve pressure cooker chocolate cake as a sweet dessert.

recipe notes

  • you can use whole wheat flour (atta) also to prepare this cake. if using atta, then sieve the flour once or twice with salt first.
  • then use ⅔ to ¾ cup water in the second mixture. the amount of water to be added depends on the quality of whole wheat flour. so you can keep some hot water handy, in case the batter becomes too thick. 

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making pressure cooker chocolate cake mixture

1. grease a baking pan or baking bowl with butter or oil. do make sure that the pan you use should fit inside a 5 or 6 litre pressure cooker.

pan for eggless chocolate cake recipe in pressure cooker

2. in a bowl, take 1 cup all purpose flour (125 grams) and ¼ teaspoon salt.

flour for eggless chocolate cake recipe in pressure cooker

3. then add ½ cup sugar (100 grams).

sugar for eggless chocolate cake recipe in pressure cooker

4. mix everything very well with a spoon or wired whisk. keep aside.

flour for eggless chocolate cake recipe in pressure cooker

5. then in a pan, take ¼ cup unsalted butter (30 grams), ¼ cup oil and ¼ cup cocoa powder (20 grams). if using salted butter then skip adding salt in step 1.

butter to make eggless chocolate cake recipe in pressure cooker

6. add ½ cup water.

mixture for eggless chocolate cake recipe in pressure cooker

7. keep the pan on a low flame and with a wired whisk, continuously stir so that all the cocoa powder dissolves and the mixture becomes uniform. there should be no lumps.

preparing eggless chocolate cake recipe in pressure cooker

8. the butter will start melting on a low heat.

chocolate mixture for eggless chocolate cake recipe in pressure cooker

9. bring just to a boil over medium heat, stirring continuously with the whisk.

chocolate mixture for eggless chocolate cake recipe in pressure cooker

10. as soon as the chocolate mixture comes to a boil, immediately pour it into the flour mixture.

making eggless chocolate cake in pressure cooker recipe

11. just light mix. if you don’t mix, then also its fine. keep aside.

making eggless chocolate cake in pressure cooker recipe

12. in a 5 or 6 litre cooker, spread 1 cup salt evenly. place the cooker on a low flame.

pressure cooker for eggless chocolate cake recipe in pressure cooker

13. in another small bowl, take ¼ cup fresh curd.

curd for eggless chocolate cake in pressure cooker recipe

14. add ¼ cup water to the curd.

curd for eggless chocolate cake in pressure cooker recipe

15. mix very well.

curd for eggless chocolate cake in pressure cooker recipe

16. then add 1 teaspoon vinegar to it. mix again.

making eggless chocolate cake in pressure cooker recipe

17. next add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or ½ teaspoon vanilla essence.

making eggless chocolate cake in pressure cooker recipe

18. lastly add ½ teaspoon baking soda. since only baking soda is used, do make sure that the baking soda is fresh and active. to check the freshness, just dissolve a bit of baking soda in solution of vinegar and water and it should fizz and bubble.

making eggless chocolate cake in pressure cooker recipe

19. mix very well. this mixture will begin to froth.

making eggless chocolate cake in pressure cooker recipe

20. immediately add this mixture to the flour+chocolate mixture.

making eggless chocolate cake in pressure cooker recipe

mixing and pressure cooking chocolate cake

21. with a wired whisk mix very well.

making eggless chocolate cake in pressure cooker recipe

22. however do not over do the mixing.

making eggless chocolate cake in pressure cooker recipe

23. pour into the greased baking tin.

making eggless chocolate cake in pressure cooker recipe

24. gently shake the pan.

making eggless chocolate cake in pressure cooker recipe

25. place a rack or stand on the salt layer.

making eggless chocolate cake in pressure cooker recipe

26. place the cake pan on the stand.

making eggless chocolate cake in pressure cooker recipe

27. close with the cooker’s lid. the rubber gasket (rubber ring) and the whistle should be removed.

