There’s a lot of variation you can bring into baking a cake. I love to add Wholewheat and Semolina into my cakes instead of Refined flour to make it more healthy for my toddler. For Diabetics you can still relish it with Sugarfree. Try out this easy recipe and I’m sure you will love it when served with a cup of hot tea or coffee!!
Preparation Time : 40 minutes
Serves : 6-8 persons
Sooji / Semolina / rawa : 1 cup
Wholewheat flour / Atta : 1 cup
Powdered Sugar : 1 cup / Sugarfree Natura : 2 tablespoons
Milk powder : 2 tablespoons (optional)
Milk : 1 cup
Refined oil : 1 cup
Salt a pinch
Baking powder : 1/2 teaspoon
Baking soda : 1 teaspoon
Cardamom / Elaichi powder : 1 teaspoon
Almonds : 2 tablespoons chopped
Raisins : 2 tablespoons chopped
Cashews : 2 tablespoons chopped
Cherries : 2 tablespoons chopped (optional)
In a bowl mix the oil and milk, now slowly add the sooji / rawa, flour, milk powder, baking soda and salt while stirring in clock wise motion. Add a little water if required to make a semi thick batter like a cake batter. Now add the Cardamom powder and chopped dry fruits, mix well.
Now grease a pressure cooker cake tin with little oil and dust with flour. You can also line the cake tin sides with paper so that un-moulding the cake becomes easy.
Place 1 cup Salt and a pressure cooker rack at the bottom of the cooker. Now cover the cooker and preheat on medium flame for 3 minutes.
Now place the cake tin in the pressure cooker and cook without whistle for about 40 minutes. Check whether a knife comes out clean and the cake is ready to be served.
Alternatively you can bake this cake at a preheated Oven for 30 minutes.Check the middle of the cake with a toothpick or knife, if it comes out clean then your cake is ready. If you think the cake is undercooked, bake it for another 5 minutes.
You can also microwave the cake using a microwave safe cake mould at HIGH for 5 minutes. The only difference is that the cake turns out beautiful brown when cooked in a pressure cooker or oven and turns out white when cooked in the microwave.
Dust the cake with a little icing sugar and serve with a cup of tea or coffee.