Eggless Sponge Cake Recipe – Eggless sponge cake is a very basic cake. It is soft, moist, delicious and as it name suggests spongy. This particular cake has been baked in a pressure cooker. Still it is nothing less than perfect. Having said that I also need to mention that cookers are not meant for baking. So if you are a crazy baker and even if you are not all that crazy, it is better to invest in a good oven and then just bake and bake and bake. After all, happiness is knowing that there is a cake in the oven.
I have an oven with a glass top. I love to see my cakes rise. But this time I felt blind. I just had no clue how the cake was behaving inside the cooker. I was anxious. Yes, baking has that effect on me. It can make me anxious, nervous, happy, sad etc etc etc. Anyways after the longest 40 minutes when I opened the pressure cooker the anxiousness immediately converted into happiness. The cake had doubled, it had browned beautifully, I had rose evenly, it couldn’t have been better.
Once you get your basics correct you can also try Eggless Sponge Cake Recipe whole wheat chocolate cake, eggless marble cake, eggless tutti frutti cake, eggless coconut cake etc.
EGGLESS SPONGE CAKE RECIPE
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 35-40 minutes
Total time 55-60 minutes
Serves 8-10 pieces
INGREDIENTS FOR EGGLESS SPONGE CAKE (IN A PRESSURE COOKER)
- 3 tbsp or 40 g butter
- 3 tbsp or 45 g oil
- 1/3 cup or 50 g powdered sugar
- 3/4 cup or 240 g condensed milk
- 1 cup or 240 ml milk
- 1 and 1/2 tsp vinegar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 and 1/2 cup or 200 g all purpose flour (maida)
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)
- 200 g salt for baking the cake
HOW TO MAKE EGGLESS SPONGE CAKE STEPS
1. Prepare the cooker for baking the cake
For that take a large cooker at least 5 l capacity.
Make a salt bed at the bottom. You will need some 200 g to 350 g salt for this. It depends on the size of the cooker.
Place a plate with holes on it. The holes will ensure that the heat passes to the cake tin.
Preheat this cooker for 10 minutes.
2. Prepare the cake pan
Take a 7” cake pin. Grease it with butter or oil and line it with a greased parchment paper.
3. Mix the sugar, butter and oil
In a large bowl take 3 tbsp butter. The butter should be at room temperature. Add 3 tbsp oil. The oil should be at room temperature;). Add 1/3 cup powdered sugar.
4. Whisk the mix for 1 minute
The mixture will be well incorporated and light.
5. Prepare the condensed milk mix
Add 3/4 cup condensed milk to the above mix. Whisk for 3-4 minutes. The mixture will become absolutely flowy and smooth.
6. Prepare the milk mix
Take 1 cup milk. The milk SHOULD NOT be cold. Add 1 and 1/2 tsp vinegar. Add 1 tsp vanilla extract. Mix.
7. Keep aside for 5 minutes
Let the condensed milk mix and milk mix have some last time conversations.
8. Toss the chopped nuts in some flour (out of 1 and 1/2 cup flour)
I have heard and read that this avoids the sinking of nut but frankly I did not see that happening. Still, since I had done it I have mentioned it.
9. Prepare the dry ingredients mix
Sieve together 1 and 1/2 cup all purpose flour, 1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp baking soda.
10. Mix the dry ingredients and condensed milk mix and milk mix
Add the dry ingredients to the condensed milk mix. Add in batches. Also add the milk mix. Add in batches. Fold in everything. DO NOT OVER-MIX.
11. Pour the batter in the greased pan
13. Bake the cake
Place the cake pan in the pre-heated cooker. Close the lid. REMOVE THE WHISTLE. Let it bake for 35-40 minutes or till the inserted toothpick comes out clean.
14. Slice the cake
Let it cool completely and then demould it. Cut it and serve.
15. Bon appétit
- Don’t skip preheating the oven/pressure cooker
- Measure the ingredients properly
- Ensure the ingredients are at the room temprature
- Just fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients
- Do not over bake the cake
This is a very basic cake. You can convert it into a tutti fruitti cake or a coconut cake or a party cake by using icing of your choice.
I, did a very complicated and difficult thing. I served it with a cup of tea.
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Collection of eggless cakes recipes
The above is the basic cake. I have plenty of cake recipes on the blog, there is something for everyone, if you like fruity flavours, there is a tutti frutti cake. If your favourite flavour is chocolate, there is a chocolate truffle cake. If you are indecisive, there is a marble cake. And here is the collection of eggless cake recipes.
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