Saturday, October 9, 2010

Celebrating 100th post - My First Chocolate Cake in Pressure Cooker

Al purpose flour: 1 cup
Powdered sugar: 1 cup
Coca powder: 1/2 cup
Egg: 2
Salt: 1/4 tsp
Butter: 1/2 cup
Baking powder: 1 tsp
Milk: 1/4 cup
Vanilla essence: 1 tsp

Sieve together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt into a mixing bowl and keep it aside. Beat the egg with sugar and butter until it becomes smooth and fluffy. Add flour to the mixture. Blend all ingredients thoroughly. Pour milk little by little. Add vanila essence. Mix well until the batter turns to a pouring consistancy. Grease a aluminium cake tin with butter and then sprinkle some flour. Pour the batter in the greased container. Heat the presure cooker on high heat for 2-3 minutes. Place the cake tin, inside on the pressure cooker. Close the cooker lid and do not put whistle on the lid. Pressure cook for about 30-35 minutes in low flame. Remove from fire. Do not open the lid immediately. After 10 minutes open the lid, Put a skewer inside the cake. If the skewer come out clean, means that cake is done.

Chocolate Topping:
Butter: 1/2 cup
Cocoa powder: 2-3 tbsp
Sugar: 3/4 cup
Milk: 2-3 tbsp
Vanilla essence: 1 tsp

Beat butter with sugar. Add cocoa powder to this. Add milk little by little, beat until it turns to a spreading consistency. Pour vanilla seeence to this. Spread this choco paste on the top of the cake