Thursday, September 8, 2016

Eggless Chocolate Cake

Yoohoo!! Today I am writing my 100th post on my blog. I still can't believe that this post is my 100th one on this blog. One whole year , so much of learning, experimenting, cooking and of course eating ;) . As Confucius has quoted "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life", With this blog I can claim that yes when you love something or enjoy doing it every time you don't feel like you are doing any work at all. It automatically becomes a part of you and your soul just like breathing.

Ab itna achcha mauka hai, to kuch meetha to banta hai na  :D. As I am a big time chocolate lover, it has to be one of the ingredients in today's recipeSo here I am sharing the recipe of "Eggless Chocolate cake" made in Pressure cooker. This recipe is a gift to all my blog readers, family or friends who have supported, encouraged and appreciated my work so much in the past one year. The cake has already been shared and celebrated with family and friends but all that I can share with my readers/followers is my love, gratitude, happiness and of course this soft, moist and delicious chocolate cake recipe.
After I posted the recipe of Eggless tutti fruity cake (which has now also become top visited recipe of this blog), I got innumerable request for a cake recipe that can be made without oven. At that time I realised that there are many home-cooks who would love to do baking and make cake for their loved ones but are unable to do so because they don't have ovens or they do not know how to operate the convection oven correctly. Using this recipe, they can bake perfect cakes in pressure cooker.

And yes, all those who have ovens or know how to use them correctly, don't grin in your hearts because jab electricity degi dhokla, tab pressure cooker saath hoga :p (yippee!!I just realised it rhymes so well just like a tv commercial :D)

I have tried to break this eggless pressure cooker recipe in as many as simple steps. Incase you still have some confusion or doubt at any step, please feel free to ask it in the comments section. I am asking you to comment because your query may solve someone else's problem also. Hope you all would enjoy this rich, fluffy and delicious chocolate cake!! Would love to know how it turned out for you :)

This recipe can be made in oven also.

(For checking out the recipe of Eggless Tutti Frutti cake recipe using curd , click here)


  • Condensed Milk (Milkmaid)-200grams
  • Powdered Sugar- 1/4 cup
  • APF or Maida-1 cup
  • Cocoa powder-1/4 cup
  • Baking Powder-1 tsp
  • Baking soda-1/2 tsp
  • Salt- A pinch
  • Vanilla Essence- 1 tsp
  • Milk-3 tbsp
  • Sunflower Oil-1/3 cup
For lining the tin:
  • Refined oil-1 tsp
  • APF or Maida-1/2 tsp
  • Cocoa Powder-1/2 tsp

Cake tin Diameter- 6.5 inches (buy here)

Steps To Prepare:

Take Milkmaid (buy here) and sugar in a mixing bowl. Whisk well till it is light and fluffy. Keep it aside.
This is the Preheating step.Take 4 cups of salt in a pressure cooker.
Cover the lid without the vent valve. Let it heat on medium flame for ten minutes. In the mean while, you can proceed to next step.
(Please note, do not use water or oil instead of salt in this method.Once the cake is baked, you can keep the salt aside for cooling down and fill it in any box. You can reuse this salt later on whenever you bake cake in pressure cooker)
(If you are baking in oven, set it to preheat at 180 degrees Celsius.)

Sieve together Maida, Cocoa powder(buy here), baking powder, baking soda and salt. These are the dry ingredients of the recipe. Keep it aside.
Grease the insides of baking tin using a tablespoon of refine oil. You can use your hands or a silicon brush (buy here).
 Mix together Maida and cocoa powder (for lining the tin) and sprinkle on the base of tin. Gently tilt with a tapping motion on the walls of tin in order to coat the APF/Cocoa powder on the base and walls of tin.
Add vanilla essence to the whisked milkmaid. Start folding the dry ingredients into it gently portion by portion. Do not add all the dry ingredients in one step. Add milk and refined oil also tablespoon by tablespoon while folding.
Mix till the batter start falling in ribbons. Do not mix too much or take too long at this step. The batter should not be very thick or runny. 
Pour this batter inside the lined baking tin.
You can sprinkle some nuts or chocolate chips on the top also but it is totally optional.Your cooker must have been ready by this time. Open its lid carefully. Place a stand and then cake tin over it.
Let the cake cook on low flame. Check it using a toothpick after 25 minutes. If it comes out clean , then the cake is ready else keep it for another 2-4 minutes depending on how wet the mixture on toothpick is.
(If you are baking it in oven, bake it at 180 degree for 25-30 minutes.)

Once done, bring the tin out of cooker, let it cool down for 10-15 minutes. Move the knife along the edges of the cake (i.e. between cake boundary and cake tin). Invert it over a plate. You may need to tap gently the back of cake tin.
Base of the cake
Place the cake over a wire rack for cooling down.

Slice and enjoy soft, fluffy and delicious chocolate cake. You can pour your favourite chocolate syrup or dust some powdered sugar over it for that lovely snowy effect!!

Baking Method in Oven

You can bake this recipe in oven as well. The batter will be prepared in same way. The following steps are to be followed for baking in oven:

1) Before you start mixing the dry & wet ingredients, set the oven for preheating at 180 degree Celsius.

2) Prepare & pour the batter same as above steps.

3) Bake the cake at 180 degree Celsius for 30 minutes. Check the center with a toothpick or knife. If it comes out clean the cake is ready else bake it for another 2-3 minutes or more till you dont get any wet batter on toothpick.

I baked this exact recipe in oven and below is the pic. You can choose any method as per your convenience😊.
Hope you like this delicious rich Eggless Chocolate Cake recipe. Happy Baking!!💁🎂


  1. Hii divya...loved the blog.... tried the recipe nd it turned out yummm... like to know want can be used in place of condensed milk/milkmaid...

    1. Thanks a lot Richa. Such words of encouragement and appreciation from readers like you keeps me going. Really glad that you liked the recipe and shared your feedback with us. In this recipe, condensed milk cannot be replaced. However I have one more recipe "Eggless Tutti Frutti Cake" which is made using curd (but it is made in oven). Sharing that recipe link with you :

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    1. Thank you so much Sonali for trying out the recipe and sharing your feedback. Really happy that you liked it. Your comment just made my day. Thanks once again :) :)

    2. Moreover I tried half of the quantity mentioned by you :)

  3. Never imagined that this perfect looking cake could be baked in pressure cooker as well

  4. any chance we can make dhokla this way?

    1. Dhokla needs to be steamed and in this recipe we have baked the cake by adding salt in the cooker. Will share dhokla recipe soon. Thanks for dropping by :) :)

  5. Hey do we need to use gasket in pressure cooker planning to make it today

    1. Yes keep the gasket. Remove only the whistle.

  6. Hi divya. .could u please tell how many litres cooker is advisable for this recipe & can I use steel cooker?

    1. Hello, I have used 5 litres capacity cooker for a cake tin of size 6.5 inches. I am not sure about the steel one. I have used an aluminium cooker here, you can even use hard anodised cooker.

  7. These two sorts of cookers have distinctive styles of valves, and if your weight cooker is the murmuring sort, it implies the weight must be checked. check out these pressure cookers


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