making eggless chocolate cake in pressure cooker recipe

28. bake chocolate cake for 40 to 45 minutes on a low flame. if baking in an oven, then bake in a preheated oven at 180 degree celsius/350 degrees fahrenheit for 35 to 40 minutes.

making eggless chocolate cake in pressure cooker recipe

29. check with a tooth pick to see if the cake is done or not. the tooth pick should come out clean. in fact even after 20 to 25 minutes, you can open the lid and check to see if the chocolate cake is done or not.

making eggless chocolate cake in pressure cooker recipe

30. remove the cake pan carefully from the pressure cooker. while the chocolate cake is still hot. poke a lot of holes in it using a fork or a tooth pick or a wooden skewer. make a lot of holes as this is where the icing seeps into and they cannot be seen once the icing has been cooled.

making eggless chocolate cake in pressure cooker recipe

to make the icing for chocolate cake

1. in a saucepan, take ¼ cup butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or ½ teaspoon vanilla essence, 10 tablespoons brown sugar, ¼ cup milk and ¼ cup cocoa powder. instead of brown sugar, you can also use regular white sugar or unrefined cane sugar.

making icing for eggless chocolate cake in pressure cooker recipe

2. keep the pan on a low flame and with a wired whisk stir very well.

making icing for eggless chocolate cake in pressure cooker recipe

3. the sugar should melt and the cocoa powder should dissolve. keep on stirring continuously to get an even mixture.

making icing for eggless chocolate cake in pressure cooker recipe

4. bring this mixture to a boil.

making icing for eggless chocolate cake in pressure cooker recipe

5. once this icing mixture comes to a boil, then immediately pour it all over the chocolate cake. you don’t need to spread it as the icing seeps down inside the cake.

icing for eggless chocolate cake in pressure cooker recipe

6. this chocolate cake tastes good warm also, but you cannot slice them and you can just have it directly from the pan. you can also cool the cake in the fridge and then have it. cover the pan with a lid or foil when keeping in the fridge. i kept the cake in the fridge and thus i was able to slice them for the final pics 🙂

icing for eggless chocolate cake in pressure cooker recipe

7. slice and then serve pressure cooker chocolate cake as a sweet dessert.

eggless chocolate cake in pressure cooker

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. Hello mam plz tell me white sugar quantity measurement according to cup

    • use the same measurement as mentioned in the recipe which is ½ cup sugar and 10 tablespoons white sugar for icing.

  2. The cake came out very well but it was very bitter if eaten without an ice cream. Sugar ratio is not right for this much cocoa powder I think.
    But otherwise the softness and overall came out very well.

    • pallavi bitterness could be due to the type and quality of cocoa powder used and butter. for butter if it becomes rancid, then the cake will become butter. the amount of cocoa powder is not much, so i don’t think cocoa powder is the cause. while making cakes with butter always use fresh butter. it should have any off smell or a rancid smell. the taste should be sweet like butter and not bitter. bitterness can also be due to oil. oils like cold pressed peanut oil or sesame oil can give a bitter taste. sugar proportion is right for this recipe as icing is also added. curd can also be bitter if it is old and not fresh.

      • Thank you for the response.

        • Welcome Pallavi

  3. Amazing recipe. The cake tastes so good.

    • Thanks Sheena

  4. I dont have any baking pan….can i use any ordinary steel pan …and 1 more question i have read a ŕceipe of 3 steps choclate sauce can i use it for icing

    • you can use a steel pan. make sure its not thin or light as then the cake can get stuck in it. also grease it well with oil. you can use this 3 step chocolate sauce recipe.

  5. Hi dassana,
    Made this cake many times but the demand for it is never ending I even made two at a time but still everyone craved for more. Wonderful recipe. Keep it up. God bless you.
    Tip: will look more amazing if you sprinkle some colored sprinkle on it with some gems.
    Thanx 😉

    • thanks shweta and welcome. this is a favorite cake in my home too. i know colored sprinkles and gems will looks great on the cake. thanks for sharing the tip.